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Baby it’s cold outside and that means rodents want to be inside.
What type of rats and mice enter our homes? House and Wood Mice, Brown Rats and Yellow-Necked Mice. The most common one you would come across would be the Wood Mouse.
The House Mouse and Brown Rat are more commonly found in city areas, where the Wood Mouse is found in the suburbs. You can commonly find them in roof space, basements, cupboards and wall spaces.
How do you know if you have a mouse in the house? You could potentially hear the chewing of the mice while they work to keep their incisors short. With the chewing you would find rembrandts of destruction. With the House Mouse there is an odor. Rats, since larger can leave chewing marks through aluminum and wires. And with both mice and rats you will see feces droppings.
For a better idea of what to look for contact your local pest control company like Bugs By Brian® for a no obligation estimate on your rodent infestation.
As a business or home owner you will want to react quickly to any rodent problem. Damages could be to furniture, food, insulation and wiring. And with the chewing of wire this could lead to fire damage.
If you suspect you have mice in your home or business, the most effective and efficient way to get rid of them is to contact a professional pest control company that offers mice extermination services. Bugs By Brian® pest control, servicing St. Louis and surrounding areas, can easily assess your rodent problem, perform rodent elimination treatment and advise you on how to prevent the return of the rodents in the future.
Visit our website at www.bugsbybrian.com or give us a call at 636-394-0101 to schedule an appointment today.
There are many types of fleas, however, the most common is the cat flea. The name is deceptive, though, as cat fleas can feed on many host organisms such as deer, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, dogs and humans.
How did my pet get fleas?
Any type of pet has the potential of carrying fleas with them, especially when they’re exposed to other pets. Such places could be doggy daycare, pet grooming locations, pet hotels and dog parks.
Once your pet is exposed, it could potentially carry the fleas right back to your home, and that is when they start breeding and infesting your home. Wonder if you have a flea infestation problem, contact your local pest control company, Bugs by Brian®. for a no obligation inspection and estimate.
What do I do if I have a flea infestation?
Let’s first get into more information on the flea infestation. Normally the infestation is not concentrated in one area of your home. With pets, most of the time, they have the run of the home. Which means they have the capability of carrying the fleas throughout your home. So, when you start preparing to rid your home of fleas, you want to focus on the whole house and your pets at the same time.
Suggestions on Flea Removal in Your Home
Flea Spray: these sprays are mainly used on your furniture if fabric and carpet as well as your pets. Some questions to ask yourself, how much do I need? how effective is it? will it stain my furniture? and how long does it take?
Flea Fogging: This is an effective practice and sometimes used by pest control specialist.
Some questions to ask yourself, where will we go while we fog? How long is it going to take? What do I need to prepare for the fogging? How much do I need?
Pest Control Company: If you have seen a flea or think you may be in the initial stages of a flea infestation, call a local pest control company like Bugs by Brian®. They should offer a no obligation inspection and estimate to help come up with the best option to eliminate the fleas.
Suggestions on Flea Removal of Your Pets
You can research over the counter products or talk your vet on what they would suggest.
If you have seen a flea or think you may be in the initial stages of a flea infestation, call the professional pest elimination team at Bugs by Brian®. We offer a comprehensive treatment program to rid your home and yard of this parasitic pest.
Call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at (636)394-0101 to exterminate a flea infestation in your home or business.
Bugs by Brian® is a locally owned and operated full-service pest control company covering St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and St. Charles County for more than 20 years.
We offer comprehensive services and use the latest technology to prevent and cure your home or business of unwanted insect or rodent pests. We design programs to rid your structure of nuisance insects ranging from infestations to occasional invaders and keep them gone permanently.
Our Services include: Residential and Commercial Pest Control, Termite, Small Rodent, Mosquito and Lawn & Ornamental.
At Bugs by Brian®, your Commercial or Residential Properties are just as important to us as they are to you. We recognize the importance of being responsive to your needs to ensure your business or home are not interrupted by insect pests. Should the situation arise, we offer short response times by making ourselves available in off hours be it evenings, weekends, early mornings or if necessary, even holidays.
Also at Bugs by Brian®, it is important to us to offer environmentally responsible pest solutions to our customers. As friends of the environment, we use only the highest rated EPA products available. We introduce green or greener chemicals with reduced toxicity whenever possible to ensure the health and safety of our clients, their children, and their pets.
Whether your pest control issues involve commercial or residential properties in Melbourne and surrounding areas, the extermination professionals at Bugs by Brian® will customize a program to best accommodate your needs.
Visit our website at www.bugsbybrian.com or give us a call at 636-394-0101 to schedule an appointment today.
Bugs by Brian® is a locally owned and operated full-service pest control company covering St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County and St. Charles County for more than 20 years. We are proud to provide reliable, effective residential and commercial pest control services to our friends and neighbors in the St. Louis area.
Following is a list of counties, cities and a map of the areas we serve in St. Louis. If you are in one of these areas and need a pest control appointment, call us today at (636) 394-0101.
