Pest News


Keeping Bugs Out Of Your Christmas Tree

By Jeff Vogelsang | Dec 14, 2020

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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Cute But Destructive…

By Jeff Vogelsang | Nov 20, 2020

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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Creepy Crawlies of Halloween

By Jeff Vogelsang | Oct 16, 2020

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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Missouri Ant Guide

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jul 13, 2020

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 Mosquito Guide

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jun 15, 2020

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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Garage Pests

By Jeff Vogelsang | May 13, 2020

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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Keeping Snakes Out Of Your Home

By Jeff Vogelsang | Apr 14, 2020

Missouri is a state full of many different types of animals. One of those animals is the snake. Now that spring has arrived, snakes are able to come out of their hibernation spots to spend the season eating, sunning themselves on rocks or in bushes, and mating. These creatures are an important part of the…

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Guide to Stinging Insects

By Jeff Vogelsang | Mar 26, 2020

Springtime brings warmer weather, flowers, and unfortunately, stinging insects. Don’t let pests ruin your fun! Learn how to identify the most common stinging insects. Remember, it is not advised to attempt to remove a nest on your own. Doing so can be very dangerous, especially if you have allergies. Bumblebees Bumblebees are yellow and black,…

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Where Do Pests Go During Winter?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Dec 19, 2019

The sun is setting earlier and the temperatures are dropping. This can only mean one thing. Winter is coming! We all know that when winter comes a lot of changes in our environment, especially the pests that keep us busy during warmer weather. So where do all those pests go during the winter? The answer…

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