While the main season for boxelder bugs is the spring, they can affect your house in the fall as well. Boxelder bugs might not be as harmful and destructive as other pests, but they can be very annoying. When these bugs increase in numbers significantly, they can be overwhelming to treat. However, getting rid of Boxelder bugs is easier than you might think.
All you have to do is avoid these bugs from creating large clumps. So, let’s take a look at how you can get rid of Boxelder bugs.
Use a DIY Spray
You can create a DIY dish soap mixture by adding at least one spoon of dish soap in a bottle of water. You can spray the mixture on Boxelder bugs to get rid of them. This mixture will kill the bugs instantly.
Even if soapy water does not kill a Boxelder bug, it will cause them to fly away because they do not like this water.
Clean Surfaces Properly
These bugs usually gather in warm spots in which they can get some heat. Once they accumulate outside your house, they will eventually find a way to get inside as well.
So, as soon as you find large clumps of Boxelder bugs, you should use the soapy water mixture, as mentioned above, and then clean the surface with dish soap properly.
Keep Doors And Windows Tight
Once the gathering of Boxelder bugs let’s large enough, they start pushing each other around, and eventually start going into small cracks. That’s why you should seal your windows and cover any gaps in your doors to keep the Boxelder bugs away.
Get in Touch With Experts
If none of the above-mentioned steps work against Boxelder bugs, you should get in touch with Box Elder Bug Control | EZ BB Exterminator service provider to take care of the issue.