Nearly invisible to the naked eye, bed bugs are a year-round problem with no off season. These tiny, flat reddish insects typically hide in sleeping areas and feed off human blood. In the last few years, bed bug problems have increased exponentially. Bed bug calls have increased by 81% since 2000 according to the […]
There’s a new bug in town, and it’s not something you want to have in your home. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is relatively new to Missouri, but at Mick’s we’ve been getting quite a few calls about them. An invasive species, the BMSB was accidently introduced to the United States in eastern […]
Stored product pests are common nuisances in the home, but how many do you really recognize? Use our handy guide below to learn more about the top product pests found in Missouri.
There are over 2,000 species and subspecies of fleas currently known today. The Cat Flea is the most commonly found flea in the United States, and is the flea you most often find on cats and dogs. Fleas are one of the most irritating insects found inside and outside the home. With the ability […]
August is here, vacations are winding down and school is just around the corner. With those suitcases going from packed to empty and from being stored under a plane to inside your closet, we want to circle back to last year and remind you about bed bugs! Bed Bug Identification: Bed bugs are often brought […]
Stinging insects can be a huge burden but being prepared and armed with knowledge could help keep you and your family safe continue reading this. Check out our handy infographic below for some stinging insect facts and tips! Having trouble viewing the below graphic? Open it in your browser by clicking here.
Summer is prime time for spiders in Missouri, in fact, across the United States! Brown recluse spiders are one of the biggest problems for residential and commercial areas, hiding inside and outside homes and offices. For example, in Texas in May, KENS 5 in San Antonio pushed out an article “Experts warn of spike […]
Summer means sunshine, flowers and warmer temperatures. It means time spent outside playing and time outside gardening. But it also means that pesky summer pests are back! 1. Mosquitos These blood-sucking insects are not only a nuisance but can carry dangerous diseases to humans and animals alike. West Nile is one such disease, and mosquito […]
One of the biggest pest problems in Missouri in the springtime is the mole. But the mole is a tricky pest, for it brings both problems and benefits. Moles are environmentally beneficial for their tunneling activities that enable air and moisture to penetrate deep soil layers, but their tunneling can also cause damage to […]