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Late Fall in Kansas City

Although winter may be just around the corner in Kansas City, now is not the time to forget about insects, spiders and such. Don’t believe for one moment that they are all gone for a few months. To the contrary; pantry and clothes pests do not recognize seasons!

These pests love clutter – spilled cereal and spices in the pantry and clothing carelessly strewn on the floor in the closet are prime breeding grounds for them. Another problem arises when we move seasonal clothing to storage without first laundering or dry cleaning it. Tidying up the pantry, discarding old, open containers of spices, flour, pasta, crackers and cereals can eliminate a potentially serious problem before it even gets started. Simply placing fresh, but partially-used, quantities in pest-proof containers will go far in preventing future pest problems. But don’t forget to brush up, mop up or vacuum any spillage. It is amazing to learn what pests consider food.

The garage and basement also deserve attention. The garage is continuously subjected to the accumulation of leaves blown in and mud or other substances tracked in by vehicles, pets and us. All of this provides food and harborage for a wide variety of arthropod pests and rodents.

Basements are subject to pests from many sources. They may be brought in with stored items of every description. Cockroaches and rodents may enter through floor drains. They may enter through utility penetrations above and below ground as well as between the foundation or siding. All of the above-mentioned areas deserve your attention at all times.

Augustine Services is standing by to help you with all your pest control needs!

Late Summer in Kansas City

As we move into late summer in Kansas City, don’t believe that the pests will soon go away. To the contrary, some nuisances will just begin to show up. Pests such as boxelder bugs, cluster flies and multi-colored Asian lady beetles will soon begin showing up in great numbers all over the sides of your home, looking for a place to hibernate. If you haven’t prepared for this, do it NOW!

Just because the screens and storm windows are in place doesn’t mean that they are completely effective. Are there any rips, tears or punctures in the screen mesh? Do their frames fit tightly in the main window frames? Did you follow through on your Spring promise to seal up all the cracks and crevices around windows, doors and board and batten junctions? On the first really cool mornings, after you have carefully examined the exterior, hold your hand up to all of the electrical receptacles on the inside of exterior walls. If you feel a draft or any difference in the temperature, it means that air is getting into your walls from outside. If air can get in, so can bugs!

Keep in mind that all of these situations also have a direct effect upon your heating and cooling bills. If you don’t have the time to fix these situations, Call Augustine Services. They have highly trained people who can. The telephone numbers are (913)-362-4399 or (816) 421-6882

Termite Control: Inspection and Treatment of These Silent Home Invaders

A typical pest found in houses throughout Kansas City during the spring and summer months are termites. These pests, like many others, can be quite annoying but most importantly extremely destructive to your home. If left untreated, termites can wreak havoc on your property and cause significant damage in as little as 6 months. They are frequently confused with carpenter ants which can also be a serious problem. Spotting a few of these pests around your house is normal, but if you notice big swarms of either, help from professional termite control exterminators should be sought.

Once signs of a serious termite infestation are recognized, it’s best to hire professionals to assist. Augustine’s team of professional and experienced termite exterminators can help evaluate the situation and determine if a problem exists to provide the best treatment option available. With do-it-yourself methods in the market that involve harsh chemicals, it’s best to let our professionals assess and address the problem.

We provide full termite inspections for both your current home as well as one you may be looking to buy. We're proud to say that we utilize leading-edge termite insecticides and bait systems from BASF Pest Control Solutions such as Advance® Termite Bait System and Termidor® termiticide/insecticide.

Let Augustine Services, a trusted termite control company in the Kansas City area, including Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and Olathe, be your choice when protecting your home from termites. We’re proud to be pioneers in the industry, engineering new standards for ways of eliminating and controlling bugs and pests. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection! Learn more about our Platinum Program which combines Augustine Service’s termite baiting program with our Advantage pest control program.

Augustine’s Kansas City Pest Control Experts are Ready to Spring into Action

As the days grow longer, we’ll soon see winter draw to a close and make way for spring here in Kansas City. Now is the perfect time to address pest prevention, elimination and removal issues in your home. We know how important and valuable your home is to you and your family. With a little time and the right team of Kansas City pest control specialists, pest problems and costly damage to your home can be addressed correctly and in some cases avoided altogether.

Let Augustine Services help get your house ready for spring by addressing and eliminating your pest problem so that you don’t have to. We can identify and seal pest entry points to create a barrier around your home before the warm weather moves in.

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