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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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Bugs & Boys in Red August 23, 2016

Congrats to Ashley Bond! She just won four tickets to Busch Stadium to cheer on the Cardinals this Wednesday night! Did you know we have special (not to mention incredibly amazing!) giveaways just like this one all the time. Yep. The only “catch”

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Violins, LEDs and…Bees? August 10, 2016

How amazing is this new “hive”? Wolfgang Buttress’ newest sculpture, The Hive, uses approximately 170,000 pieces of aluminum that come together to create a honeycomb which rises 56 feet into the air in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in London, England.

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Virtual Rodent Hunters UNITE! July 26, 2016

Have you been sucked into this insanity called Pokemon Go? If so, feel free to catch & evolve all the VIRTUAL rats you want. Just leave the REAL rodents to our wildlife control experts!  

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Keep the Mosquitoes away from your outdoor wedding July 25, 2016

Don’t Want Mosquitoes at your Wedding? Is a picture-perfect garden wedding in your plans this summer? You’re probably envisioning the flowers, the big white tent, strung lights. One thing you may not have considered is pest control. How do you keep your guests free from swatting and itching at mosquito bites all night?

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Move Over Pizza Rat! July 19, 2016

Remember NYC’s Pizza Rat that took the internet by storm? Well, he can take a backseat now. His 15 minutes of fame are officially over. Meet Chicago’s Pizza Squirrel! Alright, St. Louis. It’s our move now. Where are all our pizza-loving rodents?

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Unlucky #13? Not at Blue Chip! July 17, 2016

While some people might consider 13 an unlucky number, we are thrilled that customers like Jill have been using our services for more than 13 years to help keep their homes pest-free!  

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Bug-Free Beverages July 15, 2016

Plans to grill in the near future? Who doesn’t like a frosty beverage while you’re manning the hot grill?
 
Tip: Pour your favorite beverage into a clear glass. Aluminum cans make awesome hiding spots for stinging insects.

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What to do if you get stung by a bee? July 15, 2016

Were you Stung by a Bee?
A drawback to spending more time outdoors this summer is that you’re likely to encounter stinging insects. It happens. Blue Chip Pest Control has a few home remedies for treating a bee sting if you or your child should become a target.

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New Partner for the 2016 Olympics July 13, 2016

Did you hear the recent news? Due to growing concerns of the zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, the 2016 Olympics has partnered up for the first time ever with an insect-repellent company. That’s right. SC Johnson’s OFF! will distribute thousands of bottles of OFF! brand insect-repellent to athletes, staff and volunteers.

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Happy National Mosquito Control Week! June 29, 2016

Yep. True story.
And 176 different species of mosquitoes live right here in the United States.
While these nasty little bloodsuckers are definitely nothing to be happy about, you can take comfort with the happy thought that Blue Chip offers …

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Bug Bytes: June 2016 June 27, 2016

You’re brain may be on the upcoming July 4th weekend; however, it’s not too late to scope out the latest in our June newsletter.
Want pest-free pets? We got your back! (And your fur!)

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Zika Virus Update June 21, 2016

Yesterday the FDA approved the first human trials for a Zika vaccine. Within the next few weeks, two pharmaceutical companies will start testing this vaccine on healthy people in an attempt to prove that it’s safe & effective.

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Cardinals Giveaway! June 13, 2016

Whatcha’ doing tomorrow night (Tuesday June 14th) at 7:15pm? Want a ticket to cheer on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium PLUS 3 more tickets so you can take your 3 besties with you PLUS a free parking pass at the Ballpark Village lot?

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Blue Chip “Bugs” SLFC Head Coach Schilly June 1, 2016

The St. Louis Football Club (SLFC) has another exciting matchup tonight at 7pm. Blue Chip is a proud sponsor of this football club. And we’re back at it…”buggin'” Head Coach Dave Schilly as the team prepares for this game. Take a look at what he has to say….

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Blue Chip Named in the Top 100 Pest Control Companies May 31, 2016

We are ending this month with some INCREDIBLE and AMAZING news!
Blue Chip is proud to announce that PCT (Pest Control Technology), the leading trade publication for the pest control industry, recently named us as one of the Top 100 Pest Control Companies in the Industry!

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#RedNoseDay Fun May 26, 2016

Get silly with Blue Chip on #RedNoseDay!
Today, Thursday May 26, is Red Nose Day 2016! This one-day “fun”-raiser helps raise awareness and funds to help kids who need it the most. Half of the money raised today will go to sweet kiddos right here in the United States

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All Together Now…AWWWWW!!! May 20, 2016

Brace yourselves for some serious cuteness overload!
Technician Tony to the rescue!
When treating a house in Ballwin earlier this week, Tony found a nest with 5 babies in it. One little guy must have been feeling ….

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Blue Chip Named Business of the Year May 19, 2016

We got some BIG news around here this week: Blue Chip Pest Services was just awarded the prestigious honor of being named the West County Rotary Club’s Business of the Year! Sweet, huh?

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Termites: Nature’s Unwelcome Recyclers May 16, 2016

This is the time of year when nature’s unwanted recyclers, termites, make their presence well-known. In springtime, termite colonies send out termite swarmers to mate & start new colonies. Termite swarmers who stay outside are usually successful; however, ….

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Happy Customers in May May 10, 2016

If you’re wondering what our customers are saying  about us this month, look no further!
From Clayton to St. Louis to Ballwin…
From Chris to Heather to Neil…

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Take Back Your Yard! May 9, 2016

Mosquitoes have already returned to St. Louis…and are starting to come back in a MAJOR way! Are you planning a pool party or BBQ to celebrate the start of summer in a couple of weeks? There’s no time like the present to introduce the exterior of your home & …

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