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Columbia Pest Control Warns of Box Elder Bug Indoor Threat

Fall Weather Driving Bugs Indoors, Irritating Residents and Offices Alike


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/28/2015 -- As the nights get longer and the temperatures drop, residents of Portland and Vancouver may have noticed more and more box elder bugs congregating inside the home, annoying and sometimes frightening people.

"While box elder bugs are not generally harmful, they are a nuisance," said Mike Giskaas, owner of Columbia Pest Control, Inc. "Like most living creatures, they seek warmth as the temperatures drop in the fall, which means that we're going to see a lot more of them in the coming month—whether we like it or not."

While box elder bugs can sneak in through cracks and openings and largely remain inside wall cavities for warmth, they do not cause structural damage, nor harm to family or pets. They can, however cause spots on furniture.

Professional pest control experts can help homeowners and businesses to eliminate indoor box elder bug populations. While harmless, having a home or office that feels like it has been infested by bugs is bad for business and wellbeing when trying to relax at home.

With three decades of experience, Columbia Pest Control has helped thousands of regional homes and businesses to remain pest free, using both traditional and ecologically-friendly methods of pest control and extermination.

In the case of many pests, prevention is better than cure—and in the case of box elder bugs, getting rid of female box elder trees nearby: but if this is simply not possible, a Portland pest control expert can help to make property box elder free this fall.

Anyone concerned that they may be suffering from a box elder bug invasion, or requiring a check-up on their property can find detailed information at

About Columbia Pest Control, Inc
Columbia Pest Control offers fast, dependable and environmentally safe pest eradication services and maintenance plans throughout the greater Portland and Vancouver metropolitan areas. With over 30 years of experience, the company offers an unrivalled knowledge and service.

For more information, please visit the company's website.


Mike Giskaas, President
Columbia Pest Control Inc.,
1722 Northeast 119th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97220