Boxelder Bug & Fall Insect Prevention Services in Minneapolis
The cool fall nights in neighborhoods around Minneapolis & St. Paul are a clear signal to boxelder bugs and Asian lady beetles that cold is coming and it is time to find a safe place to over-winter. Rainbow Pest Experts’ fall insect services can keep pests from invading your home so you relax and can enjoy autumn as the leaves begin to change around your home.
Rainbow Pest Experts can quickly control your fall pest problem today with our professional-grade exterior application. Our treatment controls boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, and brown marmorated stink bugs from overwintering in your home and continues working for up to 60 days to prevent them from entering. Speak with one of our experts to learn more and schedule your Fall Insect Service or your year-round Pest Protection Plan today!
What can you expect from our fall prevention service?
Our Fall Insect Service, or one of our Pest Protection Plans, will control box elder bugs, Asian lady beetles, brown marmorated stink bugs, and other insects from invading your home with our professional-grade exterior application.
Our team targets fall insects that are drawn to the warmth of your home from late August through September and October. These pests include:
- Boxelder bugs
- Asian lady beetles
- Brown marmorated stink bugs
One of our expert technicians will inspect your home to identify high-population areas. With our thorough treatment protocol and highly trained technicians, we can provide protection from the ground to 20 feet up. We use a water-based microencapsulated product designed to withstand various weather elements such as wind, rain, and cold. The “micro-cap” offers superior insect control over do-it-yourself products and competitors who use a lower-grade product. Our Fall Insect Service will reduce the population of fall invaders, including boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, and stink bugs from entering your home.
Why choose the pest experts from Rainbow Pest Experts?
At Rainbow Pest Experts, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality pest control in Minneapolis. We offer 100% customer satisfaction and warranties on all of our services. Beginning with your first phone call answered by a highly trained pest expert, we will find the solution that’s right for you.
Once on-site, our pest expert will spend the time needed to thoroughly inspect all of the key areas of your Minnesota home and yard to get to the root of the problem. Your pest expert will explain what was found during the inspection. We review all factors concerning the safety of you and your family. Afterward, our pest expert will make recommendations and provide proven science-based solutions to best control your boxelder bug & Asian lady beetle problem.
Additional frequently asked questions about fall pests
Insects entering your home during the fall are referred to as over-wintering pests. Enjoying the warm comfort of your house as they hide inside walls and ceilings means they stay active because they don’t need to hibernate. They can quickly become annoying within your home throughout the winter months. Unfortunately, once over-wintering pests get inside, they are nearly impossible to eliminate.
Fall (September—October) is the best time to stop insects from entering your home for the winter. The small gaps in your siding and foundation are especially susceptible to fall insects and pests. Our professional solution provides a protective barrier that eliminates bugs once they come in contact with the product.
Removing fall pests yourself can be time-consuming and ineffective without professional-grade products. While there are do-it-yourself products on the market, a professional-grade product and application are recommended for maximum protection. Not only are do-it-yourself products not as effective as our professional-grade products, but they can also be harmful to your family and pests if mixed and/or applied incorrectly. Professional application is key for safe and effective treatment!
Generally, no. Brown marmorated stink bugs are not harmful to humans and animals, although they do release a foul odor when agitated or smashed. Some people may be sensitive to allergens released by this stink bug. Asian lady beetles are a nuisance pest and are not poisonous to humans or pets. They are not aggressive towards humans; however, they do bite on occasion. Some people will have pain and redness associated with an Asian lady beetle bite. Although rare, individuals have reported allergic reactions to them as well. Boxelder bugs are not poisonous to humans or animals, but are a nuisance pest. They can stain curtains, upholstery, and the siding of homes when found in large numbers. For this reason, we recommend vacuuming up the pests, as when crushed, they cause staining.
One of our highly trained pest experts will apply an EPA-approved, professional-grade product to the exterior of your home. Once dry (about 45 minutes), the product is safe. It will not stain or damage your siding, paint, or foliage. Control generally lasts up to 60 days and comes with a 30-day warranty.