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.
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.
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.
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.