As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents.  Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents. Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations.  To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations. To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
  • do

    • seal up cracks and crevices with sealant
    • screen entry points such as vents that open to exteriors
    • remove window air conditioning units
    • assess exterior lighting situation
    • apply insecticide outdoors around perimeter of building by mid-October
  • don't

    • wait to sweep or vacuum up insects
    • fog your entire home or building
    • fear that insects will reproduce indoors
    • worry about bringing outdoor potted plants indoors
    • forget to seal around external pipes leading into the home

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Assess Inspection

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, bring in state-of-the-art equipment.

2

Implement Getting the Job Done

We will take care of identified problems and fill out a Pest Control Service Ticket.

3

Monitor A Year-Round Solution

We will check for new pests while monitoring the status of previous treatments.

It’s fall, which means you can find just about anything flavored with pumpkin spice and boxelder bugs and multi-colored Asian lady beetles trying to get inside your home.  While most of us love a good cup of coffee with a hint of that Autumn flavor, we have no love for these fall invaders.  Read on to discover what these fall pests have in common, why you don’t want them in your home, and what you can do about it.

What is a boxelder bug?

The boxelder bug has a striking appearance. It’s vibrant design and bold colors are obvious to the naked eye. The boxelder bug is black in color, and it has red or orangish lines that run along the sides and the thorax. The wings of the bug are flat and the same color as the lines on the body. The boxelder bug is between 11 and 14 mm long. Adult boxelder bugs live and breed on boxelder tree leaves. This is also where they feed and extract juices.

What is a MCALB?

The multi-colored Asian lady beetle is a bug with which you are familiar. It’s a ladybug, but a little bigger than the native ones. The Asian lady beetle is native to Asia and was first introduced to the US as a way to control aphids and other insects that damage crops. The lady beetle...


It’s fall, which means you can find just about anything flavored with pumpkin spice and boxelder bugs and multi-colored Asian lady beetles trying to get inside your home.  While most of us love a good cup of coffee with a hint of that Autumn flavor, we have no love for these fall invaders.  Read on to discover what these fall pests have in common, why you don’t want them in your home, and what you can do about it.

What is a boxelder bug?

The boxelder bug has a striking appearance. It’s vibrant design and bold colors are obvious to the naked eye. The boxelder bug is black in color, and it has red or orangish lines that run along the sides and the thorax. The wings of the bug are flat and the same color as the lines on the body. The boxelder bug is between 11 and 14 mm long. Adult boxelder bugs live and breed on boxelder tree leaves. This is also where they feed and extract juices.

What is a MCALB?

The multi-colored Asian lady beetle is a bug with which you are familiar. It’s a ladybug, but a little bigger than the native ones. The Asian lady beetle is native to Asia and was first introduced to the US as a way to control aphids and other insects that damage crops. The lady beetle is between 5.5 mm and 7 mm long. It has an oval body that is usually red, orange, or yellowish in color. The body and wings may or may not have black spots.

What these bugs have in common

The boxelder bug and Asian lady beetle are both harmless insects, but once they invade your home, they become problematic pests. You may see them out and about during the warm weather seasons but when the temperatures cool in the fall, the bugs head indoors. The boxelder bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles migrate to attics, basements, wall voids, and other areas of homes as well as garages.  The bugs are usually attracted to the light that reflects off the sides and windows of the building. The bugs will find cracks and crevices through which they can enter their new overwintering sites and stay protected for the winter. Both types of bugs are harmless, but annoying. When you see one, you can guarantee there are several more hiding around your home. Don’t spend your winter with bugs in your home. Adam’s Pest Control can help.

Homeowners in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and communities throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin are preparing for fall and winter right now. Don’t forget about the pests that won’t go away. Contact Adam’s Pest Control and ask us about our plan for preventing and controlling overwintering pests. Our home pest control plans consist of an inspection, treatment plans, exclusion techniques, and regular home visits. We will even come to your home in between visits at no charge if a bug emergency arises. Call now to to put a stop to the fall pest invasion!

It’s fall, which means you can find just about anything flavored with pumpkin spice and boxelder bugs and multi-colored Asian lady beetles trying to get inside your home.  While most of us love a good cup of coffee with a hint of that Autumn flavor, we have no love for these fall invaders.  Read on to discover what these fall pests have in common, why you don’t want them in your home, and what you can do about it.

What is a boxelder bug?

The boxelder bug has a striking appearance. It’s vibrant design and bold colors are obvious to the naked eye. The boxelder bug is black in color, and it has red or orangish lines that run along the sides and the thorax. The wings of the bug are flat and the same color as the lines on the body. The boxelder bug is between 11 and 14 mm long. Adult boxelder bugs live and breed on boxelder tree leaves. This is also where they feed and extract juices.

What is a MCALB?

The multi-colored Asian lady beetle is a bug with which you are familiar. It’s a ladybug, but a little bigger than the native ones. The Asian lady beetle is native to Asia and was first introduced to the US as a way to control aphids and other insects that damage crops. The lady beetle is between 5.5 mm and 7 mm long. It has an oval body that is usually red, orange, or yellowish in color. The body and wings may or may not have black spots.

What these bugs have in common

The boxelder bug and Asian lady beetle are both harmless insects, but once they invade your home, they become problematic pests. You may see them out and about during the warm weather seasons but when the temperatures cool in the fall, the bugs head indoors. The boxelder bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles migrate to attics, basements, wall voids, and other areas of homes as well as garages.  The bugs are usually attracted to the light that reflects off the sides and windows of the building. The bugs will find cracks and crevices through which they can enter their new overwintering sites and stay protected for the winter. Both types of bugs are harmless, but annoying. When you see one, you can guarantee there are several more hiding around your home. Don’t spend your winter with bugs in your home. Adam’s Pest Control can help.

Homeowners in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and communities throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin are preparing for fall and winter right now. Don’t forget about the pests that won’t go away. Contact Adam’s Pest Control and ask us about our plan for preventing and controlling overwintering pests. Our home pest control plans consist of an inspection, treatment plans, exclusion techniques, and regular home visits. We will even come to your home in between visits at no charge if a bug emergency arises. Call now to to put a stop to the fall pest invasion!


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