Pest Control Blogs

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Common Ant Species and How to Control Them

March 1, 2024

Ants are a familiar nuisance in many households and gardens and often cause frustration when they infiltrate living spaces. Identifying ant species is crucial for effectively controlling pest infestations. This blog post will explore ant species identification and some preventive infestation tips. Now, let's take a closer look at some of the most prevalent ant species you might encounter: Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Pavements Ants, and Pharaoh Ants. Carpenter Ants Due to the ...

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Controlling Moths in Your Home: Prevention and Treatment

February 18, 2024

Moths may seem harmless, but an infestation can ruin your clothes, carpets, storage areas, and pantry foods. Knowing how to stop and deal with moth infestations is essential to keeping your living space clean and free of pests. Continue reading to learn some effective methods for preventing moth infestations at home. Identifying Moth Infestations Moths are attracted to dark and undisturbed areas, making your closets, storage spaces and food pantries ideal locations for them to ...

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Effective Pest Control Tips for a Healthy Garden

January 22, 2024

Keeping your garden free from invading pests is essential for healthy plants and abundant harvests. From natural remedies to preventive measures, we'll explore safe methods that are efficient and environmentally friendly. Discover how this blog can help you effectively manage pesky bugs in the garden with expert advice and safe pest control solutions. Safeguarding Beneficial Bugs Recognize that not all bugs in your garden are harmful. Some insects, like pollinators (bees and butterflies for ...

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Dealing with Common Fall Pests: Tips for a Pest-Free Home

September 11, 2023

As the seasons change and leaves start to fall, homeowners need to prepare for a different kind of transition—the arrival of fall pests. While pest activity typically peaks during the summer, many pests emerge in full force with the cooler weather, looking for shelter and warmth. This blog will tackle some of the most common fall pests and provide effective strategies to deal with them. Ants When the temperatures drop and the weather becomes ...

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Determining the Frequency of Pest Control Treatments

August 12, 2023

Pest control is crucial to maintaining a clean and healthy environment in our homes and businesses. Regular pest control treatments play a vital role in preventing infestations and ensuring the well-being of our living spaces. Continue reading to discover how often pest control should be done. To effectively prevent common pests in residential properties, scheduling regular pest control treatments three times a year is sufficient. Due to our harsh Missouri winters, a winter treatment is ...

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Pests That Can Ruin Your Summer Backyard BBQ

July 18, 2023

Summer is ideal for engaging in outdoor activities and gatherings, including barbecues. As you prepare for fun outdoor activities, remember that summer is also the season when more pests and insects frolic around, so yard pest control is more vital. The following are the most common pests that can ruin your summer BBQ. Mosquitoes Barbecues during the summertime can easily be disrupted by mosquitoes, making these events less enjoyable for everyone. It can be quite ...

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4 Pest-Proofing Methods for Your Home This New Year

January 10, 2023

A pest-free home is a great way to start the new year. It should be a top priority when starting the year to maintain a healthy environment for your loved ones. This starts with home pest control. You can take preventative measures to keep pests and rodents out of your home. Continue reading this blog to discover some recommended pest-proofing tips and practices for your home to start this year. Clean Up the Kitchen After ...

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