Ever wonder how it is that fall pests, like Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs, stink bugs, and cluster flies, find their way into your home? [...]
The weather is starting to cool off again, which means we have the pleasure of dealing with a whole new variety of fall insects looking [...]
With the cool weather settling in, homeowners begin to retreat indoors. While many cozy up near the fire, they forget that pests are also looking [...]
Cooler nighttime temperatures make us all want to bundle up, especially Asian Lady Beetles and Boxelder Bugs. These fall invaders sneak into homes in the fall, stay the winter and then look to escape back outside in the spring.
September means back to school, the return of cooler weather and the invasion of over-wintering pests. Over-wintering pests are those pesky creatures that move into structures in the fall, camp out and lay dormant all winter, and then emerge with abandon at the first sign of warm weather. The most common over-wintering pests in the upper Midwest include Asian lady beetles, box elder bugs and cluster flies.
Pest control companies receive an influx of calls in the spring when these pests try to exit homes or businesses. The best way to avoid seeing them in the spring though, is to prevent them from entering your home or business in the fall. So, how do you keep over-wintering pests out?
As the weather warms up in Minnesota and Wisconsin, you may start to notice the emergence of some little black and red bugs in your home. There’s a very good chance that these are boxelder bugs, nuisance pests that may have overwintered inside your home, unbeknownst to you. When they start to feel the warm spring sun on your home, they come out from wherever they were hiding and start to become active again.