Boxelder Bugs

Be on the Lookout for These Spring Bugs

Spring has officially arrived, and the flowers are beginning to bloom, which also means the pests will be coming out of hiding now. A few bugs are especially pesky around springtime, but you don’t have to face them alone. To get to know what you’ll be dealing with, keep reading.

Boxelder Bugs

One of the predominant spring bugs to keep on your radar is boxelder bugs. As you might assume from their name, they feed on boxelder trees along with some other types of trees and shrubs. You’ll know it’s a boxelder bug because of its dark gray body with distinctive red striping.

While they become most noticeable in the spring, they enter your homes in early October, seeking warmth and shelter from the weather. However, they really come to life in the spring months and prove their annoyance. While they don’t pose many health threats, they can stain fabrics and other materials throughout your home.

Stink Bugs

Known for the smelly odor that they emit when frightened, stink bugs are certainly on the bottom of your home’s guest list. Similar to the boxelder bug, they enter your home in the fall and begin to stir and wreak havoc in the springtime.

Outside of their characteristic odor, stink bugs don’t pose much of a threat to you or your home, but to keep things smelling fresh, we recommend preventing them from entering your house in the first place.

Asian Lady Beetles

Not to be mistaken with ladybugs, Asian lady beetles are slightly larger and come in a range of colors from yellow to red. Similar to stink bugs, when lady beetles feel threatened, they secrete a foul-smelling yellow liquid. This also happens when they are crushed, so avoid stepping on them to remove the nuisance.

For assistance in removing these bugs from your home, contact our team of professionals. Either visit our website or call us at (419) 475-6055 to speak with an expert and learn more about our services!