Rodent Infestations and Our Health

If you’ve ever had a mice or rat infestation you know it can be an unpleasant experience. But what many people don’t realize is that mice and rats are more than just a nuisance; they can be dangerous to our health. When rodents invade our home, the accumulation of feces spreads bacteria that can contaminate food sources. This bacteria can even trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions in humans. This is particularly concerning when considering the fact that rodents defecate almost constantly. This means their droppings accumulate quickly, allowing us to inhale infectious particles. Here are a few of the READ MORE »

Top 5 Pests of Winter

Some pests go into hibernation during the winter. Others enter homes and professional buildings looking for warmth and food. Aerex Pest Control encourages all home and business owners to take proper precautions against common winter pests, including mice, rats, bed bugs, spiders and cockroaches. Follow this guide to keep your home or office pest free all winter! 1. Mice The mouse is the most commonly encountered pest in all of the United States. Check for mice in attics, garages and basements, as they typically nest in dark, secluded areas. Mice are definitely not something you want to find in your READ MORE »

5 Reasons Pests are Bad for Business

There’s not much that will scare off a customer quicker than a pest problem. Rats in a restaurant? Bed bugs in a hotel room? Ants in a clothing store? No good. The problem will likely escalate as clients begin to share their experience on social media outlets like YELP, Facebook and Google+, not to mention sharing the information via word of mouth with family, friends and colleagues. Many businesses have had to close their doors due to pest infestations. Don’t let your business be one of them. Still not concerned? Check out five ways pests can hurt your professional business. READ MORE »

The Wolf Spider: To Fear or Not to Fear

You notice a dark spot out of the corner of your eye. You look again, and you see a giant (well, to you it seems giant) spider. It’s hairy, brownish-gray, and has long, pointy legs. As you get closer, you identify the creature as one thing: a wold spider. If you’re brave, you might attempt at disposing of the beast. Or, you’ll ask someone else to do it for you. In any case, always check out the rest of your home after noticing the first sign of any pest. If there’s one, there could be more. Here is what you READ MORE »

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 »

Aerex Pest Control’s Guide to Carpenter Ants

It sure has been a busy summer for  We can thank a handful of pests for that, but one has stood out above the rest: carpenter ants. They’re a pest that businesses and homeowners have come to know all too well, creeping up in kitchens, garages and bathrooms everywhere. While carpenter ants are a vital part of nature by nesting in dead wood and aiding in the process of decaying, they can become a major nuisance to humans for that very reason. Identifying Carpenter Ants Carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants in the United States. They READ MORE »

5 Questions & Answers About Insect Stings

Aerex Pest Control gets hundreds of calls regarding stinging insects like bees and wasps every year. With these calls, pest inspections and treatments comes many questions from our customers. Don’t let stinging insects ruin your summer. Learn how to identify these buggers and protect yourself from their stings. Please take note: While Aerex Pest Control is devoted to helping customers stay educated on the topic of stinging insects, we cannot, do not and will not treat honey bees!  1. Why do bees die after stinging? The only type of bee that dies after stinging is a honey bee. When a READ MORE »

Aerex Pest Control's Top 10 Pests

The most prominent pests have a lot to do with geographic location. Chicagoland is home to a large group of pests, including rodents, insects and anachrids. While most of these pests are harmless (for the most part) they can do a number on our homes, gardens and peace of mind! Aerex has put together an infographic of our Top 10 Pests that we feel all of our customers should be aware of. And remember, contact Aerex for professional pest control services in Chicago! Enjoy! Download Aerex’s Top 10 Pests

Top 5 Summer Pests

Ready for summer? We think we can guess the answer! Although summer has been long awaited after a lengthy winter, there are a handful of summer pests we need to pay special attention to. Ants: Ants are a major concern for many people all over the country. They are also one of the most common pests seen inside the home. Ants are tiny – and can make their way inside through even the tiniest of cracks. They leave an invisible pheromone path behind them for other ants to follow which is why ants can quickly become a large problem. Protect READ MORE »

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