Pest News


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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Moles or Voles?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Nov 8, 2019

Your yard is torn us, your garden is in ruins, and your landscaping is demolished. You can’t seem to catch the critter that did all of this damage because you are not quite sure what to look for. Two of the most likely culprits are voles and moles. These two creatures share a similar name…

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Black Widows: Myths and Facts

By Jeff Vogelsang | Oct 13, 2019

Spider season is upon us with the start of the fall as most spiders head out in search of a mate. With an average lifespan of about one year, many spiders must mate and lay their eggs before they pass away and the prime mating season is fall. One spider to be on the lookout…

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Why Should You Get Your Christmas Lights Professionally Installed?

By Jeff Vogelsang | Sep 12, 2019

Are you considering having your Christmas decorations professionally installed this year? Look no further as we can explain to you the top three benefits that could change your life! Safety First Above all else, your safety should come first when considering outdoor labor in the dead of winter. Often, conditions are not ideal for this…

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Beware of the Brown Recluse

By Jeff Vogelsang | Aug 13, 2019

Description The first step in any battle is getting to know your enemy. In this case, that enemy is a spider known as the brown recluse. These creatures are aptly named as they often live in solitude, lurking around in dark corners and hiding spots. Like many spiders, they prefer not to be found and…

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Tick Tips and Tricks

By Jeff Vogelsang | Jul 12, 2019

Tick Bite Avoidance While ticks can be found around the country at all times of the year, they are most commonly active during the warmer months. This means that you will need to be extra cautious from April to September.To avoid these pests, you first need to know where ticks can be found. Ticks are…

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