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By Jeff Gale
NDSU Extension Agent, Foster Co. 

Field and Garden: Boxelder bugs are on the move again

 

September 12, 2022



I was outside watering last week when a crowd of small, red insects scattered in all directions from the base of one plant.

I quickly recognized the insects to be immature boxelder bugs. It is a sign of things to come.

As the days grow cooler, boxelder bugs will cluster together, often on the south- and west-facing sides of our homes. They are looking for heat.

The bugs are fairly harmless. T...



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