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With winter on its way, it seemed appropriate to dedicate a blog post to common insects that may try to break into your house during the cold weather. These insects are commonly known as overwintering pests. Although these insects may not cause problems during the winter, they will definitely become a nuisance as soon as spring starts. So, in order to be prepared for what may come, take a moment to get familiar with the most common types of overwinter pests.

  • Asian Lady Beetle. Although they were originally brought into the States to control other insects, they’ve quickly become a major nuisance for homeowners. They usually enter homes through cracks and gaps in window and door frames. Once they are inside they’ll crawl until they find a suitable place to spend the winter.
  • Boxelder Bug. This bug can be recognized by its Spiderman-like colors. It usually starts searching for a warm place to spend the winter as soon as the first wave of cold air hits. They emit a very nasty smell when being handled and can even bite humans.
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. This bug has shield-shaped bodies and is common in more than 40 US states. Although it doesn’t pose any threat to human health, they can be a major annoyance due to the noise they make when flapping their wings.

Winter is one of the best times of the year to perform a thorough pest removal on your house. Hire a professional company like Elite Zenith Dominant! Pest & Rodent Control Services to handle all your pest problems. We are based in Milwaukee, WI, but we offer our services to people in the surrounding areas too. Call us at (414) 369-6585 if you’re interested.