Best Mosquito Control Options

Mosquitoes are blood-sucking killers that have taken many lives throughout the human history, and it is crucial for homeowners to do a proper mosquito control during spring and summer times. They are generally considered annoying, but they can also spread deadly diseases, which makes mosquito control a must-do during warm weather when they leave their habitats in search of food. There are some special precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family. Reduce Breeding Areas Mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water, so your first step in reducing the population is to eliminate their larval habitats in and around your READ MORE »

What are Clover Mites?

Clover mites usually appear during the spring and fall, and extreme numbers of these tiny insects can be seen during the late spring as well. Generally, they enter houses close to thick vegetation and can invade houses in very large numbers, so it is important to do a proper preventative clover mite control to keep them from entering. How to Identify a Clover Mite Clover mite adults are tiny, oval shaped arachnids. They are less than a millimeter in diameter, about the size of a poppy seed. They have eight legs, and the pair of legs pointing forward is slightly longer READ MORE »

How to Prevent Ants in the Kitchen

There are over 12,000 species of ants worldwide and only a small handful of them is enough to totally invade your kitchen. Ants found indoors are usually the Argentine ant, the Pharaoh ant, and the Pavement ant, and if you are really unlucky you might have the Carpenter ant, well-known for destroying the wood that holds up your home. Ants can be found in any room in your house, but the kitchen is their favorite habitat. Even if you have never seen an ant around, it is important to keep your kitchen clean at all times to prevent them from READ MORE »

Are Centipedes Poisonous?

Centipedes are flattened arthropods with one pair of legs per body segment. Despite the name, they can have a different number of legs, from 30 to 354. These pests can be found in a variety of environments. It is estimated that there are more than 8,000 species of centipedes worldwide. Usually, they have a drab coloration with shades of brown and red. Some species can be hazardous to humans since they bite. It is not just scary to know that centipedes can be poisonous, they always look frightening due to the dozens of legs moving at the same time. A perfect description of the READ MORE »

Mosquito-borne Diseases in Illinois

Mosquitoes are one of the main causes of death in the world. If that fact that hasn’t got you thinking seriously about mosquito control and prevention, then you are not aware of the disaster a mosquito can bring with its bite. A huge mosquito problem appeared in the United States during the 1980s, when it was discovered they arrived from Japan by placing their eggs inside used tires. To raise the awareness and promote the importance of mosquito control during summer, here is a list of mosquito-borne diseases in Illinois: LaCrosse Encephalitis (LACV) This disease is primarily spread by the READ MORE »

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