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Battling Spring Pests: A Guide for Midwest Homeowners

Spring in the Midwest can be elusive, yet it can also be one of the best seasons. After roosting all winter, folks are ready to spend time outside, start gardens and yardwork projects, watch and play spring sports, and more. However, homeowners know that spring pests are out and about ...

Spring Cleaning Tips To Keep The Bugs Away

Everyone always seems exceptionally ready for the cold weather to move out and warm weather to move in. However, most forget that we aren't the only ones excited to escape hiding from the cold winter: pests are, too. Luckily, the tradition of spring cleaning can double as a pest prevention ...

Is It An Infestation?

Have you ever seen a lone pest in your home? Often, homeowners dismiss a stray ant or a single mouse sighting, thinking it's a one-off occurrence. However, distinguishing between a random pest sighting and a full-blown infestation is crucial in choosing the correct solution. In this guide, we'll explore common household ...

Avoiding Standing Water In Your Home

Standing water can be a homeowner's biggest enemy. Although it's mainly a problem in the spring, unpredictable Midwest weather can create standing water in mild winters and throughout the summer. Let's examine where homeowners must watch for water and why it's a concern. How Standing Water Attracts Pests When water accumulates to any ...

How To Stay Pest-Free During the Holidays

There's no place like home for the holidays, and that home should be free of pests. With all the cheer and festivities, it's easy to forget the usual cleaning tasks, leading to unwanted pests looking to escape the winter cold sneaking inside. Homeowners want to start the year off on ...

A Guide to Cockroach Prevention

Cockroaches are not only unsightly but also pose a significant health risk. These pests can spread bacteria and contaminate food, leading to illnesses and allergic reactions. For homeowners everywhere, taking proactive steps to prevent cockroach infestations is crucial. This comprehensive guide will explore practical strategies and expert tips for cockroach ...

How To Keep Your Halloween Festivities Pest-Free

As October ushers in Halloween, our thoughts turn to all things spooky and fun. While many homeowners are busy decorating their homes and preparing for trick-or-treaters, one thing they might not consider is the potential for pests to join in on their Halloween festivities. This blog post will explore common ...

Fall Pest Prevention: How To Prepare Your Home For Cooler Weather

Fall is a beautiful season with crisp air, colorful foliage, and pumpkin-spiced everything. However, as temperatures drop, pests of all kinds seek refuge in the warmth and comfort of our homes. As a homeowner in the Midwest, it's essential to be proactive in preventing pest infestations during this season of ...

The Benefits of In-Wall Pest Control

Owning a home can be a fantastic, fulfilling experience. However, homeowners may find maintenance issues to be challenging and costly. Pest infestations can damage your home, wallet, and sense of security. If you want to build a house, consider adding an in-wall pest control system. Let's find out how these ...

How to Protect Your Home From Pests While on Vacation

Are you planning a well-deserved vacation? As a homeowner, it's essential to consider the safety and cleanliness of your home while you're away. Pest infestations can quickly take hold in unattended properties, causing damage and health hazards. In this blog post, we'll provide valuable tips on protecting your home from ...

A Guide to Mosquito Prevention

A mosquito on a leaf
Don't let pests ruin your summer fun – especially mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can ruin a fun day, keeping you constantly swatting them away or waking up with mosquito bites all over your body. Unfortunately, these pests can be even more of a nuisance and even dangerous if they breed in or ...

How to Keep Your Home and Outdoor Spaces Pest-Free This Summer

Outdoor patio
Summer is finally here, and while that means plenty of outdoor fun, it also means the arrival of unwanted guests in the form of pests. From mosquitoes to ants and everything in between, pests can quickly become a nuisance that can ruin your summer experience. Fortunately, there are several steps ...

Tips for Keeping Your Home Pest-Free in 2023

Exterior of a suburban home
Pests can be a significant problem for homeowners, causing damage to property and posing a health risk to residents. In the midwest United States, common pests include ants, spiders, rats, mice, termites, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. Below are some tips to help keep your home pest-free in 2023. Keep Your Home Clean ...

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Home

Mouse climbing on fencing
No matter how many cute depictions of rodents we see in TV shows or movies, there's nothing cute about wild rodents sharing your home. Rodents are small, resilient mammals that come in many species and can live in many environments. Rodents can be quick and evasive – once they are ...

Common Homeowner Mistakes That Attract Pests

Buying a home is both an exciting and daunting task. New homeowners tend to have so much on their plate that some tasks will fall by the wayside. However, the first few months of owning a home are critical to starting solid habits that will keep your property in good ...

Winter Household Pests to Watch Out For

Exterior photo a snow covered house
Another winter is upon us. As a homeowner, you must do a lot to prepare your home for the elements. Even if you live in an area with milder winters, taking steps to protect your space from winter household pests throughout the season is essential. Some homeowners may not be ...

Pest Hotspots in Your Home

Exterior of a home getting treated with pest control
Having pests in your home is an inconvenience and an expensive, time-consuming issue. Pests should not be anywhere in your space, but certain places are prevalent for pests to inhabit, and taking extra maintenance of these places is critical. The following "pest hotspots" are in most residential homes. The best ...

A Guide to Termite Prevention

Termite Infestation
The first step in termite prevention is figuring out if you have a problem in the first place. You'll rarely see a single termite wandering your home; they won't come out of their underground home unless they're swarming. Often, homeowners don't know that there is a termite infestation before irreversible ...

Pest Control FAQs

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If you’re reading this, you likely already know that pest control is crucial for keeping your property safe and healthy. But like many of our customers, you may still have questions about how to make that happen. In this blog post, we’re tackling important and common pest control FAQs that ...

How to Stay Pest-Free This Summer

Warmer weather means fun in the sun – but it also means an increase in pests and rodents on your property. They’re looking for food and moisture in your home, and they’ll find it if you’re not taking steps to keep them away. Turn Off the “Open” Sign  Think about even the ...

How to Get Rid of Roaches

Roaches are undoubtedly gross, but they’re more common than you think – and can even invade clean and tidy homes. Aside from being completely unappealing, the presence of cockroaches in your home or business can create a health risk. They can spread bacteria and transmit it to food, causing illness ...

How to Keep Clover Mites Out of Your Home

Clover Mites
It's easy to recognize big pests like mice or roaches when they infest your home, and you already know to call in pest control professionals when they spot one of these pests. Can you recognize a common spring pest, the clover mite? What Are Clover Mites?  Clover mites are those tiny red ...

Spring Home Maintenance for Pest Control

Winter is nearly done here in the Greater St. Louis area, and the warmer weather and turning seasons make for a perfect time to tackle your spring home maintenance. Depending on your to-do list, you could even be working to prevent pest infestations in and around your house. Some St. Louis ...

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, ...

How to Know If You Have a Pest Problem

A bug here and there inside your Greater St. Louis home or business may not seem like a big deal, but the truth is that it could be a sign of a significant pest problem. Knowing what signs to look out for will alert you that it’s time to call ...

Winter Commercial Pest Control Tips

Many business owners scale back on pest prevention during the winter, thinking bugs and rodents simply “die-off” when the St. Louis weather gets colder. The truth is that these pests find a warm place to hibernate, close to sources of food and water which could be your business, so winter ...

Pest Control Tips from the Professionals

Man Installing PestShield In-Wall Pest Control System
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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...