I normally keep my basement cool in the winter (about 62F) but I turned the heat up recently when I was expecting a guest. Two days later my basement was crawling with box elder bugs. I suspect that some bugs had laid eggs and the warm temperature made them hatch. Over the next two days I vacuumed up about 300 of them. (Yes, 300 – I counted.)
This spring I’m going to go around with a caulk gun and caulk every place I think they might be getting in.
Has anyone ever had a bad bug problem and how did you solve it?