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 »
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 »
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
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 »
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!
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!
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 »
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 »
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
Finding a reputable pest control company can be a very trying experience. When doing initial research, it is a good idea to choose companies who have been in business for a long time, and who have a good local reputation. Make sure to ask a lot of questions regarding credentials and experience. Aerex has been family-owned and operated for over sixty years and is a charter member of the Illinois Pest Control Association. As such, they take great pride in providing the best services, at the best prices. They are very aware of how their business affects the environment, READ MORE »