Asked on Apr 30, 2017

How can I get rid of boxelder bugs?

Pam KneeboneHillela G.

Answered

2 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 1, 2017

    Use a spray insecticide to kill outdoor box elder bugs. It’s really only worth spraying insecticide on your house when you have large clusters of box elder bugs gathering around. A proper insecticide, like CyKick CS or Cynoff WP, contains the organic compound pyrethrin. You can also spray a product around the perimeter of your house, such as Cyonara LP, NiBan, and Demand G. Or just grab some Raid and go to town on those little buggers. Amazon has niban in a 4lb shaker for a reasonable price.
    Use insecticide in crevices and cracks to kill box elder bugs. If you have a problem with box elder bugs getting in your house, make sure you get some insecticide in any cracks and holes around the windows and doors. Aerosol sprays like Invader HPX, Air-Devil HPX, or Microcare, or dusts like Drione, boric acid, or diatomaceous earth are all excellent options. Of course, if you just sealed up those holes you wouldn’t have to do this at all.
  • Pam Kneebone
    on May 2, 2017

    DO NOT USE POISEN! a SIMPLE SOLUTION OF DISHSOAP AND WATER SPRAY PRETTY MUCH TAKES CARE OF THEM.tHEY DO NOT BITE HUMANS.bUT THE LARVAE LIKES TO EAT SOFT MAPLE TREES.
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