Lady Bugs and Box Elder Bugs

Does anyone know of a way to decrease the population of these pest around the house? Before someone berates me for trying to do in the beneficial lady bug, please know that every fall they, along with the box elder bugs, literally cover the sunny side of the house and invade the house with what appears to be ease. I vacuum them up inside (would be impossible to do the same outside as there are too many) but they keep coming leaving their little yellow stains. I think it would be next to impossible to seal the house from their intrusion. Walking outside with them flying around and crawling on everything - lawn chairs, tables, the porch floor is unpleasant. Every year it is the same and I'm open to any suggestions for getting rid of them.
My sincere apologies to lady bug lovers but I think you would understand if you could see what I'm talking about. You really have to be here to believe it!
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:) Does anyone know of a way to decrease the population of these pest :) around the house? Before someone berates me for trying to do in the :) beneficial lady bug, please know that every fall they, along with the box :) elder bugs, literally cover the sunny side of the house and invade the house :) with what appears to be ease. I vacuum them up inside (would be impossible :) to do the same outside as there are too many) but they keep coming leaving :) their little yellow stains. I think it would be next to impossible to seal :) the house from their intrusion. Walking outside with them flying around and :) crawling on everything - lawn chairs, tables, the porch floor is unpleasant. :) Every year it is the same and I'm open to any suggestions for getting rid of :) them. :) :) My sincere apologies to lady bug lovers but I think you would understand :) if you could see what I'm talking about. You really have to be here to :) believe it! :) There will be nothing long term but treating where they gather can knock down the numbers. Cypermethrin would be probably most effective, bifenthrin will be a second, then permethrin, though permethrin will only have a few days effectiveness. Caulking all the opening on the exterior will slow down the numbers getting inside the walls, thus inside the home. As far as the box elder bugs, tree removal where they are coming from will be the only long term solution, though many times this isn't practical. Actually a shop vac can do wonders on the outside walls.
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Here are a couple of suggestions: http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Pests/invade.htm http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Pests/asian.htm sed5555
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Had the same "problem" here. There was a box elder tree on the property next to mine. They cut it down, and the B E beetles were gone. b4 that, we used Dove dish detergent, dilued, to repel the B E beetles. I miss the Box Elder tree.
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