Name this bug...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by HighGrass, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Eastern boxelder bug. Harmless, they are just an annoyance. As the weather starts to turn colder, they are attracted to warm sunny areas, like the sides of buildings.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have one property that they gather on, every year like clock work. Like Rtom45 said, the gather on the warms sides of buildings in swarms!
     
  4. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
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    Are there different box elder bugs? I looked it up and found a pic but it didn't look the same.
    http://www.biosurvey.ou.edu/okwild/misc/images/ebelder.jpg
     
  5. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
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    A few weeks back the local paper had a article about bugs. They showed a pic that looked like the bug in your first post, said it was a stink bug.
     
  6. kickin sum grass

    kickin sum grass LawnSite Senior Member
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    we always called it a stink bug also.
     
  7. Prot1

    Prot1 LawnSite Member
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    As far as i know its a box elder bug. They are easy enough to kill but take a bit longer. I was told by our local extension service that they have to ingest to die but considering the clean themselves immediately after spraying that doesnt take long.
     
  8. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LAong with the lady bugs, these guys are here about 10 times as many as last year. They are everywhere!:blob2:
     
  9. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here is a pic of the Boxelder Bug. Click first image for link.

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  10. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yikes...that's the one. I hate the second pic...I'll be having dreams...:sleeping:
     

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