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On September 18th, 2017

5 Common Fall Pests in Raytown, MO

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local | pests | rodents | Tips and Tricks

5 Common Fall Pests in Raytown, MO

As September begins, the weather gradually turns cooler, and there is a hint of fall in the air. For our friends and valued customers in Raytown, Missouri, as well as the larger Kansas City area, fall means a new crop of household pests that must be prevented and dealt with. Here are five pests to […]

On September 11th, 2017

Five Fascinating Black Widow Facts

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pests | spiders

black widow facts

Perhaps the most feared of any North American spider is the black widow. Black widows are often the cause of concern and anxiety amongst home owners, but is that fear warranted? Here are five facts that might give you insight and appreciation for this fascinating creature.     1. Black Widows Do Not Usually Become […]

On September 4th, 2017

Fighting Fruit Flies

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pests | Tips and Tricks

As late summer approaches and the harvest begins, you may notice your home being invaded by fruit flies. The fruit fly population slowly builds during the summer until they are quite abundant just as fruits and vegetables are ripening. While not dangerous, fruit flies can be highly annoying as they swarm around your home and […]

On August 30th, 2017

Tips and Tricks to Eliminate Spiders From Your Home

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pests | spiders | Tips and Tricks

In the Midwest, we have a lot of spiders. The vast majority of these spiders are not a threat to humans. In fact, spiders eat many insects that are major nuisances including: mosquitoes, flies, and moths. Even with all their value, most people still do not want spiders in their homes. Let’s look at five […]

On August 28th, 2017

Fleas and Your Home

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fleas/ticks | pests | Tips and Tricks

If you have pets in your home, you probably know about the possibility of them having fleas. What you might not know is that even if you treat your pet, over half of the flea population in your home could still be in your carpets or linens as flea eggs, larvae, or pupae. By learning […]

On August 23rd, 2017

Five Fascinating Facts About Termites

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pests | termites

Every year termites do billions of dollars worth of damage to structures and crops. Nobody wants to hear that they have termites eating away at their home, but unfortunately, this is not an unusual situation. Being aware of this insect and the danger they can cause is the first step. To help you start thinking […]

On August 21st, 2017

Bed Bug Imposters (Part 2)

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bed bugs | pests | Tips and Tricks

bed bug imposters part 2

In the previous blog post, we described how to identify a bed bug and discussed 3 other bugs that often get mistaken for bed bugs: spider beetles, wood ticks, and carpet beetles. In this follow-up post, let’s take a look at three more bugs that resemble the dreaded bed bug and learn how to tell […]

On August 16th, 2017

Bed Bug Imposters (Part 1)

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bed bugs | pests | Tips and Tricks

Bed Bug Imposters part 1

The cost and difficulty associated with getting rid of bed bugs has made them notorious in the pest world. Some people assume that any unknown bug found in their bedroom must be a bed bug. Before stress and anxiety sets in, learn to accurately identify bed bugs and possible bed bug imposters.       […]

On August 9th, 2017

It's Brown Recluse Season

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pests | spiders | Tips and Tricks

It's Brown Recluse Season

The brown recluse spider is one of the most dangerous spiders in North America. They are particularly widespread in our area of Kansas City, as well as the rest of the lower midwest. As the temperature heats up during the summer, brown recluses become extremely active, and there are more and more reports of them […]

On August 7th, 2017

Cockroaches on the Move

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cockroaches | pests

Cockroaches on the move

Summer is prime time for cockroach activity. Cockroaches thrive in the warm, summer heat and you might start noticing them more often in your home. Since warmer months are their chief breeding season, homeowners should take steps now to prevent further cockroach infestation.   Cockroaches tend to be a universally repulsive insect. They can spread […]

On August 2nd, 2017

Throwing a Pest-Free Outdoor Party in Kansas City

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Throwing a Pest-Free Outdoor Party in Kansas City

Midwest summers mean it's time for barbecues and neighborhood parties. However, those perfect outdoor gatherings can turn sour if disrupted by annoying pests. In the Kansas City area, the most common summer-time outdoor pests are: bees, wasps, ants, ticks, flies, and mosquitoes. Here are 6 tips to help you throw the perfect pest-free outdoor party. […]

On July 31st, 2017

5 Must-See Attractions in Independence, Missouri

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5 must see attractions in independence mo

History is the name of the game in Independence, Missouri. This thriving midwest town is teeming with history in the form of pioneers, religious landmarks, and even a hometown President. Whether you are there to stay or just there for the day, you can find plenty of things to keep you interested. Here are 5 […]

On July 26th, 2017

Getting a Leg Up on Centipedes

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pests

Getting a Leg up on centipedes

When you think of a centipede, the first thing you probably think about are legs… lots of legs! The name centipede means “hundred feet”, and although they do not usually have that many, it is an accurate description of a centipedes most distinguishing feature. Most centipedes live outdoors and rarely venture in, but the house […]

On July 24th, 2017

5 Basic Ways to Keep Pests Away

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5 ways to keep pests away

Nobody wants uninvited company in their home. It may be spiders or cockroaches or mice, but regardless of the intruder, there are some basic things that any homeowner can do to help keep their homes pest free. Keep Your Yard Trimmed and Debris Free Keeping pests out of your home starts with the exterior of […]

On July 17th, 2017

Bad Roof, More Pests

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ants | cockroaches | pests | spiders | Tips and Tricks

Bad roof more bugs

We get called to thousands of houses each year, so we understand almost everything there is to know about bugs. What we don't know is tested, researched, and found out quickly. One reason homeowners call us is because of "attic crawlers". Don't worry, we're not referring to zombies. Attic Crawlers are any bugs that get […]

On July 17th, 2017

Peak Bed Bug Season

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bed bugs | pests | Tips and Tricks

shawnee ks, good starts here

Bed bugs are active all year long and do not die or become dormant over the winter like many insects. However, there tends to be an increase in calls about bed bug problems during the hot summer months. Bed bug season lasts from about June to October, with peak season generally coming around August. Why […]

On July 12th, 2017

Shawnee, Kansas: “Good Starts Here”

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local | pests

shawnee ks, good starts here

The city of Shawnee, Kansas has a fascinating history and a bright future. It builds on its heritage of being a small, farm town, while still being fully integrated in the wider Kansas City metro area. In 2010, Shawnee was recognized by Money Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live.” Let’s take a […]

On July 10th, 2017

5 Beneficial Bugs for Your Yard and Garden

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pests

5 beneficial insects for your yard and garden

Kansas City and the rest of the midwest definitely has its fair share of obnoxious and destructive insects, but there are many beneficial bugs in our area as well. Knowing the difference between good and bad bugs can ease your mind, as well as save you time and money. Let’s take a look at five […]

On July 5th, 2017

Silverfish Problems This Summer?

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pests

silverfish problems this summer

Silverfish are the epitome of creepy-crawlies. Not only do they live in dark, dank places, but their fish-like appearance and movements are enough to unnerve anyone. While silverfish are not dangerous of themselves, they attract other dangerous bugs, and they can do loads of damage to your home and property. Now is the time to […]

On June 28th, 2017

Flies Driving You Crazy?

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pests | Tips and Tricks

Get Rid of Flies

Are flies ruining your summer barbecues and picnics? Are you constantly carrying around a fly swatter in your home? Does the faint buzzing keep you up at night? Unfortunately, these are all common scenarios during the spring and summer months when house flies reemerge. Not only are flies annoying, but they can also be major […]

On June 26th, 2017

4 Crazy Bed Bug Facts

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bed bugs | pests

crazy bed bug facts

No matter where you’re from, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.” The reason this phrase is so common is because bed bugs are so common! Bed Bugs feed on blood. This makes them a potential threat, like mosquitoes that feed on the blood of one victim then another, spreading […]

On June 21st, 2017

Avoiding the Bite This Summer

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mosquitoes | pests | Tips and Tricks

avoiding mosquito bites this summer

Mosquitos are considered to be one of the most dangerous creatures on Earth because of their ability to spread deadly disease. In May and June, we start to get a lot of questions about mosquito control. While our area does not face the threats that many countries in the world face due to mosquitos, there […]

On June 19th, 2017

Ant Control Using Essential Oils

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ants | pests | Tips and Tricks

natural ant control essential oils

Every year as the weather gets warmer, the ants go marching one by one. To frustrated homeowners, the reemergence of these lines of ants signals the first shots in an upcoming battle between man and insect that may last the entire summer and beyond. Ants are a common problem in millions of homes throughout the […]

On June 14th, 2017

Don’t Get “Ticked” This Summer

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local | news | pests | Tips and Tricks

Dont get ticked this summer

The CDC has issued a warning that the U.S. could be in for a particularly severe season for tick-borne disease. In our area, KSHB 41 Action News recently reported that Kansas City and surrounding areas will likely experience these heavy tick populations because of the mild winters we have had recently. So, what do you […]

On June 12th, 2017

How Do I Know if I Have Termites?

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pests | termites | Tips and Tricks

How do i know if i have termites

All throughout the midwest and south, people have a legitimate concern that their home may be decreasing in value due to termite damage. After all, they do billions of dollars worth of damage every year in the US alone. Identification Termites look a lot like ants, but there are a few key difference that makes […]

On June 7th, 2017

What to do if You’ve Been Bitten by a Black Widow

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pests | spiders

bitten by a black widow

The Black Widow Spider is arguably the most feared spider in the United States. Rivaled in the Midwest by the Brown Recluse, just the sight of it sends a shiver down your spine. Although we hope this never happens, here are some things to consider if you ever find yourself the bite victim of the […]

On June 5th, 2017

Tips to Stop Ants in Their Tracks

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ants | pests | Tips and Tricks

ants in their tracks

It seems like every spring and early summer we are bombarded with ants. They can squeeze through tiny cracks and invade your house overnight. As long as they find a good source of food (like your pantry) and a nice place out of the heat, they’ll stay for as long as possible. The question is, […]

On April 18th, 2017

Dangerous Bugs in KC

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local | pests

dangerous bugs kc

Most bugs, insects, and other pests are just a mere annoyance. Out of the thousands of them within 100 feet of your current position, only a fraction of them can do any real damage. Here are the ones about which you should be cautious. Brown Recluse Sometimes known as the fiddleback spider due to the […]

On April 17th, 2017

How We Can Offer a Guarantee

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Six Brothers

Guarantee Six Brothers Kansas City

We have customers ask us almost on a daily basis how we can offer a pest free guarantee. When someone hires a local exterminator, they want to know that they are getting a high-quality service that promises professionalism. Our Process The first step of the equation is quality service. We'll knock on the door and […]

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