You probably never heard of boxelder bugs until you started seeing them skitter across the floor. And while these bugs aren’t damaging to your home, their feces can do some serious staining to your furniture and linens (gross).
Have no fear – we’re here to help you get rid of these unsightly bugs once and for all. But first, a little education on what these bugs are, where they nest, and their lifecycle.
What Do Boxelder Bugs Look Like?
Boxelder bugs are winged insects that are black in color with red lines that run along their sides and thorax. Their wings are red and flat, and most are between 11 and 14 mm in length.
Nymphs are a bright red color.