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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.

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.