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.
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.
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.
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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