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 »

Ants are in Full Spring

Think it’s too cold for ants? Think again. While temperatures remain below average for a typical Chicago spring, our customers don’t lie. Ants are indeed appearing in homes and offices throughout Chicagoland, and Aerex’s phone records will prove it. Aerex Pest Control wants to help you keep ants at bay. As a chilly spring season approaches, it’s time to revisit the best ant prevention techniques. Identification: As always, proper identification is the first step in pest prevention. The black carpenter ant is what we will most likely be finding in the Midwest. Known as “worker ants” these little guys are READ MORE »

Black Widow Spiders

It’s February. That means spiders are still a problem for many Chicagoland homes and offices. One question we receive a lot here at Aerex Pest Control is “how do I know if a spider is poisonous?” The good news is that most spiders we see in the Midwest and particularly around Chicago are [for the most part] harmless. With that said, we still like to keep our Chicago Pest Control customers educated on how to identify a spider that could be harmful to you, your family and your pets. In Illinois, the black widow spider is commonly referred to as READ MORE »

Winter Cold and Pests

Brrrrrrr. Feel that? It’s the wrath of Mother Nature in Chicago. It’s no secret that the Midwest has endured some terribly cold days this winter along with a considerable amount of snow. So why are we still finding Boxelder Bugs on our walls and spiders in the bathroom? As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, the cold weather doesn’t necessarily equate to less pests. Insects are wired to escape the cold by migrating, finding shelter in homes and offices or burrowing themselves deep into the soil. Once an insect finds shelter indoors, they will live on as long as food and READ MORE »

What Kind of Spider is That?

Spiders, they just won’t go away. They are that one pest that seems to plague our homes no matter what time of year it is. Unfortunately, this prevalent creature is also one of the most frightening! Before you scream at the mere sight of our eight legged friends, take a deep breath. Most spiders around Chicagoland are harmless. That being said… whether it’s thick and black, brown and hairy or has unusual markings, properly identifying spiders is the first step in getting rid of them. At Aerex Pest Control, we’re familiar with the habits and characteristics of these creepy crawlers. READ MORE »

A Reminder About Mice and Rats

Happy New Year! As we begin 2014, January is a month that commercial and residential properties need to be aware of rodents. Mice and rats thrive off the shelter of our homes and offices during the winter months, with January being at the peak of rodent season. Here are a few things to remember about mice: They reproduce quickly One mouse/rat can easily turn into 12 – or more! What’s worse? Mice that invade homes will continue to be a problem as long as food and shelter will allow. It’s okay to use common home elimination practices, but contacting Aerex READ MORE »

Could Your Car be a Rodent's Next Meal?

If you’ve never thought of your vehicle as a food source, chances are you’re among the majority of car-owners. But over the past decade, car manufacturers started replacing petroleum with soy to make a variety of auto parts, allowing mice and rats to enjoy a new type of food. Tires, wiring harness covers, seat cushion foam, interior carpeting, trim, wire insulation and equipment panels can all be tasty treats for hungry rodents. Mice, rats and maybe even squirrels could see your vehicle as an irresistible feast – which could result in costly and dangerous damages. While our specialties are commercial READ MORE »

Cockroaches - Prevention Tips

Think winter is free of pests? Think again. As mentioned in our Winter Pests blog, spring and summer aren’t the only seasons that come along with pests. Winter can also be an active time for insects and rodents, particularly cockroaches. Cockroaches can breed rapidly and are highly resilient. For this reason, it is very important to know how to get rid of cockroaches in your home or office and act quickly to prevent them from spreading to your neighbors. Cockroaches are commonly associated with “uncleanliness” but contrary to the popular belief cockroaches can be found in places that are perfectly READ MORE »

BUG Inspired Recipes

Ok, we’re going to be honest. Cooking isn’t our speciality at Aerex; it’s providing the best pest control services in Chicago. But when we saw some of these recipes, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share with our community. After all, bugs are our thing. We don’t normally associate insects with food – unless they’re taking over a picnic, of course! But you would be surprised at the number of “bug inspired” foods. Aerex Pest Control, a leader in Chicago Pest Control Services, took to Pinterest to find some creepy crawly (but delicious!) eats. Dirt Cups Ah, the infamous dirt READ MORE »

Winter Pests

There’s no doubt summer is the prime season for pests. Insects are abundant, and flies and mosquitos buzz freely in your home through open doors and windows. Rodents, including rats and mice, roam around lawns, streets and fields. In turn, Aerex Pest Control receives hundreds – thousands – of calls between May and September. Although we see the majority of pest problems during summer, pests aren’t completely inactive in winter. In fact, the chill, cold and snow actually make pests even more likely to seek the warmth and shelter of homes and offices. So which pests should we be aware READ MORE »

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