Well, looks like the fall invaders are beginning to arrive. Many homeowners in Minnesota are seeing signs of the cooler weather as Asian Lady Beetles and Box Elder Bugs begin to cover exterior walls, doors, and windows of homes. Although not a major threat to homeowners, these fall pests can be quite difficult to eradicate once they have set on a mission to get into your home. Asian Lady Beetles, aka lady bugs are a commonly recognized insect. And while they may seem pretty, they are nuisance to have in the home. They congregate in large numbers usually around windows or other areas where the light is shining through. Asian Lady Beetles do not pose threats to the health and safety of you, your family, or your home but they may leave behind an odorous, staining liquid if you try to remove them. Box Elder Bugs are another common pest problem in the fall. These insects, like Asian Lady Beetles will congregate in large numbers making it very difficult to control them. Box Elder Bugs will begin to find cracks or other openings to the home as the fall approaches in an attempt to have a warm place to overwinter. The best way to avoid a massive influx of insects (and rodents) is to pest proof your home now before the fall invaders take over. Things like sealing off exterior cracks and openings from the outside will prevent critters from getting inside in the first place. But keep in mind that despite your best efforts to protect the home, sometimes pests will still find their way in. If you live in Minneapolis, Alexandria, or elsewhere in our large service area and feel like your home is going to the pests, then Plunkett’s Pest Control is ready to help! Our home pest control services will provide you with relief from fall pests so that you can enjoy your home minus the bugs this fall season. To learn more about our safe and effective pest control services, please contact us today.