A Crash Course On How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bugs [NOOK Book]

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Boisea trivittata is a North American species of true bug, commonly known as the Box Elder Bug, the Zug, or Maple Bug. It is found primarily on boxelder trees, as well as maple and ash trees. The adults are about 12½ mm (½ in) long with a dark brown or black coloration, relieved by red wing veins and markings on the abdomen; nymphs are bright red.

Although they specialize on Acer seeds, they may pierce plant tissues while feeding. They are not...
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A Crash Course On How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bugs

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Overview

Boisea trivittata is a North American species of true bug, commonly known as the Box Elder Bug, the Zug, or Maple Bug. It is found primarily on boxelder trees, as well as maple and ash trees. The adults are about 12½ mm (½ in) long with a dark brown or black coloration, relieved by red wing veins and markings on the abdomen; nymphs are bright red.

Although they specialize on Acer seeds, they may pierce plant tissues while feeding. They are not known to cause significant damage and are not considered to be agricultural pests. Removal of boxelder and other Acer species can help in control of bug populations.

They may form large aggregations while sunning themselves in areas near their host plant (e.g. on rocks, shrubs, trees, and man-made structures). However, their congregation habits and excreta can annoy people, thus they are considered nuisance pests.

This book covers everything you need to know about getting rid of box elder bugs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781304840202
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/25/2014
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 308 KB

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