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Do you know of any pest control companies that have an effective treatment for controlling box elder bugs in the fall before they get in the house?
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Start by making sure window screens are in good repair and caulking around windows, doors, corner trim, and attic vents, etc. A residual type spray such as Sevin, Permethrin, or other products can be applied to building sides where bugs congregate. This will reduce entry indoors.
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