How To Prevent Boxelders From Overwintering in Your Home
The following guidelines help eliminate potential ingress points for boxelders to keep them out:
- Repair or replace damaged windows screens.
- Seal areas where TV wires, phone lines, pipes, or vents may allow access into your home. Seal with caulk or for larger spaces use spray foam, copper mesh, or other appropriate sealant.
- Install a rubber seal along the bottom of garage doors.
If boxelder bugs are found inside, the best option is to physically remove them with a broom or vacuum. Smashing the bugs will only stain the area, so refrain from that method of elimination.
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