What Should I Do About the Spiders in My Home?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Feb 13, 2018 4:01:00 PM

Spiders are kind of the worst. Sure, they’re good for keeping the pesky insect population down, but one look at those creepy eight-legged monsters sends many of us running for the hills. Although arachnophobia runs rampant in the Western population, very few spiders have the capability to actually harm a human being. Regardless, spotting one—or more—of these invaders in your home can be unsettling and may even indicate a larger problem.

You can take steps to reduce the number of spiders that enter your home, and if you do spot a few, you can eliminate them with natural products that you can easily make or purchase. Sometimes, however, spider infestations require a professional pest control technician’s attention.

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Topics: pest control, spiders

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Termites

Posted by Steve Thompson on Feb 5, 2018 7:01:00 PM

The biggest threat to your home may be attacking you right under your nose—or floors. Termites affect more than half a million homes in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately these silent destroyers can go undetected for quite some time, often until the damage has harmed not only your home but also your wallet. If you’re not careful, you may be chipping into the $5 billion spent each year on termite-related expenses.

Concerned that your home may be at risk? There are several precautions you can take to lower your chances of a termite infestation. Check out these five ways to protect your home from termites.

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Topics: pest control, termites

5 Things You Should Know About Asian Lady Beetles

Posted by Steve Thompson on Feb 1, 2018 6:00:00 PM

When it’s cold enough outside to see your breath, it seems like insects should be the last thing on your radar. But, as it turns out, one particular foe likes to strike when the weather outside is frightful. You may have noticed today’s subject and mistaken it for another insect—the ladybug. Today, we’re dissecting this critter so you can correctly identify it and effectively keep it out of your home.

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Topics: pest control

Prevent Cockroaches from Entering Your Home This Winter

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jan 18, 2018 5:05:00 PM

Your alarm clock goes off in the morning…rise and shine! You step out of bed, into your slippers, and sluggishly make your way toward the kitchen. It’s time for your ritual 7 o’clock cup of coffee. You open up your cupboard to reach for your favorite mug when you suddenly see a roach scurry past your hand and out of view. Your heart skips a beat and you let out a quick screech. Well, you’re awake. No caffeine needed today.

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Topics: pest control

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Home This Winter

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jan 8, 2018 6:09:00 PM
“Honey, how are we going to keep the mice away? I don’t want to deal with them again all winter like we did last year!” 

Mice are some of the most common pests to sneak into our homes during the winter to wait out the cold, taking advantage of our heat and food resources. Unfortunately, they’re able to squeeze through tiny, dime-sized holes we often don't even know are there. To help you ward off mice and prevent them from entering your home this winter, we've compiled a list of tips.

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Topics: pest control

Should I Treat My Attic for Pests This Winter?

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jan 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Many people don’t think they need pest control services during the winter. Don’t the ice, snow, and freezing temperatures either send creepy crawlers south or kill them off?  Nope—certainly not all of them. Mice, rats, cockroaches, and Asian beetles are some of the common pests that can sneak into our homes and make themselves comfortable (sometimes without us even noticing) during the cold season in Iowa.

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The Mystery of Moles

Posted by Steve Thompson on Nov 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

For what seems like an eternity of cloudy skies and rainy nights that big yellow orb in the sky has returned to brighten my spirits and dry up my yard (and I really need to get it MOWED!).

 

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Topics: pest control

Springer’s Mosquito Control Service

Posted by Steve Thompson on Jun 29, 2017 3:36:00 PM

Springer Professional Home Services has developed a uniquely designed Integrated Mosquito Control Service to help you get your yard back this summer. This includes our signature program to protect your yard throughout the year, or one-time applications at events like weddings and family get-togethers.

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It’s Skeeter Season

Posted by Steve Thompson on Apr 24, 2017 3:27:00 PM

Living in the Midwest has its perks and it also has its fair share of disadvantages. 

I was recently out on a spring evening turkey hunt just south of the Des Moines metropolitan area when it dawned on me… I was just bit by the 1st mosquito of the season.  But isn’t it too early?!  The answer is no!  The mosquitoes are becoming active already.

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Repair Your Window Screens to Help Keep the Bugs Out

Posted by Steve Thompson on Apr 19, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Spring is the perfect time of year to inspect your window and door screens for damage.

In case you are not aware, you can buy inexpensive screen repair kits for under $3.00 at your local hardware/lumber yard. They are easy to use, require no tools and save you time and the expense of getting your entire screen replaced.

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Topics: pest control

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