How Sizzling Summer Temperatures Increase Pest Activity

Anyone who’s spent some time in Missouri, eastern Illinois or Kansas knows summer means one thing – hot, humid weather. Another given is that along with those sizzling temperatures and unpleasant dew point levels, is that insects will be more abundant and more active. There are multiple reasons why pest populations including mosquitoes, flies, ants,… Read More

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Is Your Home a Safe Haven for Pests?

Clutter Promotes Pests Clutter in closets, cabinets, under beds, attics, garages, sheds, and crawlspaces gives opportunistic pests a place to establish harborage sites that are free from the average eye. And if pests such as ants, spiders, mosquitoes go undetected and find sources of food and water they will multiply and cause problems before you… Read More

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Mosquito Season is Coming – Is Your Home Prepared?

The longer, warmer days of spring and summer are not too far off, and neither is mosquito season. Nothing can ruin a hike in the woods, camping trip, picnic in the park or simply relaxing on your deck or patio like the telltale buzz of a relentless mosquito on the hunt for its next meal.… Read More

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The Importance of Year-Round Pest Control

Pests do not take vacations. They don’t step away for the weekend or go off to school or work each day. As much as home and business owners want it to happen, pests don’t disappear even in the colder winter months. In Rottler Pest Solutions’ service area of Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas, pests from mice… Read More

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Fall Is Here and So Are Overwintering Pests

It’s common for Midwesterners to spend the winter in warmer climates. But what about the insects that have been inhabiting yards all spring and summer long? Where do they go when the temperatures drop and the snow falls? Many head for your home. Brown marmorated stink bugs, boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles, and cluster flies –… Read More

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Flies In September? Say It Isn’t So

It’s September and your property is still experiencing issues with flies. What’s going on? Flies like warm weather and the warm and humid summer the Midwest experienced has contributed to increased breeding levels and an explosion of fly populations. With a new generation of flies being produced every few weeks it’s no wonder business owners… Read More

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No Jacket(s) Required

  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Genesis front man Phil Collins released an album in the 1980s titled No Jacket Required that produced several legendary hits. That title is exactly how Missouri, Illinois and Kansas homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts feel about the presence of yellowjackets and other stinging insects this time of year… Read More

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Give Pests A Failing Grade this School Year

It’s back to school for thousands of students across Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. From kindergartners on their first day of school to college seniors, schools and campuses are alive with activity as the year kicks off. Why Are Pests Attracted to Schools The reality is that pests are part of the “lesson plan” for schools… Read More

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Checking Bed Bugs Out of Hotels

What types of commercial properties are most susceptible to bed bug infestations? The list features many locations that people visit on a regular basis including doctor’s offices, schools, and office buildings. Topping the list, however, of at-risk commercial properties are hotels, according to research compiled by the National Pest Management Association.  Because of the constant… Read More

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An Underground Threat To Your Lawn

Moles and voles are small mammals that can cause quite a bit of damage to your yard in a short amount of time because their destructive tunneling. As they dig through the earth, they destroy roots weakening the grass or plants above. Eliminating these annoying pests can be tricky since they live underground and out… Read More

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