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It’s almost inevitable, at some point during the spring you will encounter some sort of insect. Spring is the time of the year when many pests come out of their winter slumber and they are ready to get active for warmer months. This means an increase in pest activity in and around many St. Louis homes. And it’s not just ants, termites, and rodents, there are many occasional invaders to be on the lookout for this spring.

Lady beetles, silverfish, and earwigs are all pests to watch out for now that  the weather is warming and you may have already noticed them appearing around the house. After a long winter,, these insects are eager to find food and water sources. Silverfish and earwigs are attracted to moisture while lady beetles are more apt to be found searching for plants. These pests are capable of laying many eggs and quickly your home could be housing hundreds or even thousands of pests.

Prevention is the best method to avoid any run ins with occasional invaders in St. Louis and Missouri. Here are some ways the St. Louis pest control pros at Rottler advise homeowners to prevent occasional invaders:

  • Remove any unnecessary mulch and plant debris

  • Remove stones, rocks, and boards from around the property

  • Redirect water to avoid favorable moist conditions

  • Make sure siding and foundation is properly sealed

  • Install screens over doors and windows

  • Cut back bushes and shrubs so they do not touch the side of the house

  • Secure weep holes, vents and other openings with mesh

  • Seal electrical outlets and switch boxes

If you are concerned about the occasional invaders getting into your home this spring, it is best to contact Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions before any problems arise. Preventative measures alone are not always enough to keep these pests away. Serving much of Mid Missouri including St. Louis, Rottler’s Signature Protection for homes is the ideal way to prevent insects and rodents from making their way indoors.  

Tags: Pest Prevention  |  pest proofing  |  lady beetles  |  Silverfish  |  earwigs

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