|The Boxelder bug
Boxelder bugs are commonly seen at various times throughout the year. Typically, sunny, southern exposures will see a higher number of them. At times, they may be seen attempting to exit buildings with some becoming trapped inside.
While definitely a nuisance, boxelders are harmless. They can only live a few days in a building before dying and do not reproduce indoors. Spraying insecticide in the building is not recommended and does not prevent more from returning.
If you are bothered by them in your area, please call the Facilities office at ext. 4515 and a building service worker will come and vacuum them.