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Are Cicadas Harmful to Plants and Trees?

Are these noisy insects harmful to my plants and trees?

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Top 5 Cicada Questions Answered: Everything from, "Are they poisonous to dogs?' to "Are cicada and locusts the same thing ?"

we address the top five cicada-related questions that people commonly ask, providing clear and accurate answers to deepen your understanding of these intriguing insects. 

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Cicada Sound: When, Why, and How Long They Sing

Let’s dive into the noisy world of cicadas to understand when they are most active, how temperature affects their serenades, and more.

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Cicadas in St. Louis, How to Cope

Practical tips and solutions to help you navigate the cicada emergence.

All You Need to Know About the 2024 Double Cicada Emergence in Missouri

Two broods of cicadas are both emerging in 2024. What will their impact be on Missouri?

5 Reasons You Have Ants Despite Your House Being Clean

Let’s see what could make ants come into your house and what to do about it.

What to Do If You See an Ant Hill on Your Property

Has the thought crossed your mind: if you leave them alone that they will leave you alone? Unfortunately, that’s not exactly how it works.

Mouse and Rat Droppings: What to Do If You Find Them in Your Home

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that mouse and rat droppings carry many harmful bacteria, diseases, and viruses, and if you are exposed to them, or handle them without taking the proper precautions, they can be potentially dangerous.

Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Light?

Some people use ultraviolent light, purportedly to kill mosquitoes. However, mosquitos are not attracted to ultraviolet light, just as they are not attracted to regular artificial light.

The Garden Guardians: Plants that Keep Mice Away

It turns out that a few special plants, nature’s own guardians, can help keep these rodents at bay. And the beauty of it? This method is environmentally friendly and safe for other wildlife.

How Do Cockroaches Get In?

There is no pest as common and aggravating as cockroaches. These gross bugs will visit even the cleanest house.

Are Your Neighbors Causing a Pest Problem?

Throughout the year, but especially during the colder months, pests seek warm, cozy homes for themselves and their families.

Muskrat Extermination for Homeowners

They have long tails and have dark, thick, short, and spiky hair. They are semiaquatic, meaning they spend most of their time in the water, but also spend time on land.

Common Entry Points for Pests and How to Seal Them

Let’s explore these potential doorways and learn how to lock pests out.

What Diseases do Fleas Carry?

Pets are not the only way that fleas can spread diseases.

Springtails: A Complete Guide

Certain groups of insects can survive in the bitter cold like a certain insect known as the Springtail, or more commonly known as the Snow Flea

Do Horseflies Bite Humans?

They are larger than the common housefly and peskier...

Carpenter Bees: Protect Your Property

Carpenter bees can easily be mixed up with harmless bumblebees because of how similar they look. But these two types of bees are very different.

Do Termites Bite People?

Worker termites are responsible for building nests and tunneling into wood, and though they will chew your wall from the inside out

Bald-Faced Hornets: A Looming Menace

Bald-faced hornets are dangerous because of their very aggressive and defensive nature.

Can Mosquitoes Bite Through Clothes

While many might assume that all mosquitoes possess the same biting capabilities, there’s a significant variation among different species.

Keep Bugs Out of an Apartment

There are simple, concrete steps you can take to make your apartment feel clean and safe.

Signs Termites Might Be Eating Away This Winter

Termites need three things to live: water, warmth, and wood.

What food attracts ants?

We will continue to be humans and forget things out on the counter, and that is why it is important to educate yourself on what foods, in particular, attract ants so you can be careful where it matters.

Winter Insects and What to Do About Them

Insects start to see your house as a source of both warmth and food.

Can Ticks Fly?

At least one fear we can allay for you is whether ticks can fly.

The Signs of a Cockroach Infestation

by the time you do catch them the infestation has already begun

Will Joro Spiders Reach Missouri?

Joro spiders are brightly colored spiders native to Japan.

How to Check a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

They like to room and nest in hotels, which is an essential staple and stopping place for traveling.

De-Cluttering to Keep Pests Away

Here are a few things you can do to make it easier when getting rid of sentimental clutter.

What are Silverfish?

Silverfish and are considered to be one of the oldest insects in the world.

Are Daddy Longlegs Poisonous?

Despite calling them ‘spiders’, Daddy Longlegs aren’t truly spiders.

How to Keep Squirrels Out of Your Attic and Home

With diligence and the right strategies, you can enjoy a squirrel free home and a more peaceful living environment.

The Most Disgusting House Bugs and How to Get Rid of Them

A list of the most disgusting house bugs, and the best DIY ways to get rid of them for good.

Spotting a Termite Problem Before You Buy a Home

Don’t forget to investigate and confirm the structural integrity and cleanliness of the building itself! 

4 Pests You Didn’t Know Could Be Lurking in Your Home

Check out this list of common household pests and how to spot them.

Can Digger Bees Damage My Property or Sting Me?

There are actually thousands of different types of bees, and many of them are categorized as digger bees.

A Visual Guide to Common Household Pests

What does a termite or silverfish look like? Take a look so you may identify problems with pest at your house.

A Comprehensive Guide On How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bud bugs can be really stressful but don’t worry – with the right pest control company by your side you can get rid of bed bugs and prevent their return.

A Guide to Identifying Common Ant Species

This guide will help you identify some of the most common ant species you might encounter.

Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife on Your Property: Tips and Strategies

when these animals start to take over or damage your property, they can quickly go from enchanting to troublesome.

How to Tell the Difference Between Flying Ants & Termites

These two pests can appear quite similar. But they differ significantly in behavior, habitat, and the threats they pose.

10 Common Household Insects and How to Control Them

Here are 10 of the most common household insects and effective pest control strategies to keep your home free of them!

How to Create a Pest-Proof Garden

These tiny invaders, whether they crawl, fly, or burrow, can wreak havoc on your plants.

How Often Should Businesses Schedule Pest Control Services?

A single sighting of a rodent, cockroach, or other pests can significantly damage a business’s reputation.

8 Simple & Effective Ways to Keep Your Home Ant-Free

Ants can cause structural damage to your home and be a nuisance when they find their way into your pantry or crawl across your countertops.

Rat Control for Restaurants, Protecting Your Business and Customers from Disease

Rats carry diseases, contaminate food, and can cause structural damage.

5 Easy Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Business

Whether it’s a retail store, an office space, or a restaurant, the presence of pests can harm your reputation, disrupt operations, and even lead to potential health risks.

7 Ways to Ensure a Bug-Free Summer

Warm months also usher in an unwelcome parade of pests!

A Step-by-Step Guide to Pest Control Treatment

A pest infestation can be unsettling, but understanding the treatment process can provide peace of mind.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets

Their bite can be extremely painful, and their stingers lack the barb that limits bees to a single sting.

Brown Recluse is the New Black

It possesses a necrotic venom that can cause cells to rupture and die, setting off a chain-reaction immune response that can continue to grow unless surgically removed.

What To Do About a Bee Sting

Sometimes, people don’t even realize they’ve been stung because of other factors or events that occurred at the same time, so it’s important to recognize the different symptoms.

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What is a Spotted Lanternfly?

The spotted lanternfly isn't found in St. Louis...yet.

Spring Cleaning Pest Control

Having a lot of clutter in a given space makes it difficult to clean, and thus, harder to keep pests out of your home.

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Safely exterminating pests while protecting people & pets.

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Safely exterminating pests while protecting people & pets.

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