Advanced Pest Control Systems

Pest Control Tips from the Professionals

PestShield was founded in 2000 and began installing our innovative in-wall pest control system with one new home builder in the St. Louis Metro Area. As we have grown over the years, we have partnered with single-family home developers in the area. Today, our in-wall system has been installed in ...

How to Prevent Pests During Construction

Designing a new home or addition to your existing property is an exciting process, but you could be unknowingly inviting pests into the new space. You can avoid costly infestations later by taking some proactive steps and ensuring that pest control best practices are followed now.  New homes and add-ons or ...

Pest Control Do’s & Don’ts

Yes -- there absolutely is a “right” and a “wrong” way to practice pest control, and many homeowners and commercial property managers may be making costly mistakes that keep pests coming back. Below, our experts share their pest control do's and don’ts. DON’T Ignore the Problem Vermin and other pests aren't just ...

A Guide to Ticks and Preventing Them

While tick bites are generally harmless and cause very minor symptoms, here’s a scary statistic: There were over 50,000 cases of tick-borne illnesses reported to the CDC in 2019. Ticks are not only a nuisance, but they can also make your family and pets very sick. Why Are Ticks Dangerous?  Lyme disease ...

How to Know If You Have Termites in Your Home

Every year, pesky termites make nests in homes across Missouri, causing millions (if not billions) of dollars worth of damage. A termite infestation can cause an expensive headache, especially when it comes to treating them and protecting your property.  Do I Have Termites? The first step towards preventing and treating termites is ...

Outdoor Pest Control Treatments

If you’re reading this right now, you may already get regular pest treatments from our professionals for the interior of your house. In fact, you may even have an in-wall treatment system that was installed when you first built your house. But have you thought about outdoor pest control treatments ...

The History of Pest Control

Remember that scene from that famous dinosaur movie? You know -- the one about a mosquito trapped in a chunk of fossilized amber? Well, that’s a great example of how long pests have been around; either as a source of nutrition for something on the food chain or as a ...

How Spring Cleaning Can Help Prevent Pests

What’s on your spring cleaning to-do list? Does it include the spaces in your home that are most likely to attract pests? Do you even know where those areas are? Paying closer attention to spring cleaning for pest control will prevent infestation while also helping uncover any pests that settled ...

In-Wall Pest Control Systems

Did you know? You could have innovative pest control in your home and not even know it. In-wall pest control systems became mainstream in the 1990s featuring tubing inside the walls of a home that administered pesticides in places where pest control professionals couldn’t reach. Many homeowners don’t yet know ...

Do You Have an Ant Problem?

Ant
Like humans, ants must eat in order to survive -- and your home has plenty of food for such a tiny pest. It can also offer them shelter for their colony, a place to protect the queen and the young. While this pest is common in the St. Louis area, ...

Do I Have A Cockroach Problem?

Cockroach
Although cockroaches are the most common household pest, nobody likes spotting them in their home or business. By the time you actually see a cockroach, though, it may be too late and there may already be an active infestation.  Why Are Cockroaches So Gross? Aside from being completely unappealing, the presence of ...

Do I Need Winter Pest Control Services?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that pest control should only happen during the summer months. In fact, homeowners and commercial building managers face more pest control challenges during the cold St. Louis winters. It’s during the cold weather that pests are searching for warm, dry places ...

Restaurant Pest Control During COVID-19

Pest control should always be top of mind for restaurants, but that’s especially true now when there are even more and stricter regulations for keeping businesses clean and healthy for patrons. Even though dine-in numbers may be down, takeout and delivery numbers are up, and it’s important to take extra ...

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Fall Pests

The weather is cooler, lattes are starting to taste like pumpkin spice, and the leaves are quickly changing color -- which means one thing: It’s officially fall, and pests are starting to look for warmer spaces to nest and breed. To make sure that they don’t find their way in ...

How to Avoid Pests in Storage Facilities

Managers and owners of storage facilities have a long list of maintenance tasks to perform regularly, but pest control is one that often gets put on the back burner. That could be a huge mistake; pest infestations will ruin your property and your customers’ personal belongings and impact your reputation ...

Bug Protection in the Great Outdoors

Summertime in St. Louis is a great time to get outside and explore nature. Getting out of the house and finding a secluded area to camp or hike helps you bond with your family and get some peace and quiet. However, no matter where you go, you’ll also be met ...

Commercial Pest Control Tips for Empty Buildings

As the St. Louis area continues to face the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, many commercial spaces like offices, warehouses, and retail businesses are either closed completely or limiting who has access to their facilities. This has created a challenge when it comes to pest control; facility managers may be ...

