Entries by PestProse

How to Tell the Difference Between Good & Bad Ladybugs

Ladybug vs. Asian Lady Beetle So, there are 5 distinct differences between the Ladybug and the Asian Lady Beetle. Ladybugs are harmless, they control garden pests, lives outdoors, they are very good for the environment and there is no”M” shape on their back. Asian Lady Beetles are aggressive, harmful to dogs, invades homes, leaves behind […]

Fascinating but Scary Facts About Rodents

It’s that time of the season when rodents will be trying to find their way into your home to stay warm and cozy during the winter months. Rodents, like mice and rats, can seem cute and cuddly in a Disney movie, but they can also be a menace to your property.   Here are some interesting […]

Destructive Termites in St. Louis

– Are they living in your walls? Termite swarms show up in early spring months to find their way into your home before you know it. When you do see them, it is critical for your Holper’s Pest Control Tech to identify the species of destructive termites so they can formulate an appropriate control program.  […]

What’s biting me? Chiggers, Ticks, Mosquitoes

We are currently offering a special price of $39.95 for your First Mosquito Treatment (up to a ½ acre, exp 12/31/2018)! Chiggers Chiggers are mites: tiny insects about 1/50th of an inch long. Also know as harvest bugs or red bugs. They’re nearly invisible except, as occasionally happens, they cluster on your skin. They are […]

What Are Signs You Have Bats In Your Home?

Hearing high-pitched chirping noises or scratching in your walls or ceilings? Finding droppings around your foundation that seem to be below soffit gaps or vents? You might very well be harboring bats in your home! We covered important information on this subject last July in a blog you can access here, “Do I Have Bats […]

What Common Ants Do We Have In St. Louis?

It’s officially summer in St. Louis, so there are three things you can count on…heat, humidity, and ants! Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions can’t help you with those first two, but we sure do know our ants–more importantly, we know how to get rid of them for you. So, what are these common ants? Ants, […]

Stinging Pests: What Just Stung Me?

OUCH! It’s a word heard a lot when families are out enjoying their yards in the summertime. Sometimes it is heard indoors, as well. The culprits? Stinging insects, some of those things we have to put up with when the warmer temperatures draw us outside. Or do we have to put up with them? Knowing […]

How Do You Kill Red Ants?

Most people don’t realize that ants come in multiple colors and when they see red ants they easily confuse them with fire ants, or red imported fire ants (RIFA). These RIFA, are dreaded wherever they spread. There are actually multiple species of fire ants, but the RIFA is dreaded the most. How Do I Know […]

Do Termites Fly?

Several of the most common types of termites do have wings, and therefore are capable of flight. However, when winged termites swarm, their wings will fall off. If you encounter a pile of wings close to a congregation of what looks to be ants, you are probably looking at termites that have shed their wings […]