Fall Pests

Stink Bugs


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…


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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!


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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…

Powderpost Beetles

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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.…

Phorid Flies

Phorid Flies - Bug Commander Minnesota Pest Control Solutions Residential and Commercial Care Service

Phorid flies, also called humpbacked flies, are found indoors where decaying organic matter is found, such as trash containers, drains, and plumbing leaks. They can be found anytime during the year and sometimes can be controlled by cleaning drains and any organic matter. If you are still in need of control give Bug Commander a…



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…

Indianmeal Moths


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…

Human Lice


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

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