insect invasion

Asked October 24, 2019, 3:09 PM EDT

how can you get rid of insects that we are being invaded by. spraying with mixture of dawn dish liquid and water. will kill the ones that it contacts. but they keep coming until it cools off or the sun goes down. insects are approx. half inch brown and underside of wings are red.

Harlan County Kentucky

1 Response

Sounds like you have Box Elder Bugs. Once they enter the home, the best remedy is to vacuum them up. To keep them out of the home, make sure you have door sweeps installed and cracks around windows and doors sealed up. This is the areas they gain entry. Continuing to spray with the soapy water is a safe alternative.