Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Dayton Ohio
October 16, 2012 11:46 am
Dayton Ohio….these showed up about a week to 10 days ago and are all over the front of the house when the sun is on it.
Signature: dayton-dave

Democrat Bug

Dear dayton-dave,
Just in time for the 2012 debate season, identification requests for Eastern Boxelder Bugs, or Democrat Bugs,
Boisea trivittata, have been pouring in to our offices.  Most of the photos we have posted lately are of the large aggregations that Eastern Boxelder Bugs form in sunny locations in the autumn, but your photo of an individual Eastern Boxelder Bug is quite exceptional and it will provide our viewers with an easy comparison for identification purposes.  Because of the large aggregations they form, Eastern Boxelder Bugs are frequently called Populist Bugs or Politician Bugs as well as Democrat Bugs.  Swing state voters seem to be especially inundated with Eastern Boxelder Bugs this year.  Though they can become a nuisance when they are plentiful, Eastern Boxelder Bugs are benign creatures that will not harm your home, garden or pets.

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4 Responses to Democrat Bug

  1. Doug Perry says:

    Do these bugs get as far west as Canadian Rockies, it appears I have them on my home in Cranbrook, BC. Is this possible?

  2. Ozella Mays says:

    How do you get rid of the bugs How do you get rid of box bug’s

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