Are You Ready for Mosquito Season?

Summer is here! The birds are singing, the kids are splashing in the pool out back… and the mosquitoes are buzzing! It’s time to bolster-up your outdoor space before mosquito season.

Protect Your Pets from Blood-sucking Bugs

Removing ticks from your pets during this season is annoying, and frankly, it can also be nerve wracking. These ugly pests can be dangerous to your pets because of the diseases they often carry and their small size. Sometimes they even migrate from your pets and bite you if you are nearby. Thankfully, there are plenty of methods to keep your pet free of ticks. Here are a few tips for keeping your pets tick-free.

Stink Bugs' Winter Habits

When the weather starts to get colder and winter comes around, the stink bugs find a safe and warm place, which often ends up being indoors. Stink bugs are not fond of the cold weather, which is why they will come into Chicago homes.

3 Signs You Have a Stink Bug Problem

In Chicago when the weather starts to get colder, the stink bugs start to emerge inside people’s house. Stink bugs prefer to find some place indoors when it gets cold outside, though they can show up any time of year. In order to know if your house has been infested with stink bugs, there are three major signs you should be aware of. If you see even one of these signs, calling a pest control company is the best thing to do.

Protect Your Warehouse from Pests

One of the favorite places for pests to take up residence is in both storage areas and warehouses. These spaces offer an expansive area with all sorts of convenient crevices in which they can hide and, of course, multiply. Anything from bugs to birds can be extremely disruptive to your operations. It is very important to understand how your storage area or warehouse can become a haven for pests, and how to best tackle this common issue for the sake of your company.

Stinky Facts: 5 Things You Should Know About Stink ...

Most people know what a stink bug looks like, but knowing the enemy is the first step to defeating it, right? Here’s a little more information about the small, stinky pests.

Rodent Infestation Clues

Rodents are cunning little pests that can quickly and easily invade nearly any building. They can cause expensive damage, spread disease, and of course, significantly lower property values. Rodents are a menace for any home or business.

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

What is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug? The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) was first noticed in the state of Pennsylvania in the mid-1990s. Although it is not for certain how they arrived in the United States, it is speculated that they arrived by a shipping container from Asia. The BMSB is native to China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. The BMSB is a nuisance to homeowners across the US and is also considered a risk to agriculture. They have done noticeable damage to apple and pear orchards in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

5 Sneaky Pests to Watch Out For

Pests — unfortunately, most of us live right alongside them, whether at home or at work. Pests are one of the biggest problems with any type of property because they are so ubiquitous. What’s worse, they have adapted to living with us by being very sneaky about invading our space. Even if you don’t see them, it is advisable to have a regular professional pest control sweep to uncover any unwelcome visitors lurking in the shadows. Here’s just five examples of pests that are particularly hard to detect.

The Resilient Bed Bug

Bed bugs are among the most despicable pests that can invade your home or business. They are literally bloodsuckers, feeding on human blood to survive. Bed bug saliva contains anticoagulants and anesthetics so that the host does not feel anything when they bite. Most victims have no idea they have been a meal until they discover irritated red bumps on their body.

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