Earwig Facts, Prevention & Elimination

Earwigs: small, slimy-looking, and fast moving. They will most likely pop out of a dark place when you are least expecting it, ensuing both fear and repulsion. But where do these creepy insects come from? Where do they like to dwell? How can we get rid of them? Myths: First things first. A lot of people associate the bug “earwig” with actually crawling inside ears. So, do earwigs really lay eggs in our ears? Even more troubling, can they enter our brain? The answer is a firm ‘no.’ While humans have long associated earwigs with entering our ears, this actually READ MORE »

Avoid Spring Pests!

Surviving the long, harsh winter this year has certainly taken its toll on Chicagoland residents. The thought of spring activities and preparing for warmer weather has been far from our minds – and with temperatures still under 50 degrees, might still seem far into the future. But alas, spring is coming (we promise!). Be aware of the reappearance of these pests! Ants: Black carpenter ants are the most common type of ants we will see here in the Midwest. They are black, wingless and small. If there is one pest that is notorious for invading when food is left out READ MORE »

Did You Know? Amazing Pest Facts

Think pests are boring? Nope! This week we decided to take a detour from our usual pest control prevention tips to try something a little different. Not only does Aerex Pest Control know how to prevent pests, we also know some fun facts you have probably never thought of! From your favorite Chicago Pest Control Service, here is a roundup of some interesting facts about common pests. Enjoy! American Cockroach Relative to body size, cockroaches can run four times faster than the cheetah. Almost three miles in one hour! This six-legged critter can live without food for an entire month! READ MORE »

Bees, Wasps and More

As summer approaches, there is one thing we can all look forward to: the presence of bees and wasps. Ok, maybe not look forward to, but at least they are a positive symbol of warm weather, right? As with any pest, the first step to removing the problem is identifying the pest. With an assortment of bees and wasps that all look similar, it’s not easy to distinguish one from the other. For that reason, Aerex has compiled a roundup of bees and wasps with characteristics of each. Honeybee: Honeybees are about a half inch long, hairy and honey brown. READ MORE »

Boxelder Bugs are Making a Comeback

Boxelder Bugs: Those black and orange insects that seem to appear out of nowhere as soon as the temperature begins to drop in the fall. They can also be seen making a comeback as temperatures rise in the spring. While these bugs are completely harmless, the fact that they emerge in large numbers can be quite the nuisance. They can also emit a foul order if crushed, and leave unflattering stains on walls and furniture. Already Aerex has received countless calls about the invasion of boxelders, as they are being spotted in “herds” on sidewalks, driveways, trees and even inside buildings READ MORE »

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