6 Shocking Pest Facts

Any creature that invades our personal space is considered a pest. Most common pests have been sneaking their way into our homes and businesses for centuries, earning them their annoying reputation. What many don’t know is that there are a lot of very interesting facts behind these irritating little critters. Some of their most fascinating attributes are even directly connected to how they have become such successful invaders. Pest control professionals must be well-educated on pests’ secrets to success to be able to stay one step ahead of their tactics.

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.

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.

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.

Mosquito Control: Why Go Pro?

Summer’s return means the return of pesky mosquitos. Maybe you will try to take care of them yourself by spraying your yard yourself or using bug spray to try to keep the pests from biting you and your family. However, those methods are rarely as effective as going to the pros. Here are some benefits to hiring a professional service to help you take care of those annoying pests instead of doing it yourself.

Prevent Pests During Spring Cleaning

With spring now here, it’s time for spring cleaning. It’s also the ideal time to protect your home against the pests who want to try and move in. Bugs and rodents infesting your yard and home is problematic, so here are a few tips and suggestions you can use that might help you keep those pesky pests away.

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