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Protecting your home with window and door locks is a no-brainer. Choosing a security system is another option to feel safer in your home and to better protect your family and your belongings. But how can you protect your home and family from pest invasions? This task is a little trickier than just installing a security system! The St. Louis pest control professionals at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions have the answer for you: A year round home pest control service to protect your home and property from pests before they ever have the chance to infest.

So, what pests can you expect to see this spring?

In the spring, pests like termites, ants, stinging insects, mosquitoes and even wildlife (like squirrels!) will all want to access your home. Termites are there to eat the wood in your home’s structure from the inside out. Ants are looking for food inside your home- they especially like the kitchen, the pantry and areas high in moisture! Stinging insects like wasps and hornets will be looking to build their nests near your gardens to feed on the nectar of your flowers. Mosquitoes will be looking to feed on flower nectar as well, but they need your blood to help nourish their eggs. Wildlife like squirrels and raccoons will be looking to raid your trash cans and pet food bowls and sometimes they may even try to nest on your property or inside your home.

Why choose professional pest control for year round services?

At Rottler, we spend a lot of time getting rid of pests. It’s what we do! Over the past 58 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about pest control. Our clients have depend on us to get rid of pests on their properties throughout all four seasons. We know how to get rid of squirrels that are attacking your bird feeders as well as lawn rodents that are destroying your lawn. We also offer year round pest control services to identify areas in your home that may be inviting pests so that you can amend these problems and suffer from far fewer pest problems throughout the year.

What can you do in the meantime to help prevent pests in your home?

Before summer pests become a big problem for you, here are some of our most helpful pest prevention tips:

  1. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so make sure to remove anything from your yard that may collect rain water.

  2. Eliminate possible entry points in your home so that pests can't get inside.

  3. Clean your kitchen! Pay close attention to areas around the fridge and other appliances, where crumbs and spills tend to accumulate.

  4. Install window and door screens to keep flying insects out.

  5. Remove white lights from exterior light fixtures; these attract insects into your home and to your entry doors. Instead, install yellow lights, which attract far fewer insects.

  6. Keep a tight cover on your trash can and secure with a bungee cord to keep wildlife out.

  7. Remove bird feeders if they appear to be attracting wildlife

These helpful tips should get you well on your way to a pest free home and property this summer, but the best way to stay pest free is to enlist the help of professional pest control service and to schedule a pest inspection. With this inspection, we can detect termite damage, pests you may not have realized that are present as well as any conditions that are attracting these pests. Give us a call today to discuss what Rottler can do for you and to schedule your first appointment so that you can feel safe in your home from invading pests.

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