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How To Keep Box Elder Bugs Away From Your Eugene Property

April 15, 2021 - Boxelder Bugs

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There are some strange and unexpected things that can make one property in Eugene more of a target for box elder bugs than another. If your home is taller than the other homes in your neighborhood, you could have more trouble with these bugs.

If you have good western exposure and the back of your home gets sun all the way up until noon, box elder bugs are likely to take notice. If you have box elder, maple, or ash trees, your yard can be more interesting to these bugs. If your home is located near a property that attracts box elder bugs such as a crop field, box elder bugs may flock to your house for harborage in the winter. It's difficult to address these and other factors that can cause you to have trouble with box elder bugs, but you're not without options. If you want to keep box elder bugs away, you need to hire a Eugene, OR pest professional who understands these bugs.

Full-Service Box Elder Bug Control

At Infinity Pest Solutions, we offer a range of home pest control services in Eugene that provide natural box elder bug protection for your home, along with targeted control where needed. Our multi-pronged approach creates a barrier around your home that not only prevents box elder bug problems, but general pest issues as well.

Perimeter Dampness

A damp perimeter around your home is not only bad for the wood of your home, but also invites pest problems. Box elder bugs are only one of many pests that prefer areas that are humid and damp. One reason western exposure is such an attractant is that the back of a home usually has vegetation running along the wall. This gives box elder bugs the warmth of the sun when they crawl on the exterior and access to moisture as needed. Our gutter cleaning services help to keep rainwater from soaking your perimeter and creating the oversaturation that leads to damp conditions.

Crawl Space Moisture

Before box elder bugs get into your home, they're likely to pay a visit to your crawl space. This is a vulnerable location on homes that have one. If your home has a crawl space, consider our crawl space cleanout services. We can help to reduce moisture in this area and deter bugs and animals by installing a vapor barrier and by removing debris that bugs like to crawl around in.

Pest Maintenance

If your yard has leaves, sticks, wood debris, rocks, or other organic material, box elder bugs are going to love visiting you. During your service visit, we provide important data to help you understand the habitat around your home, and also assist with some of the pest maintenance necessary to deter and reduce pest activity.

Repellants And Knockdown

If you have lots of box elder bugs visiting your property, and there are key factors that can't be controlled, moisture control and pest maintenance may not be enough. Where extra control is needed, we apply EPA-approved products that are designed to repel and knock down potential pest threats. These products don't harm adults, children, dogs, cats, or any wildlife that visits your property. They target box elder bugs, ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, and other simple organisms. 

Entry Points

Box elder bugs, and other pests, will get into your home simply because they can. While reducing their populations outside can prevent entry, it is a good idea to couple this prevention with proper exclusions. It is important to make sure your exterior doors have a good seal all the way around. Check your utilities and make sure gaps around pipes and wire conduits are sealed. Every crack and hole in your exterior is an invitation for pests.

Request A Home Evaluation

If you've had enough of box elder bugs or other pests getting into your Eugene home, reach out to the Eugene, OR residential and commercial pest control professionals at Infinity Pest Solutions and request a home evaluation. We'll guide you in finding the right solutions for your specific needs and budget. You don't have to live with bugs!