Hi! We have a big box elder bug problem! I’m pretty sure they are in our walls as well as outside. We see them all year round in the house and on the south and west sides of our home in warmer months. It feels like they’ve taken over our home!
I would like to get rid of them without harse chemicals. So I’ve been researching for non-toxic products to help us. If there is such a product, we need to find something that we can use inside and be able to spray under the siding. When we tap the siding, the box elder bugs come out like a swarm of bees. It’s discusting!
Any product recommendations you can give us is greatly appreciated. As I’ve said, we want nontoxic products that are as effective as other products.
All the products featured on this site are what we consider to be “low impact” or “organic” so you’ve come to the right place. We have many alternative options to the items listed in our article and these are what we consider to be the “best of the best”. Use any of the following and you’ll get almost as good results compared to the more traditional items we suggest.
Since it sounds like these guys are up under the siding, a good dusting is in order. In our BOXELDER BUG CONTROL article, we list DRIONE DUST. On this site, either ECO DUST or MOTHERS EARTH DE would be good alternatives.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Boxelder Bug Control: http://www.bugspray.com/articles98/boxelder.html
Mothers Earth Dust: http://www.non-toxic-pest-control.com/dust/mothers-earth-diatomaceous-dust