What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Great Treatment for Box Elder Bugs
Hello, I saw a comment on your True Bugs page about laundry detergent ("Soap against Boxelder Bugs"). My family home and yard was once infested with these bugs. I’ve found that both Murphy’s Oil Soap, which is sometimes thought to be good for the veggitation, in a hose sprayer works very well. Any liquid soap and water mixture will do. Finances forced me to simply use dish soap in the sprayer this season. As long as I get the bugs in their spring and fall hatchings, they are kept well under control! Apparently, the soap removes a coating on their bodies. They are then left to the forces of nature and will thus perish rather rapidly. On another note, thank you for your service! My 4 year old son and I love to look for different critters on your site! We visit often!
Angela
Detroit Area, Michigan

Thanks for the tip Angela.

Tagged with →  
What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *