Defeating a Boxelder Bug Infestation

For many, boxelder bugs are a familiar nuisance. In the summer, these pests lurk in boxelder and maple trees, and in the colder months, they seek shelter in homes and garages.  Homeowners might notice infestations during two time periods: fall, when the bugs move indoors, and spring, when they emerge and begin to mate. 

The Importance of the Honeybee

The endangerment of honeybee populations has been well-publicized in the news, and most people are aware of the threat that their extinction would pose to human lives. Environmental conservationists have known for some time the vital role of honeybees play in successful agricultural production. However, if most people were asked what exactly honeybees do for humans that is so important, they might have trouble answering the question in detail. To help you answer these questions in the future, listed here are some honeybee facts that can help you be(e) more active in the effort to support these vital creatures.

Ban Mosquitos from Your Yard This Summer

Summer is the favorite time of year for many. Warm weather, direct sunlight, animals and children in the backyard – it’s a time to be alive and enjoy a good barbecue. 

Wasp Identification and Control

Let’s be honest: being stung by a bee or wasp is the worst! But now imagine you are severely allergic to these common insects; suddenly being stung can be a life or death event. Either way, we should all be thinking of ways we can reduce the risk of being stung, without hurting the local vespiform population of course. Two of the best ways you can do this is firstly by being clued up on the different types of bees, wasps, and hornets, and secondly, to learn how to rid them from your home or property.  Wasps and HornetsVespid wasps READ MORE »

The Importance of the Honeybee

The need for honeybee protection is more serious than ever. Many organizations are dedicated to preserving these endangered creatures by any means necessary. Some extermination companies have even deemed it unethical to eliminate honeybees from the home. Now, several pest control specialists use safer methods to relocate honeybees from one location to another.

The Summer Earwig Invasion

Most of us welcome summer with open arms, looking forward to days near the water and exploring the lush outdoors. However, trees and flowers aren’t the only things springing back to life. Bugs, pests, and insects also make their comeback. Pest control becomes a major issue. No one wants this creepy aspect of summer crawling into our homes. One of the common insects you will begin to see again are earwigs. These small, flat insects are imposing in their appearance because of their formidable-looking pincers on their abdomen. At first glance, some might think earwigs are tiny scorpions but this READ MORE »

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.

5 Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquitoes are widely known as annoying, their bites causing bites that itch long after the bug is gone. However, in some cases the lasting effects can be even more problematic and dangerous. Below, we cover some of the most common diseases that are spread by mosquitoes.

5 Dangers of Stinging Insects

No one likes bugs that sting — at best, they’re annoying, and at worst, they’re dangerous. They are often difficult to evict once they make their home near yours, causing more injuries if you try to get rid of them. Below are five reasons stinging insects are dangerous, making at least five reasons to contact pest control to help get rid of them if you notice stinging insects on your property.

Stink Bugs...Smelly and a Nuisance

Stink bugs happen to be some of the more common insects in the midwest. They are particularly prominent in the in Chicago and it’s suburbs. They typically remain outdoors and rarely become a problem indoors. They are occasionally opportunists and if you happen to find yourself with an infestation, here are some ways to identify them and prevent the odors from permeating into your natural habitat.

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