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Benefits of Routine Pest Control for Your Business

Running a successful business requires attention to operational details. While this strategy typically means monitoring cash flow, labor expenses and taxes, it can also mean pest control. Whether you have a restaurant or a Fortune 500 company, pests can ruin your day. That’s why having a comprehensive pest control program can be valuable. Here are some of the top reasons to include routine pest control for your business. Protect Your Property Most critters will simply use your building as a place to call home and raise a bunch of children. However, some pests, like rats and termites, are a bit more destructive. Rather than being an annoying presence, they can tear down your business from the inside. Spotting and removing these pests as soon as possible can save you massive headaches and repair bills. Protect Your Employees Many pests carry diseases, making them more than just a nuisance. As populations grow, t......
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When to Get a Pest Inspection

Some homeowners consider pest inspections an unnecessary expense best to handle on their own. However, there are four critical times that pest inspections are well worth the investment. Learn how calling a pest inspection professional at the right times is both cost-effective and wise. Selling a Home We are currently experiencing a strong sellers’ market for homes. Many are thinking about putting their homes up for sale. Before you consider selling your home, arrange for a professional pest inspection. Trained professionals will come to your home and examine it thoroughly for any pest situations that could hinder your selling process. Prepare to sell with confidence after learning the soundness of your home’s structure. Buying a Home It is equally important to enter into purchasing a home only after a complete pest inspection has been completed. Ask to see the report submitted by the inspector. If there are problems, ask for corr......
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Ways to Keep Spring Insects Out of Your Home

It’s springtime in Missouri, and the blooming flowers mean it's safe for us to emerge from our homes and start enjoying outdoor fun. Unfortunately, it means the same thing for hibernating pests, with active critters foraging and hunting for new nesting opportunities as we move into warmer weather.  Avoid the headache of a pest infestation by taking proactive measures. Follow these handy tips to keep spring insects out of your home and start enjoying a pest-free, worry-free season. 3 Ways to Keep Spring Pests Out of Your Home Want to know how to keep your home pest free this spring? Here are the best 3 ways to get rid of pests in your house. Inspect Your Home’s Exterior Cold winter climates put stress on your home’s structure, opening up new cracks and gaps to give pests access. Walk around the exterior of your home to check for cracks in brick and concr......
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What To Expect During a Professional Pest Control Termite Removal

Finding out you have a termite infestation in your home is bad news. Termites can quickly cause a great deal of damage, so the sooner they’re dealt with, the better off you’ll be. Here’s what to expect during a professional pest control termite removal. Fumigation Severe termite infestations may require fumigation. It is the most invasive of all the treatment options for termites because it involves harsh chemicals, and it requires you and any pets you have to leave your home. During fumigation, pest control professionals fill your home with gaseous pesticides. Afterward, it is ventilated, so you can safely return to your home.   Depending on your home’s design and the severity of the infestation, fumigation can take between several hours and several days. When possible, many people prefer to try other options first because being displaced from your home for that long is inconvenient.  Heat Treatments In some cases, fumigation isn’t a......
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Different Types of Ants in Missouri

There are more than 700 species of ants in North America, but Missouri has 150 different kinds of them, including the two species you’re most likely to see in your kitchen or bathroom: the odorous house ant and the acrobat ant. You usually see the odorous house ant in your kitchen looking for sweets. It has a small abdomen, and it releases a fruity coconut smell when smashed. The acrobat ant has a heart-shaped abdomen and thrives near moisture. You’re most likely to see it near the tub or bathroom window. Here are some other ant varieties that can be found in the state of Missouri.  The Eastern Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)  This type of ant is large and named because it builds nest tunnels in already-decaying wood such as rotting logs. Because they love to eat wood, they tend to leave trails of sawdust wherever they roam. If you fin......
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