Box Elder Beetles

Box Elder Beetles

Each year we have an invasion of Box Elder Beetles in the community garden. They do no harm to our plants (they feed on female Box Elder trees) but it is a little unnerving to see masses of them crawling on our raised beds. The major aggravation comes in the Fall when they try to get into our homes seeking a warm place to spend the winter. We have reason to worry about woodchucks, tomato hornworms, cucumber beetles, tomato blight, vandalism, theft . . . but no reason to fear Box Elder Beetles.

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One Response to Box Elder Beetles

  1. Laura says:

    I’ve been wondering what those were…pretty color.

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