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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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How Your Company Benefits from Routine Commercial Pest Control

 As a business owner, you know that there are many ins and outs to running a business. It requires much of your time and attention, as you must make sure you are keeping your clients satisfied, your employees content and are growing in profitability. Part of achieving these goals means taking care of your building. Having routine pest control inspections and treatments can greatly benefit your company. Keep reading to discover more.   Maintain Your Reputation Even though many businesses grow through social media marketing and other means of advertising online, there is still much to be said about reviews via word of mouth. A good way to maintain your business’ reputation is to ensure that there are no pest infestations. If you are in the hospitality business, it is especially important. You do not want a bed bug infestation or cockroach infestation. It is hard to recover from this kind of i......
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Most Common Pests in St. Louis, MO

Over 170,000 homes exist in St. Louis, Missouri. Each one of these homes has experienced or has high chances of experiencing some type of pests. From mosquitos to rodents, there is no escaping them. However, you can prepare yourself. Keep scrolling to check out the most common pests in St. Louis, Missouri.  Ants The most common pest in the United States is ants. There are more than 10,000 species of ants from all over the world. Carpenter and pavement ants are the most common ones found in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Just like termites, carpenter ants feed on wood. If they have access to your home, they can cause serious damage such as house collapses. Pavement ants are not as dangerous as the other ants, but they do raid food sources and attract other ants. To avoid these pests, seal up all opened foods and store everything away properly. ......
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