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Preventing Termites

By Jeff Vogelsang | Apr 14, 2021

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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Missouri Ants

By Jeff Vogelsang | Mar 16, 2021

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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What Are Kissing Bugs?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Feb 17, 2021

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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Rats vs mice

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jan 22, 2021

These 2 animals can be easily interchangeable when we speak, but in reality they are much different.

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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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