Boxelder Bug Removal

Boxelder Bug Removal Portland

The Boxelder bug is a pest that likes to invade homes in the spring and early fall. After their winter hibernation, they’re ready to forage for food and get warmth from the sun on your home. During the summer season, they will go out into the forest as much as two miles from your home to feed and mate. Some homes will have such a severe infestation that they will have activity on their homes the entire summer! The reason for their presence in the fall is so they can start to locate an area in or around your home to hibernate for the winter, as it will be too cold for them out in the trees. The areas they are looking for are behind the gutters, in the attic, any crack or gaps in your siding and the wall voids. The only thing about Boxelder bug is that they won’t harm your home; they are only a nuisance pest. They’re still very troublesome to have on your home when they come by the thousands though! Most people don’t want to come home to siding that’s more insect than siding material, so if you’ve had enough and need Boxelder bug removal in Portland, contact The Killers today!

Boxelder Bug Extermination

The Boxelder bug will vary in color especially in the amount of red or orange you see on the top of the wings. Some will only have coloring on the underside of their wings when they fly. The color of the body can also vary from a light brown to a black. The easiest way to identify them is when you see clusters of bugs in your siding. They will come in more than one size as they grow. First, there is a bright red egg then from there you will get a couple of nymph stages and then on to the adult.

Boxelder Bug Removal Portland, Oregon

Boxelder Bug Treatments

The best way to treat for Boxelder bugs is to stat with a spray on the exterior of your home. Next, we can treat the attic as this is a very common area for them to stay during the winter. Finally, we spray around the perimeter of your home as they will forage on bark dust and around your plants. Boxelder bugs, unfortunately, can forage a great distance, so their return is very likely.  This means that it will most likely take more than one treatment to limit the activity you’re getting on the exterior or interior of your home. Usually, a couple of treatments in the spring and fall will greatly reduce the activity in your area.

Boxelder Bug Removal Guarantee

Our Boxelder bug services come with a one year guarantee and will include a semi annual service. During the coverage year if you notice more Boxelder bug activity then all you have to do is call and those services are included as well. The only requirement is that after an application, you give the product 3-4 weeks to take effect.

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  • Paul, Thank you for coming to spray the back of the house. We appreciate the superior work you do.
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  • Paul is an awesome tech and does an amazing job on our pests. I hope it's possible for him to always be our service tech.
  • Thank you for treating our house for ants and spiders. I noticed a big difference the next day and now it's been a week and what a difference. Victor did a great job and was very personable and a great person to represent your company. I would recommend you to any of my clients.
  • Gus did a great job at our house the other day. I wanted to let you know that Gus was amazing at killing the bugs and interacting with the kids as I have a daycare. You have a great employee there.
  • Hello there, I recently had your company out to our house for termites and other bugs. I've seen your trucks and thought they were funny. I'm glad I didn't shop around because you guys did a great job. Paul was very pleasant to talk to and took care of our pest problem. Thank you, Tracy Beadles
  • Gus stopped by to check on how our pests were doing without even us having to call. He's a great tech and my wife said he always does a amazing job.
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  • Kyle, Marge called to say that you did an exceptional job yesterday. She said that she hasn’t seen the ants since you treated for them so she wanted you and your boss to know. Great job!
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