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The 411 on Ground Beetles September 5, 2017

  Ground beetles have seen an increase in numbers as summer winds down and they’ve been finding their way into homes and businesses across the area. Although they are not harmful in any way, they are a great nuissance and can sometimes, to the untrained eye, be mistaken for roaches. During the day, ground beetles … Continue reading “The 411 on Ground Beetles”

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Debugging Myths August 5, 2017

You probably read the book Charlotte’s Web while you were in school, right? Or maybe you’ve seen a movie with bug-like characters or plots. A Bug’s Life, Arachnophobia or Ant-Man, perhaps? Many of our preconceived notions about bugs are simply something we “learned” when we were younger, old wives tales or just myths. Let’s have some fun … Continue reading “Debugging Myths”

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Happy 4th of July July 4, 2017

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! As you celebrate our independence day with family & friends, here are 4 fun fact about the 4th to share with them. Both Thomas Jefferson AND John Adams died on July 4th in 1826. The Philippians and Rwanda also gained their indolence on July 4th. Americans eat 155 million (yep, million!) … Continue reading “Happy 4th of July”

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Backyard Gardens July 7, 2017

During the past 5 years there’s been a significant shift in the number of people growing their own food — namely vegetables. As a matter of fact, 35% of all households in America grow food either at home or in a community garden. Are you one of these people? Or at least considering joining them? … Continue reading “Backyard Gardens”

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Bugs & Brews July 21, 2017

Do your weekend plans include an outdoor BBQ? And quite possibly an ice cold beer? Watch out — you’re not the only one might be after a cold brew!

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Emphasis on Education July 10, 2017

Every single person on Team Blue Chip — from our owners to our office staff to our technicians to our managers — is required to complete and pass a course on pest management from Purdue University. Upon completion of this course, we continue to put an emphasis on education and training by offering many more … Continue reading “Emphasis on Education”

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Stinkbug 101 June 25, 2017

  These little stinkers (and in this case, quite literally!) sometimes look like some type of superhero bugs with their triangular shield-shaped bodies. Their superpower? The defensive odor they give off when disturbed or crushed. Not too hard to figure out how they got their name, huh? First arriving in the Pennsylvania from Asia in … Continue reading “Stinkbug 101”

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Would you rather…? June 8, 2017

  For just a minute, forget whatever major questions you’re contemplating in your life right now and let’s focus on something totally silly: Would you rather be a SQUIRREL or a FROG just for a day?      

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CELEBRATE!!! June 12, 2017

  If the weekend HAD to end and Monday simply HAD to arrive again, we might as well kick off this week with some fun celebrations for some of our Blue Chippers this month!    

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We heart referrals! June 6, 2017

  Every time one of our customers refers someone to us, we send that customer a surprise gift card in the mail as a little token of our appreciation. And, boy-oh-boy, does good news travel fast! 🙂 Today I am mailing 27 (yes, TWENTY SEVEN!) gift cards out for referrals we’ve had in just the … Continue reading “We heart referrals!”

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Ants are back in my house! How can I get rid of these pesky bugs? May 30, 2017

They’re back. In force. Spring rains often drive ants indoors as they’re seeking shelter and food. When the ants come marching onto your kitchen counters, into the pantry, and along baseboards, it’s not a pretty sight. Ants are social insects The problem with ants is that you never find just one. They travel in large … Continue reading “Ants are back in my house! How can I get rid of these pesky bugs?”

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New website…New blog! May 22, 2017

  Have you checked out all the things you can do on our new & improved website? You can… Chat with us LIVE Print a coupon Learn about the various residential and commercial services we offer — including pest, wildlife, mosquito, bed bugs, bird removal & termites Read REAL customer testimonials Schedule a service Watch … Continue reading “New website…New blog!”

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2017 Pest Trends January 26, 2017

An unseasonably warm start to the new year is causing a spike in insect and rodent activity. Not only are household pests escaping a dormant season, they’re predicted to have an extra life cycle during this extended period of warmer weather.

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Raccoon Prevention in 4 Easy December 15, 2016

Raccoon Prevention
Are these pesky “masked bandits” tearing up your yard, tipping over your trashcans, and stealing bird seed out of the feeders right under your nose? Ready to put a stop to it?

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2016 Global Bedbug Summit December 2, 2016

Our owner, Jeff Phillips, and two of our managers, Gary Karr & Nick Walker, have spent the past couple of days in Indianapolis at the Global Bedbug Summit learning from and brainstorming with some of the world’s leading experts in the study of bedbugs.

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I found a dead rodent in my office – is it safe to touch? November 30, 2016

What to do About Office Rodents
It’s important to never touch any rodent you encounter in your home or your place of work. Some rodents carry the disease Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and to be on the safe side, it’s best to leave rodent control to the professionals.

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Cooler weather sends rodents indoors November 16, 2016

Blue Chip Pest Control and Removal Services encourages public awareness of rodents during
Rodent Awareness Week, ST. LOUIS (October 20, 2016) – As the seasons change, homeowners aren’t the only ones looking to keep warm indoors.

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Veterans Day 2016 November 11, 2016

Our very own founder of Blue Chip Pest Service, Scott Phillips, served his country during the Vietnam War. We wanted to give an extra special thank you to Scott as well as all the other veterans — our courageous defenders and true American heroes.

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3 ways rodents can damage your home October 28, 2016

Rodents can Damage your Home
Typically homeowners do not even know they have a rodent problem until it’s too late. It’s never just one mouse. If you have rodents, they are probably multiplying and creating all kinds of problems behind the scenes and you need rodent control. St Louis-based Blue Chip offers three ways rodents may damage your home…

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Cooler weather sends rodents indoors October 24, 2016

Blue Chip Pest Control and Removal Services encourages public awareness of rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, October 23-29, 2016.ST. LOUIS (October 20, 2016) – As the seasons change, homeowners aren’t the only ones looking to keep warm indoors.

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4 ways to deter wildlife from moving in! October 14, 2016

Deter the Wildlife!
Once wildlife has infiltrated your home, it’s too late. The secret is to prevent this from happening in the first place. St. Louis Wildlife Removal Services offer four easy ways to protect your home from the unwanted furry invaders.

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Commercial Spotlight: Pest Control for Restaurant September 22, 2016

Restaurant Pest Control
Restaurant owners can’t afford to lose business over a pest control problem. If you own a restaurant, at some point in time, you’ll need pest removal, and we recommend preventive care to keep your establishment in tip top shape.

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5 Tips for controlling spiders in your house September 8, 2016

Spider Control Tips
Most spiders are harmless, but yet arachnids are the most feared of all home pests. You have to sleep at night. Right? So, it’s understandable why homeowners turn to professionals for spider removal services to rid their home of these creepy crawlers.

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Homework with a side of cheese, anyone? September 7, 2016

A new study of over 1,000 pet-owning children, between the ages of 5-16 years old, recently revealed that 79% of them believe that their pet had a positive effect on their homework. And rat owners do best of all! Yep, the study showed ….

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Last-Minute Mosquito Tips September 6, 2016

Labor Day is over and today marks the first “unofficial” day of fall. (Especially “unofficial” since we’re due for a heat index of 105 degrees today!) Summer days are still upon us…and so are mosquitoes. Did you know that mosquito season in the St. Louis area lasts through the end of September?

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Just Spotted: Bug-Themed Snack September 4, 2016

Looking for a cute after-school snack for your kids? Check out this adorable new bug-themed treat from Jell-o. It’s mud (chocolate pudding) covered with dirt (Oreo cookie crumbles). The best part is the cute little gummy bugs your kids can add to the mud and dirt! These little guys make the BEST edible bugs!

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Customer for Life September 3, 2016

It’s always fun to talk to new people who call in to try out one of our services for the very first time…but even better when we get compliments like this right after their first service visit!

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Forgotten Rooms, Back to School Nemesis & Baseball September 2, 2016

September is already here. Did you have a chance to read our August e-newsletter? It highlighted those often “forgotten rooms” when it comes to pest control, discussed every parent’s back-to-school nemesis: lice, and introduced our 2016 Baseball Buddy…among other things. Check it out here!

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