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3 Scary Pests To Watch Out For This Halloween


Because Halloween is quickly approaching, we thought this was a great time to talk about what we believe are the top three scariest pests in St. Louis. While most people are concerned about getting costumes ready, pumpkins carved and a big bowl full of candy to pass out, we want to remind you to not forget to inspect your home for potential pest problems. If there are more than fake cobwebs and candy creepy crawlers then it is time to call in the St. Louis pest control pros at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions.

Bed Bugs

When it comes to scary pests you may be thinking the ones that are the biggest. But let’s not forget that bed bugs in St. Louis and throughout Missouri are even worse because many people don’t see them at all! These blood sucking pests can leave you waking to itchy welts with no idea as to why. Bed bugs continue to invade home and businesses and don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon.  


Of course, spiders are a classic when it comes to scary pests. That is why spiders are such a huge part of Halloween decor. They can cause most of us to jump back in fright when we spot a spider in our home. While most spiders are harmless, a few species have a venomous bite that may require medical attention and this tends to up the scare factor. So whether the spiders are real or staged by your family on Halloween, I think most will agree that spiders a scary pest to find in our homes.


The third of our scariest pests are termites in St. Louis. These wood destroying insects do not cause us any physical harm but they sure can damage our homes. Each year in the U.S. there’s billions of dollars in property damages resulting from termites and that is a scary thing! And what’s worse, like bed bugs, many times people do not see termites in their home until it is too late and termite damage is already present.

There you have it, the top three scariest pests according to the St. Louis pest control experts. If you have identified any of the above pests it is important to have them removed right away. No pest infestation should be left unattended and since they are usually hard to identify and control, exterminations should be left to trained professionals. For more information on  St. Louis bed bug services, spider removal, and termite control in St. Louis, please contact Rottler today!

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