Box Elder Beetle

SIZE: 1/2″

COLOR: Black with red & orange markings


Box Elder bugs like warm areas and are attracted to buildings with a southwest exposure. Seeking warmth in fall, Box Elder Beetles usually enter buildings in large numbers. As the weather cools, the bugs push into cracks and spaces around the homes, and can end up in the interior, where they are often found around windows; other Box Elder bugs end up in sheltered areas in walls and attics where they remain until spring.


Box Elder Beetles are generally harmless to people and property, although they can leave stains on walls or curtains with their excrement. The best management is prevention like, repairing cracks in windows and screens and other small openings.


Spring & Fall