Entries by PestProse

Do I Have Squirrels in My House?

Are you hearing scratching in your walls, ceiling, and/or attic, and is it driving you nuts? This time of year it is not uncommon to find that squirrels have taken up residence in your home. Naturally you have questions. What are the signs of squirrels in my ceiling? What damage can be caused by squirrels in […]

How Do I Find Carpenter Ant Nests?

When we hear the word “carpenter” it invokes strong images of creation…building…construction. Which is why the cruel irony of discovering you have carpenter ants brings exactly the opposite–a compromised structure that has had its stability altered. How do I get carpenter ants? What signs of carpenter ants should I look for? How do I find […]

Who Do I Call For Skunk Removal?

As sure as the temperature starts to rise in June, so does the arrival and appearance of baby skunks. And where there are baby skunks, mama skunk isn’t too far away. While it would be nice if there were such a thing as skunk repellant, in reality skunk families will make their home wherever it […]

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Of all the pests people hate to find in their homes, bed bugs are always at the top of the list. Even for the hardiest among us, the thought of these blood suckers using us for dinner while we sleep is disturbing. Because they usually have become quite numerous before they are noticed, professional exterminating […]

How To Tell If You Have Termites or Ants

With the wet end to April and beginning of May, homes in St. Louis are seeing many crawling bugs looking for dry refuge. While spiders are very distinctive, some others may look very similar to one another. Since knowledge of your pest type is the key to a successful treatment plan, it becomes critical to […]

What’s The Buzz: Do I Need Mosquito Yard Treatments?

With the earlier-than-normal warm temperatures and rain that the St. Louis region experienced this year, the unpleasant buzz of mosquitoes has already arrived. In addition to the unwanted itching and swelling of mosquito bites, preventing the Zika virus is on the minds of many in our area: Do I need mosquito yard treatments? Is there […]

Wood-Boring Bees: How Do I Get Rid of Carpenter Bees?

All bees are not created equal. The fat, round bumble bee pollinating flowers in your garden can be helpful to have around. But the similar looking carpenter bee is one that you definitely do not want to see near your home. Although very close in appearance, the wood-boring carpenter bee has a shiny rear end […]

How To Get Rid of Ants: Ant Removal Tips

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah…cute song when you were a kid, not so cute to see in your house as a homeowner! When you discover you’re sharing your house with ants, you want to know quickly how to get rid of ants. Know Your Enemy The most common ant types you […]