Boxelder Bug


formal_name
Boisea trivittata
description
Boxelder Bugs commonly congregate alongside homes or trees near a female Boxelder and in full view of the sun. They are identifiable by the distinct black and red coloring on their bodies (the red appearing as stripes against the black). TIP: Boxelder bugs will secrete a staining dye when crushed. If found indoors, your best bet is to remove them with a paper towel or vacuum cleaner to avoid a mess.
color
Black and Red
legs
6
shape
Oval
size
half inch in length
antenanae
yes
region
habits
habitat
Outdoors near Boxelder Maple trees
threats
None
prevention
Seal cracks in foundation, windows, and doors.
catagories
Occassional Invader
pest_category_id
7
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