Benefits of Pest Control Insulation

Whether you are replacing old insulation or insulating a brand new home, insect controlling insulation will allow you to save money on energy bills while protecting your home from insect infestations.


How does it work?

InCide® Pest Control Insulation is infused with an extremely effective pesticide – sodium polyborate. This ingredient prevents insect infestations by killing them on contact or when they ingest minute amounts of the insulation. Additional benefits include the following:


Save money
Because traditional fiberglass insulation tends to deteriorate over time, it can leave gaps for cold or hot air to sneak into your home, which leads to energy waste. Adding pest control insulation to your attic, crawlspace or other areas of your home can help you prevent this from happening, which saves you money.


Keeps your family safe
Though deadly to pests, our pest control insulation is safe for your family and pets. Also, there are no irritating side effects related to the insulation or inhalation of this EPA registered product.


Protects against mold

If left to grow, mold can cause serious health issues, such as nasal stuffiness, coughing or wheezing, throat irritation, eye irritation, and in some cases skin irritation. Pest control insulation helps inhibit the growth of mold.


Fire resistant

Pest control insulation also contains a fire retardant that makes homes safer in the event of a fire. The fire retardant will not hold a flame and ultimately limits the spread of fire.


We can help
No matter how intimidating or pervasive your pest problem, you can trust that Amco Ranger knows exactly how to handle it and make sure the pests don’t return. We are a local, family-owned business, and we’re ready to help you. Give us a call today if you need help getting rid of bugs in your attic in Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, O’Fallon, Cottleville, St. Peters, St. Charles, St. Louis, and surrounding communities.


Common Pest Control Myths Debunked

There are many pest control myths that sound like they might be true. It’s time to debunk those myths and make sure you’re getting the proper help for your home to keep bugs away and keep your family safe.


Some common pest control myths debunked:


It’s just a season. These pests will go away soon.

Ignoring a pest problem is a great way to end up with an infestation. If you see a pest, even just one, know that it has friends and family. It’s best to call a professional early to prevent infestation.


Bug zappers will help my mosquito problem.

Everyone loves a good zap, but you may be attracting other bugs besides mosquitoes, while mosquitoes run rampant on your property. Mosquitoes don’t actually care about the bright light, and are much more attracted to you and your family members. Plus, zappers explode the bugs into tiny bits that rain down on anyone in the area. Yuck.


My home is clean, so I don’t have to worry about pests.

Just because you have a clean, organized home doesn’t mean you’re invincible. Many pests like bed bugs and flies can feed on human blood to survive; they don’t need a dirty home. While a dirty or disorganized home may give pests more space to hide, keeping a clean home will never fully eradicate a pest issue.


I can treat a pest issue on my own.

We’re all for empowering you to get handy and fix some problems around your home. However, not when it comes to pest control. In order for an insecticide or treatment to work as intended, it’s important to know what kind of pest you’re dealing with and how to best deal with them. That’s why hiring a professional pest control company is so important.


I only need to call a pest control company if I notice a problem.

The best kind of pest control is preventative, not reactive. If you don’t have a reliable pest control technician that treats and inspects your home regularly, there’s no telling what might be lurking in your basement, attic, walls, closets, and cabinets.


We can help

No matter how intimidating or pervasive your pest problem, you can trust that Amco Ranger knows exactly how to handle it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Give us a call today if you need help getting rid of pests in your home in Cottleville, St. Peters, O’Fallon, St. Charles, and surrounding communities.

Eliminate Pantry Pests

Packaged foods in your pantry can attract pests such as moths, weevils, and small beetles. The good news is that although annoying, they are not dangerous; they won’t bite or sting you or damage your home. Getting rid of these pests is not hard, but it does take time.


Where do they come from?

These unwelcome guests can be found in even the most spotless home. Pests often hitch a ride in your food at the grocery store, during delivery, or at the processing plant or warehouse.


What foods attract pests?

Nearly any dried food that is stored at room temperature can be a draw, such as grains, cereals, beans, dried fruits, nuts, and spices. Open packages that aren’t sealed well are prime targets, because they allow easy entry. However, many insects can chew their way into unopened packages as well.


There’s a bug in my flour.

If you find a bug in a product, throw the entire package away and check the food stored near it. If you don’t spot anything in the other packages or elsewhere in the pantry, the bug was probably an isolated incident, and the other foods are fine to keep. If you want to be extra-cautious, freeze any potentially affected products for three to four days. This will kill any eggs or insects.


The bugs are everywhere.

If you find insects in multiple places, empty your pantry completely and vacuum the shelves, floor, and corners, then wash everything with soapy water. Do not apply bleach, ammonia or pesticides – these chemicals won’t prevent a future infestation and can be dangerous if they come in contact with food. Before returning food to the pantry, thoroughly check that each package is undamaged and uncontaminated.


Keep the bugs out.

The longer a product sits in your pantry, the more likely it is to become infested, so buy small packages you can use in two to four months. Avoid buying packages that have dents, holes or scratches, and follow the “first in, first out” rule when using food. It’s also helpful to transfer grains, cereals, etc. into glass, metal, or sturdy plastic containers with airtight lids. These containers keep insects out much better than cardboard, paper, or foil. Thoroughly clean your pantry every three to six months, which will help you stay organized and keep pests at bay.


Ewww! I think I ate a bug.

If you’ve just enjoyed a nice meal and spot a critter in your pasta package, don’t worry. Pantry pests aren’t poisonous, and accidentally ingesting a bug won’t hurt you.

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