Box Elder Bugs..

mdrugbymom(7)March 24, 2008

YIKES, I've got tons of these creepy crawlies all over my yard! How do I get rid of them??

[img]http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/natural/insects/bugsfaq/pics/boxeld1.jpg[/img]

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craftlady07(5b/6a)

I've been battling these things for years. I wait for a nice warm sunny day when they've congregrated on large groups and I splash them with warm sudsy water (I just use dish soap). I found this idea online somewhere and it said the detergent degrades their wings and the water drowns them. All I know is it works, it's harmelss to the environment (I think) and I have a clean deck/house after I hose away all the remenants.

(Inside the house I suck them up with the vacuum or flush them down the toilet)

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 3:39PM
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