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Box Elder Bugs..

Posted by mdrugbymom 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 24, 08 at 9:56

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]

Here is a link that might be useful: Pic of bugs


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RE: Box Elder Bugs..

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)


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