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.

Termite Control Options

Many termite control options are available.

No one wants to discover they have termites! Termites are not only pesky. They can cause extensive damage if left untreated or not caught soon enough. It is important to look at your termite control options.

Our experts can work on making your home termite free through a variety of termite control options. Our experts can help remove any condition conducive to termites, apply non-repellant termiticide treatments as well as wood treatments, monitor and bait termites and finally repair termite damage.

First of all, you need to fix any area that may be attractive to termites and termite activity. This means identifying areas like leaks from garden spouts, gaps in windows and doors along with any areas that have contact with the wood to the soil that may be conducive to termite populations.

Next, our experts can apply traditional termite treatments around the perimeter of the home. These termite control treatments are designed so termites take it back to their colonies and kill more termites there. Wood treatments may be helpful, but are most helpful as part of pre-construction treatments. In certain situations, they may be suitable in an existing home as well.

Finally, we can monitor for new termites with a termite monitoring system. A termite monitor system works like a home security system against termites. We can monitor termite activity and stop it before it becomes a problem in your home.

We offer a structural termite damage warranty, which includes damages of up to $100,000 as well as structural damage repair work. We can do a free inspection of your home and will give you a written inspection report, suggestions for prevention, a written cost estimate as well estimates to help keep the termites away.

If you think you may have a termite problem, the time to act is now. Call us today for a free, initial consultation.

Mild Winter Brings Different Considerations For Spring

After a mild winter, you may have to deal with insect problems earlier than in previous years. It is crucial not to wait until you are overwhelmed to think about this. As temperatures increase, insects may be awakened earlier than usual from their hibernation to search for food.

Ticks, ants and other insects may be more abundant in your lawn after a mild winter. A mild winter means more of the insects survived the winter and there will be even greater population as spring emerges.

A few steps will help you get ahead of any potential problems.  To help guard against the early emergence of pests, the National Pest Management Association has some tips for homeowners.

The NPMA suggests there should be a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of a building and keep mulch at least 15-inches from the foundation of a home.

All cracks and small openings among the bottom of the home should be sealed and tree branches and other plants need to be trimmed back from the house.

All trash containers, both indoor and outdoor should be clean and sealed and any sources of moisture or standing water need to be eliminated.

Finally having screens on windows and doors help keep insects out.

It is important to work on keeping your home pest free in all seasons. If you suspect you may have a problem, consider calling the experts at All Seasons All Pests.  Our experts know how to manage and eliminate problem pest populations while making sure your loved ones are safe. Call our offices today for a free, initial consultation.

 

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.

Great Discounts for New Customers and Old Customers Alike!

At ASAP – All Seasons, All Pests, we want to make it attractive for new customers to use our services. Likewise, we want to reward previous customers who recommend us to others. That’s why we have great discounts for new customers and referrals on certain services. It’s a win-win for everyone involved – your home or business gets the pest control attention it needs while we get to provide our superior customer service to new clients. Contact us to learn more about how to take advantage of these great offers!
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