Have you seen little black bugs with red or orange markings on their backs scurrying around your home? You may be dealing with boxelder bugs. These troublesome little creatures love to sneak into your house via insulated cracks and crevices. These pests come out of hibernation in spring and start feeding on trees and invading homes in our area.
As pests in the home, these creatures are known for their unpleasant odor and leaving fecal matter that can stain fabric with reddish-orange marks. They do not bite, but they have been known to puncture the skin occasionally. These punctures can cause irritation and leave marks similar to mosquito bites.
If you find these creatures in the house, you should not try to take care of them yourself. The smell can attract further pests. Instead, you want to make sure that all cracks are sealed in your home. You can also install door sweeps to prevent them from walking through your front door.
Call the team at AAA Pest Exterminators, Inc., when you need help with these bugs. Our team has been providing pest control services throughout the area for many years. In addition to getting rid of boxelder bugs, our staff will also help you with rodents, ant, and additional pests.