Assess Your Winter Pest Control Needs Now

Although many think summer is the only time you really need pest control, winter pest control can help you prevent future problems as well as mitigate issues that have already taken root.

Insects and other pests may try to make their winter home in your basement, attic, and crawl spaces. The search for food and warmth may lead them to find an opening into your home. Winter pest control with your St. Louis pest control experts helps you keep unwanted guests out in the cold.

With the help of our St. Louis pest control experts, you can identify ways some pests may be able to enter your home and work to correct the problem before it becomes unmanageable.

A small hole in the eves of your roof, a door that doesn’t completely close or a tunnel near the foundation of your home may allow mice, squirrels and other animals a way in. When a door doesn’t totally close and seal for example, it may look ok but may be an easy passage into your home.

Finding issues before they get out of hand not only helps save you the headache of dealing with these pests, it also can save you significant amounts of money because you won’t have to fight a problem that has gotten out of hand.

Our winter pest control experts at All Seasons, All Pests will perform a free, no obligation home inspection to help maintain a pest-free living space. If problems are found, our experts will draw up recommendations to help remediate the issue before it gets worse.

Our winter pest control team wants to help keep your home pest-free during these winter months. To learn more and to schedule your free home inspection, call All Seasons, All Pests Pest Control and initiate a winter pest control plan that fits your needs.

Proactive Steps Can Help Guard You Against Pests

Taking proactive steps around your home can help minimize pest problems as colder temperatures arrive. By taking some of these steps, you can help deter pests from making your home, their home.

Clean Up Your Yard

First you should clean up your gardens. Remove any dead plants, especially seasonal plants like those in your summer vegetable garden. This not only helps ready your yard for winter and reduce possible pest issues, but will help you be ready to plant when temperatures start to warm again.

Seal Cracks

Inspect the exterior of your house and make sure you seal any cracks in the foundation. This adds a barrier for pests trying to make their way into your home.

Trim & Cut Plants & Trees

Take some time to cut down plants around your home. Dead plants attract bugs and most plants that are perennial will need to be cut back to promote proper growth and development.

Gutters

Take some time to clean out your gutters. This not only helps protect your roof and gutters, but also removes bug hiding spaces.

Firewood

Never store firewood against your house. Doing so may inadvertently invite trouble. It is better to create your woodpile nearby, but not against your house in any way.

Weather Stripping

It is important to get weather stripping for around doors and windows. Not only will this help you keep heat in, you will be more able to keep bugs outside.

These simple steps will help you protect your home from unwanted visitors and help keep you protected throughout the colder winter months. If you suspect you have a pest problem, contact our experts today to find out how we can help you.

Integrated Pest Management For Your Business

We pride ourselves in providing your business with not only the safest, but the most advanced pest elimination techniques in pest control. Coupled with superior customer service, our experts can help develop a treatment plan to fit your business needs. We practice integrated pest management, which is considered not only an effective but an environmentally sensitive approach to pest control.

Integrated Pest Management starts with a thorough inspection of the property. We then create a plan using the most effective baiting and monitoring techniques. We use current information about the life cycles of the pests and consider how they may be interacting with your business environment. The goal of using Integrated Pest Management is the same as any other method: to rid your place of pests.

Not only do our St. Louis pest experts work to prevent and control crawling insects, we can help insect proof your properties, help control and prevent termites, deal with flying insects, bed bugs, stinging insects, carpenter ants, mosquitos and spiders. Our team can help remove and prevent bats, birds, rodents and moles from making your property their home.

New customers can receive 10 percent just by mentioning the special from our web site. Current customers can receive $25 your next pest, termite or wildlife service by your referral.

We know you do not have time to waste with companies that will not get the job done. We guarantee your satisfaction and will work with you to make sure any problems you are experiencing are eliminated.

Call today for your free, initial consultation. We can create a plan that works for you and your business.

