Entries by PestProse

If I Get Bed Bugs, Do I Need to Change My Mattress?

Good question! The first reaction that many people have when they discover bed bugs is to throw out everything they have–an understandable knee-jerk reaction. The thought of bed bugs in your mattress causes discomfort when wondering how you’d ever feel relaxed again in your bed! But there is good news! There is no need to […]

Fall Pest Prevention of Fall Invaders

Fall has come to call for its annual visit. Without fall pest prevention, the new season won’t be your only visitor. Lower temperatures bring an assortment of fall invaders all happy for the chance to drop in and say howdy! While the only guaranteed way to stay  completely insect-free is an ongoing home pest prevention […]

The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf Spider

We all know the story of the little boy who cried wolf. I think it’s safe to say that the same little boy, if he came upon a wolf spider, might cry out, too–but in horror. Wolf spiders elicit a particularly strong response to their appearance, and it isn’t positive. What are wolf spider facts? […]

Holper’s In Your Neighborhood

All pest control is not created equal. To properly serve a geographical area, you need a history of service that creates knowledge of trends and infestations in that area. Holper’s is home grown and home owned! With more than three decades of service, Holper’s has developed the precise knowledge of local pests to not only […]

How To Prevent And Control Rodents

As the temperatures outside begin to cool, rodent prevention and rodent control become issues all homeowners need to think about. How do I know what pest you have? How do I prevent and control rodents?  Identifying Your Rodent Invaders There are three main rodent types seen this time of year in the St. Louis area. […]

How Do I Keep Squirrels Away?

This time of year, it is not uncommon for pregnant squirrels to search for a perfect nesting spot. As you might imagine, a warm, cozy attic will hold a far greater appeal to a mama-to-be squirrel than an old tree does. Knowing that your attic is prime real estate for nesting squirrels, you have to […]

An Ounce of Prevention: How To Keep Bats Away

The old adage says an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That couldn’t be more true in the case of bats. Knowing how to deter bats from roosting can save you worry, damage, and financial loss in the future. If you want to know how to keep bats away, you have come […]

What A Difference a Letter Makes: Moles vs. Voles

Most of us are aware that moles and voles are two different animals, but mole and vole identification is a completely different matter. What do moles look like? What do voles look like? How do we get rid of moles or voles? The ABCs of Moles Moles are insectivores and are related to shrews. Adult […]

How Do We Get Rid of Rats in Walls and Attics?

Pizza Rat was all the rage online a couple of years back. A video of his triumphant trip with his spoils down the subway steps in NYC made him famous. We all laughed–because it’s funny when it’s somewhere else! That same sight close to home is not funny at all. And spotting one, or hearing […]