The brown marmorated stink bug isn’t the only pest that will invade York County homes this fall and winter.
The boxelder bug — named after the boxelder maple tree on which it feeds — typically likes cold weather and will likely emerge later than the stink bug, said Dominion Pest Control owner Greg Pettis.
“They live on the seeds that we endearingly call ‘helicopters’ because of the way they twirl when falling from the tree,” Pettis said via Facebook message. “I have seen (boxelder bugs) live on silver maple tree seeds also.”
Boxelder bugs are true sunbathers, he said.
Here’s what the Penn State Extension has to say about Boxelder bugs: