Cockroaches, yuck. Crawling Insects: Cockroaches

Cockroaches can breed rapidly and are highly resilient to hostile situations. Thus, it is extremely important to know the signs of a cockroach invasion and how to get rid of them in your home and to act quickly to prevent them in your home and from spreading out further. There are three commons types of cockroaches found in the United States nicknamed the German, Oriental and American cockroaches. Each has specific distinctions in their species but all share the common characteristic of being highly unwanted in any home or business. Cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day, however, noticing READ MORE »

Not your average beetle. Crawling Insects: Beetles

Beetles have lived on earth for more than 300 million years and can be found almost anywhere in the world, including your home. There are currently more than 350,000 species of beetles that have been identified, with suspicion of countless others that are still waiting to be discovered. The most common types of beetles found in residential areas include darkling beetles, green fruit beetles and carpet beetles. Beetles have the unique ability of being able to adapt to all climates and habitats; and that coupled with their exponential reproduction rate, an infestation of beetles in not an uncommon occurrence in READ MORE »

Where has all the sugar gone? Crawling Insects: An ...

One of the most common types of insect invasions in residential homes is by those pesky little things called formicidaes, also known as ants. Although there are thousands of different ant species, there are relatively few that are commonly seen as pests, in fact there are only four types of ants consistently seen throughout homes that cause nuisances for the residents living there. They are: pavement ants, citronella ants, pharaoh ants and flying ants. All range in size and color and tend not to cause structural damages to houses, only providing an annoyance to the current resident. In addition, all READ MORE »

Where’d those ugly stains on the walls come from ...

The insect that Aerex has received one of the most calls about this summer has been boxelder bugs. While they are essentially harmless to humans, boxelder bugs are considered as pests mainly because of their entry into buildings in large numbers. They do not cause any harm to property or bite people but they do cause stains on curtains, walls and other such surfaces due to their excreta. They generally seek shelter in high-moisture areas, around houseplants, and are known to feed on them, although only in rare cases. The best way to manage boxelder bugs is to altogether prevent READ MORE »

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 »

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