box elder

Box Elder Bugs

 Most people are unaware of a common problem caused by Box Elder Bugs. They will feed on plants and trees. They will suck the juices out of plant and tree leaves, ( normallly within the first month or so after budding) Then the leaves will start to wilt and turn brown. In most cases there will be minor damage however we have seen cases of severe infestation where plants become completely defoilated. Trees affected are normally in or near rock beds or wood chip areas. If you see these signs it is recomended to spray the plant, tree ,rock areas with a product that includes tempo. Over the counter products like Bug Slayer will work as well and can be used on many other insects as well.