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Carpenter Ant: True or False

Carpenter ants get their name from their nest-building technique. Unlike termites, carpenter ants don’t eat wood; however, they do chew through wood to excavate it & create smooth tunnels inside that form their nest. TRUE or FALSE: Carpenter ants live in colonies of up to 1,000 workers. (Scroll down and look below the picture of…

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“Fun” Fact: Bed bugs

Bed bugs aren’t picky at all when it comes to selecting their nightly accommodations. You’re just as likely to find them in a one-star motel (like a Motel 6) as you are to find in them in a five-star luxury hotel (like a Ritz-Carlton). Sleep on that “fun” fact tonight. Until then… Goodnight. Sleep tight.…

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Blue Chip + Baseball

We love the Cardinals and we know you do too! #SeriouslyWhat’sNotToLoveAboutOurCards From time to time during the season, we have special giveaways of 4 (yes, FOUR!) box seat tickets for Cardinals games for you + 3 of your BFFs! The once “catch”, so to speak? These are reserved for our fabulous Facebook fans! We’ve already…

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Mosquito Season in the ‘Lou

Mosquito season is NOW! In the St. Louis area, mosquitoes can be found as early as April and as late as September — that’s half the year! Here are some tips to help prevent them from breeding in your yard. Take back your yard this summer so you can enjoy BBQs, pool parties, s’mores by…

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Training Fun

As we prepare for spring, weekly training sessions are in full force for both for our technicians & managers as well as our office staff. Current emphasis in these sessions has been placed on the latest in pest control techniques & trends, current issues our area is facing & how to tackle them, more intensive…

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Termite Awareness Week: Termite vs Flying Ant

Termites can look very similar to flying ants. Here are some easy ways to tell the difference. This is a termite: In this picture of a termite (above), it’s easy to see one of the distinct characteristics that make up a termite’s body structure: equal length wings. Somewhat hidden is the termite’s straight abdomen as…

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Celebrating 100 Years

It’s St. Patrick’s Day but we’ve got more that just the luck o’ the Irish on our side today…we’ve got it ALL. MONTH. LONG! We’re so incredibly lucky that our March hires are celebrating a combined 100 years on Team Blue Chip this month. Maybe you’ll be lucky as well and get see one of…

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Termite Awareness Week: Termite Trivia

Not all termites live underground like the ones we commonly see in the St. Louis area. Some termites, like the conehead termites commonly found in Florida, move around the ground just like ants. No matter what kind of diet plan you follow — low fat, Keto, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. — it’s a good idea to…

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Termite Awareness Week: What Do Termites Look Like?

Termites can be found in over 70 countries around the world. And they are showing up in MASSIVE numbers. As a matter of fact, they outnumber humans 10 to 1! There are few different types of termites; however, the termites we encounter most often in the St. Louis area are subterranean termites. As a prefix,…

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