One of the fall’s biggest insect invaders into your home is the box elder bug. Below we will show you how to identify this bug and how to get rid of them from your home both inside and outside.
How to Identify the Box Elder Bug
The box elder bug is a half inch long black insect with orange red areas on its back.
The box elder bug is a common pest in many parts of the United States. They do not bite but are a nuisance when trying (and often succeeding!) to gain entry into the home if you are not prepared.
How to Kill – Outdoors
BUGGSLAYER Insecticide is extremely effective at killing box elder bugs. If you are using a hand pump sprayer, mix BUGGSLAYER concentrate in the amount of 4oz to 1 gallon of water. This provides the proper ratio for spraying the perimeter of your house. Spray the BUGGSLAYER mixture around doors, windows, eaves and soffits, along the foundation in an area about 3 feet wide. As the box elder bugs land and crawl on the treated area they will pickup the deltamethrin particles and the bug will typically die in a few hours. BUGGSLAYER is not an instant knock-down killer. Once the treated area is dry, kids and pets can enter the treated area. Click here for more information and to purchase.
How to Kill – Indoors
BUGGSLAYER Insecticide Multipurpose Ready-To-Use helps you win the battle with bugs that have entered your home. BUGGSLAYER is ready to use and requires no mixing. Simply spray the product around baseboards, window sills and frames, doorways, corners of the kitchen and anywhere else that you see the box elder bugs gathering. Do not spray on any food preparation areas. Once the product is dry, kids and pets can enter the treated area. BUGGSLAYER keeps working for weeks so you do not need to repeatedly spray. Click here for more information and to purchase.
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