A full grown box elder bug is about 1/2" long. They are black in color with red and orange markings. Box elder bug nymphs are red and gradually turn into a darker color as they mature. Box elder bugs usually enter buildings in large numbers, but are harmless to humans. They are known as pests for they can leave stains on walls or curtains with their fecal matter.>> Read More
Despite the fact that Box elder bugs are harmless to humans, whose content with an abundant amount of flying bugs in your home? We are sure that no one is. When uninvited guests make their way inside, its best to take control right away before it gets worse, especially with these bugs. Box elder bugs have the power to attract more of their kind with a released odor. Given enough time, box elder bugs will accumulate more and more. Do not rely on normal bug sprays you can buy at your local store to solve your problem. You need professional pesticides to solve you box elder infestation. Depending on the location of the infestation, there are quite a few professional insecticides to choose from. When dealing with outside box elder bug elimination, liquid pesticides (using a hand gallon sprayer) is your best bet. Setting up a perimeter treatment (also known as a barrier treatment) around your home will help prevent box elder bugs from invading your home.
When applying, spray up to 2 feet high on walls and 3 feet away from the wall to the ground. This will ensure prevention of any box elder bugs from entering through crack and crevices around your home. For indoor box elder bug elimination, a good residual spray such a Tempo WP will work fine. Mix and then spray the solution directly onto infested areas and other potential areas where the infestation could migrate. In addition, Delta Dust is also recommended for indoor control. This odorless dust insecticide can be easily used to for cracks and crevices and other voids around your home which will help further prevent anymore box elder bugs from coming in. Moreover, a vacuum will also help eliminate your box elder bug problem. Simply suck them up and throw them out.
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