Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 10/13/2013

How do I get rid of box elder bugs?

Just found box elder bugs around my front porch, under a downspout on the cedar wood frame. Does an exterminating company exterior spray take care of these?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


4 Answers

Angie's List Member Answer

Angie’s List Members can login here to view this answer.

Not an Angie's List Member?

Join to view this answer. Members also get reviews on local service providers, plus save up to 50% on popular home projects from top-rated professionals!

0
Votes

No more than identifying where the congragate and 'vaccuuming them up! Boxelder bugs do not cause significant damage to landscape plants, and management need only be directed at keeping them out of homes, where they may become a nuisance. If boxelder bugs frequently invade homes, seal up entry points into the home and consider removing female box elder trees. Sanitation practices such as vacuuming can be used to reduce population numbers, but vigilance may be required during fall migration. Insecticide use is rarely justified.


I wouldn't worry too much about them.

Answered 5 years ago by GaryKasper

0
Votes

Boxelder bugs need to be sealed out (excluded) using caulk or other materials. "Spraying" for boxelder bugs can be futile.


As Gary mentioned they are just a nuisance pest and do not cause damage or spread disease.



Source: www.amtechct.com

Answered 5 years ago by pestinfo44

0
Votes

Law of gravity makes spraying useless for boxelders bugs because they go "under," under siding for example and liquid will drip down AWAY from where boxelder bugs spend the night. You need someone that is using dust because is light, travels up and coats the tiny places bedbugs use as sleeping quarters) or someone that seals it all, which won't be easy. I said "bedbugs" earlier because that's the best treatment for bedbugas as well: dust, not liquid, not aerosol. The good news is you only have to worry about the south side of the home.

Source: www.redraspberriespestsolutions.com

Answered 5 years ago by lemieuxnorthbrook

0
Votes

Yes it can help if applied properly and thoroughly. You can lean more for yourself by visiting theis site: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/ins...


Contact a local Pest Control company to get a full evaluation and perhaps find their source.


Source: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/ins...

Answered 5 years ago by GaryKasper




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy