Entries by PestProse

Ladybug Infestations and Removal: Four Tips for Ladybug Control

“Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home”–this rhyme from your childhood will become your mantra if you find yourself in the unwelcome position of having a ladybug infestation. While considered a lucky presence by some, you will feel decidedly unlucky if you try ladybug removal or ladybug control on your own. DIY ladybug sprays are not the […]

Home Flea Control–Why You Need a Flea Exterminator

It boggles the mind to think that it ever occurred to someone to create a flea circus. Who would want to willingly spend time with those awful little bugs? The natural inclination at the first sign of fleas is to look into home flea control, and the best bet will always be the help of […]

Reasons To Call Exterminators for Spiders

Many homeowners assume that spiders are just “one of those things” when it comes to homeownership: If you have a home, you’re going to have them. Some think that a DIY method, with cans of spray from their local home and garden store will take care of spiders just fine. But having spiders in your […]

Wildlife Control to Minimize Animal Damage

Nuisance wildlife is plentiful in the Midwest, and we at Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions are experts in the greater St. Louis area on small animal control. Whether your goal is preventative wildlife control, trapping of a current nuisance animal, or whether you have animal damage that needs attention, we have answers to your questions […]

Skunk Prevention and Skunk Odor Removal

Skunk Prevention and Skunk Odor Removal Pepe Le Pew may make a darling cartoon character, but his real-life counterparts are nothing to smile about. Although notorious for the terribly foul odor of their spray, there are other reasons to be proactive about skunk removal. Better yet, read on to learn about skunk prevention, and if […]


Are moles mangling your manicured lawn? Are voles vexing your yard’s appearance? If you’ve found yourself googling information about how to get rid of gophers, Holper’s understands your pest problems and has all your lawn solutions. Those Maddening Moles Often assumed to be rodents, moles are actually insectivores and are related to shrews. They are […]

Expert Advice: How To Get Rid of Bats

I’m Jeff Holper, founder and owner of Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions. Over the years I have become an expert on St. Louis bat removal. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have been asked advice on how to get rid of bats. I have heard crazy stories from DIY folks that […]

Four Reasons Why Holper’s Is Your Squirrel Problem Solution

Is scratching in your walls and attic driving you nuts?  Are squirrels running on your roof or on the power lines leading to your house?  Do you see them disappearing above your gutters?  Does it sound like something is knocking on your ceiling?  You, my friend, likely have yourself a good old-fashioned squirrel problem.  Luckily, […]

Along Came a Spider…How To Kill Brown Recluse Spiders

One of the alarming things homeowners can experience is the discovery that they are sharing their home with brown recluse spiders. Spiders in general are one of the most hated, and often feared, pests. Compound that with the potentially dangerous nature of a brown recluse bite, and you have a situation fraught with stress and […]