Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall Invaders

It's that time of year again...pests will be coming inside to escape the cooler weather. Millipedes, Multicolored Asian Ladybird Beetles, boxelder bugs, and wolf spiders are just some of the uninvited guests that will try to share our homes and schools with us this fall. Most of these pests are harmless, but all are a nuisance and some make people uncomfortable when they find them in the house.

House mice can also be worse in the fall. Since rodents can carry disease, it is essential to prevent entry of these pests.

By applying IPM methods such as exclusion, you can keep the pests outside where they belong!

Learn more about these pests and how to control them by visiting the following resources:
Boxelder Bugs
Fall Invaders
House Mice
Multicolored Asian Ladybird Beetles
Nuisance Pests
Rodent-Proof Construction
Wolf Spiders in Nebraska


  1. Every insect and rodent that doesn't belong in our home bothers me.

    I think Bed Bugs are the most disgusting insects in the world. I would like to see more research done on how to eradicate them without using chemicals. A more inexpensive way than the heat treatment.

  2. Scientists are continually working on new and more effective ways to control bedbugs, including traps, steam-cleaning, and low-toxic pesticides.I suspect we will hear more about this in the coming years.

  3. This website is in Australi, but their pest pages have lots of useful info about how to keep bugs at bay at home.