As soon as you see boxelder bugs in your home, you need to start the vacuum cleaner and get as many of them as you can. These bugs can easily populate a home in a matter of weeks. They are a nuisance and can be found everywhere. There are pesticides you can use to eliminate the boxelder bugs, but safety for people and animals is important as well. Most pesticides are not recommended for use around people. If you need to eliminate them before they become out of control, a professional pest control company would be the best choice to eliminate these annoying bugs.
Over-the-counter pesticides may work for preventing more bugs from coming into the home, but it will not eliminate the ones populating in the home already. Pesticides you use for ants and other insects that work right away will not work on the boxelder bugs. Pest control needs to be done correctly when dealing with the elimination of these bugs. Experienced and licensed exterminators will use the best possible solution for eliminating the bugs and cleaning the home to make sure that all bugs are gone. Pest management will further protect the home from future invasion.
You may want to try to exterminate the boxelder bugs yourself, but if you do not reach every area of the home, you could see another population starting again. It would be wise to use a professional pest management company that knows how to eliminate the bug safely and permanently. Not all exterminating jobs can be done without some knowledge of where the bugs hide and what will and will not eliminate them. Some pesticides may say they eliminate the bug, but what it does not tell you is that it takes time to kill all of them. It is better to have a professional exterminator inspect the home and decide on the best method of removal.