Little red bugs in mulch around house.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Shady Brook, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Found a couple houses where there were lots of these little red bugs. As I remember they had some black on them, and the smaller one were a bit smaller then a "lady bug", and had a pear shaped body. They were bright red, and I found them in varrious stages of growth, yet they looked exactly the same except for size. The larger did not appear to be Chinch bugs, just larger versions. They were in shady areas behind bushes in mulch around a couple houses. I found some out on the pavement in a driveway, which would seem contrary to chinch bug behavior. Any thoughts, or good sites with lots of pictures?

    Thanks
    Jay
     
  2. Total Lawn Care

    Total Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 11

    Sounds to me like they might be young "Boxelder bugs" or democrate bugs as they are sometimes called. You might check out several web sites. I noticed several today when I was taking a load of clippings to a dump site. They were all over the clipping piles.
    Total Lawn Care
     

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