Pest ID - Box Elders

Effective Box Elder control begins with positively identifying that the pests you are dealing with are actually box elders. Adult box elder bugs are up to 1/2″ in length. They are typically black with three red stripes on the thorax and red veins in the wings. They are sometimes mistaken for beetles but are actually “true bugs.” The nymphs are smaller than those of beetles and are bright red.