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Boxelder Control: Exclusion and Eradication

Friday, 21. September 2012 10:11

Boxelder bugs are known as nuisance pests that usually congregate in people’s houses as the temperatures begin to drop in the fall and spring. Characteristically known for their black and red color, boxelder bugs emit a foul odor and may leave stains on walls and furniture when crashed. This foul odor acts as a defense mechanism against predators and also attracts other boxelder bugs to the location that has been found to be conducive as an overwinter shelter. […]

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I have box elder bugs all over my porch door and porch.

Friday, 22. April 2011 15:14


Q      : I have box elder bugs all over my porch door and porch what do I use I’m going to have a baby and want to be able to go out on my porch.

A       : We have a liquid concentrated insecticide called Masterline Bifenthrin which would be a good product to use for your box elder bug treatment. Please note that masterline has a delay kill effect. Therefore once they come in contact with the insecticide they will not die right away. Instead it gives them enough time to take the poison back to the initial source of the infestation such as their nesting area and helps to eliminate even the ones that you do not see. Since you did mention your pregnancy, I strongly advise that you speak with your doctor before preceding any further chemical treatment.

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I have boxelder bugs outside primarily.What should I do?

Thursday, 21. April 2011 11:15

Question : I have boxelder bugs outside primarily. in the yard, on the walls, on the trees, and neighbors yard, etc. What should I do?


Answer: We have a product called FenvaStar EcoCap that you can use for perimeter treatment around your home or as a broadcast treatment outdoors only. You can use FenvaStar EcoCap for both indoors and outdoors however when using this product indoors we only recommend that you spray in areas such as baseboards, cracks, crevices, window and door frames, etc.

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Q: There are Box Elder Bugs all over two sides of my stucco house and its hard not to open the door and not let them fly in.

A: Since it seems like you have a rather large box elder bug infestation, we would recommend you purchase one of our control kits.

We have two kits available:



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What Do You Recommend for Getting Rid of Box Elder Bugs?

Friday, 15. April 2011 13:24

What do you reccomend for getting rid of box elder bugs? I have hundreds of box elders getting into my basement on the sunny side of the house. My house is sealed very tight and I don’t know how they are getting in. I vaccum them all the time. Ever since I put a light gray vinyl siding on the house, they seem attracted to it. They just pile up.



Thank you for contacting us. We have a liquid concentrate insecticide with a residual called Talstar Pro that are highly effective against true bugs like boxelder bugs and stink bugs. Here is the link to the product page for FenvaStar EcoCap
It is safe to use both indoors and outdoors as long as you let it dry before you come in contact with the treated area again. You may create a barrier around your home and this product is effective for up to three months and so reapplication is not necessary until three months. If you have any further questions or comments, you may contact us again via e-mail or phone number 1-800-788-4142.

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