Strawberry Root Weevils
Strawberry root and black vine weevils often only become a nuisance once they make it indoors. They do not harm or damage property, but if they die indoors, they can attract other insects like beetles and ants. It is best to treat for the strawberry root and black vine weevil before it starts attracting other…
The stink bug often only becomes a pest when they are noticed indoors. They often enter homes and structures through openings in the foundation, vent tubes, doors and light fixtures. If you hire Bug Commander to take care of your stink bug problem, we will send out a licensed technician, find and show you possible…
Springtails do not have wings and cannot fly, but they can jump up to several inches using their “springer like tails” under their abdomen. Springtails are similar to fleas and may be the same size, but have differences in their structure. Got springtails? Call Bug Commander!
Sowbugs, associated with pillbugs, live in moist environments outdoors but occasionally end up in buildings. Although they sometimes enter in large numbers, they are harmless and simply become a nuisance by their presence. If you have a sowbug or pillbug bothering you call Bug Commander!
Even though the garter snake is the most common, there are actually 16 other snakes found in Minnesota and only two are venomous — the Timber Rattlesnake and the Eastern Massasauga. Both are found only in the southeastern counties and are rarely encountered. If you ever do have a snake problem, Bug Commander has strategic…
Silverfish, commonly associated with firebrats, are mostly a nuisance pest, but they can destroy cereals, books, papers, wallpaper, and other starchy items. A silverfish or firebrat can be mostly found indoors in cool, damp, dark places throughout the year, often associated with basements, but can be found in many rooms in homes. Got a silverfish…
The short-tailed shrew is very aggressive and spends most of its time underground, but they can been found indoors in search of food. The short tailed shrew is the largest shrew and only venomous mammal found in North America. Its saliva contains poisons that paralyze its victims. Paralyzed victims may be consumed over a period…
During rat infestations, you will most likely never actually see a rat just the remanence and damage they cause and leave behind. Rats are very smart for their size and can transmit diseases and parasites and even chew through hard building materials and wires. A good indication that you are dealing with rats and not…
Powder post beetles are second only to termites in their ability to damage dry, seasoned wood. There are often conflicting opinions about whether the insects and/or damage they are seeing is indeed due to the powder post beetle or not. When determining what insect you have, look for small, round holes and fine, powder-like sawdust.…
Moles and Voles
These pests can cause a lush, manicured, green lawns into an unsightly mess full of tunnels and mounds. Some of the best ways to rid your lawn of these pests is by trapping and sometimes baits can be used underground.
Biting mites can be brought in homes and other structures from pets, rodents, birds, bats and in other cases products and other materials. Often called bird or rodent mites they become a problem once their host has left the area or after an increase in the infestation. You will often need magnification to see a…
Larder beetles were named for their attraction to pantry foods (in larders) and cured meats. They enter homes often in spring through spaces and gaps on the outside of buildings. Often there will just be a few larder beetles in the spring which does not mean you have an infestation, but If you keep finding…
Indian meal moths are found indoors, especially in kitchens and other rooms where dried food products are found. They often hitch a ride on dried foods from grocery stores, food processing plants, grain storage facilities and more. Adults are attracted to lights and may be seen flying around the home in rooms where an infestation…
Although we do not treat for head lice, here is a great article about human louse and how to get rid of and prevent them from coming back! https://extension.umn.edu/biting-insects/head-lice
Forest Tent Caterpillars
Forest tent caterpillars in Minnesota attack a number of broadleaf trees and plants and can cause severe damage if infestations are large. They become even more of a pest when they build cocoons on houses, office buildings, lawn furniture and other structures. No matter what type of forest tent caterpillar infestation you have Bug Commander…
Foreign Grain Beetles
Foreign grain beetles, also called “new house bugs”, can be a common insect in homes in August and September, particularly in newly constructed buildings. They do not bite or cause damage, but they can spread organism’s due to the fact that they live in damp areas where fungus grows. If have encountered “new house bugs”,…
Fleas are common parasites of animals (especially cats and dogs) and sometimes bite people if the infestation is bad enough. They can be difficult to get control of and if not treated properly they can come back in no time! If you got a flea problem we are here to help!
These insects do not cause harm or damage to humans, pets or property. They typically become a nuisance when its hot and dry outside and they seek better living conditions indoors. If in need of help controlling earwigs, give us a call!
Clothes moths are pests that can destroy fabric and other materials. They feed exclusively on animal fibers, especially wool, fur, silk, feathers, felt, and leather. They can also destroy other fabrics if blended and are often undetected until the infestation is large and damaging due to the fact that they like prefer dark and undisturbed…
During its larval stage chiggers, also known as swimmer’s itch, can cause intense itching, irritation and welts. Often noticed after a day of swimming, chiggers can also be a nuisance in tall grasses, swamps and other thing vegetation. Whether on land or in the water Bug Commander can treat and take care of the problem…
The most common and noticed centipede in Minnesota is the house centipede. Commonly found in dark, cool, moist areas indoors. If you got centipedes, call Bug Commander!
Bat bugs are parasites that live and feed on native bats in Minnesota. Similar to the way that fleas live and feed on dogs. Bat bugs are very similar to bed bugs and it takes a very trained eye and a microscope to tell them apart. We typically find bat bugs in attics and other…
Bats in Minnesota, like snakes, have a bad reputation that’s largely undeserved. Although often associated with the spread of disease, vampire activities and assorted mental idiosyncrasies, bats actually serve an important function in nature. Bats can become a pest once they invades homes and other structures where they are not wanted. If you are having…
Grubs, larvae to many beetles, can cause damage to lawns by eating at the grass roots, but often go unnoticed until scavengers like racoons and skunks start digging up your lawn or landscape trying to eat the grubs. If you have a grub problem, let us help you!
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