Top 10 Pest Prevention Tips for Businesses

Pests and rodents aren’t simply a nuisance – they can severely affect your health and the safety of your staff. This is why bug, insect and rodent prevention is critical in protecting businesses from a pest infestation. From Chicagoland’s leading pest control company, here are Aerex’s Top 10 Pest Prevention Tips. Keep your business “Pest-Proofed” by being vigilant of building maintenance needs. Don’t let any damages, spills or technical issues go unnoticed. Even the smallest problem could result in a pest infestation. Get the whole staff on board with this one. Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers. READ MORE »

Crickets: The Noisy House Pest

October: the month of ladybugs, boxelder bugs, spiders and… crickets? This might make you think twice about the mysterious night creature. Crickets seem pretty harmless, right? Sure…when they’re outside. These insects who are fond of garbage dumps and can be heard chirping throughout the summer nights can become quite bothersome if invading interior spaces. So, when you start hearing the “chirp chirp” make sure it’s coming from outside and not your living room! Outdoor Habits: Crickets are often found in large numbers, sometimes by the thousand. They typically live outdoors and can be found near trash cans and electric lights. READ MORE »

It's that Time Again - Ladybug Season!

Ladybugs: they’re kinda cute, right? That reddish orange shell and little black dots…they seem absolutely harmless. While it’s true that ladybugs are harmless to humans, they can become quite the nuisance when they overtake our homes and offices in large numbers. Similar to the boxelder bug, ladybugs like to inhabit our homes throughout the fall months. What’s more – once they gain entry they can continue to be a pest after fall and well into winter. Within the next few weeks, Aerex Pest Control is confident we will be taking care of these buggers all over Chicago. Why do Ladybugs READ MORE »

Watch Out for Boxelder Bugs this Fall

Calls for boxelder bugs clog the phone lines at Aerex Pest Control every year. Being a pest that is known for making its presence known as summer transitions to fall, now is the perfect time to reeducate our customers on their habits and prevention. As August comes to an end and the fall months roll in, keep on the lookout for boxelder bugs in and around your home or office! The first thing to remember about boxelder bugs is that they are not harmful to humans. Unlike other pests such as spiders, ants and bees/wasps, boxelder bugs do not bite READ MORE »

5 Tips for Controlling House Spiders

Have you been spending your summer cleaning up cobwebs around your home? The summer months can cause an increase in several types of spiders, including the common house spider and sac spiders. And let’s face it – no one likes finding spiders. Even the bravest of the brave can have trouble “taking care” of spiders found around house. For that reason, Aerex Pest Control would like to share 5 tips for controlling/preventing house spiders. Keep your home free of clutter. Dust and clean your home thoroughly on a regular basis, particularly by vacuuming. This helps eliminate webs, spiders and their READ MORE »

Top 5 Stingers of Summer

Can you believe it’s already August? Time sure flies (no pest pun intended). While summer is coming to an end, the days are still hot and long – which means our summer pests are still out there. That’s right – bees, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes and ants are still causing trouble at backyard barbecues, days by the pool and fun in the sun. What’s more? Nearly half a million people are sent to the emergency room each year due to their stings. To help protect your family, Aerex Pest Control has put together a list of the Top 5 Stingers of READ MORE »

Bed Bug Myths Crushed

Over the years, bed bugs have gained substantial notoriety in the United States. With that attention brings myths. For your protection, Aerex Pest Control wants to put the bed bug myths to rest! Myth 1: Bed Bugs are Seasonal Contrary to the popular belief that the summer months equal bed bug season, there is in fact no bed bug season at all. Bed bugs can creep up in homes and hotels at any time during the year. Myth 2: Bed Bugs Only Bite at Night If bed bugs are hungry, bed bugs will eat. Although they are for the most READ MORE »

Cockroaches: How Did They Get Here?

As soon as we see a cockroach in our home or office, we are immediately plagued with the stigma that the area is “dirty” or “unkempt.” Well, contrary to the popular belief that cockroaches only appear in messy spaces, they can actually be found in the cleanest of places. (However, keep in mind that a filthy area will extend their stay.) How does this happen? In most situations, cockroaches are unknowingly picked up and brought back to our homes or offices. Similar to bed bugs, we can adopt cockroaches without even knowing it. Maybe an office you visited had an READ MORE »

Get Rid of Earwigs with Aerex!

We’ve all heard it: Earwigs get their name from crawling through people’s ears and into their brains. Number 1: that is a myth. Number 2: that myth is all the more reason to steer clear of these pesky buggers! Earwigs are creepy, crawly, skittish creatures. You can find them in cool, damp or wet areas, most often near decaying vegetation – their preferred food source. As with any pest, it is best to prevent earwigs from entering a premise rather than waiting until the infestation requires extensive control. But before you can take proper precautions, you will first need to identify and READ MORE »

Pests in the Office or Workplace

“Hey, Honey. How was your day at work?” “It was great….minus the rat problem.” If you’ve ever had this conversation (or if the thought of having this conversation gives you the heebie jeebies) then you know how difficult and unpleasant it can be to work in an environment full of unwanted visitors. Whether it’s flies, bees, moths, rats or mice, pests in and around the office can never be a good thing. Not only are they scary, icky and creepy, they can also inflict dangerous health problems on humans. Any indication of a pest problem in your office should be READ MORE »

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