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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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  • Imagine you have moved into a new home. It is a sweet place to live. It is warm, it is cozy, and it has all the amenities for you to thrive and be comfortable. But then spring comes along and the weather turns pleasant and inviting. Would you then decide to pack up all your things and move outside? If you would say no to this question, then you may know how mice feel. If mice have established nest...

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  • Bed bug infestations continue to rise in the U.S. and more and more people are running to the internet for guidance on how to prevent them. One suggestion is to do an inspection for the signs bed bugs leave behind. If you've heard this and you've done a thorough check for bed bug signs, you may be wondering if your home is safe now. Here are a few things you should know. Do infestations occur afte...

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  • Many folks consider spring the best time of the year. After a long season of bitter cold and digging out after snowstorms, spring is a welcome relief. The air turns warm and fresh. Flowers start poking up from the soil. Trees begin to blossom and bloom. Yes, spring is a wonderful time of the year. But there is one thing (or perhaps thousands of things) that can ruin your day in springtime. Yes, we...

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  • If you own a home in Springfield, it is important to understand what threats can put your equity at risk. Some are obvious. We don't have to tell you that it is vital that you have insurance coverage for fire damage. Nor would we need to. Your home insurance policy probably already covers an accidental house fire. What you may not know is that there is a good chance your home insurance policy does...

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  • One of the most successful animals in the world is the cockroach. Not only have cockroaches been around since the dawn of time, they are the most distributed pest on the planet. And, of all the cockroaches you can find in your home or your business, German cockroaches are the worst. They're small. They're pernicious. And they love living in structures built by humans. When they move in, they stay-...

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  • Here at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, we've made a commitment to our customers, to provide superior service to exceed your expectations. With all the challenges of simply running a business that's a high bar, but customer service is about looking to the needs and desires of others, and with that in mind we treat every customer and every job as an opportunity to achieve excellence. Sometimes the h...

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  • There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the behavior of spiders in the winter. In the context of pest control, there is even more confusion. When it comes to assessing the threat of brown recluse spiders, it is best to remove all confusion. These spiders can inflict a bite with necrotic properties and are linked to many cases of disfigurement. While all bites from brown recluse spiders do not...

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  • If you're hearing bumping, thumping, scraping, and other strange noises coming from your attic, it can make you wonder what's up there, and how it got there. But, when you're standing outside of your home and you watch a squirrel enter in through a small hole in your roofline, fascia, or soffit, it leaves little doubt about either. Let's take a look at this and other ways squirrels can get into yo...

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  • Have you started seeing raised tunnels in your lawn? Have piles of dirt, like tiny volcanoes, started appearing in your yard. If so, you have moles. But, we probably don't need to tell you that. It doesn't take more than a few seconds to bring up a thousand pictures of "mole damage" on your smartphone. You know you have moles. The question is, why? Here in Ashland, moles are a serious threat to ou...

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  • Let's be honest. You live in mouse paradise. Your home is filled with tasty morsels, wonderful sleeping nooks, safety from predators, and all the warmth a mouse could want. No self-respecting mouse would pass up the opportunity to live with you. So, it is vital that you make sure they don't get in and find out how awesome your home is. Here are some tips to help you prevent an accidental invasion....

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  • Have you heard the saying that it is better to give than receive? This is true. There is nothing quite like the excitement of giving someone a wrapped present you know is going to blow their mind. There is something magical about giving a coat to a kid in need or giving time to feed hungry people during the holiday season. Giving feels good. When we give of ourselves, we actually get something in ...

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  • We're all familiar with what a rat is. They're large. They're mangy. And they get into St. Louis homes and businesses to find food. But, let's take a look at one rat in particular. And let's focus on one very specific thing we all need to know about them. We have a few rats that can cause issues here in St. Louis, but one rat stands head and shoulders above the rest. It is the Norway rat. They are...

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  • There are some pests we can look at and instantly determine that they are a threat. If you're seeing yellow jackets crawling around on your home, you know those insects need to go. If a skunk scurries across your lawn and disappears under your porch, no one has to tell you that skunks stink to have around. You know. But, there are some pests we actually encourage to be in our yards. Squirrels are ...

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