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Let’s talk about the pest control ants – There are more than 14,000 species of ants worldwide, but here in this area we need to know what the most common types are in order to eliminate them. Not all methods work the same on all ants. There are several things to look at for pest control ants when trying to determine what type of ants are in your home. Look at appearance, habitat and consider the region in which you live – learn the characteristics of size, color and shape. Some ants bite and others sting – and some, such as fire ants, do both.

 

Expert Pest Control ants Springfield Missouri common types antsAnts can be found in your home, in your yard and just about anywhere else! Most common ants don’t pose any major health threats but that doesn’t mean we want them around. They are still a nuisance and can contaminate food and surfaces and require professional treatment to eliminate pest control ants.

 

One of the most common types of ants in our area is the house ant – a tiny, dark colored ant usually referred to as a ‘sugar ant.’ When you crush them, they emit an odor that is strong and smells like rotten coconuts. They get into everything and are found everywhere in the home. We see these most often in the early Spring, but once they show up, they are not inclined to leave on their own.

 

Another problematic little critter is the pavement ant – very small, these brown-colored ants are seen in cracks and crevices in sidewalks and concrete blocks. They build huge underground nests with volcano-shaped mounds as entrances. They usually stay outdoors but will go inside buildings with concrete slabs.

 

When it comes to pest control ants, the carpenter ant is the most destructive and comes in all shapes and sizes. These ants have a queen that grows wings and can get up to an inch in size, while the smaller, worker ants, are about half that size. They build nests inside wet and rotted wood, and bore trails and chambers to travel and colonize in. They can get really huge – into the thousands of ants – and they can cause a lot of damage to your home or other structure.

 

If you are concerned with the ants in your home or yard – whether it is one of three types we mentioned here, or any other species – chances are you’re going to need pest control ants and we at Expert Pest have the solution for you. Give us a call or visit us online to set up an appointment for our technicians to come out and take a look at the problem and schedule treatment.

 

For your Free Ant Infestation Inspection call (417) 413-4776 or visit us online  http://pestscontrolspringfieldmo.com/. An associate will call to provide your Free Estimate as soon as possible.

expert pest brown reclusesExpert Pest Control Brown Recluse Spiders – We have all heard horror stories of how someone was bitten by a brown recluse spider. Our area of the Midwest is notorious for brown recluse spiders. We know that once bitten serious illness can follow. All too often you don’t even know you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse spider until the bite becomes inflamed and tender to the touch and the destruction of the skin has become advanced. The venom from brown recluse spiders breaks down the tissue surrounding the bite and becomes necrotic – dies. The most effective pest control for brown recluse spiders is to hire a professional pest control team to eliminate them.

Brown recluse spiders live both inside and outside of the home. The female brown recluse prefers dark hiding places (closets, inside shoes, dark recesses of cabinets). The male brown recluse spider typically hides out during the day when pest control brown recluse technicians are treating the area. When pesticides are used for brown recluse spiders the male brown recluse will flee the property. To be honest, pest control brown recluse spiders is difficult because they do not leave residual traces of their existence, unlike other insects which do. They don’t ingest insecticides and they don’t spin webs, so finding signs of brown recluse infestation is not easy.

If you see a spider that you think might be a brown recluse, try to get a closer look – check to see if their eyes face forward, one on each side of the head, and look for a violin-shape mark on their back. The spider is a dark brown with lighter colored legs, without spines. It is important to identify if you have an infestation of these dangerous pests in order to properly address pest control brown recluse spider extermination.

Pest control for brown recluse spiders using spray repellents is often ineffective, and most companies that do pest control brown recluse do not guarantee complete eradication. Expert Pest Control Solutions has found that spider glue traps are effective for pest control brown recluse treatment.

If you have a brown recluse problem in your home, call us at (417) 413-4776 or visit us online at http://pestscontrolspringfieldmo.com/. An associate will call to provide your Free Estimate as soon as possible.

Expert-Pest-Control-Mosquito-Pest-Control-Professional-Springfield-MissouriIt’s time to call in the pros for mosquito pest control if you’re tired of itching, scratching, moaning and groaning from the bites of these hateful creatures. How much longer were you planning on taking it? Wouldn’t you rather enjoy the rest of the Summer sitting out on the patio on cool nights, or taking leisurely walks along trails? If you are ready to give up and get some help – and get rid of the mosquitoes – then give the professionals here at Expert Pest Solutions a call and we will be right out to take care of your mosquito pest control problems.