Stop Voles Before The Problem Is Out Of Hand

You may not see them, but if you have voles nearby you may see the damage and destruction left by them. Voles are said to consume their own weight in plants every 24 hours and a vole population of merely 15 voles can explode into 250 voles within four years.

Voles can store as much as two gallons of plant materials for food in underground hollows near their nests as well as hollow stumps and similar places.

They flourish in grassy and weedy areas, which also includes spaces including places like your garden. They can build 1-2 inch pathways usually protected by overhanging vegetation as well as underground tunnels. Moles are often accused of damage caused by voles.

If you think you have a vole problem, it is crucial to trap them. Setting peanut butter baited mouse snap traps perpendicular to their pathway is the best way to start.

Keeping all vegetation away from the base of the trees and keeping grass no longer than 3 to 4 inches is also key to helping discourage moles.

If you have an extensive problem, you may have to go as far as to remove mulch from the gardens and around the base of the trees. You can till the soil, destroying any underground pathways remaining.

As a final step, you can repel them with things made of capsaicin and predator odors. This process must be repeated if it rains to keep them away.

Call today and our experts can come out and help you deal with your vole problem.

Is Tenant Or Landlord Responsible To Pay For Pest Control?

Everyone knows that while many types of pest control are necessary evils, they often come with a price tag. When a pest invades your home and you’re the owner, there’s little doubt you are financially responsible for the treatment and clean up. This may not be as clear cut, however, when you are renting and a pest problem emerges. In most cases the landlord is responsible, but sometimes a tenant may be at least partially held to blame.

Normally, the landlord or owner is responsible to contract a pest control service to maintain the structure, whether it is a single-family home or a multi-unit building. Pest control should be included in a rent agreement.  Most landlords would not want to leave pest control up to tenants either. What could happen to the properly should the problem not be fully addressed is too great a risk for a landlord in most cases.

A landlord legally needs to take care of any problems due to natural circumstances because a landlord must maintain livable conditions in the rental property. So natural pests like mice, that may live nearby in an open space would be the responsibility of the landlord. Failure to do so may jeopardize the lease agreement.

In some situations, tenants may be responsible for a portion or all the bill. Some pests, like cockroaches or ants are attracted to areas that are unclean. So, if a renter doesn’t take trash out regularly or doesn’t keep the residence clean and a problem arises, it may be the tenants’ responsibility to take care of the pest control cost.

A trained expert in pest control can help determine what the root of the infestation is and how it can be best treated. If you have an pest control issues, it is important to speak with the experts in pest control at All Seasons, All Pests. We can come assess the situation and address the problems. Call today to schedule your visit.

Ways To Minimize Pests This Winter

There are many steps you can take this fall before winter hits to minimize pests in and around your home. By taking some, or all of these steps, you will deter pests from calling your home their home.

First, clean up your gardens. Make sure to clear any dead plants. This is especially important for any seasonal plants and places like your vegetable garden. Not only will this reduce pests, but will also get you one step closer to being ready to plant when spring does arrive.

While you are doing that, make sure to cut down plants around your home. Dead plants attract bugs and most plants that will return in the spring need to be cut back to promote proper growth and development and stay healthy later.

While you’re at it, remember the leaves and everything collecting in your gutters should be removed. Not only does this help protect your roof and gutters, it removes a nice bug hiding spot and makes them move on to “better” houses.

Inspect your house and make sure to seal any cracks in the foundation. By doing so, you eliminate a natural path into your residence.

Never store firewood against your house. Doing so may inadvertently invite trouble. It is better to create your woodpile nearby, but not against your house in anyway.

When you weatherize you home, get weather stripping for around doors and windows. Not only will this help you keep heat in, you will be more able to keep bugs outside.

If you are removing your window screens, inspect them for tears, gaps or holes. If not, walk around and check each one to make sure they are in good condition.

By taking some simple steps, you will be able to minimize pests, not making your house theirs. If you have a pest problem, contact our experts today to find out how we can help you.

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