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Box Elder Bugs Among October Frights In Cache Valley


The colors most associated with Halloween are orange and black, so it seems appropriate that a type of insect known to invade homes and terrify some people this time of year shares those colors.

We’re talking about box elder bugs — those flat, oval-shaped insects that amass zombie-like on the sunny side of buildings and homes when the weather cools each autumn, some eventually making it inside.


The 2020 box elder bug invasion is just beginning in Cache Valley and should reach its peak over the next 30 days. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.