We serve these Missouri counties:
Franklin County Jefferson County St. Charles County St. Louis County
We serve these St. Louis area cities:
At Bugs by Brian®, it is important to us to offer environmentally responsible pest solutions to our customers. As friends of the environment, we use only the highest rated EPA products available. We introduce green or greener chemicals with reduced toxicity whenever possible to ensure the health and safety of our clients, their children, and their pets.
Whether your pest control issues involve commercial or residential properties, the extermination professionals at Bugs by Brian® will customize a program to best accommodate your needs.
If you feel you have a pest infestation in your home or business call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at 636-394-0101.
Carpenter ants are one of the most common household pests throughout the United States. Carpenter ants are distinguishable by several features: their immense size compared to other species in the ant world, are just one Identifying characteristic. Another feature is their notably large head with prominent mandibles.
Carpenter ants have the same biology as any other ant, and rely on similar food sources. The difference between this specie and all other ants is, they destroy wood when making their nesting sites.
The damage caused by carpenter ants is often confused with the damage caused by termites. Moist wood and humidity are two of the preferred habitats of carpenter ants. They usually look for rotting wood to make their colony and may infest areas in our homes where these conditions exist. They will damage the structure during the nesting process, which is why it is imperative to have any infestation treated promptly. Bugs By Brian® offers a free no obligation estimate for your carpenter ant infestation.
Carpenter ants do not eat wood, but rather they galley out the wood softened from decay to lay their eggs. Moisture is your enemy in this case – any water penetration behind a window or door frame, around a garage door or chimney, can lead to decay and become favorable places for carpenter ant colonization. Carpenter ant nests have been in hollow doors, subfloor insulation, curtain rods, wall voids, behind bathroom tiles, showers and in attic beams.
Preventing or eliminating an infestation often depends on several measures. Removing the humid conditions that attract ants is the first step in the process. Damaged wood should also be replaced to prevent carpenter ants from making it their home. Any lumber outside should also be stored off the ground and kept as dry as possible.
How do you detect a carpenter ant infestation? The carpenter ants are most active between sunset and midnight. This is a great time to watch the workers and find out where their nest is. Setting out sweets as bait makes it easy to track the ants back to their colony too.
Professional assistance is often required to get rid of a carpenter ant colony. There are several procedures that a great exterminator will perform, using powerful baits and insecticides to eliminate infestations are just a few.
Call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian today at (636) 394-0101 to exterminate a carpenter ant infestation in your home or business.
That’s a very good question. At Bugs by Brian® what we look for is if they’re out during the day and/or if there are fecal droppings, egg pouches and dead cockroaches present. Now let’s break each one of these down in a little more detail.
Note, the sooner you can detect a cockroach problem the easier it is to clear it up quickly and with the least amount of expense. The best way to prevent an infestation is to have a bi-monthly treatment for pests by a pest control professional, like Bugs by Brian®.
Roaches are nocturnal. They feast for food and water while we sleep. So, when you see roaches out during the daytime, it is time to call a pest control company, because you have a roach infestation. And this will take more than one or two treatments. You will need to set up a program to make sure the infestation is eliminated.
Now let’s talk about the fecal droppings. Small roaches will leave a dropping that is like the size of black pepper and the larger roaches droppings would be the size of bakery sprinkles. You can take photos to show your local pest control company or call Bugs by Brian® at 636-394-0101 for a no-obligation cockroach inspection. Always remember the more the droppings, the more the roaches.
If you see any signs of roach eggs, you must act immediately. The egg is oblong in shape and brownish in color. These casings hold multiple eggs inside them, for example the German Cockroach can hold up to 50 eggs. Therefore, when found, act immediately.
And the easiest route to find out if you have a cockroach infestation is to look under your sinks, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and inside your cabinets. What you will be looking for is dead cockroaches. If found you have a cockroach problem.
If you feel you have a cockroach infestation in your home or business call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at 636-394-0101.
Pests are exactly what they are, pests, that are destructive to our properties. Where we may think it causes minor damage, in time, it becomes major.
Most of us want to take care of them ourselves, because of time and/or financial reasons. But as soon as we know it, the problem returns. That is when, as owners, you begin to see a reoccurring problem of not just one, but different types of pests in your business or home environment.
This is when it is best to call your local pest control company like, Bugs by Brian®, for routine pest control. The professionals know how to handle your pest situation in a safe and the correct way.
Living in Missouri, change in weather, it usually leaves an open invitation for pests. These pests continue to breed and invite others to join them. Spreading germs, that could lead to health issues.
So, we ask, why take the risk in your home or business?
When it comes to the commercial (business) side of pest infestation, you need to worry about health inspection codes. And at home you need to worry about the kids and pets.
Also, to consider, is that most pest reproduce quickly, so the chances of them coming back on a consistent basis, is just a matter of time. That is why pest control companies always emphasize regular pest control sprays.
Let’s also look at pests, they in time build a resistance to pest control. They become immune to what is used to eliminate them. With a regular pest control treatment by a professional, you can have your mind set at ease knowing we are up to date on the best products and procedures to handle your pest control problem.
