With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days. Unfortunately, spring also brings bugs! One of those insects is the termite. Because a termite problem cannot be fixed with Do-It-Yourself methods, it is much easier and more cost effective to prevent them from entering your home. In addition to having a professional inspection done…

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Although there are several hundred species of ants that live in the United States, there are only a few species that tend to enter homes in Missouri. Besides being an unsightly pest, ants can cause damage to your home or health. Depending on the type of ant, they can chew wood and spread bacteria that…

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Kissing bugs are a type of insect that are known to bite the face of their victims and suck their blood. Because of the shape of their head, they are sometimes called conenose bugs. They are light brown to black with some species having red, yellow, or tan markings on the abdomen, have 6 legs,…

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Christmas trees are a longstanding tradition to mark the beginning of the Christmas season. As beautiful as they are, real Christmas trees can contain up to 20,000 pests! Don’t let insects bug you during the holiday season with these tips.  What types of insects are in Christmas trees? Many different types of creepy crawlies can…

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Voles may look small, cute, and harmless, but can be very destructive. Voles are different from moles and mice, although they are often confused for one another. You may hear people refer to voles as field mice or meadow mice. A vole is a small rodent that is closely related to the mouse, but voles…

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Fall is here! While it’s fun to put out spooky decorations, such as fake spiders, rats, bats, and snakes, it’s not as fun to see these creatures living inside your home. Here are some tips to keep your Halloween pest-free. Spiders Possibly the creepiest of crawlies, spiders are a common pest which, if left untreated,…

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We’ve all had these tiny insects on our kitchen counters or floors at one time or another. Although there are several hundred species of ants that live in the United States, there are only a few species that tend to enter homes in Missouri. Pharaoh Ants Pharaoh ants are yellowish to orange in color and…

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Summer brings many fun things like swimming and barbecues. Unfortunately, summer also brings mosquitoes. These pests not only cause red, itchy bumps, but can also transmit disease causing viruses such as the West Nile and the Zika virus. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to lower the amount of mosquitoes in your yard. Why…

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The purpose of the garage is to provide shelter for your vehicles, tools, outdoor equipment, and just about anything else that you need to be stored away. Unfortunately, a shelter for your possessions also means a shelter for pests. Because the garage is sometimes open for long periods of time, this makes access easy for…

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