Entries by Web Churn

Spider Control: Signs You Need the Help of an Exterminator

Spiders. For some homeowners, the word itself inspires terror. Could spiders hide in your clothes and bite you when you slip them on? Could the bite be poisonous and require medical treatment? Could spiders in your home proliferate until the residence looks like a creepy set from the Hollywood film Arachnophobia? The answer to all […]

Carpenter Ant Removal: How the Extermination Process Works

Carpenter ants are miniscule insects that pose almost no threat when there is only one of them, but when they infest your home or business in the thousands, they can do what no human carpenter would: Damage the wood in the structure, weakening its dimensional stability and possibly causing visible damage to aesthetic elements, such […]

Are Carpenter Bees Turning Your Home in to Swiss Cheese?

When we think of bees, we usually envision honey bees pollinating flowers and nesting in natural sites, such as tree cavities, or inhabiting hives made expressly for bee colonies. However, for homeowners, not all bees lead such a charmed existence. Carpenter bees (a.k.a. wood bores) often destroy structural wood to create nests instead of searching […]

When to Use Commercial Pest Control Services for Stinging Insects

Stinging insects have been both a scourge and a blessing to the world throughout the centuries. When the insects feel threatened — which usually happens when someone accidently stumbles across them — they often release several, powerful stings that feel like getting a series of rabies shots, but many of the insects also pollinate flowers […]

Four Reasons to Practice Pest Prevention

In the Midwest, spring marks a steady increase in temperature that eventually crescendos in the hot days of summer. When the tepid breeze of early spring blows in, many people become more active and venture outside of their home to go places they wouldn’t have visited in winter. The same is true of many household […]

Spring Means Mole Problems – Are you Ready?

During winter in the St. Louis area, many homeowners who have moles in their yard notice a decline in the number of visible tunnels the animals create just beneath the lawn surface. The reason why is simple: Like so many animals and insects, moles have a lower activity level in cold weather. But when warm […]

Holpers Pest Protection Plans: What are the Benefits?

Some homeowners owners only call a pest control company after a pest infestation is in full swing. If you’ve ever experienced such an infestation, you surely know that isn’t the best way to handle things. Whether they consist of bed bugs, spiders, squirrels, or another type of bothersome critter, pest infestations can be physically and […]

How to Solve Your Raccoon Problem

As with other types of wild animals that don’t mind taking up residence in human homes, how people feel about raccoons is all about context. When the furry creatures mind their own business and stay situated in the natural environment, they are appreciated as a part of nature. But when raccoons look for food in […]