November 7, 2011

With the arrival of Fall I have noticed an increase in the box elder bugs around my home. While they are harmless, they do become annoying and not attractive too look at.  I was looking for a way to rid these pests without the expense and smells of chemicals. 

Box elder bugs seek shelter in protected places including cracks or crevices in walls, doors, under windows and around foundations.  

The best options from ridding your home of these little pests is NOT to smash them as they emit a foul odor and could stain the surface they are on.  Instead, vacuum them up or spray them with a solution of of 30% dish soap and 70% water.

If your problem is beyond a few little pests joining you in your cozy home you may want to contact a professional exterminator. 

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