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The things that make your backyard your favorite place to be may be causing your home to be invaded by pests.  Here are a few tips to help keep them out.

Your backyard is a sanctuary.  It's a place where you can get away from the pressure of your regular life and relax, and be with your friends and family. It's also a haven for pests, and a cause for concern.  Here are several ways that your backyard can be a honeypot for insects and rodents, and a few tips to keep them out.

First up is your patio furniture.  Patio furniture, while necessary for entertaining your guests, is a spider's dream home.  Garden spiders, while they can be pretty large, are not harmful to people.  They can be very helpful, in fact, by ridding your yard of other pests.  Spiders can be moved to another part of the yard if they are found in your outdoor furniture, and should be relocated to places that you wouldn't normally traverse.  This will alleviate the "creepy factor" and ensure that they can still function properly in your yard's ecosystem.

Stepping stones are the next culprit.  While stepping stones are a lovely decorating feature in your yard, they make a lovely home for ants, worms, and millipedes.  If you'd like to scare yourself, lift one up and look underneath it. Termites are also a common tenant of these stones, so make sure to keep them away from your home when possible.  Insects also use them as stepping stones - just to get into your home.

The family grill, the centerpiece for every cookout, is up next.  The grill isn't used on a daily basis (particularly when the season gets uncomfortably hot) and this leads to wasps.  Paper Wasps love to find an unused place with cover to build their nests, and your grill is a place where they can find a safe haven.  Luckily, they are

a breed that can be dispatched with over the counter wasp spray and knocking down the nest.  This is best accomplished at night.  Of course, your local pest control experts can also be brought in to take these pests down, and to remove any and all of these pests.

That will do it for part one, keep watching at http://richardsonpestsolutions.com for part two and more tips about pest control form Richardson Pest Solutions, the St. Louis Pest Control Experts.

 

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Richardson Pest Solutions offers free estimates and free inspections on everything from termites,

spiders, and ants, to moles, rats, and squirrels.  This is the time of year to get your home inspected for all manner of pests.

When pests invade your home, peace of mind in their control and removal is paramount.  Creating a safe environment for your family and pets is important, especially considering the health risks that allowing insects and rodents to thrive in your home can create.  The expense and danger of dealing with brown recluse bites, Indian Meal Moths(pantry pests)in your food, and the diseases that rodents can carry is incalculable.

As suggested by its specific epithet reclusa (recluse), the brown recluse spider is rarely aggressive, and bites from the species are uncommon. In 2001, more than 2,000 brown recluse spiders were removed from a heavily infested home in Kansas, yet the four residents who had lived there for years were never harmed by the spiders, despite many encounters with them. The spider usually bites only when pressed against the skin, such as when tangled within clothes, towels, bedding, inside work gloves, etc. Many human victims report having been bitten after putting on clothes that had not been worn recently, or had been left for many days undisturbed on the floor. However, the fangs of the brown recluse are so tiny they are unable to penetrate most fabric.

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Increased insect populations in warmer weather leads to increased spider populations.  A professional can remove these creepy crawlies from your home or business.  Richardson Pest Solutions of St. Louis has over 35 years of experience in brown recluse removal.

Summer months bring an increase in insect population, and an explosion in spider population.  They arrive to feed on these insects, and live in your home and business.  A professional Pest Control Expert can remove these pests and give you the peace of mind that a spider free home can entail.

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Unwanted guests are always nuisances. If you have moles invading your yard or critters crawling where they shouldn’t be, contact Richardson Pest Solutions of St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the National Pest Management Association, and have been a family-owned and family-operated business since 1972, and are experts in mole control.

Moles are insectivores (they eat insects), and they may control some insect outbreaks. However, mole activity can also cause considerable damage to lawns. This damage is usually in the form of tunnels and/or mounds in lawn that can be unsightly, disturb root systems, and provide cover or travel lanes for other small mammals.

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Ants don't just ruin a picnic, they can get into your home and ruin your life. Richardson Pest Solutions of St. Louis, Missouri are experts in the removal of these annoyances.

"I keep seeing big, black ants in my house, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. I spray the ones I see, but they keep coming back. What kind of ants are these, where do they come from, and how do I get rid of them?" These are the questions typically asked by homeowners who have carpenter ants. They are also one of the most difficult to control.

Carpenter ants, vary in size and color but are usually large (1/4-1/2 inch) and blackish. Occasionally, swarms of winged carpenter ant reproductives will emerge inside a home. Carpenter ant swarms usually occur in the spring and are a sure sign that a colony is nesting somewhere inside the structure.

Winged carpenter ants can be distinguished from termites by their larger size and shape of their antennae, waist and wings.

Besides being objectionable by their presence, carpenter ants damage wood by hollowing it out for nesting. They excavate galleries in wood which have a smooth, sandpapered appearance. Wood which has been damaged by carpenter ants contains no mud-like material, as is the case with termites. Shredded fragments of wood, similar in appearance to coarse sawdust, are ejected from the galleries through preexisting cracks or slits made by the ants. When such accumulations are found (typically containing dead ants and bits of insects which the carpenter ants have eaten), it's a good indication that a carpenter ant nest is nearby. Oftentimes, however, the excavated sawdust remains hidden behind a wall or in some other concealed area.

The extent and potential damage to a home depends on how many nests are actually present within the structure, and how long the infestation has been active. Although large carpenter ant colonies are capable of causing structural damage, the damage is not normally as serious as that from termites. In some cases, the damage may be relatively insignificant, but this can only be determined by locating and exposing the nest area.

Oftentimes, it will be difficult or impossible to locate and destroy the carpenter ant nest(s). In this case, the homeowner may wish to call a professional pest control operator. Pest control companies approach carpenter ant problems differently. Some attempt to locate the nest and selectively treat only in specific areas. Other companies take more of a "shot-gun" approach, drilling and dusting as many potential wall voids and nesting sites as possible. Most companies also apply a perimeter spray treatment around the outside foundation of the home in an effort to temporarily prevent reinvasion. The approach which should not be used is simply to spray each month where carpenter ants are seen. If no effort is made to locate the nest(s) or probable nest areas, the problem will most likely continue.

Typically, there will be wide differences in price depending on the company and amount of effort expended. Since carpenter ant problems are not always solved on the first attempt, the type of guarantee and reputation of the company should be factored into the purchasing decision.  Let Richardson Pest Solutions of St Louis help today!  Visit http://richardsonpestsolutions.com for more information and call (314) 297-2210 to schedule an appointment.

 

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In nature, subterranean termites are beneficial. They break down many dead trees and other wood materials that would otherwise accumulate. The biomass of this breakdown process is recycled to the soil as humus.

Problems occur when termites attack the wooden elements of human structures -- homes, businesses and warehouses. Their presence is not readily noticed because they hide their activity behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.

Homeowners in all areas of Missouri should watch for subterranean termites and take precautions to prevent infestations. To minimize damage from termites, it is helpful to know the description, life cycle and infestation signs of termites as well as preventive and control measures.

Subterranean termites are social insects that live in nests or colonies in the soil, hence their name “subterranean.”  Reproductive males and females can be winged (primary) or wingless (secondary or tertiary). Each can produce new offspring. The bodies of primary reproductives, also called swarmers or alates, vary by species from coal black to pale yellow-brown. Wings may be pale or smoky gray to brown and have few distinct veins. Swarmer termites are about 1/4 to 3/8 inch long.

Termite workers make up the largest number of individuals within a colony. Workers are wingless, white to creamy white, and 1/4 to 3/8 inch long. They do all of the work of the colony -- feeding the other castes, grooming the queen, excavating the nest and making tunnels. In working, they chew and eat wood, causing the destruction that makes termites economically important.

The presence of swarmers, wings or damaged wood signals that termites are infesting a structure.

Generally the first sign of infestation noticed by homeowners is the presence of swarming reproductives on window sills or near indoor light. Swarmers inside the house nearly always indicate an active infestation in the structure. The presence of swarmers outdoors is a natural phenomenon, but should warn that termites are near and possibly attacking a nearby building.

Another indication is the presence of wings, discarded by swarmers as a normal part of their behavior, found near emergence sites, on window sills or in cobwebs. Infestations also can be detected by the presence of shelter tubes going up the sides of piers, utility entrances or foundation walls.

Wood damage often is not found initially, but it definitely indicates termite infestation. Any wood-to-soil contact is a potential site of entry into a home. Wood that yields a dull, thudding sound when struck by a screwdriver or hammer should be examined. Careful probing of suspected areas with a sharp, pointed instrument such as an ice pick will disclose termite galleries or damage.

Control measures include reducing the potential for subterranean termite infestation, preventing termite entry, and applying residual chemicals for remedial treatment.

Let Richardson Pest Solutions of St Louis help today!

Control services offer several choices in baiting systems to treat termites. This technology requires that the applicator know termite biology and behavior to apply the baits correctly. It also demands diligent monitoring. Some baiting systems are advertised to be used alone in termite control; others are used with liquid termiticides. In general, baits require several trips to the job site for installation and monitoring. Control may take from a few weeks to more than a year.

