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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.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there will be an increase in average temperature this spring. The last couple of winters have been the warmest ever on record. Entomologists believe an increase in activity from insects and other pests will occur. Many pests will soon emerge from their winter resting places and begin their life cycle of reproduction. These record-warm temperatures are causing all types of headaches for homeowners in Springfield, MO who are forced to call local pest control companies for spring service.

Spring Service Offerings

Spring Service Offerings

There have been some great rains so far this spring in Springfield, MO. The rains are great for our home gardens. With the rain, comes the vegetation. With the vegetation, comes the sucking pests like aphids, scales, mites, and other plant bugs. With plant bugs come predators. The pretty garden soon becomes a jungle. As the temperatures continue to rise this spring, we’ll start opening our windows and doors. This will allow fresh air back into our homes, as well as the possibility of plant bugs and other pests.

We here at Expert Pest Solutions offer quarterly pest control service that can begin now during our spring service. This service pays special attention to using products that help combat pests like ants. We focus on treatment around windows and doors where many of these pests will be most likely to accumulate. Quarterly service charges are $75 per quarter for homes up to 2000 square feet, and an additional $10 for every 1000 sq. ft. The initial service costs an additional $40. Call (417) 413-4776 if you need any questions answered or to schedule service. As always, if you are having any specific issues with specific pests, we will address those as well. While our spring service is usually the basic things we do this time of year, our service can be individualized for each house and any pest.

As the temperatures continue to rise this spring, windows and doors will start to open, allowing that fresh air back in that we enjoyed back in the fall. This is going to become a welcome sign for ants. Yet millions of homeowners around the world have had it with ants. They can be everywhere all at once, then disappear without a trace. How can families fight these invading creatures when the weather starts getting better?

Normally ants enter the house exploiting any type of mistake your house may have. Cracks in the wall are the biggest factor, when plaster and other building material splits over time. Most homes aren’t sealed 100%, so there is air exchange. In between the seams of the wall, areas around windows, even electrical outlet boxes, can become major trafficways for ants.

Ant Invasion

Ant Invasion

Regardless, when extreme weather happens, ants will come in droves into your home. When the weather becomes hot and dry, the ants will be in search of food, water, and shade. The most common ant we have here in Springfield, Missouri is the odorous house ant, which is the small black ant people typically see on countertops. The easiest way to tell you have the odorous black ant is to smash it and see if there is an odor. If it smells like a slightly rotten coconut, you’ve guessed right.

We here at Expert Pest Solutions have begun our Spring service. This service pays special attention to using products that help combat pests like ants. We focus on treatment around windows and doors where many of these pests will be most likely to accumulate. As always, if you are having any specific issues, we will address those as well. These are the basic things we do this time of year, however our service will be individualized for each house.

 

When is termite season here in Springfield, MO? Subterranean termites will begin to swarm as the weather begins to warm up, usually at the beginning of spring after a rainy spill. These are termites looking to begin a new colony. Not all termite species swarm at the same time, but for a swarm to occur, the weather must be warm, often following a rain.

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termite vs ant 

Termite swarmers can sometimes be confused with swarmer ants. A closer inspection can help you tell the difference. Termite swarmers have two pairs of wings that are equal in length, while one pair of the swarmer ant’s wings is shorter than the other pair. If you find winged insects swarming in your home, it’s wise to call in an expert to identify the pest and the extent of the problem, whether it is termite season or not

Don’t panic if swarming termites emerge from different areas in around your home. The swarming termites will drop and die in a short period of time. You will be able to vacuum them up or give them to us to take a look at. The reason you shouldn’t panic is that they won’t eat your wood. Fortunately for Springfield homeowners the swarmers don’t construct mud tubes or cause structural damage to wood.

Should you find termites swarming indoors after treatment is applied, do not feel that it was unsuccessful. Termite swarmers may be leaving the colony due to many different reasons. Sometimes a structural problem may exist which permits termites to avoid contacting the treated soil. For example, subterranean termite colonies can survive above ground with no soil contact if there is a sufficient water source available within. Leaking roofs, bathtubs, showers, dishwashers, and plumbing can be sources of water for termites. If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact us at Expert Pest Solutions.

Expert Pest Solutions offers different types of pest control services in the following areas: Springfield, MO; Ozark, MO; Nixa, MO; and now Branson, MO. Quarterly service charges are $75 per quarter for homes up to 2000 square feet, and an additional $10 for every 1000 sq. ft. The initial service costs an additional $40. Call (417) 413-4776 if you need any questions answered or to schedule service.

As we do all of our services for Springfield, MO, we have expanded to Branson, Missouri, giving our new clients everything they need for a pest free home. We have a quarterly pest control service plan where we come out during each season; summer, fall, winter, and spring. Each season has different challenges with pests and our goal is to control the current issues and prevent the issues that will be coming. You will only pay for the services when the treatment is completed at the beginning of each quarter; there is no additional charge for return visits to treat covered pests between visits. You essentially are paying for 3 months of service, not just a 1 and done treatment.

By hiring an experienced pest control professional to take care of your pest control needs you can also feel more comfortable knowing that the health of you and your family are protected, pets included. If you have any additional questions or would like to hire Expert Pest Solutions to be your pest control provider and live in the Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and now Branson, MO, or even a surrounding area and would like to ask any questions or schedule pest control service feel free to call our office at (417) 413-4776.

Expert Pest Solutions LLC is locally owned and operated by Brian Pickens. Contact us if you have are in the surrounding communities mentioned above, or just to ask us about more information on pest control in our new area of Branson, Missouri.

