Elm Seed Bugs
The Elm Seed Bug is a new invasive species in Idaho, discovered in the treasure valley in the summer of 2012. Elm seed bugs originate in south-central Europe, and are closely related in appearance to the Box Elder Bug, the only obvious difference is the size, with Elm Seed Bugs measuring at just under a quarter of an inch. Elm seed bugs are nuisance insects: They don’t bite or cause damage, but become problematic because of their large numbers and tendency to enter homes. Our quarterly pest plan will keep these creatures off and out of your home. Call for an estimate!
Elm Seed Bug
Elm seed bugs overwinter as adults, mate in the spring and lay eggs on elm trees. The larvae feed on seeds (particularly of elm trees) in May-June, and become adults in the summer. Like most true bugs, the Elm Seed bug has scent glands that produce an unpleasant odor when crushed.
Regular treatments are a must in dealing with these pests!