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Swarming Boxelders!

In Michigan, the changing of the seasons brings with it an abundance of boxelder bugs. The boxelder is a type of beetle, easily identifiable by the reddish-orange markings on their backs. They take their name from the boxelder tree, where they feed and lay eggs during the warmer months. Boxelders are a huge nuisance in […]

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Swarming Box Elders

“Help,” a frantic woman told me one day recently on the phone, “my house is overrun by cockroaches!” “Cockroaches?” I said. “That sound serious. Can you describe what you are seeing?” “They are all over the walls of my house, especially around the windows!” she said. This gave me pause, because typically cockroaches do not […]

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