Termite treatment requires specialized equipment such as drills, pressure injectors, pressure-generating pumps and high-gallon tanks. Therefore, in almost every instance, using the services of professional pest control operators is recommended. They are familiar with construction principles and practices, have the necessary equipment, and know termite biology and habits. Members of the pest control industry who offer termite control may be licensed or certified by a state agency for competence in treatment procedures that provide safe and effective control.

Richardson Pest Solutions of St Louis can help!  Contact them at (314) 297-2210 and visit http://www.richardsonpestsolutions.com for more information.

 

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Richardson Pest Solutions is your solution for Bee Removal in St. Louis.  A St. Louis pest control fixture since their inception as a family-owned and operated business in 1972, Richardson Pest Solutions is the personal choice for pest removal.  With free inspections and estimates, Chuck Richardson and Richardson Pest Solutions is the best choice for bee removal, termite control, and every kind of pest control in St. Louis.

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Richardson Pest Solutions has 12-month guarantees on their termite control treatments, giving your family peace of mind.

Richardson Pest Solutions is proud to announce our 12-month guarantees for termite control in Chesterfield, Wentzville, Ballwin, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Ellisville, Fenton, Florissant, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake St Louis, O'Fallon, St Ann, St Charles, St Louis, St Peters, Town & Country, University City, Webster Groves, and Wildwood in Missouri.

"Termidor is the most effective treatment for termite control that I've ever used, which is why Richardson Pest Solutions uses it for all termite removals.  The Termidor Bait System allows us to give a 12- month Termite removal guarantee for your home," says Chuck Richardson, owner of Richardson Pest Solutions, a family-owned and operated company since 1972.

Subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests of wood in the United States. They cause more than $2 billion in damage each year, more property damage than that caused by fire and windstorm combined.

In nature, subterranean termites are beneficial. They break down many dead trees and other wood materials that would otherwise accumulate. The biomass of this breakdown process is recycled to the soil as humus.

Problems occur when termites attack the wooden elements of human structures -- homes, businesses and warehouses. Their presence is not readily noticed because they hide their activity behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.

Homeowners in all areas of Missouri should watch for subterranean termites and take precautions to prevent infestations. To minimize damage from termites, it is helpful to know the description, life cycle and infestation signs of termites as well as preventive and control measures.

The 12-month guarantee gives families a peace of mind about their termite control issues, and with the free estimates and free inspections from Richardson Pest Solutions, it's a value that can't be overlooked.  Contact Richardson Pest Solutions today for termite control at (314) 297-2210, and visit us at http://richardsonpestsolutions.com for more information about termites and the destruction they can cause if left unchecked.

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A free estimate and inspection can make all the difference in the world to your home.  Richardson Pest Solutions will inspect your home
for pests and animals, and give you a free estimate on their removal.

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Richardson Pest Solutions uses Termidor, the number one termite treatment system in America.  Termidor is the most effective treatment and doesn't disturb your family's routine.

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Richardson Pest Solutions is proud to offer a $50 discount on all new Termite treatments.  Call us  at 3146497378, and visit us at richardsonpestsolutions.com for free estimates and inspections.  We are family owned and operated since 1972, with 35 years of experience in the pest control industry in St. Louis.

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With termite season almost upon us, let Chuck and Jeff Richardson and the team at Richardson Pest Solutions take care of them!  Visit www.richardsonpestsolutions.com or call 3146497378 for a FREE estimate!

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Jeff Richardson's extensive experience with Termites and Moles makes him an ideal fit for your pest control needs in St. Louis!

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Most Missouri bats are members of the evening bat family. They are generally inactive during the brighter hours of the day, preferring evening, night and early morning for their feeding flights. When not in flight, they rest in the dark seclusion of natural places such as caves, hollow trees and rock crevices. They also may occupy vacant buildings, church steeples, attics,spaces between walls, and belfries. Bats can enter places of refuge through very small openings or cracks as narrow as three-eighths of an inch. Richardson Pest Solutions is a leader in Bat Removal!

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Squirrels can be a big problem in the winter months.  Nesting in your attic and destroying your home, they are some of the most destructive animals in the area.  Richardson Pest Solutions can help!  Visit richardsonpestsolutions.com today!

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By Chuck Richardson

It's Raccoon season again, and Richardson Pest Solutions will help you get them out and keep them out of your home! 
Visit them at richardsonpestsolutions.com today!

Raccoons - Destructive But Cute

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