Boxelder bugs are very common in North America and in Canada, especially on the west coast in particular where they are close to boxelder trees. These boxelder trees are the reason why boxelder bugs go to for shelter and for nourishment.
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These boxelder bugs are not harmful, yet they may pose a risk to people who might be allergic to them. These bugs are social creatures and thus you will find them with other bugs congregating. So how do you get rid of these boxelder bugs exactly and what can you do yourself?
Remove their food source.
Boxelder bugs take their nourishment from trees and plants. They mainly feed on the sap which is their namesake, or rather the other way. These insects will go to the boxelder tree and get their nourishment from these trees. In order to get rid of them, you need to remove the trees and plants that they are attracted to. However, this is not an easy task as you may possibly take down the trees that are planted on your property.
Seal up any cracks and crevices.
Boxelder bugs can enter your home through tiny cracks and crevices. To prevent this from happening, make sure to seal up any openings around your windows, doors, and other entry points. Use caulking or weather stripping to seal up gaps and holes that could be used as an entry points. You can find these eather stripping in any hardware store or even an online store.
Insecticides can be an effective way to get rid of boxelder bugs outside. Look for a product that is labelled for use on boxelder bugs and follow the instructions carefully. Be sure to apply the insecticide to the areas where boxelder bugs are present, such as around the foundation of your home, on the exterior walls, and on any plants they may be feeding on.
Use a vacuum cleaner
If you have a large number of boxelder bugs outside your home, you may be able to use a vacuum to suck them up. This is a great option for those who don’t want to use insecticides or who are looking for a more natural solution. Use a vacuum with a long hose and nozzle to reach into hard-to-reach areas, and dispose of the bag or canister in a sealed trash bag.
Call The Exterminators Inc
If you tried all the methods and you see that it does not work, then the best way to resolve these cockroaches is to hire professionals from The Exterminators Inc. The professionals have all the qualifications and expertise to guarantee that these boxelder bugs are gone for good. Call