According to the Idaho Department of Agriculture, a new insect was discovered in the summer of 2012. Commonly found in southern Europe, the elm seed bug (ESB) makes its debut in the western United States. Now, five years later, it has settled in Western Colorado.
The ESB does not pose a threat to human health, or damage trees or buildings. However, due to their large numbers and over wintering habits, they can cause a nuisance to your home or business. Much like it’s close relative, the box elder bug, they can cluster on a building’s exterior and even make their way inside.
For control measures make sure all doors, windows and thresholds are sealed. Any small crack is a possible entry point. An exterior perimeter treatment is also a great way to keep them under control. As always giving Maverick Pest Management a call is always a good way to get started. Grand Junction pest control, Maverick Pest Management (970) 443-4993.