The box elder (or box elder) bug (sometimes called the garage beetle) is sometimes confused with “stink bugs”, a completely different type of pest. Instead, box elder bugs belong to a family known as “scentless plant bugs”. With that said, box elder bugs have been know to release a bad-tasting compound when disturbed in an effort to discourage being eaten.

Box elder Bugs can create large colorful aggregations while sunning themselves in areas near their host (whether it be a rock, a shrub, a tree, or a man-made structure). However, their mere presence can scare and annoy people, therefore they are widely considered nuisance pest and often require professional pest controlread more

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