Box Elder Bugs - Knowledgebase Question

Minnetonka, Mi
Question by wheetbix1
March 10, 2010
How do I get rid of them if I'm seeing them in my house?


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Answer from NGA
March 10, 2010

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What a pain!! For larger infestations, use your vacuum cleaner to help eliminate the boxelders you see inside your home. This will be a great tool to use along with pesticide applications, but not a total substitution. A good residual spray that is labeled for both inside homes, exterior of homes, trees and shrubs is Bonide?s Total Pest Control. The active ingredient is a pyrethroid type insecticide called Permethrin (13.3%). Or, you can use Power Force Multi-Insect Killer by Bayer - This is a contact insecticide that kills many pests. The active ingredient is a pyrethroid type insecticide called Cyfluthrin (.0003%). Be sure to follow label directions.

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