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Elm Seed Bugs vs Box Elder Beetles

They’re small with black red or orange-colored markings and they’re everywhere. The arrival of warm weather has brought flying insects with it. People’s homes are already being taken over by Box Elder Beetles and Elm Seed Bugs. These insects become a major problem when home owners find they can’t even enjoy a day outside without these insects covering the entire perimeter of their home and then making their way inside. Because they share such similar characteristics: behavior, habits, and even looks, people often confuse the two insects. So, what are the similarities and differences between these two pesky bugs and what can be done get rid of them?

Box Elder Beetle: