How to Catch Insects: 4 Clever Tricks

The weather is ideal for insects to enter the indoors this time of the year. That’s why you need to start to think about a proper pest control before the temperatures drop. Here are some clever tricks you need to know if you want to get rid of some in the process.

How to Control Crickets in the House

When crickets start reproducing in your house, they can damage furniture, clothing, and paper products. In some Asian cultures, crickets are considered to be a luck charm and they were kept in the cages in homes for luck. Having a couple of crickets in your home isn’t really a problem, but having a colony can be. They can prevent you from getting a good night sleep, as well as contaminate your food and damage your goods. Usually, cricket problems occur in the fall when they are searching for a warmer place to migrate. Here are some simple methods on how to READ MORE »

5 Pests that Can Be Hiding in Your Gutters

It’s very important to clean your gutters twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. Dirty gutters are full of debris that prevent the water from draining away from your house. This can further lead to problems like mold growth, roof leaks, and damage to your home’s sidings. It can also create an environment that pests love. If you don’t have gutter shields, you might not be happy this time of the year as many pests take up residence in dirty gutters where there are plenty of places to stay warm. If your home drainage system is not READ MORE »

The 5 Most Hard-to-Detect Pests

Most people share their home with unwelcome guests: pests. They are eager to settle into your house if they can find food, water, and shelter. Most pests are extremely skilled in finding the best hiding places in and around your home. They love to hide in your attic, in the basement, in bathrooms, inside wall voids, and in countless other places. That’s why it’s so important to do a proper pest control regularly. Fall pest control is important because it’s the only way to prevent pests from entering your home in search of a shelter to overwinter. Some invaders also bring READ MORE »

Why Essential Oils Don't Work for Pest Control

People like to choose essential oils for pest control because they think they’re choosing a natural and safe solution. Some homeowners even say these oils are not only effective but are also healthful and beneficial in other ways. Here are some reasons why essential oils don’t work for pest control. Essential oils are not 100% natural. Essential oil is basically the oil of the plant from which it was extracted. They’re called essential because they should contain the essence of the plant. Nowadays, the use of essential oils is subject to regulation. Problems started appearing when people begin to claim how READ MORE »

Fall Pest Control: What to Watch Out For

Pests can create quite a problem for you and your family, especially if you are homeowners. It is almost certain you will encounter at least one type of pest during the time you spend in your home. Pests can be a real nuisance, so it is best to put a little work towards prevention than to have to put in more work later. Fall weather is especially suitable for pests to encroach on your home. With that in mind, here is a short list of the most common types of pests you can protect against, and the best ways to READ MORE »

Most Common Pests in Illinois

Pest problems are common throughout the US, but specific regions are often prone to specific types of problems. If you live in the state of Illinois, you should be aware of what types of pests you are most likely to encounter. To help you with that, here is a list of the most common pests in Illinois, along with some handy information about each of them. 1. Ants Ants are one of the pests we deal with most often here at Aerex. They’re one of the most common pests because of how easily they can get inside homes. An ant problem READ MORE »

Why Pest Control is Best Left to the Pros

When you notice pests inside and around your home, you may be debate whether to call a pro to deal with the situation or to tackle the problem by yourself. There are plenty of reasons why it’s not recommended to do your own pest control and even more reasons why pest control is best left to the pros.

FAQs about the Zika Virus

The Zika virus was first identified in Uganda in 1947. The virus was found in monkeys by a team that monitored yellow fever. Five years later, it was identified in humans and outbreaks of this virus were recorded in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific. The first large outbreak of disease caused by Zika virus was reported in 2007. As you can see, this virus isn’t something new, but still, it raises a lot of questions. What is Zika virus? Zika is a flavivirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. It belongs to a family that includes other well-known viruses READ MORE »

The 5 Most Harmful Pests for Pets

With the warmer weather comes long walks and plenty of time spent outside. Your pet once again enjoys running in the grass and exploring shrubs and trees. You should be aware that warmer weather also brings annoying and harmful pests. Proper pest control is important for humans, but it’s also just as important for your pets. Here are the pests that are most harmful for pets! 1. Fleas The soft fur of your dog or cat provides the perfect environment for fleas. These pests feed on your pet’s blood and can cause serious health problems ranging from allergic reactions to READ MORE »

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