Busting Boxelder Bugs: Round Two

Boxelder bugs are fighting to get inside houses. Below, you’ll see a photo of quite the gathering of boxelder bugs in Murfreesboro, TN. They are scouting out a house to invade.

These pests search for the warmest side of the home (usually the south side) and head for a dark crevice to try to get inside. For a great illustration of the behavior of boxelder bugs, check out this video that one of our technicians made while out performing a pest control service…

As you can see in the video, the boxelder bugs were attracted to the shading on the wall. They were trying to seek shelter to overwinter in the cracks and crevices.

It’s important to secure the outside of your home as the cold weather moves in. Use caulk to repair holes on the exterior of the home. Make sure your window and door screens don’t have any damage.

If boxelder bugs manage to fight their way inside your home, please call us at 615.217.7284. We’re here to help you keep your home pest-free. Also, if you have any interesting pictures or videos of bugs, feel free to upload them on to our Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheBugManTN.