At Schendel Pest Services, we receive many different types of service calls from within Shell Knob, MO. Since we have offices and technicians situated in various locations throughout MO, we can resolve any pest problem within Shell Knob quickly. We provide free quotes for all of our services, led by our professional pest control team.
At Schendel Pest Services, we know everything about bugs and pests — their habits, where they live and breed, and how to get rid of them safely and effectively. With Schendel Pest Services’ commitment to training excellence, our highly trained technicians are well qualified to handle any type of pest problem.
Ants- As a homeowner or commercial property owner, you may experience one of the most common invaders: ants. Of the thousands of species of ants, the most commonly found in MO include odorous house ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants. Most homeowners don’t realize that over-the-counter sprays and repellents can cause a phenomenon called “budding” in which ants separate from their main nest and will actually start new colonies. Here at Schendel Pest Services, we realize that you do not want these pests in your home, which is why we offer services to prevent and eliminate ant problems. Find out more about our Ant Control Services.
Mosquitoes- Mosquitoes will lay eggs on bird baths, in buckets, clogged rain gutters, pools, ponds, tires, and wheelbarrows. They are also drawn to properties that have lots of flowers and plants that they can use to feed on and to areas that have dense vegetation or tall grass that they can hide in during the high heat times of the day. All it takes is one tenacious pest to infiltrate your home and make everyone inside miserable with bites. At Schendel Pest Services, we specialize in mosquito control to keep you and your family safe. Find out more about our Mosquito Control Services.
Mice- Mice normally find their way indoors searching for food and in order to keep warm through the winter. Since mice have collapsible bodies, they can get into homes through cracks or holes smaller than a dime. Mice are also dangerous because of the amount of structural damage that they can inflict on a property. They can chew through wires, pipes, drywall, and insulation, all which can lead to fire and water damage. They can also contaminate your food, food prep areas, personal belongings, and inventory with their urine and feces as they travel and forage for food throughout your property. Find out more about our Mouse Control Services.
Cockroaches- Two of the most common species to invade homes are the American cockroach and the German cockroach. Cockroaches are very dangerous to have in your home. They can travel on and through garbage, animal feces, and drain and sewage pipes before they reach your home. Cockroaches multiply very quickly, and adapt to their environment very quickly. It is important to contact Schendel Pest Services at the first sign of cockroach activity to avoid an escalated issue. Find out more about our Cockroach Control Services.
Bed Bugs- Bed bugs are blood feeding insects that feed on humans, usually during night hours when people are sleeping. Since we do not often observe bed bugs biting, it is easy to mistake the itchy, swollen areas on the skin for other insect bites. While the bites can become infected from scratching, bed bugs are not known to transmit any diseases; however, they are still a nuisance and serious pest problem. Bed bug infestations spread when an individual comes into contact with bed bugs and unknowingly brings them somewhere else. They are transported as stowaways, hiding in luggage, couches, beds, pillows, or backpacks to name a few. Bed bugs cling to moving items like briefcases and can easily fall off, allowing them to relocate and spread. Bed bugs are challenging pests that you definitely want to leave to the professionals at Schendel Pest Services. Our canine bed bug inspections and heat treatments are unmatched and eco-friendly. Find out more about our Bed Bug Inspections and Bed Bug Control Services.
Raccoons- Raccoons are well known for eating through dumpsters and garbage cans when in urban environments. Not only do they love what you throw away, but they’re also attracted to easier targets such as bird feeders and vegetables grown in your garden. Once these critters are satisfied with the habitability of the area surrounding your home, they can live in chimneys, attics, woodpiles, and even underneath homes. Dealing with raccoons is very challenging, and should be left to the professionals at Schendel Pest Services. Find out more about our Raccoon Removal Services.
Skunks- Skunks are nocturnal creatures that often live side by side with humans, taking up residence in large holes called “dens” below porches, in basements and sheds, under concrete slabs, and under woodpiles. Skunk removal is not easy and should not be attempted without the experts at Schendel Pest Services. Find out more about our Skunk Removal Services.
Squirrels- Squirrels live in attics where they are less likely to be disturbed and have shelter from the elements. A safe place to build a nest is one of the main reasons that a quiet, warm attic is ideal for squirrel activity. Squirrels run around during the day so if you have squirrels in your attic, you’ll hear them moving around and going in and out of the access point they created. They can also cause substantial damage to your home by gnawing holes, chewing wires and contaminating surfaces with their urine and feces. Schendel Pest Services can help remove the squirrels in your attic with our specialized wildlife control plans. Find out more about our Squirrel Removal Services.
Spiders- Spiders can squeeze through cracks and gaps around the exterior of your home, looking for food and shelter. Once inside, spiders will hide in the dark secluded areas of your home like the corners of walls, in closets, in clothing, underneath of furniture, and in basement and attic areas. At Schendel Pest Services, we assess your spider problem and come up with a plan that’s not only specialized for your home, but is safest for your family and pets. Find our more about our Spider Control Services.
Stinging Insects- Stinging insects such as bald-faced hornets and wasps are common in Shell Knob. If you find a stinging insect nest on your property, do not try to remove it on your own. By using DIY methods, you will be aggravating the nest, most likely resulting in a dangerous swarm. DIY pest control products can be very dangerous to you, your family, pets, and plants if not mixed or used properly. With one call to the professionals at Schendel Pest Services, we will come out and treat and remove the nest from your property quickly and safely. Find out more about our Stinging Insect Control Services.
Ticks- Ticks are generally introduced by wild animals. They crawl onto you or your pets to feed and then enter your home by hitching a ride. Properties that have high grass, dense vegetation and are in close proximity to wooded areas have high numbers of ticks living on them. Ticks are known to transmit diseases, including Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia. Schendel uses the least amount of material as possible while still resolving the problem. Find out more about our Tick Control Services.
Stink Bugs- The primary issue with Stink Bugs is that they can invade your home in large numbers and become very frustrating when they are active. This is especially true because they have a tendency to get into and under things once they are inside. Having large numbers of stink bugs in your home can also become a very smelly nuisance problem. Getting rid of stink bugs can be a very frustrating problem, so it’s best left to the professionals at Schendel Pest Service. Find out more about our Stink Bug Control Services.
Termites- Termites are wood destroying insects that cause $5 billion in property damage each year. Improper moisture control, leaf litter, and direct wood-to-soil contact are all prime conditions that can promote termite activity on your property, often times within close proximity to your home. While foraging, worker termites will enter cracks in the foundation of your home, ultimately leading them to the wood within the structure. Most people do not know they have termites until they see swarmers, which to the untrained eye look like flying ants. At Schendel Pest Services, we provide full elimination and monitoring services. Find our more about our Termite Control Services.
Moles, Voles & Gophers- Unfortunately, having a healthy well-cared-for lawn often attracts moles to your property. Soil that is moist, easy to dig through, and full of their favorite food, earthworms, is every moles dream. Homes and properties that are located next to areas like parks, fields, and golf courses also tend to have issues with moles. Voles tend to invade properties that have large open lawns or are adjacent to a parks or golf courses. Voles like to burrow in large open areas that have ample amounts of vegetation for them to feed on. Voles are active and breed year-round, this means that a small vole problem can quickly become a very large vole problem. Pocket gophers are not dangerous to people, but they are damaging to properties. They can damage lawns, gardens, and farmlands; they can cause harm to trees by feeding on their bark and roots. Pocket gophers have also been known to damage underground wires, cables, and pipes as they create their tunnels. Luckily, the experts at Schendel Pest Services have a guaranteed program to control mole, vole, and gopher populations on your property. Find our more about our Mole, Vole, and Gopher Control Services.
Pigeons- At Schendel Pest Services, we value the importance of a bird’s role in our ecosystem, but we also understand how their behaviors are often destructive and invasive. Pigeon droppings build up on walkways and sidewalks and can lead to slip and fall injuries on your property; the droppings are also very corrosive and can damage your home or commercial property. Preventing pigeons from choosing your property to invade is a tough undertaking. Pigeons are found living together in large numbers and overtake properties swiftly. The best prevention against pigeons is to call the pigeon control experts at Schendel at the first signs of a problem with them on your property. Find out more about our Pigeon Control Services.
Pest Control Insulation- Pest control insulation services will allow you to save money on energy bills while protecting your home from silverfish and other insects. At Schendel, we install insulation that contains borate, an ingredient used in many household products and one that is deadly to ants, earwigs, silverfish and other insects. The pest control insulation we install is made from 87% recycled materials and has been awarded an ENERGY STAR label. Find our more about Schendel Pest Services’ Insulation Service.
If you have a recurring pest problem or more than one pest causing problems at your Shell Knob home or business, you may want to consider our Premium Care Plans. Our Premium Care and Premium Care Plus Plans provide year-round coverage for homeowners against common pests such as ants, stinging insects, and spiders, with extended options for termite control. All materials are applied judiciously, as part of programs using an industry-leading Integrated Pest Management protocol, as developed by our on-staff Entomologist.
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At Schendel Pest Services, we understand the pests of Shell Knob and the most effective ways to control them. We’ll leave your home pest-free, ensuring that you and your family are happy for years to come.