We all take care to keep pests from getting in our homes; we take out the trash, clean our houses, and rest confidently in the fact that our homes are safe. But how much thought do we give to other, hidden pests like the ones hiding in our gutters? If this is a risk you haven’t often considered, it may be helpful to take a look at this list of potential pests that could be hiding in your gutters and what to do about them. But first, let’s take a look at why you might find pests in your gutters READ MORE »
The holiday season is a time of fun, joy, and hanging out with loved ones. You want to gather around the Christmas tree or menorah, eat lots of delicious food, and relax on the couch, not be startled by little critters crawling around your house. When you’re hosting holiday gatherings, you want to make sure that the place is clean and comfortable — and when your family comes home for the holidays, you don’t want any bugs to come with them. What kinds of bugs are a problem? There are a variety of bugs that may try and make themselves READ MORE »
Mouse infestations are unfortunately a common happenstance for homeowners. They can also happen in rentals, but many rental units have a pest control system set up, and the landlord will handle the problem. In a house, though, there are many places for mice to hide and make their homes, where you may or may not notice. Once you’ve gotten rid of the mice, it is important to do a thorough cleaning to wipe all evidence of them from your home. Why do you need to sterilize? While many would consider mice just a minor nuisance, they can cause some major READ MORE »
Uninvited guests always seem to find a way into our homes. Bugs that creep, crawl, fly, and squirm will always find ways into the places we live. They come through the swinging doors. They find ways through the cracks in windows and walls. They sneak up through drain pipes, and they fester in our unfinished basements and attics. If it were not for regular pest control, these armies could take over our homes and our lives. Fall is the season they begin to move into our homes in large numbers. These pests know that winter is coming and that their READ MORE »
In the world of pests like bed bugs, fleas, and cockroaches, boxelder bugs may not rank very high on the most hated pests to most households, but those that have maple, ash, or boxelder trees nearby may find unwelcome visitors in their homes during the fall. Boxelder bugs are common throughout the United States and are named after their most common host, the boxelder tree. These small black and red insects swarm into boxelder and other types of trees, and suck the juices from them, destroying the trees in the process. They can also damage crops and other plants as READ MORE »
Earwigs are often thought of as nasty little critters that will crawl in your ear and travel to your brain. Everyone has heard of this myth, but it is just that — a myth. Earwigs are pests that prefer to live in dark, moist places, generally close to rotting vegetation to provide a food source. While they do not bite or carry disease, they can certainly be a nuisance. They are a pest that you can have an infestation of quickly if you do not use proper pest control.
Pests — what are they, and why do we have to worry about them? Most of us have at some point in time had to deal with something in our home that annoys us and shouldn’t be there. We call them pests, whether they are rodents, insects, spiders, or reptiles. Below are some common questions you may have wondered about pests.
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.
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.
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.