The Pacific Northwest is home to countless species of bugs. One such critter is the boxelder. These bugs like to hang around residences, and especially on the siding. We’ll explain why boxelders live on siding and whether this is a cause for alarm.
Adult boxelder bugs are about half an inch in length. You can identify them by their black wings with reddish stripes. As suggested in their name, these pests feed off of seed pods from the boxelder tree.
Do you have a boxelder tree in your yard? If so, you can expect boxelder bugs to be close by. While they may take refuge inside the tree, they may also establish camp in crevices in your siding. You may not really see them in winter, but expect them to surface come spring. Continue Reading →