New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Tree Talk: Bugs and boxelders


October 4, 2021

Close-up of a boxelder bug on a leaf.

October - the month of things black and orange: cats and bats, pumpkins and leaves, and boxelder bugs. Those pests!! They seem to magically appear every fall and congregate on sunny, warm surfaces. We may be able to tolerate them outside, but when these colorful critters enter our homes, they've crossed the line.

Boxelder bugs are classified as "true bugs" – a class of insects with a rig...

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