As we prepare for fall and winter in Minnesota, it’s time to start thinking about all the pests that want to invade our warm and cozy homes! One of the bigger nuisances that we have to deal with year after year is the box elder bug. At EcoTech, each year we’re called by countless customers because of an infiltration of large colonies of box elder bugs.Read Full Post →
Have you seen these creepy crawling box elder bugs infesting your home this season? Known for showing their bug-eyed faces in the early spring and late summer, you may be in the middle of a wild infestation going on in your house right now. These pesky critters can drive any home or business owner crazy. At EcoTech, we work to safely remove these insects from your property in a safe and effective way.Read Full Post →
Having an insect infestation isn’t rare. No home or business has every gone without getting visited at some time by those mangy pests. In our home state of Minnesota, our states ecosystems are quite lush and therefore we have a lot of different insects. Why you ask. Example, Anoka, MN is home to over 100 species of trees and bushes, and because of this we are more vulnerable to needing a bug exterminator.Read Full Post →
Eco-Tech Pest control is a pest control company that is committed to eco-friendly, safe and effective pest control solutions. We serve residential and commercial customers throughout St. Paul, Minnesota and offer both interior and exterior pest control management. The most important part of treating pests is to know exactly what pests we’re dealing with, and fix the problem using safe chemicals so you, your family and your pets do not suffer any second-hand consequences.
At Eco-tech our staff is continuously trained and experienced to help exterminate insects. We look for signs of nesting, breeding, migration and other signs of a pest infiltration before suggesting a treatment.Read Full Post →
Box Elder bugs, while they are harmless to humans they can cause some major issues in and around the home. They are considered nuisance bugs and are known for popping up in large numbers. Lately, we have seen a number of rising Box Elder bug infestations around Coon Rapids, Anoka, and Blaine, MN. This is because winter is coming and their search for warmth and survival just happens to be in your home. At Eco Tech, we are your area’s greatest asset when it comes to getting rid of these creepy crawlers. If you have a Box Elder bug problem, Eco Tech can help.Read Full Post →
In Minnesota, boxelder bugs emerge from overwintering sites during spring as the brutal winters shift into sunnier days. The adults will be in search for low vegetation and seeds on the ground during spring and early summer, and begin mating a couple weeks after they started feeding. In mid July the females need to find seed-bearing boxelder trees (hence how they get their name) where they lay eggs on the trunks, branches and leaves. They are rarely found on male boxelder trees, and sometimes Boxelder bugs also feed on maple or ash trees. Boxelders do not harm any trees as we know and are part of the functioning ecosystem.
When the weather shifts again and the fall sets in, boxelder bugs start to leave the trees from where they were laying eggs and feeding to find protected areas for the winter. Although nymphs may be present in the fall, only fully grown adults survive the winter. During this time boxelders will become attracted to homes to find warmth.Read Full Post →