Posted by Rod on 13:03:51 10/16/2008 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: Re: Box elder bug invasion posted by Rod on 16:52:00 10/11/2008 from 126.96.36.199:
Well, tried Malathion mixed just a little stronger than the couple tablespoons per gallon recommended by the manufacturer. A couple days after directly spraying the hundreds of critters and suspected hideouts, there were not hundreds of carcasses on the ground. There remains a lot of BEBs on my house though. Guess I will go back to soap and wash them thoroughly :-)
One positive aspect: finding any cracks where they get in the house is also an obvious place where I am losing heat. Kind of an energy saving beetle. Friendly too - when I spray they land on my arms, however they need to stay outside. I am wondering why my neighbors do not have them on their houses. They have vinyl siding where I have faux stone face. My guess is, my house is warmer.
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