The first sighting of elm seed bugs in the U.S. can be traced back to 2012 in Idaho. Since then, there have been infestations in various areas in Utah, western Colorado, and Oregon.

These bugs feed on the seeds of elm trees, hence the name. Though elm seed bugs don’t harm the tree, they can still be a considerable nuisance. These insects seek refuge in corners, nooks, and crannies inside homes and offices during the winter, emerging in the spring to lay eggs on the elm flowers. Once the weather starts to turn cold again, they seek refuge in the corners inside your home. Whether it’s summer or winter, these bugs can be irritating, especially when you have an infestation on your hands.

What steps can I take to prevent elm seed bugs?

Start by repairing all screens and gaps in window frames, under doors, and more. Fill all cracks with caulk or sealant. Cut off all access that the insects can use to get inside your house.

If you have any elm trees in your yard, it might be a good idea to either re-plant them farther away or prune them. You can also get rid of them altogether.

To get rid of the elm seed bugs on your property, resist squishing them. The bugs give off a pungent and unpleasant smell when squashed.

Nature’s Balance for elm seed bug pest control

Though these tips can be effective, they are time-consuming, and you have to be very thorough. It’s best to call in the pest control experts in Highland, Kamas, and American Fork, Utah. Nature’s Balance uses all-natural products for pest control. We are efficient, effective, and thorough.

  • Efficient: We have the experience and the expertise needed in this line of work. We get guaranteed results with a very quick turnover. We will take care of your problem with minimal disruption of your life and schedule.
  • Effective: Harsh chemicals and insecticides have repercussions for all living organisms in the surrounding area and can impact human life too. Our treatments are based on natural ingredients, and they take care of the infestation without harming the environment.
  • Thorough: Our treatments not only take care of the problem at hand but also prevent future infestations. We don’t cut any corners in our treatments.

If you have an elm seed bug infestation in Park City, Utah, or the surrounding areas, call Nature’s Balance. We will rid you of your elm seed bugs efficiently, effectively, and thoroughly. Contact us today to get started!


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