The boxelder bug is a common critter found all over the Pacific Northwest. In fact, it’s not uncommon for these bugs to gather in large numbers around a home siding. Are boxelder bugs on siding a cause for alarm?
Boxelder bugs don’t bite and don’t spread any dangerous diseases. While they’re quite harmless, they can be an annoyance and a burden. If they settle on your siding, they can leave behind excrement and cause unsightly spots and stains. This can occur on the siding surface as well as on the exterior windows.
You can remove boxelder bugs by removing the boxelder tree on your lawn. If this is out of the question, then you can keep them out by sealing any cracks and openings in the siding.
We can’t remove boxelder bugs directly since we’re not a pest control company. However, we can replace old siding that may have openings that boxelder bugs are exploiting. Contact Exteriors Unlimited to replace cracked and dilapidated siding that leaves your home vulnerable to pest intrusion.
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