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  • Boxelder bugs

    Created by Sara on

    Hello, Can you tell me whether or not Safer Soap is effective at killing boxelder bugs? I’m trying to find a product that kills them but won’t be harmful to bee and other important pollinators.

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    E. Vinje
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    Hi Sara –

    Yes, Safer Insecticidal Soap will work on boxelder bugs and does not persist in the environment so it should NOT be harmful to bees. Spray at night — and not during bloom — to minimize harm to pollinators. Also, diatomaceous earth can be applied to window sills and around door jams to discourage pest entry. Crack and crevice sprays — like Don’t Bug Me — will break down quickly in the environment and are also good for this use. Here’s a couple of articles that should help:

    Good luck!

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