Mosquito pest control can put homeowners in a tough predicament.  These pests are loud, annoying, and their bites hurt, plus they can carry disease, and are a serious nuisance that should not be left untreated. A mosquito infestation can be very difficult to eliminate on your own – it can be expensive and may not fully eliminate the mosquitoes, allowing them to re-populate over time, wasting your money and effort while effectively leaving you right back where you started. These DIY treatments can also be harmful to local plant and wildlife.

Hiring professionals such as Expert Pest Solutions, who are the leaders in backyard mosquito pest control in Springfield, Missouri, can be the best choice. We deal with mosquitoes every day, and we spend a lot of time educating our staff on mosquito pest control. Through years of testing and experience, we have figured out which methods of treatment for mosquito pest control are effective and which ones aren’t. Our initial inspection of your property will be to identify the source of the mosquitoes, identify their habitat, and make recommendations for reduction as well as which chemical product to use. We then follow up with removing their habitat, taking steps to control the larvae and then the adults, and then using tried-and-true chemicals to eliminate them. By taking this approach and by using effective insecticides, Expert Pest Solutions’ treatment protocol for mosquito pest control breaks the mosquito life cycle to get rid of these pests for good.

One of the biggest advantages of hiring the professionals at Expert Pest Solutions mosquito pest control is that we have the tools and skill set to take care of the immature mosquitoes as well as the adults. Expert Pest Solutions guarantees an effective treatment process for mosquito pest control, professional, courteous staff and reliable service. We have developed a positive reputation in the business, and take pride in our work. Our customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive. You can trust us to work with you and for you when it comes to controlling pests. If you are ready to implement mosquito pest control at your home, call 417-413-4776. An associate will call to provide your Free Estimate as soon as possible.

How do you get rid of roaches once they’ve infested your home? Expert Pest Control Solutions of Springfield, Missouri has successfully treated homes to exterminate and prevent roaches enumerable times. Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests in the world, and also one of the most difficult to eliminate.

Expert-Pest-Control-Roaches-Springfield-MissouriThe three most common species of cockroaches in the United States are German, Oriental and the American roach. They can be attracted to your home for a variety of reasons. The most common roach in the US is the German cockroach. This roach is attracted to water, so it makes sense that you should eliminate water sources in your home – such as leaks under the kitchen sink, or an overflow tray under a refrigerator, which are two favorite hide-outs for roaches.

There are other methods to prevent cockroach infestation, as well, such as proper food storage and daily cleaning. Once the roaches have entered your home, they search for food, water and shelter. They multiply quickly. A large roach infestation can be a threat to your health, so it is vitally important that when you first notice roaches, you take steps to eliminate them. Roaches carry bacteria that can result in food poisoning, diarrhea, allergies and skin rashes, and when they reach large numbers, they produce a foul odor that permeates your home. Calling a pest control expert is an important first step – these are professionals who have the expertise and experience using tried-and-true methods to get rid of roaches.

Some people identify roaches as “water bugs” because they are found in moist areas; another name for them is “kitchen roaches”, because that’s where they usually hang out the most, but don’t kid yourself – they can occupy any part of your home, and in particularly heavy infestations, can be found literally in every part of your home – climbing walls, inside furniture, even inside your dish cabinets. There is no place immune to roach infestation once they take hold.

So how do they get inside in the first place? They can hitchhike in used appliances, grocery bags or boxes, items purchased at flea markets, or even from a friend’s home….they can also wander in from outdoors. Determining how they got in, where they came from, is an important step in the process of pest control in your Springfield, Missouri home.

A lot of off-the-shelf products for eliminating roaches are ineffective and a waste of money – when you find that you have a large infestation of roaches, you need to call for professional pest control of roaches in your Springfield, Missouri home. Expert Pest Control Solutions is waiting for your call!

For your Free Roach Infestation Inspection call (417) 413-4776 or visit us online at http://www.expertpests.com/. An associate will call to provide your Free Estimate as soon as possible.

Is your home in Springfield, Missouri infested with slimy, disgusting silverfish? Would you like to know how to get rid of these pests fast? Do you want to know the most effective and safe method of exterminating them? Expert Pest Solutions has the answers to these and other questions you may have. Silverfish won’t magically disappear unless you do something about it. To cope with the problem of silverfish pest control successfully you should understand what exactly you’re dealing with.

