5 Surprising Facts about Ladybugs

When you opened your drapes this morning you might have been greeted by more than just sunlight. Instead, your screen may have been dotted with tiny, moving red spots. This can only mean one thing: it’s autumn, and ladybug season is back. Properly known as Asian beetles, ladybugs are an undeniable part of fall. Whether they’re the one insect you actually like or you find them just as bothersome as all the rest, ladybugs are a common pest problem in the Midwest. Similar to Boxelder Bugs, ladybugs like to congregate on the sunny sides of buildings and homes – especially READ MORE »

Boxelder Bugs are Back for Fall

They don’t bite. They don’t sting. They don’t eat your food and they don’t cause property damage. So, what is it about Boxelder Bugs that makes them such a nuisance? Well, their overall presence, mainly. While boxelder bugs don’t cause a threat to humans, large numbers of them inside or around the home is both annoying and invasive. At this point you’re probably noticing that doors, windows and siding are covered in Boxelder Bugs (or there’s at least more than you’d like). Where are they coming from? Why are they coming out now? Where have they been hiding? During summer, READ MORE »

Identifying Pests & Rodents in a New Home

House hunting can be stressful enough as it is without the thought of pests. On top of things like  securing financing, getting a home inspection, shopping for new furniture and moving in, you will also need to consider an existing pest problem. Of course, pests are probably the last thing on your mind, but having a pest problem in your new home is also the last thing you need! Aerex Pest Control can’t help you buy a home, but we can help you identify a problem! Whether you’re buying a home or renting an apartment or condo, here are 10 READ MORE »

Stinging Insects are at Their Peak

As I was driving through my neighborhood last week, a young man mowing his lawn caught my eye. He was dressed in long black pants, a long sleeve button down shirt and a baseball cap. I looked at my car’s thermometer. It was nearly 90 degrees. Wow. I thought to myself. He must be sweating bullets! Who would be wearing that outfit in this heat?! Then I thought there has got to be a logical explanation for his attire. As a Chicago pest control specialist, the answer was clear. While my first thought was that he was protecting his skin READ MORE »

Cockroach Safety 101

One of the most prominent Chicago pests is the cockroach. From residential properties to professional buildings, Aerex Pest Control treats cockroaches in Chicago year round. Aside from being a nuisance and destroying materials like leather, books and wallpaper, did you know that cockroaches can be harmful to our health? It’s true! Waste and saliva from cockroaches contains bacteria that can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, and Staphylococcus infections. But why do they carry this bacteria? Well, the answer is simple (and kinda gross). A cockroach’s main food source is spoiled food in garbage cans. Here, they pick up bacterial organisms on their READ MORE »

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