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  • Are you the kind of person who takes pride in your lawn? Do you love spending time and energy working outside to trim bushes, weed flower beds, and make perfect lawnmower lines on your grass? Do you love to sit back and admire all that hard work? What happens when something ruins that beautiful lawn you've worked so hard on? Does it make your blood boil? Today, we're going to talk about one of tho...

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  • It would be nice if we could just plant some grass and mow it every once in awhile to have a beautiful lawn. Sadly, this just isn't enough. Turfgrass in St. Louis needs tender loving care. As we enter into summer, here are a few things the grass in your lawn is going to need in order to be successful through all the conditions summer throws at it. Your grass requires food to thrive. Throughout the...

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  • If you are encountering cockroaches in your Ashland home, you may be wondering how they are getting in, and how to get rid of them. There is no doubt that these are disgusting creatures that are difficult to get rid of. But with a little know-how, it is possible. The following is a list of 8 things every homeowner should be aware of when dealing with cockroaches. A cockroach can hold its breath f...

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  • There are many reasons to love summer in Springfield. Ants aren't one of them. In fact, ants aren't seven of them. Here are seven species of ant you can expect to see on your Springfield property and in your Springfield home this summer. Carpenter Ants These are probably the worst ants you can have crawling around in your backyard but, surprisingly, we pay little attention to them when we see them...

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  • Chances are, if you own a home or business in Fenton, then you do not need any introduction to these annoying little garden pests that sometimes make their way indoors. When they get indoors, they crawl around on everything, scooting quickly here and there, avoiding capture and, if they enter your place in large numbers, they can be extremely aggravating to deal with. What Are These Little Red Bug...

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  • They're small. Sometimes, they're really small. A German cockroach nymph is small enough to climb through the holes in a wall outlet. This makes them extraordinarily difficult to keep out of man-made structures. They are also exceptional hitchhikers. Even if you have the best pest control defenses in the world, you can still get an infestation of these cockroaches. Protecting a food processing fac...

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  • When it comes to protecting yourself and the ones you love from tick-related diseases, it is important to understand the problems associated with ticks. Hopefully, this quick guide will help clarify any questions you have. In Missouri, we have brown dog ticks, blacklegged ticks, American dog ticks, lone star ticks, and more. Brown dog ticks attack dogs and rarely attack humans. American dog ticks ...

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  • Chiggers are tiny insects that leave very irritating, itchy bites. This has led some to believe that chiggers are invisible to the naked eye. If you just laughed while reading that, it is probably because you've seen hundreds or even thousands of these insects on you. When this happens, it can quickly lead to panic, especially if you've tried jumping in the water to get them off only to realize th...

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  • At first, when termites make their way up from the soil and begin nibbling away at the insides of your walls, you won't see the damage being done. In fact, years can go by without anyone having a clue. But if this activity is allowed to go on for months and years at a time, the damage will start to become very apparent. Mazes inside torn-out walls. When doing a renovation, if termites are present...

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  • If you have experienced yellow jackets on your Springfield property, you may have wondered why they chose your yard and what you can do to get rid of them. These insects are most active in the spring and summer months, so they should be making their appearance soon, if they haven't already. Drawn to nectar and sugary liquids, yellow jackets are known to fly around residential areas, businesses, pa...

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  • As we leave winter behind and head into spring, this is a crucial time for your lawn. If you've made the choice to invest in professional lawn care from Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, here's what you can expect. Rottler Spring Treatments Proper treatments in early spring are vital for strong turf grass all year long. Your Rottler technicians will apply pre-emergent fertilizer to address problem gr...

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  • Have you ever observed the wonder in a child's eyes as he or she discovers a lady beetle? Those tiny, colorfully spotted beetles are certainly fascinating to watch but there is another look in the eyes these beetles can inspire, a look of horror, especially when they congregate in large masses on windows or walls. This can be quite disturbing and, if they are congregating inside a home, it can be ...

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  • Although raccoons are fascinating creatures and fun to watch in the wild, they can be dangerous, if conditions are right. Let's take a look at some of the dangers raccoons could present when they come into your yard and why it is never a good idea to take matters into your own hands. Problems Associated With Raccoons Raccoons are scavengers. They are drawn to trash cans, dumpsters and any other p...

