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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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How Rodents Enter Your Home

With winter approaching, you might find some unwanted pests seeking shelter inside of your home. Your warm house means safety not just for your family, but for rodents as well.  Most homes get the occasional mouse, rat or squirrel inside, so it is nothing to be embarrassed about. Unfortunately, rodents have quite the arsenal of techniques to sneak inside your home and will take any advantage they can get. How they Get Inside Mice and rats are resilient, pesky and determined. They seek out any opportunity to get inside and are more than capable. They can climb, squeeze and jump their way in. Once they are inside, they wreak havoc.  Mice and rats often find their way into your house through any hole or crevice in floors, walls and roofs. Because of their size and shape, rodents can squeeze into holes much smaller than you would expect them to. It is......
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Why You Should Call the Professionals for Termite Fumigation

People encounter bug problems in their houses now and then. These insects can cause a lot of damage to our homes when proper fumigation is not done. However, not every pest problem you encounter needs the intervention of a professional service. Say you are in the house and you see a spider, a fly, or a roach, chances are, you can probably take care of them yourself. But what if you see a termite, a bedbug, or even a giant rat? That is when it is time to hire a professional pest control company like Midwestern to inspect your home for an infestation.  At first it may seem like you will be able to take care of the problem yoursefl but it is smarter to have your home professionally inspected. Here are a few of the several reasons you should hire a professional if you have a termite infestation.  Higher Quality Product......
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Best Way to Get Rid of the Most Common Apartment Pests

One of the best parts of living in an apartment is that your landlord takes care of maintenance. However, you’re on your own for maintenance issues like having nasty pests in your home. If you see a roach or ant crawling across your floor, you need to know what to do. At Midwestern Pest Control we created this guide to get rid of the pests you are most likely to encounter throughout your apartment.  The Worst Offenders Cockroaches may be the worst nightmare you can think of, but they are not the most common pests you may encounter. That frustrating honor goes to the fly. You may also have trouble with ants, mice or bedbugs. Many of these creepy crawlies love to hang out in the kitchen or bathroom. If you leave out leftovers or let the fruit sit on your countertop, you can expect to see flies buzzing around or a......
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How Do the Seasons Affect Pest Movements?

No matter the time of year, different kinds of pests are always present in the Midwest. However, a change in weather patterns has a major impact on the overall activity of pests and the risks they may pose to you and your home. Read about the behaviors you can expect to see in pests during each season of the year. Spring Spring is prime time for many insects. Warmer weather allows dormant pests to awaken, pollen brings bees and an abundance of rain may cause certain insects to seek food and shelter in our homes. Termites, in particular, are attracted to moisture and will happily build a nest in unwanted places after consistent rain.  In addition to the emergence of pests, springtime also means mating season. Pests will actively begin to seek a mate and reproduce, often rapidly. Although much of this reproduction occurs outdoors, some pests might seek to use......
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