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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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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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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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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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 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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Everyone loves Memorial Day! Fun in the sun, good food, and lots of outdoor activities are all anyone has planned. However, no one wants that fun to be interrupted by flying pests. This year you can plan ahead and prevent these flies from ruining your picnic or backyard hangout. There is no reason that you…

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