Silverfish Pest Control Springfield, Missouri

Silverfish Pest Control Springfield, Missouri

Silverfish are small, bluish-silver, wingless insects with a hard exoskeleton. They are usually about an inch and a half in length, and they look and move similarly to a fish. They lay eggs at all times of the year, growing from larva to adult stage in 3 or 4 months. They feed on mold, fungi and carbohydrates – meaning your food (especially dry food), clothing, shampoo, soap, books, wallpaper, shelf-liner, plants and many other things in your home are fodder for silverfish to move in and take over. Their preferred habitat is bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, attics and basements, and are usually found in and under sinks, bathtubs, in storage boxes, bookcases, old stacks of papers (magazines, newspapers, etc.), on closet shelves, behind wallpaper, wall voids, window or door frames, and baseboards. Silverfish love the taste of starch in book bindings, paper on which there is glue or paste, various fabrics, bathroom products, cereals, flour, crumbs and plant materials. 

Silverfish are not easy to kill. They hide in dark, protected places, and they reproduce at an alarming rate. Being nocturnal they may go undetected for a long time. Most home-owners don’t realize they are existent until they see the cast skins, tiny pepper-like feces, or signs of feeding damage, such as small holes in wallpaper, clothing and dried food boxes, and by the yellowish stains on fabric. By this time the infestation is well established.

There are two principal ways of silverfish pest control: natural and chemical. Your expert pest control professionals will provide you with information about both types of treatment and make recommendations based on their knowledge and experience. Addressing a silverfish infestation swiftly is extremely important because they reproduce very fast and are much more intrusive than most people think. If left untreated, these insects can cause costly damage to your home.

Getting rid of these nasty pests may be a challenge best left to the experts. Expert Pest Solutions’ trained and skilled technicians can help develop a strategy for dealing with a silverfish infestation and preventing future outbreaks. Call today and get help in preventing an unwanted pest presence later.

For your free inspection call (417) 413-4776 or visit us online at http://www.expertpests.com/. An associate will call to provide your Free Estimate as soon as possible.

Expert Pest Solutions has been providing wasp, hornet and yellow jacket pest control Springfield, Missouri for a long time now. Our technicians have the knowledge and training to identify the types of stinging insects that are the root of your pest control problem. We provide the appropriate treatment to eliminate these stinging pests (and many other pests) from your location. When it comes to pest control Springfield Missouri – the stinging insects are the most annoying.

 

Stings from wasps, bees, hornets, or yellow jackets hurt and can cause more serious health issues like painful swelling, infections, nausea, and in rare cases even death. When it comes to wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets pest control Springfield Missouri – it is important to understand exactly what flying stinging insect you are dealing with. There are many different types of species habitual to this area. Fun Fact – All hornets are wasps, and some wasps are hornets. One problem in distinguishing the two insects is that the terms “wasp” and “hornet” are somewhat generic. For example, what most people refer to as a “hornet” is actually a bald-faced hornet, which is a small subset of the wasp family.

 

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There are many different species of hornets and wasps near Springfield, Missouri: great black wasps, ground wasps, mud dauber wasps, paper wasps, bald-faced hornets, European hornets, yellow jackets, and the red wasp. Red wasps tend to be a somewhat aggressive and can sting multiple times when threatened. Hornets are a large, ferocious looking, stinging insect. Common misconception with hornets and wasps is that they are mean. In fact, other than when threatened, most are a bit curious, fairly harmless and wish to be left alone,

 

When people call Expert Pest Control for hornet and wasp pest control Springfield Missouri, they call because they have noticed a nest. Perhaps it was a mud-like cone or paper thin umbrella-shaped nest suspended from the eaves or in the window casings on the outside of their home or worse, an entire paper-thin fully enclosed nest, hanging from a tree branch. When they call for yellow jacket control, they usually don’t know where they are coming from because yellow jackets  build their nests underground or in dark hidden spots. They are of the most social wasp species often mistaken for bees (black and yellow or black and white in color) and also live in colonies that may contain thousands. Their colonies can be found under porches or steps, in sidewalk cracks, at the base of trees or under clumps of grass in open fields.

 

Before you run to the store and start spraying your home, inside and out, you may want to consider professional pest control Springfield Missouri like Expert Pest Solutions. We will conduct a thorough survey of your property, interior and exterior, and then determine the best way to remove the pests that bother you. We remove nest, use pesticide to treat cracks and crevices around your home, and use specialized vacuums to remove insects and larva from hard to reach/see places.We offer a regular treatment program that will keep stinging insects away from your home and yard.

 

Expert Pest Solutions Springfield/Ozark/Nixa, MO (417) 413-4776 or online at http://www.expertpests.com/

Our last blog was only about pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri, but outdoor pests, like fleas and ticks need the same kind of attention as pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri. You should be concerned about fleas and ticks, just as much as pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri, as these pests cause decease for pets and humans. Some of the diseases can be painful, while others can be deadly. It is important that you know the diseases fleas, ticks and mosquitoes carry, the symptoms and what to do if you suspect you or your pet are infected. Obviously the first thing you need to do is utilize a reputable pest control company! Not just anyone can handle pest control mosquitoes, Springfield Missouri. 

Mosquitoes and tick infestation are something to address right away because of the vector-borne diseases that they transmit, among other parasites. They infest cats and dogs. American dog ticks, which are larger than deer ticks, can spread Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and cause paralysis, which occurs when a female tick attaches near a pet’s spinal cord. Ticks also can transmit ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, relapsing fever and tularemia.

Expert-Pest-Control-Mosquitoes-Springfield-Missouri-Fleas-TicksMost humans view fleas as a nuisance for pets and not a serious threat to our health; however, fleas can transmit a surprising number of diseases, both to humans and to animals. They can cause serious harm through their bites and when they are ingested by the animals when they groom themselves.

Murine typhus is a disease that is mainly carried by rats, but cats also come in contact with infected fleas and can carry the disease vectors.

Mycoplasma haemofelis is a parasitic bacterial disease that is transmitted to cats through flea, tick and mosquito bites. An infected flea can transmit the parasite to humans and animals.

Tapeworms reside in the intestines of dogs, cats and humans. Pets get them by swallowing infected adult fleas. They are extremely uncommon in adults, but children may get infected by accidentally swallowing an infected flea.

Cat scratch fever is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae, which is fairly common in cats. A human might get cat scratch fever even if the cat doesn’t. Cats pass the disease on to humans by biting or scratching a person hard enough to break the skin, or by licking on or near wounds or scabs. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), in rare cases of this disease in humans, the brain, eyes, heart and other internal organs can be affected, especially in children.

There are many benefits of using Expert Pest Solutions, Springfield Missouri for your pest control needs. Effective pest management has more to do with what cannot be seen than what actually can be seen. In order to be effective you need to identify the pests, understand different habits/characteristics, and understand the many different types of products that are available.

If you suspect a pest problem, contact Expert Pest Solutions, licensed pest professionals, immediately. We have tried and true methods for controlling fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. If you have any questions or would like to hire Expert Pest Solutions to be your pest control provider and live in the Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, MO, or a surrounding area, call (417) 413-4776 or visit us online at http://www.expertpests.com/

mosquitoes springfield missouri breeding ground for mosquitoPest Control Mosquitoes Springfield Missouri and stagnate water…with all the rain we have had in Missouri, mosquitoes are going to be awful this year! Stagnate water is a breading ground for mosquitoes. When it comes to controlling those pesky little blood sucking, midget-like flies, most people reach for citronella candles and spray. These pests, with their tube-like mouth-parts piercing your skin, drinking your blood, and leaving behind their irritating saliva are going to be buzzing in extremely high numbers. A few candles or torches are not going to stop them.

 

After a long, cold winter, most of us probably find ourselves looking forward to Summer – cool drinks, poolside, fishing and camping trips – but the down side is Mosquitoes! We can’t even enjoy a comfortable evening sitting on the deck, gazing at the stars, for the biting mosquitoes swarming around us. So what to do? Expert Pest Solutions are pros at pest control mosquitoes Springfield Missouri. We have some suggestions that are sure to turn an itchy, miserable outdoor experience into one of leisure and enjoyment.

 

How do we get rid of them, you ask? First, we need to identify what makes one area worse than another. Expert Pest Solutions offers an integrated effort for treatment, involving source reduction plus the use of chemical control products when needed. Stagnant water is a virtual breeding zone for mosquitoes….the fish pond, the mud-puddle, a ditch…water that is not moving creates a perfect birthing center for the ornery insects. Since mosquitoes develop in water, source reduction will target and eliminate water sources favorable for mosquito breeding. While source reduction is the more effective long-term approach to mosquito treatment, the mosquito treatment plan may also require using chemical products to supplement source reduction.

 

The mosquito treatment plan from Expert Pest Solutions for pest control mosquitoes Springfield Missouri begins with our professional technicians conducting a thorough property inspection and identifying the kind of mosquitoes causing problems. Once that is done, the technician will then prepare a plan with recommendations for both source reduction and necessary chemical product use. Some of the source reduction recommendations might include preparing a diagram of your property that shows the actual or potential mosquito development sites. Mosquitoes like natural or man-made sites that collect water. (Remember the fish ponds we mentioned?) Low-lying areas on your property that are prone to collecting water after rain, like clogged rain gutters, flooded crawl spaces, water that pools around downspouts, water that collects in cans, child swimming pools, uncovered boats, tree holes or rubbish and debris that hold water – these are all excellent sites for mosquitoes to breed and replicate and triplicate and well….I get carried away. Trust me, Expert Pest Solutions is your best bet when it comes to pest control Mosquitoes Springfield Missouri. We know how to get rid of mosquitoes. Don’t hesitate a moment longer…contact Expert Pest Solutions today!

Springtime means more people are searching Google for ‘pest control ants Springfield Missouri’. Homeowners need to be on top of pest control for ants! With all the rain, ants are looking for a dry, comfy new home. Guess what? You don’t have to let them invade your home! When it comes to pest control, ants can be found in many locations, including kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and outdoor areas such as backyards and transportation vehicles. They may be inside your home long before you see them marching around.

 

Once the ants discover a warm, dry place with a reliable food source, they are likely to keep returning to that place. Expert Pest Solutions assures there are things you can do to help cut down on your search for pest control ants Springfield, Missouri. One step you can take for pest control of ants and to avoid infestation is to keep food storage and preparation areas clean and free from food particles. Better yet, and probably the wisest choice, is to hire professionals for your ant infestation problems. Whether the service is for a residential or commercial location, defining the ant infestation site is key to building a pest control ants protocol.

 

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Ants are pros at finding any small crevice or crack in the walls, doors or foundation of your home and making it their personal entryway, but Expert Pest Solutions technicians are better pros at preventing and eliminating ants. We’ll help you with the pest control of ants by providing the most effective baits and gels. Expert pest control solutions are effective because we don’t just generically treat for the pest control of ants in the Springfield, Missouri area. We identify the species of ant so we can then determine the best type and quantity of bait required for the most effective pest control of the ants you actually have infesting your home or office.

 

Ants are sturdy opponents and every situation is different. Expert Pest Solutions is experienced in pest control of ants in Springfield, Missouri. We determine a treatment plan for pest control of your type of ants and follow-up as necessary for long-term effects. Each quarter Expert Pest Solutions will apply a repellent pyrethroid or botanical spray on the foundation and around the entry points of your dwelling, then add a weather-able bait outside the sprayed area for the pest control of ants. Weather-able granular bait provides something for ants to take back to the colony to continue to eliminate the pests between services.

 

Explore more about these slow-acting, ant control methods by visiting our ANTS PAGE.

Spring time is beautiful weather, beautiful flowers, windows open, everyone outside for activities and it can all be ruined by those nasty mosquitoes. When temperatures reach a consistent 50 degrees, mosquito eggs begin hatching and the mosquito season begins. It’s looking like mosquito season in Springfield, Missouri, as temperatures have moved into the 60’s and 70’s. When these unbearable pests arrive, it will be tempting to hide inside. Mosquitoes will ruin our outdoor fun and expose us to disease. How do we combat mosquitos and save our spring and summer activities? Prevention, repellants, screens, and mosquito control services are your best bets.

Mosquito Season

Mosquito Season

Prevention

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths. Making sure you check around your home and keep stagnant water to a minimum by replacing any and all standing water at least once a week.

Repellants

When everyone is outside enjoying their outdoor activities, using bug repellant is great against mosquito bites. Citronella candles are great for outdoor areas and give a radial protection. Use insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin whenever or wherever mosquitoes are likely to bite. Avoid going outdoors when and where mosquitoes are most active, during dusk or dawn.

Screens

We all love fresh air, so screens must be the way to go. Screens can help as there are some types of screens that can clip to windows that aren’t built with slats to hold screens. You can get fixed height and width which are adjustable. Just open the window, insert the screen, and lower the window back down.

Mosquito Control Services

Expert Pest Solutions can provide you with mosquito control solutions. We will visit your home to deliver a convenient and effective mosquito control treatment to rid your yard of mosquitoes. Learn more about our services or contact us for a consultation.

Visit Mosquito.org for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about mosquitoes.