Mouse facts!

It seems like everyday we’re getting calls about mice; it’s that season after all!  Here are a few facts you may not know about mice.  Each winter, mice and other rodents invade an estimated 21 millions homes in the United States. In most cases, mice enter our homes between October and February, looking for food, water and shelter from the cold.  Speaking of food, mice eat between 15 and 20 times a day.  Despite their small bodies, they pack a big appetite!  They usually prefer to build their homes near a food source for easy access to snacking!  Because mice love READ MORE »

War Against Bedbugs

This is an interesting article on New York Times that was brought to our attention.  Could a deworming pill hold the key to killing bedbugs?  This doctor seems to think so! 

Happy New Year!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted here!  Happy New Year to all our customers, friends, and family.  2011 was a good year for Aerex, but we’re of course looking for 2012 to be an even better year.   We hope it’s a great year for all of you as well! If you’ve used our outdoor services in the past, you should have received a prepay mailer to take advantage of discount prices before the warm weather arrives.  We’ve been seeing pretty good results with those being sent back; thank you!  You have until March 15th, 2012 to send those in.  If READ MORE »

Carpenter Ant Nest

We learned today that even pest control companies have pests!  Steve was busy at the office today.  First he killed 10 paper wasp nests that formed in the railing of our back deck, and next was onto carpenter ant nest extermination.  Check out the video of the process, it’s a little hard to see, but watch closely.  Thousands of ants came pouring out.  Good job, Steve! Carpenter Ant nest

Road Clean Up

Aerex Pest Control has been proudly taking part in the “Adopt a Highway” program for the past 15 years.  Aerex “adopted” the section of Old McHenry road between Darlington Dr and Route 22 in Hawthorn Woods, IL.  Several times a year a crew cleans up the side of the road to keep it looking great!  We want to give a big thanks to the volunteers from Steven High School for cleaning up the road this past weekend.  These volunteers were working to collect money for the American Cancer Association.  What a good deed!  Thanks again to those volunteers for not READ MORE »

Another bed bug article

I know we’ve posted several bed bug articles in the past, but they are all over the news.  We feel the more people are educated about bed bugs the better off we all are.  This Good Morning America article has tips on how to check for bed bugs as well as tips for travelers!  Please take their advice; if you already have bed bugs do not try to treat them yourself.  They are VERY difficult even for us professionals!

Bed Bug Article

As we’ve said before, bed bugs are all over the news.  They are here to stay, at least for awhile.  This is an interesting article we found on The Wall Street Journal.  Please remember: if you’re taking a trip to escape the Chicago winter, take some preventative measures to make sure bed bugs don’t make an appearance in your home upon your arrival back home!

Preparation Sheets are now available!

One of the most important aspects of pest control when it comes to treating for bed bugs is preparation!  We can not stress enough to our customers that if you do not prepare before our technicians come out to service, the treatment will not be effective.  In order to make the process easier we now have a “resource center” link on our home page.  When you click this link you will see files to download for both the pre-visit bed bug preparation sheet as well as the pre-visit flea preparation sheet.  Please use this resource to find and download the READ MORE »

Bed Bugs in Chicago

Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Four cities have more than Chicago does. That’s right; Chicago is fifth, right up there with New York, Philly, Detroit and Cincinnati. They may be considered more nuisance than hazardous to your health, but when the bed bugs in Chicago keep rising in numbers and are blamed in spreading other diseases of humans, its time to do something about them! Bed bugs are tiny, brownish, wingless insects that feed solely on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Cimex lectularius, or common bed bug, is quite well adapted to live with humans, since other related species prefer to feed READ MORE »

Bed bug invasion!

As seen on an MSNBC article,  residential dwellings are not the only ones having bed bug issues.  Businesses are just as vulnerable! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40450948/ns/business-us_business/?GT1=43001

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