Zika Is Here

mosquito bite

If you've been following the Zika virus, then you are probably aware that local cases of the virus are now being reported in Florida. This can feel like alarming news, after all, Zika virus can cause microcephaly in unborn children at any stage of pregnancy. So, we have put together this quick fact sheet for folks who live in our Missouri service area. Hopefully, it will help you to determine a course of action that is best for you and your family. Continue

Why Are Cluster Flies Taking Over My Home?

cluster fly on flower

Although fall has not officially arrived, now is the time to learn about cluster flies so that you can be on the lookout for these nuisance pests. Cluster flies are often first noticed as they collect in large numbers on the warm, sunny side of homes and businesses in fall. These flies resemble the ordinary house fly, but are a bit larger, move a lot slower, and are typically found in large numbers – hence their name. Continue

Sometimes Little Things Can Cause Big Problems

clover mite crawling up rock surface

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the littlest things cause the biggest problems? Think about it. A little yellow jacket, that has a small stinger with tiny barbs on it, can cause some very BIG pain! Or how about a termite that is only ¼ of an inch long? These tiny creatures, if given time, can create some pretty big damage to any wooden structure. And then there are deer ticks. At around 1/10 of an inch in length, these tiny creatures are known to transmit Lyme disease to humans… Continue

Invasion Of The Lady Beetles!

swarm of lady beetles

Does this title sound scary to you? Usually, titles starting with the words, "Invasion of…" are meant to be scary. Movies such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, about an alien invasion making mindless duplicates of people to take over the planet, are scary. The book titled Alien Invasion… sounds pretty scary too. But Invasion of the Lady Beetles? Lady beetles aren't scary, right? After all, lady beetles are tiny, cute little black-spotted red bugs; but when they invade by the… Continue

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