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Spring and Termites: How are they related?

Spring is just around the corner and the first signs of termites will soon be evident. Be on the lookout for termite swarms. Why does this happen? As temperatures begin to warm with the onset of spring, so too does the rain. This combination of warmer temperatures...

Flies

Household Flies Flies and Fly control in Kansas City Missouri and Kansas Revised by Richard M. Houseman Division of Plant Sciences More than 100,000 different kinds of flies have been discovered and named by scientists all over the world. Some common examples...

Bedbug Fogging or Fumigation what is the difference

What is the difference between Fogging for Bedbugs and Fumigating for Bedbugs in Kansas City? fumigating for bedbugs in Kansas City Fogging for bedbugs Fogging for bedbugs is a process of setting off a containerized liquid chemical and atomizing the chemical into the...

Pest Control in Winter. Good Idea?

People ask this question a-lot. Do I really need pest control in the winter? The answer, from a Board Certified Entomologist is, YES. Although it may be cold outside, the inside of your living space is warm. People keep the inside temperature of there homes between...

Bedbugs in Kansas City. Why are they so Bad?

Bedbugs in Kansas City are still a big problem and are not going away anytime soon. Kansas City has moved from the top 50 cities with bedbugs to the top 41 cities based on an article in Pest Control Technology Magazine. Our pest control office in Kansas City has seen...

Termites are Swarming in Kansas City

Termites in Kansas City start to swarm in early spring and continue until May. Sometimes longer but by the most part the swarms stop around May. People have been calling our company wondering what these long winged insects are? They also want to know what to do...

Boxelder bugs

What is a Boxelder Bug? A Boxelder bug is a pest of ornamental plants, ash, maple, fruit trees and in homes during Spring, Autumn and Winter. They complete 1-2 generations per year and the female will overwinter in your home. They are black with conspicuous red...

Solutions to bed bugs in kansas city

Bed bug calls increasing in Kansas City Bed bug calls have been increasing daily to our office for bed bug inspections and customers are asking why they have bed bugs. I will let you in on a secret, “they are the greatest hitchhickers in the world”. You...

Ant

Ants in Kansas City: Carpenter ant, Little black ant, Odorous house ant, Pavement ant, Pharaoh ant Carpenter Ants in Kansas City: Carpenter Ants in Kansas City can create a major problem in your home. They are attracted to wood and moisture in the home. Carpenter...

Beetle

Beetles are among the larges Oder of insect that we know of that exist on the earth. Beetles come from the Order Coleoptera, which means Leathery Wings. Kansas City has many beetle species that are both destructive and beneficial to our community.

Bee

Bees are a very beneficial insect that must be protected here in Kansas City. We should not destroy the nest of bees or their hives. Bees produce honey which is a delicious food as well as pollinate many plants for humans to eat.

Cockroach

The German cockroach in Kansas City Blattella germanica [Blattodea: Blattellidae]: The German cockroach in Kansas City is native to southeastern Asia. It has been widely spread to all parts of the world. Breeding populations can become established almost anywhere...

Mosquito

Mosquito’s are a pest no one wants around. Mosquito’s can transmit encyphalitus like West Nile Virus. The best way to keep mosquito populations down would be to go to the breeding source. Any standing, stagnating water around your home must be eliminated....

Milipede

Millipedes in Kansas City are an occasional invader that is a pest primarily due to organic matter around your home or high levels of moisture. Leaf litter around your home or stored items around your home that cause moisture to build up.

Bed Bug

FAQ about bed bugs in Kansas City Are bed bugs a real problem in the U.S.? A. There is a real problem with bedbug infestations in the U.S.. Especially here in Kansas City. As a company we went from 1 to two calls a year in 2005 for bed bugs to 1 to 2 per week in 2009...

Moth

Indian meal moths in Kansas City are a pantry pest and can be controlled by finding the source that is infested in your cabinets. IMM can infest all kinds of grains, dog food, bird seed, pasta, oats, nuts and just about anything you store long term in your pantry or...

Rodent

We have several mice species in Kansas City. We also have Norway rats that will invade your Kansas City home. At least 90% of the time rats and mice will enter through the garage. rodent proofing your garage is a very important step in keeping rodents out of your...

Termites

Termite swarmers in Kansas City disperse and establish new colonies Termites in Kansas City are referred to as, Rhinotermitidae: Reticulitermes flavipes and is the most common destructive termite feeder and consumer of homes in the Kansas City area that we as pest...

Tick

Ticks in Kansas City and how they can transmit lyme disease. You can pick up a tick anywhere in kansas city. Most people relate camping to getting ticks but you can pick up a tick around your home while in your own back yard.

Spider

Kansas City Exterminators | Brown Recluse Spider Control Brown Recluse in Kansas City The brown recluse roams at night seeking its prey. During the day, it hides in dark niches and corners, where it may spin a poorly organized, irregular web. Eggs are deposited in 1/2...

Bed bug eggs and why it is so hard to kill bed bugs in your home

Because bed bug eggs are small it is hard to kill bed bugs It is very difficult to see bed bugs sometimes, let alone bed bug eggs. When you are doing a DIY bed bug control services in your Kansas City home you will sometimes fail, due to the fact you were unable to...

Bad Bugs in spring on rise with full force

The photo here is a shot of a collection I have of bugs collected around a home. The Cicada killer is viewed here in this picture. Cicada Killers are a large univoltine wasp endemic and widespread in the Kansas City area. The Female Cicada Killer nest in soil and...

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