5 Pet Pest Control Mistakes to Avoid

If a pet is a part of your family, then you know how important it is to treat them for parasites and pests as well as protect your home against infestations. When a pet contracts a parasitic infection, your initial thought might be to treat them with the strongest product available. Unfortunately, applying strong chemicals on your pet’s body can actually cause accidental poisoning. On the other hand, there are those who don’t take preventative measures for their pets at all. While Aerex doesn’t treat cats and dogs for pests, we understand how important pets are to our customers. From READ MORE »

Spring Clean to Prevent Pests!

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The grills are smoking. This can only mean one thing… it’s springtime in Chicago! While the onset of spring is certainly exciting for many reasons, it can also be the start of pest invasions. In fact, we wouldn’t be one bit surprised to hear you’ve been noticing a slight increase of insects inside the home. Boxelder bugs, anyone? Spring is the prime time for pests to appear indoors. It makes perfect sense, considering many insects have spent the past few months keeping warm in inconspicuous hiding places. As the temperatures rise (even READ MORE »

What's that Smell? Stink Bugs!

When you hear the words “stink bug,” chances are you hope they stay far, far away from your home. While the truth is that stink bugs are extremely prevalent in and around Chicago, they typically remain outdoors and rarely become a problem indoors. That being said, Aerex Pest Control still wants their customers to be aware of this interesting insect and what to do if they do become present in your work or living space. Identification & Habits: If you’ve ever seen a stink bug, you know they are interesting looking creatures. You also know they are distinctive from other READ MORE »

Mild Winter Wakes Pests Early

After a mild and virtually snowless December, Chicagoans braced for more seasonable weather in January and February. But even with below zero days, inches upon inches of snow and winter weather advisories, this winter has been relatively tolerable. Don’t believe us? Pests do. Just ask the ladybugs and boxelder bugs you have been seeing around the house! Due to mild weather, pests are waking up a little earlier this year. So even though the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, pests are emerging from hibernation and sooner than we’d like. During winter, insects like ladybugs and boxelder bugs are READ MORE »

Avoid Cockroaches in 3 Easy Steps

There are few sights more alarming than a cockroach scuttling across the floor of your home or office. There’s no question cockroaches are creepy. But what many people don’t realize is they can also pose health risks. Cockroaches are known to trigger allergic reactions as well as asthma symptoms. Additionally, they can carry up to 33 kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella. Unfortunately, cockroaches are notoriously difficult to control. That being said, taking preventative measures against them is the best approach for a cockroach-free environment. Proper sanitation and keeping all areas free of moisture are common best practices, READ MORE »

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