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Let Kansas City Mosquito Treatment and Control Specialists Provide the Protection You Need This Summer

Ahhhhh summer in Kansas City. Warm weather, lazy pool days, the smell of barbecue on the grill. What more could you ask for especially after our extra rainy spring.

Speaking of rain, did you know that wet and damp conditions are the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes? As we welcome summer back to the Midwest and enjoy outdoor vacations and activities, it’s also a good time to address those pesky invaders that enjoy this time of year as well. April through October are prime breeding months for mosquitoes in KC and the surrounding areas. Besides the painful and annoying bites they deliver, mosquitoes can also carry harmful diseases such as West Nile and Zika virus. Let the mosquito control experts at Augustine Services help create a stress-free outdoor space that you can enjoy all season long.

Augustine Services offers the best mosquito treatment and control services for residential and commercial property in Kansas City, Overland Park and throughout the metro area in both Missouri and Kansas. The best opportunity for control of mosquito populations around your home or business is while they are in the larval and pupal stages! The most effective means of mosquito control is to manage or eliminate their breeding sites. Unless this is done, management of the problem is temporary, at best.

Our technicians will perform an onsite evaluation of your home or business, showing you how to eliminate breeding sites and recommending an appropriate treatment program suited to your needs.

What type of treatments do we use? Augustine Services treats mosquitoes with prevention programs developed by Syngenta, a global leader in mosquito control. As a leader in the fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases, Syngenta works with its global partners to improve the quality of health and life for people around the world.

By hiring our experienced professionals, you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that our mosquito control specialists will take care of your problem in a safe and effective manner. Augustine has long been a respected local business serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs and beyond. Let Augustine Services be your choice when choosing effective mosquito treatment for your home or business. Contact Augustine Services today at 913-362-4399 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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Bothered by other insects or pests besides mosquitoes? Learn more about Augustine’s Pest Control and Extermination Services or Augustine’s Termite Control and Extermination Services.

Termites Swarming in the Kansas City Area

The termite swarming season is upon us in Kansas City.  Subterranean Termites typically swarm in the Spring and early Summer months.  Often swarming activity is preceded by significant rain followed by warm humid conditions—exactly the type of weather we have recently experienced in the Kansas City area.

Termite swarmers are the mature reproductive termites emerging, often in very large quantities, from the colony looking to pair up with a mate with the intent of starting a new colony.  The swarmers are black, winged termites that can sometime be mistaken for winged ants (which also demonstrate similar swarming behaviors).  The swarmers are not strong fliers and most of them fail in their attempt to reproduce and eventually die or become food for natural predators.  The few that succeed in pairing up shed their wings, mate and find a new location to start a termite colony.

Often a termite swarming event happens outdoors and goes unnoticed.  However, when a termite swarm occurs inside a house or office building it can be a traumatic and at the very least, messy and an annoying issue for the homeowner or building tenants.  As a homeowner, the worst thing you can do is ignore the issue and hope it goes away.  The fact is, the swarming event will go away relatively quickly.  However, the existing termite infestation isn’t going anywhere.  Also, avoid home remedies.  It isn’t helpful to spray a swarm with over-the-counter pesticides.  You may be successful in killing a few hundred swarmers but you haven’t done anything to kill the tens of thousands of termites still in the soil and you’ve only succeeded in delaying the swarming event and forced the termite colony to branch out causing a deeper infestation and greater potential termite damage to the structure they are infesting.

At the first sign of termite swarmers your best option is to contact Augustine Services, Inc. for a professional, thorough termite inspection to assess the extent of the infestation and prepare a logical treatment plan that will eliminate the entire termite colony with minimal disruption to your property.  Our termite treatments are guaranteed and warrantied for up to five years.  Our certified technicians have years of training and experience in handling termite issues and will provide you with prompt, friendly service and assurance that your biggest investment is protected from future damage.  Also, be sure to ask us about Termidor HP—the latest, most advanced termite treatment system available and exclusive to Augustine Services, Inc.

Dealing with termites, especially a swarming situation, is frustrating and can cause a lot of unwanted anxiety but, rest assured, the experts at Augustine Services, Inc. are here to provide a quick and lasting solution to your problem.  Click here or call Augustine Services, Inc. at 913-362-4399 and speak with one of our attentive staff members to schedule your free termite inspection.

Augustine’s Kansas City Pest Control Specialists Can Help You Fight Spring Invaders

Spring has arrived again here in the Greater Kansas City area. As flowers bloom and animals emerge from their winter hideaways, so do the wide range of bugs and pests that can invade your home or business. There’s no better time than now to address pest prevention, elimination and removal.

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Mid Winter in Kansas City

We were promised a wet and cold winter. However, with the exception of one week, Kansas City has had little cold, but lots of wet. But remember that winter isn’t over yet and spring is still over a month and a half away! Also, it is so easy to believe that, because it is cold, no “bugs” are out and about. The ones inside don’t feel the cold.

In the last installment of our blog, I spoke of typical mid-winter pest problems. Remember that this is the time when carpet beetles may be multiplying and attacking your seasonal clothing which have been stored without proper cleaning or laundering. Cold weather clothing, often made of animal products such as fur, wool, and leather, is out and in current use, but some stored warm weather clothing also contains products of animal origin, like silk. If you have had a carpet beetle problem that hasn’t been taken care of, you need to check things out!

Also, we all know how easy it is to let a pantry “get out of control”. Periodically check to see that any spillage has been thoroughly cleaned up. Remember, only vacuum, not just move it around with a brush or air pressure. This is not the time or place to use a can of pressurized keyboard cleaner!

With the relatively mild weather so far, it may not be long before we begin to see fresh termite tube-building, or even swarming. Rains, rather than snows, could hasten this process. If you think that it’s too early for spring, I found daffodils just popping their heads above ground yesterday, February the first!

If you have any questions or need help with any pests, just call Augustine Services at 913-362-4399.