The weather is ideal for insects to enter the indoors this time of the year. That’s why you need to start to think about a proper pest control before the temperatures drop. Here are some clever tricks you need to know if you want to get rid of some in the process.
Rodents living in your attic, basement, or walls are more than just an annoyance, they can also be responsible for the transmission of a number of diseases. It takes just a quarter-sized opening for rodents to find a way into your home. Kitchens, garages, and attics are their favorite nesting spaces. They live in groups and are capable of breeding very quickly. If you do have an infestation you should contact a professional immediately because these pests are dangerous for your children.
When crickets start reproducing in your house, they can damage furniture, clothing, and paper products. In some Asian cultures, crickets are considered to be a luck charm and they were kept in the cages in homes for luck. Having a couple of crickets in your home isn’t really a problem, but having a colony can be. They can prevent you from getting a good night sleep, as well as contaminate your food and damage your goods. Usually, cricket problems occur in the fall when they are searching for a warmer place to migrate. Here are some simple methods on how to READ MORE »
It’s very important to clean your gutters twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Dirty gutters are full of debris that prevent the water from draining away from your house. This can further lead to problems like mold growth, roof leaks, and damage to your home’s sidings. It can also create an environment that pests love. If you don’t have gutter shields, you might not be happy this time of the year as many pests take up residence in dirty gutters where there are plenty of places to stay warm. If your home drainage system is not READ MORE »
The colder weather attracts various pests. Spiders are among them and some species can be dangerous, so it’s important to distinguish them. Illinois is not a state with dangerous wildlife, but Illinois’ population of spiders might surprise many visitors and residents. More than 500 species of spiders live in Illinois. Spiders are usually not dangerous towards humans, but, there are some that are poisonous. It’s important to know some basic identification guidelines to detect the differences. Here are some of the most commonly encountered spiders in Illinois.