Recluse spiders are the types of insects that no one ever wants in their home. No one needs insects inside their home. It’s true that some spiders can help with other insects in the house, but recluse spiders are particularly dangerous. Spiders can get tricky especially if you live in an area with more dangerous spiders. This spider is common in Springfield, Missouri and their bites can cause dangerous symptoms.

Keeping these spiders away from you, your family and your pets helps to keep your home safer and healthier. There are different tactics you can do to prevent spiders from taking up residence in your house.

expert pest brown reclusesTo avoid brown recluse spiders, avoid keeping clothing on the floor. Store clothing and shoes inside plastic containers, and shake out all clothing that has been in a hamper before wearing or washing.

The coldness this winter has created the perfect environment for an increase of spiders to dwell in your home. Spiders are more likely to move inside right now because they are looking for warm from the weather.

The best way to protect your house from recluse spiders is to knock down all spider webs and focus on the outside of the house rather than the inside. Spray a barrier that is 5-10 feet around your house to stop spiders from getting inside.

Expert Pest Solutions suggests not spraying chemicals inside of your home by yourself because you could be creating more of a problem by inhaling the sprays than actually solving the problem with the recluse spiders.

It’s almost the new year in Springfield, Missouri. We saw a pretty cold week or two, with snow everywhere. With the change in weather here in Springfield, Missouri, unexpected guests may be finding themselves on your doorstep. I’m talking about unwelcome pests. When thinking about winter pest control during the cold months, we have to first understand these pests and how they think.

Pest Control During Winter

Pest Control During Winter

Pests start looking at our homes during the fall months as the perfect winter getaway. Just because there have been freezing temperatures outside does not mean that these pests are already living inside the walls of your home. They are unaffected by the temperatures outside. Insects can thrive inside during winter months because the weather is tolerable on the inside.

If you have pets inside the house, make sure that the pet food is kept in sealed containers. Rodents find their way inside by all entry points that aren’t sealed off.  Branches making contact with your house can help pests get in through your roof. Make sure to trim them, making an invisible barrier. Winter pest control means tightening up your home.

“Remember that invasive pests want to be indoors during the winter just like you do!”

When Expert Pest Solutions is called for winter pest control services, we come to your home and perform a thorough inspection, inside and out, ensuring no pest related issues are present, and also identify any conditions you may have that increase the risk of future pest problems. Inspecting your home during winter months is crucial for lasting protection and getting your home ready for the emergence of pests in the spring.

Give Expert Pests Solutions a call today to check out your attic, basement and surrounding areas to prevent pest problems before they begin. Ask us about more information on winter pest control in Springfield, Missouri. We can be reached at (417) 413-4776.

It’s that time of the year again. Holiday traveling for business, pleasure, family and adventure. This traveling results in many different hotel rooms, air bnb’s, hostels, condos being checked into, and most importantly, many different beds being slept in, all over the world. What you might not know is that you might have a bit extra in your carry-on that you never expected. We’re talking about bed bugs. Once associated with unclean seedy motel rooms, bed bugs are unfortunately somewhat common in “nice” hotels. This has led to a rise in unwitting travelers transporting bed bugs in their luggage or clothing and unwittingly infesting their home or business, and vice versa. Bed bugs are challenging pests to control. They hide in many tiny places, so inspections and treatments must be thorough. Expert Pest Solutions has the training and experience to offer expert bed bug control solutions to eradicate current infestations and help prevent future infestations.

Holiday Travel Bed Bugs

Holiday Travel Bed Bugs

During the daytime, bed bugs prefer to hide close to where people sleep. Their flattened bodies enable them to fit into tiny cracks-especially those associated with mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and head boards. When you check into your hotel room, place your luggage into the bathroom. Bed bugs are not a fan of the bathroom. They don’t like the tile floors, and there aren’t many places for them to hide. Keep your luggage there while you check out the bedroom for a quick inspection.

If you come back home from your travels and notice something off, maybe bites or scratching, general uneasiness, it might not be the in-laws. It might be bed bugs, and you may need to contact a bed bug control expert. Expert Pest Solutions offers different types of bed bug control services in the following areas: Springfield, MO; Ozark, MO; Nixa, MO; and surrounding communities.

Expert Pest Solutions LLC is locally owned and operated by Brian Pickens. You can call if you have a bed bug problem, or just to ask us about more information on bed bug control in Springfield, Missouri. We can be reached at (417) 413-4776.

 

This is a horror story about fleas. Your room is full of fleas. You are tired of waking up during the middle of the night itching like crazy, then finding new bites in the morning. You haven’t been able to sleep for the first hour each night for the past week because the itching is unbearable. You can see them during the day and feel the fleas crawling on your skin at night.

Flea Control Near Me - Springfield, MO

Flea Control Near Me – Springfield, MO

You are getting upset now because you thought you got rid of them. You thought they were bed bugs. So you threw out your old bed, pillows, and sheets. Hundreds of dollars down the drain because in the end, they were not in fact bed bugs. They were fleas. Now you have bites everywhere. Bites are on your toes, feet, legs, thighs, groin, hips and cheeks.

So you run to the store to find that special can of flea killer that promises to kill it now. You buy a couple cans just to make sure. Back in your room, spraying  for what seems like an hour. The can says it lasts for 100 days, but you end of feeling them the next day. Sometimes the spray can of flea killer from the store won’t do it, even if the can says so.

We are not saying you are doing it wrong. We are saying you may need to contact a flea control expert. Expert Pest Solutions offers different types of flea control services in the following areas: Springfield, MO; Ozark, MO; Nixa, MO; and surrounding communities.

Call us if you have experienced the horror story mentioned above, or just to ask us about more information on flea control in Springfield, Missouri: (417) 413-4776

Expert Pest Solutions LLC is locally owned and operated by Brian Pickens.