Atlanta - Bugs covering house

miss_huff(7)February 15, 2008

Hello -

We have a white, wooden house. I've read ladybugs love to enter white houses through a south-facing window in the fall --and, that happened.

However, we have a new bug we've never had before! These have surrounded our south-facing window all fall/winter, and they LOVE my kale/mustard/pansie collection in the window box. There are holes all around the window box, and they enter and go behind my siding. They look a little like lightning bugs. I've never seen them before.

I have NEVER tried this before goes....:

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They are boxedler bugs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Boxelder Bugs

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 4:09PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

I had a customer with this problem last year. Only one side of his house. Any inexpensive pest product sprayed on them will do them in.


    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 5:32PM
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We had box elder bugs till we cut down a Golden Rain tree that they seemed to be attracted to. The tree is gone and so are the bugs.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2008 at 8:53PM
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I will never forget as a child, I was house sitting for my Uncle..who lived in the next lot over and at the end of our property.... I went there one day, And as I walked down to his house, my mom was watching from the back porch....and the ENTIRE front of the house was covered with these things....she saw me flailing around and I ran back home....I think I had nightmares til I graduated...FROM COLLEGE (just kidding about that) but it was pretty creepy...I dont recall them coming back maybe they were just passing through and found a sunny place to land ALL Together as one big happy family.....

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 12:38AM
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buford(7 NE GA)

Hey, look on the bright side. At least they aren't termites!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 9:54AM
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