Entries by Web Churn

It’s “Tick Talk” time!

Now that the winter thaw is over and the Crocus’ and Daffodils are in bloom,  it’s time to start preparing for the warm weather pest to arrive. Holper’s is offering a service called “Tick Management “. This is not a broadcast spray of the entire yard; instead we focus on areas where ticks are most […]

What’s in Your Attic?

Properly insulating our home and saving money on energy costs are common concerns for homeowners.  A frequent oversight in colder months, however, is not an energy efficiency problem, but a pest problem.  When temperatures fall, bugs and rodents are looking for a warm place to call home for the winter – and you don’t want […]

Conquering Moles, Voles & Other Pests

The Biology of… Mice- are classified as omnivores, preferring seeds and grains. The weight of a mouse averages ½ ounce.  The length varies from 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches, including the tail which measures three to four inches. Breeding occurs all year long.  Sexually maturity occurs six to 10 weeks following birth.  Females may deliver five […]

Stink Bugs…Do They Bite?

Normally, they do not.  However, they will bite if they feel threatened. The bite area may have some swelling or rash and may feel painful, but harmless. Even though a stink bugs’ bite is usually treated as a non-poisonous bite for adults, it may prove poisonous for small children and pets.  Some people relate their […]

BED BUGS: Teensy Mutant Travelers

Bed bugs are small.  And they get EVERYWHERE:  deep into clutter, upholstery and every nook and cranny from fabric seams to crew holes. Bed bug bites are often mistaken for mosquito bites or bites from other insects, and some people show no reaction at all to bed bug bites. So it’s no wonder they go […]

Is St. Louis Experiencing More Wasps This Summer?

It sure seems like we’ve been hearing about significantly more stings from wasps this summer. Maybe you’re experiencing that, too. Do you know how to tell a wasp from other stinging insects? Do you know how to recognize a wasp nest? Why are we seeing so many wasps this year? Most importantly, do you know […]

St. Louis Pest Control Questions

Is there something bugging you? Well, we’ve got answers! Wherever we go, people see the Holper name on our trucks and uniforms and approach us with questions. These are some of the questions we’ve gotten recently. Maybe some of them are your St. Louis pest control questions, too! Is there a brown recluse spider repellent? […]

Are There Poisonous Spiders in Missouri?

It’s bad enough to think about spiders in your house and yard, but have you wondered if they are dangerous, in addition to just having an extreme “ick” factor? Are there poisonous spiders in Missouri? The simple answer is yes–there are two types of spiders in Missouri that people refer to as poisonous. But in […]

Why Aren’t DIY Mosquito Treatments Effective?

We’ve all heard of them—allegedly “foolproof” DIY methods of mosquito control that your brother, mom, neighbor, or Facebook friend swears by! There are only so many citronella candles a person can light, and only so many dryer sheets one can wear under a hat, yet many people will attempt these and more schemes every year […]

Where Do Brown Recluse Spiders Live?

Here in St. Louis, most of the insects and spiders that take up residence in our homes and businesses are merely pests–while we don’t like to see them, they really can’t harm us personally. We just don’t want them around. But the brown recluse spider is a different story. Why are people afraid of finding […]