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What is a Silverfish?

Have you ever noticed scrawly-looking bugs run across your counter ? Notice tears and bite marks on the pages of your books? Bites in the wallpaper? This may be some signs of a silverfish- infestation. Good thing that there are ways to avoid of them, and if not that is where Chiltons comes in place! Its name, the Silverfish, comes …

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Voles and Moles, Oh My!

Have you ever been curious about what type of rodent has been eating your perennials and created the tunnels in your yard- well those critters are Voles and Moles. Fortunately there are ways of telling them apart and ways to get rid of them. First off, Moles are blind and funky looking, although humans rarely see them. Moles live underground and are …

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Avoid the Swarm:: Termites in Missouri

Spring is here once again with blooming flowers and April showers, but not only does the rain bring in beauty but also brings in springtime termites. Spring marks the beginning of peak pest season, when most insects are coming out of their winter hiding spots, mating and in some cases finding their way into our homes. Since termites are so …

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Ants are Marching!

Spring is right around the corner this March and one thing that will come marching in is the ants. Ants are a bothersome factor that comes along with the warmer weather. Many have trouble keeping ants out of the homes, especially the kitchen. Their are simple household solutions to keep these guys out! The first step is to maintain a …

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Spring Time Pests

As warmer weather approaches, the shorts coming back out, barbecues set up on every block, people have a need to be outdoors! Even though we all appreciate the spring time for her beauty, the critters and pests get in between you and your families adventures. Ticks are one of the most fearful bugs for all of the outdoor enthusiasts. Ticks …

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Winter Pest Proofing

Shorter days and cooler nights remind us that winter is soon approaching and that we must take precautions to the pests that will be seeking refuge. As the weather gets cooler, common pests like mice, rats, cockroaches, spiders will look for shelter in warm structures to wait out old man winter- that is why it’s a great idea to include pest …

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Autumn Pests

Hello Fall! Hello Pests……

Cooler temperatures, changing leaves, Fall is a favorite for many, but for many pests the change in season indicates the need to find refuge from the winter weather ahead. Rodents, spiders, cockroaches and more will be migrating indoors to the warm temperatures and food that you provide. You must remember the importance that fall pest-proofing can play in keeping pests from …

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Is there a mouse in the house?

Kids are back in school, temperatures are starting to cool, and fall is approaching… Mice are on the hunt for new sources of shelter, food and water for winter. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it has allowed a house mouse to thrive. Mice will readily explore your home using wall voids, utility pipes and wires, and heating and cooling …

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants damage wood by excavating and creating galleries and tunnels for their nest. These areas are clean, i.e. they do not contain sawdust or other debris, and are smooth, with a well sanded appearance. The damage to wood structures is variable. The longer a colony is present in a structure, the greater the damage that can be done. Structural …

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A No Stings Summer

Summer is when stinging insects thrive, and Missourians need to take the proper precautions to keep wasp infestations at bay. While some stinging insects are beneficial to our environment, such as bees, others – including wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets – can pose a threat to people and structures. Stinging insects can nest in a variety of locations: trees, bushes, cavities in the ground, …

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