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.

So, what can you do if you notice elm seed bugs around your property? Learn more about elm seed bugs here, including how to prevent and remove them. Or, give Nature’s Balance Pest Control a call today to set up a service visit.

Steps to Preventing 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.

Elm Seed Bug FAQs

Elm seed bugs are just one type of invasive, difficult pest you may encounter in your Utah home or business. If you have questions about removing or preventing elm seed bugs or other pest species, the fastest way to get answers or assistance is to call us. We will answer during our business hours or call you back as quickly as possible.

However, for answers to general questions about these pests and our services, you can also check out our FAQ:

It’s easy to confuse elm seed bugs with box elder bugs, another invasive Utah species, as these two look quite similar. However, they are two unique species.

While box elder bugs have been in Utah longer, elm seed bugs are now invading properties, too. Both are a species of tree bug that live on trees in the area. They also both have dark bodies with reddish markings. Elm seed bugs are generally duller in color.

It’s hard to describe the smell, but many people say it is similar to bitter almonds. Elm seed bugs usually don’t smell unless they are crushed, so you can avoid the stench by letting the professionals remove them.

Yes! Our pest control services apply to all the common pest species in Utah. Some of the species we can remove or prevent include rodents, spiders, ants, and wasps, and some wildlife.

Our pest control approach centers around using natural methods that keep you, your family, and your pets safe. While our treatments are effective against pests, we don’t use harsh chemicals.

Our pest control services are available all throughout Utah. Our service areas include Summit, Wasatch, Utah, and Salt Lake Counties. If you live in any of these communities, our technicians can help with your residential or commercial pest control needs.

Still looking for answers? Do youimmediate assistance to remove a pest infestation? Elm seed bugs can quickly become a big problem, and other, more dangerous species are even more of a concern. Contact us if you need pest control assistance or advice.

Hire Nature’s Balance for Elm Seed Bug 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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