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  • "Everybody loves a good spider!" is a saying that no one says. Ever. Because, although there certainly are a few good people out there who really do love spiders, the large majority of the population are happy to live without them. Common Types Of Spiders In St. Louis There are four types of spiders that you are likely to encounter in your St. Louis home. Those are house spiders, wolf spiders, cel...

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  • While driving down a country road, have you ever come across a home where the trees and shrubs are simply beautiful? Perfectly spaced, healthy and green, and providing shade and elegance in just the right places? Have you found yourself wondering, "How do they do it?!" Perhaps you have tried planting and caring for trees and shrubs on your own property only to be frustrated because it never turns ...

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  • When cockroaches get into a business, they bring in harmful bacteria, human pathogens, parasitic worms, and allergens. This can have an adverse effect on customers and employees alike. And, while these dirty insects are a plague for any business, there are some businesses that are impacted more than others. Cockroaches are a particular threat to restaurants because they don't just taint the food, ...

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  • Have you noticed that it is getting nicer outside? Well, if you've noticed, you can bet the ants around your home have noticed it too. The warm weather of spring brings ants back to life--not that they were dead but--during the winter, ants become dormant. It isn't, however, a hibernating sleep that is run by a biological clock. As soon as it warms up, ants get busy. And they're getting busy right...

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  • For more than 30 years, April has been designated National Pest Management Month. It was created to honor the hardworking men and women in the pest control industry for their role in protecting health and property from the influence of bugs and wildlife, but it has grown into so much more. It has become a tool to alert home and business owners to what pests are the biggest threat and what to do ab...

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  • Is making your Fenton lawn beautiful high on your priority list? Is your gorgeous yard your pride and joy? If so, we are sure you have put a lot of work, or shelled out some hard-earned money, into making it look just right. And now, if you are seeing dry, dead spots where luscious green grass should be, and there are areas riddled with ugly raised tunnels--there can be only one culprit. Moles. Th...

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  • When the weather starts to warm up in Wentzville, bugs and animals become more active. This will increase the pest pressures in your yard. But you can combat this by doing some spring cleaning. Here are some tips that will help you reduce potential pests. Pest Control Tips For Spring A wet yard is an attractive yard. Silverfish, cockroaches, termites, and other moisture-loving insects will be dra...

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  • In our Chesterfield service area, we start to see mosquitoes become active around the end of March or beginning of April, but this isn't necessarily the beginning of mosquito season. Mosquitoes don't go by a clock, they respond to temperature. Mosquitoes require a consistent temperature of 50°F in order to hatch from their eggs. Therefore, the beginning of mosquito season fluctuates depending upon...

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  • There are over 70 detailed species of cockroach in the United States. Fortunately, only a handful are a problem for businesses. But the cockroaches that make themselves a problem, like the Blattella germanica (German cockroaches) and Periplaneta americana (American cockroaches), are a serious problem to no business can ignore. At least 32 species of bacteria have been extracted from cockroaches fo...

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  • If the song was true, and ants only came marching in one by one, or two by two, or even ten by ten, then ant season (aka springtime) wouldn't be so bad. But, the truth is, sometimes ants come marching in by the hundreds or, if you're really unlucky, the thousands. That is when destructive ants, or simply nuisance ants, become a real problem. Odorous House Ants An odorous house ant has a distinct o...

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  • It's almost spring and almost time for spring gatherings. But getting that lush green, St. Patrick's Day color for your friends and family to enjoy doesn't happen by accident. It takes a little know-how and a lot of elbow grease. You may need to check your PH balance. You may need calcium feeding. Aeration could be what is going to give your lawn the extra strength it needs to outcompete the weeds...

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  • It's that time again, time to think about termites. When the warm weather starts waking up all of the sleeping insects on, and around, your St. Louis property, termites are going to start to become active again--assuming they stopped being active at all. That means now is the time to start thinking about termite protection. The team here at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions would like to invite you to...

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  • We all know that insulation is important. Without it, most of the heat we generate would be going right out the walls and ceiling. No one needs anyone to convince them that investing in insulation is a good idea. But, it can be a harder sell when someone suggests that you should get insulation when you already have insulation in your home. We hope you'll take the time to consider the following fiv...

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