Category for Boxelder

The Fall Invaders are Coming!


It’s that time of year again. With fall and pumpkin spice lattes also comes Fall Invaders in East Tennessee. Who are these invaders? Kudzu Bugs Boxelder Bugs Stink Bugs Lady Bugs These four pests come out strong in East

Fall Invaders are Here


Fall invaders are here and storming your home or business. That’s right, with the colder weather here in East Tennessee certain pests are going to try to invade your home. The most common pests

Fall Invaders are Coming: Boxelder Bugs


Box elder bugs are common pests over much of the United States, especially East Tennessee. Adults are about 1/2 inch long and have a bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back

Boxelder Bugs are upon us

Typical markings of a Boxelder Bug

The boxelder bug is coming out again this spring and it’s a pest! It is found primarily on boxelder trees, as well as maple and ash trees in East Tennessee. These pests are fairly long with

A day in the Life of a Boxelder Bug


We’ve talked about how to prevent and exterminated these little guys, but a little education on their behavior never hurts. **image from Box elder bugs do not nest indoors year-round. Rather, they make their homes

Natural Insecticide for Boxelder Bugs


    If you wish to try and avoid chemical pesticides there is a simple alternative, soap and water.  Just add 1 or 2 Tbsp (15 to 30 ml) of dish soap to a standard-size spray

Boxelder Bugs and Prevention


Boxelder bugs  enter homes and other buildings, often in large numbers, which can be a nuisance. They do not bite people and are essentially harmless to property, but when abundant, they can stain walls,