Summer Pest Control Tips

The weather here in St. Louis is warming up, and that means pests like bugs and rodents will be looking for ways to escape the heat and find the food and water they need to survive. The first place they’ll head is your home -- make sure you’re not putting ...

Spring Pest Control Tips

Spring has sprung in St. Louis, and that means more home cleaning, organizing, and maintenance projects on our to-do list. As you go room to room, think about how you can take a few extra steps to help protect your house and yard against unwelcomed guests.   What to Expect When You’re ...

In-Wall Pest Control

When it comes to remodeling or building a home in the St. Louis area, you already know there are many large and small details that go into the planning. One that can be easily overlooked? Getting ahead of pest control with a simple addition -- in-wall pest control. This service ...

Summer Pest Issues in St. Louis

Summer Pest Issues in St. Louis
Summer Pest Issues in St. Louis Summer Pest Issues in St. Louis. Summer weather is here, and with the season comes pests who enjoy the warmer temperatures here in St. Louis. Ants, mosquitoes, and ticks are all quite common in this area and during this time of year, but other pests ...

Termites Could End Up Costing You!

Termites Could End Up Costing You!
Termites Could End Up Costing You! Termites Could End Up Costing You!. Termites are tiny, but don’t let their size fool you -- they can wreak major havoc. In fact, they can cost homeowners around $5 billion a year, and many insurance policies don’t cover the costs of repairing termite damage. ...

Commercial Pest Control Tips

Commercial Pest Control Tips
Commercial Pest Control Tips Commercial Pest Control Tips. Keeping commercial buildings like shopping malls, offices, and retail businesses pest-free is so important to help maintain your reputation -- and your bottom line. Imagine what would happen if your employees or customers saw a cockroach scurry across the floor of your conference ...

Mosquito Control During the Summer Months

Mosquito Control During the Summer
Mosquito Control During the Summer Mosquito Control During the Summer. Summer in St. Louis means many things -- more sunshine, more time spent outdoors, and unfortunately, more mosquitoes. With warmer temperatures and heavy rain comes wet earth and standing water that attracts mosquitoes that bite and spread diseases if an infestation ...

How to Keep Roaches out of Your Home

How to Keep Roaches out of Your Home How to Keep Roaches out of Your Home. While they may be gross, roaches can happen to anyone and in any building, regardless of the conditions. Roaches are an unfortunate part of living in the St. Louis area, but the good news is ...

Warehouse Pest Control Best Practices

Warehouse Pest Control Best Practices
Warehouse Pest Control Best Practices In an age of booming online retail and e-Commerce growth, the footprints of warehouses are getting bigger by the day. Unfortunately, this expansion is great for pests, who now have more space than ever to stretch out and become a problem in your facility. Pest control ...

How do I keep rats & mice out of my home this winter?

How do I keep rats & mice out of my home this winter?
How do I keep rats & mice out of my home this winter? Unless they’re pets, rats and mice can become a huge problem in your house year-round -- especially during the cold St. Louis winters. They’re called “pests” for a reason! They can wreak havoc on your home, they can ...

Pest Control for New Homes in the St. Louis Area

Pest Control for New Homes
  Pest Control for New Homes Do you think that your new St. Louis home doesn’t need pest control? Think again -- new construction projects need as much protection as existing structures. It’s also important to start the pest control process as soon as possible, preferably before you even clear the lot ...

Maintenance Tips for Rental Property Pest Control

Maintenance Tips for Rental Property Pest Control
Maintenance Tips for Rental Property Pest Control As a landlord, you’re responsible for much (if not all) of the maintenance of your rental property, and that includes pest control. Not only can continued infestations lead to complaints and tenant vacancies, but it can also do costly damage to your property.    Let’s face ...

Common St. Louis Spiders

Common St. Louis Spiders
Common St. Louis Spiders They’re creepy, they’re crawly, and movies have been made about how much we don’t like them, but spiders are quite common -- especially in the St. Louis area. They’re a largely beneficial insect as they eat dangerous insects like mosquitoes and ticks, and while accidentally bites may ...

How PestShield Is Adjusting to Covid-19

How PestShield Is Adjusting to Covid-19
How PestShield Is Adjusting to Covid-19 As we join the international effort to "flatten the curve" we will be adjusting our services by not entering our customer's homes at this time. However, we will continue to provide our PestShield exterior services which include: Injection of pest control material into the interior walls ...