Bugs by Brian®, offers environmentally friendly pest solutions to our customers. As friends of the environment, we use only the highest rated EPA products available. We introduce green or greener chemicals with reduced toxicity whenever possible to ensure the health and safety of our clients.
Call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at (636) 394-0101 to exterminate a pest infestation in your home or business.
Wasps, are in fact, brilliantly beneficial insects, and have been working away diligently on our behalf during the summer. Starting in spring the Queen Wasp begins to build her nest, and starts producing worker wasps that go out to scour the garden for bugs and caterpillars to feed to the nest’s young.
You may notice in late Summer and early Fall, larger swarms of Wasps. The reasoning for this is the Queen Wasp stops feeding her young and workers, so the workers go out searching for something sweet, like our soda, ice cream and anything else we have that is sweet. Once they find it, they let the rest of the nest know, and here comes the swarm.
The wasp species is generally divided into two categories: social and solitary wasps. The mud daubers that form mud-based dwellings on walls of homes and businesses, are solitary wasps. Where the social wasp lives in colonies, as mentioned above that are fed by the Queen Wasp. In many cases of wasp infestation, the best course of action is to call a pest control professional. Bugs by Brian®, serving St. Louis and surrounding areas, can exterminate wasp infestations.
Wasp poison can be harmful to some people and domestic animals, especially if one has an allergic reaction to wasp stings. Some social wasps will produce a pheromone when they sting to summon other wasps from the colony, so a colony can present some danger. Additionally, some nests can damage property. This is particularly true of the solitary wasps that drill holes for dwellings.
In many cases of wasp infestation, the best course of action is to call a pest control professional. Bugs by Brian®, serving St. Louis and surrounding areas, can exterminate wasp infestations. Call us today if you are concerned about a wasp infestation affecting your home, pets or family.
Call St. Louis, MO pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at (636) 394-0101 to exterminate a wasp infestation in your home or business.
Silverfish are nocturnal by nature and known for their destructive feeding habits, Silverfish are teardrop-shaped insects ranging in color from white or brown to bluish-gray and measure up to a full inch in length. Though they are similar in size and shape to Firebrats, Silverfish get their name from their color and resemblance to a fish.
Silverfish feed on dead skin, books and starchy materials. They thrive in dark and moist areas. If you feel you have a Silverfish infestation, contact your local Pest Control Company, Bugs by Brian® for a no obligation estimate.
How do you know if you have Silverfish? Since they are nocturnal you are going to want to look for damp dark areas, with small excrements that look like pepper. Look for small holes and yellow stains on fabric and clothing.
Silverfish are most often associated with homes or buildings near a body of water like a river, stream, or pond. Silverfish live and breed in attics and various places throughout a home, though they prefer extreme temperatures like that of an attic. Although they are suited for most climates, Silverfish prefer dark and humid areas like attics, basements, kitchens and bathrooms.
The easiest way to prevent a Silverfish infestation is to deprive them of their favorite foods and habitat by controlling humidity and keeping a house or storage area clean to prevent feeding sites. However, once a Silverfish infestation takes hold, a homeowner must turn to a pest control expert.
Residents or business owners in St. Louis and surrounding areas who suspect a Silverfish infestation should retain the services of the professional exterminators at Bugs by Brian®. Professional Silverfish extermination service begins with a thorough examination of the household or business. Once the infestation is controlled, our expert exterminators can help homeowners and business owners make an effective plan to prevent the silverfish problem from recurring.
Call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian® today at (636) 394-0101 to exterminate an ant infestation in your home or business.
Bed bugs have returned with a vengeance after being eradicated from the U.S. after World War II with a newly introduced chemical known as DDT. Researchers have named mostly third world and underdeveloped countries as the source of this insect, and concluded that the resurgence here in the United States and Missouri is due to international travelers who have visited these regions and unknowingly brought back bedbugs in their clothing or luggage.
The biggest problem we face with the bed bugs insect is their habitual treatment with inferior or weak solutions of Pyrethroid-based products. Over-exposure to mild, inadequate or improperly applied chemicals has resulted in more resistant strains of bed bugs. In short, a bedbug infestation problem is not one you want to take shortcuts on exterminating. Call your bed bug pest control expert immediately if you suspect a bed bug infestation.
The bed bug specie is highly adaptable to its environment, very difficult to access and can live in solitude for long periods of time after feeding, and they’re egg-laying machines. Tell-tale signs of a bedbug infestation are blood stains on the mattresses, the presence of bedbugs, skin or egg casings, and recurring bite marks on your person. These small, reddish welts from bed bug bites can occur in clusters, usually around underwear lines or the side you sleep on. Bedbugs tend to live in mattresses, bed frames, dressers, wall voids, picture frames and under baseboards. Bed bug infestations are often found in hotels, nursing homes, college dorms, apartments or wherever there is a large aggregation of people. Bed bug treatments are a little pricy, but incredibly important to completely eradicate the infestation quickly.
Elimination of a bedbug problem in your home or business requires a fast and thorough pest control program and must be designed to eliminate the infestation.
Call St. Louis pest control company Bugs by Brian today at (636) 394-0101 to exterminate a bed bug infestation in your home or business.