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Eric Vinje

Hello –

Most boxelder damage is minor and won’t require treatment unless their number get out of control. Here are some things that you can do to get rid of them.

• Eliminate wood piles, garden debris, and other places boxelder bugs will over winter.
• Nearby trees can be sprayed with horticultural oil early as boxelder bugs begin to emerge.
• Swarms around your home can be treated with insecticidal soap — repeat applications may be necessary.
• Consider using a shop-vac to vacuum up large numbers.

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Hope it helps!