Box Elder Bugs


Apex Pest and Lawn is your Professional Box Elder Bug Exterminators along the Wasatch Front.

The key to controlling these pests is to understand the needs and wants of the type of pest you are dealing with. Effective pest control treatment starts with proper identification. Once the pest is identified, we can work to develop a plan to solve your pest control problems, taking into account the uniqueness of your situation. Not only will we work to understand how the pests have adapted to the environment presented to them and ensure that you are satisfied with the treatment results, but our company will give you information that could help prevent problems with this pest in the future. 

When the pest control provider and the client work together, successful long-term solutions can be possible. There are specific issues that allow these insects to invade our homes and buildings and even become more likely to choose your building over your neighbor’s home. For instance, the landscaping outside of a home can often create conditions which are conducive to these unwanted pests. With minor adjustments most situations can aesthetically remain unchanged while removing the micro environments that allow the population to thrive and expand. As an example, if your bushes come into direct contact with your home, the pests can use these contact points as travel ways to the building, like exit ramps from the highway. Trimming these bushes back away from the building will lessen their ability to invade your home.

Box Elder Bugs are pest to specific trees; usually the Box Elder tree but some Maple trees and some fruit trees are also vulnerable. They normally do not interact with people until the fall of the year when they look to move into our homes to spend the winter in a period of inactivity. In the spring, the warmer temperatures awaken these dormant insects and they look to leave the building to go back outside to the trees that support their existence.

As with other pests, the way to manage this problem should not be through the use of mass doses of chemicals. Instead, we believe that chemical applications should be surgical in nature. This technique works to eliminate the issue without exasperating the risk level to those who might be affected by these chemicals. At Apex Pest and Lawn, our methods allow us to follow proper protocols for these pests while using a minimal amount of chemicals to solve issues.

Although chemical applications will be needed to eliminate the issue, our experts will develop and implement an application plan that is based on the uniqueness of your situation. The information derived from the identification process will allow us to use the lowest impact materials in a manner that will allow us to treat, manage, and eliminate your pest control issues.

Chemical applications must be combined with proper prevention techniques in order to avoid future infestations of these pests. Dependence solely on a chemical solution will only provide short-term relief, but with the implementation of the proper strategy, an ongoing program is usually not needed to eliminate these pests.

At Apex Pest and Lawn, we will first identify the issues connected with the pest involved, locating their resources and enacting strategies to address these issues. We will be able to develop long-term strategies to prevent or lessen this problem in the future. 

From there, we will enact a program to eliminate the population that has entered your location. Our attention to detail combined with our expertise have allowed our company to help thousands of clients through similar situations, and we are confident that we can do the same for you. 

If you are experiencing a problem with Box Elder Bugs or other invading arthropods, please contact our office to be connected to our specialists who will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and devise a strategy to eliminate the issue. On behalf of Apex Pest and Lawn, we look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

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    "Quality and expertise. Awesome service!"

    Anthony was outstanding- really responsive and willing to come out on a Saturday to start taking on some pest control. Just a week later, and there are no more bug problems. It speaks to their quality and expertise. Anthony also took extra time to give my wife and me (new homeowners) some lawn care pointers. Just awesome service!

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    Anthony was excellent! I called last minute looking for help with the elm seed bugs going on this year. He picked right up after hours and was out as quickly as his schedule allowed. Timely and professional. Highly recommend!
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    Anthony was amazing! He was able to have my house serviced in just a few hours. I had a flying ant infestation and he could tell the concern in my voice. When he was here, he was professional and understanding. We will definitely hire him in the future for anything else that comes up!
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    "He is very dependable and easy to work with. He offers quarterly service so we are covered year-round."

    Anthony has been serving our home for several years. He is very dependable and easy to work with. He offers quarterly service so we are covered year-round. The best thing about the service is there are no spiders or ants and it is safe to use around my dogs and cats. I would definitely recommend Apex Pest and Lawn if you are looking for someone who is reliable and still gives you that local, small-business feel.

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    "He is always thorough and stands behind his work to make sure the customer is taken care of."

    Anthony is in my opinion one of the most knowledgeable and best professionals to work with. We have used his service for several years now at our home and business. He is dependable and very price-competitive. He is always thorough and stands behind his work to make sure the customer is taken care of. I will continue to use his service for as long as needed.

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    Been using Apex for years. Always great service and comes back if needed. Anthony and Blake are the best.

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    Anthony was so professional on the phone, answering all of my questions and was very informative with things I didn’t even think about! Cory was very courteous and professional while treating my backyard for wasps and inside for normal pests. My favorite part was the fact that I called the evening before and they were at my house to spray the next morning (even early to our scheduled time)! I would highly recommend Apex and look forward to future visits from them! Thanks guys!

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    APEX started treating my home almost 7 years ago and I’ve been satisfied every single time my home is treated. I am deathly afraid of spiders and when my home is sprayed, I never see any! Anthony and his team are great and always very kind. I recommend APEX to anyone who wants fast results in getting rid of pests!

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