Finally, a safe, non-toxic, environmentally friendly way to eliminate boxelder bugs and stink bugs! Place one trap in every window section where the bugs gather. Insects enter and become trapped in the eggshell powder inside. Once a few bugs find their way into the trap, others will follow — the bugs themselves act as a natural attractant. Each trap can capture up to 1000 bugs.
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Product works well. Tape was interesting.
from Avoca Michigan
Comments about : Boxelder Buster:
I had to look the tape for window over very carefully to install without dumping the powder. I would recommend leaving trap opening tape in place until you understand the window tape. Do one trap and you will have no trouble with any others being mounted quickly and correctly.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Doing a good job for us!
By Rancher Ben
from Wenatchee, WA
We have mainly single hung windows, so no problem mounting them. One window was a slider, so that interfered with the opening, but unobtrusive overall. Our cabin has had a box elder problem for 20 years. We kept a shopvac with a long hose upstairs on the sunporch mainly for bug vacuuming. Not needed now, thank you very much! We were considering a built-in Central vac just for this reason, so saving $ with this product. It would have been 5 , but it's only been a few weeks and the instructions could have been better.
wan't real sure about this product
By johnny g
from opp, alabama
maybe i didn't follow directions correctly. messy, spilled powder all the place. doesn't mean product doesn't work. didn't give it a chance.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that you have been disappointed with this product. We have reached out to you in the hopes of making this right.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
The value of this item is elusive
By Black Hills Bill
from Newcastle, WY
I attached two traps to sunny, south-facing windows per the instructions. One fell off after about ten days, tumbling to the floor and spilling most of its powered contents into the carpet. I recommend using stronger tape in addition to that provided to guard against this. Note that the powder is intended to entrap insects that enter the trap; it is not an attractant. To attract insects, the user is instructed to knock a few live ones into the trap so others will sense their presence and follow. Right, sure thing! I just love handling these foul-smelling box elder bugs!
I'm sad it didn't.
from Wauwatosa, WI
We have a terrible problem with box elder bugs in the basement of our church where we meet after service for fellowship. I'm sad it didn't work even though I followed the installation instructions...even the part about putting a few bugs inside of it to attract the others.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Don't expect a quick solution to Boxelder bugs
By Lois P
from Batavia, IL
I installed several boxelder bug about 2 weeks ago. Followed directions exactly and 'baited' with several boxelder bugs per trap. During the day I drop any bugs I find into one of the traps. I've also sprayed outside the windows with insecticide. So do I see less boxelder bugs? yes. I can't say whether they are attracted to the traps or whether the combination of insecticide outside and me picking off bugs inside has made the difference. As I said, it's been over 2 weeks and I'm still dropping bugs into the traps daily. Good news is they don't come back out and traps are not toxic.
(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Box elder buster
from Marietta, Ohio
These are mounted in my windows inside. The adhesive provided is different than that provided with the very similar traps for lady bugs. So far the adhesive strips, don't seem to match up with the flat places on the traps where they could be placed against the flat parts of the window and the sun coming in the window melts the adhesive. Still waiting to see if the bugs will seek out the traps (the first few bugs we found have been placed in the trap as directed). An interesting project for the colder months, will the traps work?
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