Springtime Insects In St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri is a beautiful state boasting a large variety of wildlife, vegetation, and wide-open spaces. Springtime in this area brings warmer temperatures and increased outdoor activities. It also ushers in a plethora of insects that are ready to eat, multiply, and wreak havoc on your home and property. Missouri has an ideal environment in which these insects thrive. If your home is not adequately defended against this onslaught, then springtime may not be as enjoyable as you had hoped! Among the pests you should be most aware of during springtime in Missouri are cockroaches, scorpions, and ants.

Getting Rid Of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are the most common insect that humans will encounter. Familiar species of cockroaches include the American cockroach and the German cockroach. These insects tend to stick closely to humans as we inadvertently meet their needs for shelter, food, and water. This allows them to not only survive, but to live high on the hog! Cockroaches have the ability to squeeze into the tiniest of spaces and gain entry into your home. Most homeowners do not realize there is a problem until an infestation has occurred. McCarthy Pest Control has the ability to permanently eradicate these unwelcome houseguests.

Scorpion Control

St. Louis, Missouri is home to a variety of scorpion species. They will hibernate during the winter and come out when it starts to warm up in the spring. The Missouri climate provides the perfect environment for scorpions. Unfortunately, scorpions will sting you if they feel threatened or are startled. You probably won’t realize there is a scorpion hiding out in your clothes or shoes until you’ve been stung. For this reason, you might want to get into the habit of shaking your shoes or clothing out before putting them on. However, if you’re looking for a more long-term solution, call McCarthy Pest Control to schedule an extermination of scorpions in your ST. LOUIS area home.

Ant Pest Control

There are over 200 species of ants that reside in the St. Louis, Missouri area and many of these will sting you. We all know how annoying and painful an ant sting (or multiple ant stings, as is usually the case) can be! Common types of ants in Missouri are sugar ants, leaf cutter ants, carpenter ants, and the most dreaded…fire ants. If you have ever accidentally walked through a fire ant bed, then you know how excruciating the pain can be from just one sting (and how fast they can climb up your legs). If you’ve stumbled across these undesirable pests or noticed their tell-tale mounds in the soil around your home, call McCarthy Pest Control. We can help you take your yard back!