Home Pest Control: Four Situations That Require Professional Help

With so many do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions for ridding your home of obnoxious insects and animals, you may feel inclined to buy one of these solutions and try to perform your own home pest control. Unfortunately, though, many over-the-counter (OTC) products for pest removal only make a small dent in the problem before it returns full-force. Below are four examples of these types of problems. If you experience them, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions is here to help.

  1. Bed Bug Infestation

Because bed bugs can hide in furniture, beneath floorboards, inside mattresses, inside electrical sockets, and various other places, it is virtually impossible to extinguish them with storebought insecticides. Because the insects lay eggs and multiply rapidly as they suck blood from their host, the problem must be addressed quickly. Home pest control specialists can render treatments that destroy bedbugs and their eggs, regardless of where they hide in your home.

  1. Large Hornet Nest

A large hornet nest looks equally like a wonder of nature and threat to humankind. For millennia, people have figured out the hard way that you can’t kill thousands of hornets by throwing a large rock at the nest or hitting it with a splash of insecticide. Home pest control specialists have access to elite equipment that most homeowners don’t, such as sting-resistant suits and heavy-duty insecticide sprayers. They also have an in-depth understanding of how hornets operate based on time of day. Consequently, they are the ones who should remove the nest.

  1. Yard Mole Removal

Moles are similar to bedbugs: Because you can’t see exactly where they are hiding, they’re virtually impossible to remove on your own. Some animal pests don’t need to perish to be removed, but moles are an example of one that does. Because mole tunnels can run several feet deep beneath the ground, exterminating the creatures is the most effective way to make sure your lawn is filled with earthworms, grubs, and other forms of soil life, but not moles.

  1. Mice in the House

Mice are similar to bed bugs in that they are rarely seen by residents whose homes they infest. However, mice can cause more physical carnage than bed bugs, whose primary goal is to suck blood from a host in order to reproduce. Gnawed furniture, scattered litter, and holes chewed in food pantry items are common examples of how mice behave when they enter your home and try to make it their own. A professional exterminator uses technologies that eliminates mice quickly and proposes sealing off points of entry that allow mice to scamper inside your house.

Need Home Pest Control?
Whether your home is infested with stinging insects, bedbugs, mice, or another type of pest that makes it hard to relax and enjoy the peace of your residence, Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions will perform a free evaluation of the problem and propose what should be done to eliminate it.

To schedule a free inspection of your residence, call us today at (314) 732-1413, or email us at With winter just around the corner — a time when many people spend lots of time indoors — there is no better time than the present to make your home pest-free!