Cockroaches: How Did They Get Here?

As soon as we see a cockroach in our home or office, we are immediately plagued with the stigma that the area is “dirty” or “unkempt.” Well, contrary to the popular belief that cockroaches only appear in messy spaces, they can actually be found in the cleanest of places. (However, keep in mind that a filthy area will extend their stay.) How does this happen? In most situations, cockroaches are unknowingly picked up and brought back to our homes or offices. Similar to bed bugs, we can adopt cockroaches without even knowing it. Maybe an office you visited had an READ MORE »

5 Best Practices for Bed Bug Prevention

Reports of bed bug infestations are not uncommon – even in luxury resorts. Traveling is also the most common way to spread these critters. Whether it’s something as simple as your child’s slumber party at the neighbor’s, or a luxurious vacation at a 5 star hotel, it is important to take proper prevention precautions every time you travel. Find a Safe Place for Luggage: Placing your luggage on the floor or bed while traveling is one of the easiest ways to expose yourself to bed bugs. Even hotel furniture is a big no-no. So, if you can’t keep your luggage READ MORE »

Bed Bugs: We've Come to Suck Your Blood...

If you have ever experienced a bed bug infestation, you know that these blood-loving buggers are an absolute pain to deal with. Not only can their bites cause red, itchy welts, but their overall presence can be bothersome – mainly because they are not easy to get rid of. Identifying a bed bug problem in the home can be difficult. That is because signs of bed bugs can also hold true for other pests like mosquitoes or fleas. With that said, first things first: Identification. Bed bugs are about half a centimeter long with a flattened, oval shaped body and READ MORE »

Get Rid of Earwigs with Aerex!

We’ve all heard it: Earwigs get their name from crawling through people’s ears and into their brains. Number 1: that is a myth. Number 2: that myth is all the more reason to steer clear of these pesky buggers! Earwigs are creepy, crawly, skittish creatures. You can find them in cool, damp or wet areas, most often near decaying vegetation – their preferred food source. As with any pest, it is best to prevent earwigs from entering a premise rather than waiting until the infestation requires extensive control. But before you can take proper precautions, you will first need to identify and READ MORE »

April Showers Brings May...Wasps?

Wasps! Scary, right? The buzzing, the stingers, and not to mention the giant nests! With recent temperatures in the 70s and 80s around Chicago, Aerex has been busy answering countless phone calls (over 600 in one day!) about these unsettling creatures. As a premier pest control company throughout Chicagoland, Aerex wants to remind everyone how to identify a wasp problem before it gets out of control. So, the best way to identify a wasp problem around your home or business is by their nests. They resemble an upside down umbrella, and can grow quite large late in the season. When READ MORE »

Boxelder Bugs are Making a Comeback

Boxelder Bugs: Those black and orange insects that seem to appear out of nowhere as soon as the temperature begins to drop in the fall. They can also be seen making a comeback as temperatures rise in the spring. While these bugs are completely harmless, the fact that they emerge in large numbers can be quite the nuisance. They can also emit a foul order if crushed, and leave unflattering stains on walls and furniture. Already Aerex has received countless calls about the invasion of boxelders, as they are being spotted in “herds” on sidewalks, driveways, trees and even inside buildings READ MORE »

All About Blow Flies

Think you might have blow flies taking over your home? If the flies in your home are a shiny green, blue, bronze or black – you just might. These shiny, metallic colored flies are often confused with the common house fly and appear suddenly in large numbers. They can be found congregating around doors and windows, producing an intense buzzing sound. If you are having a problem with Blow Flies around your home, there are some simple and obvious causes. Blow Flies, also known as Bottle Flies, choose to lay their eggs in decomposing matter, such as garbage, animal feces, READ MORE »

Rats! We Have a Rat Problem

You know how Hollywood portrays mice as these scary creatures that cause people to scream and jump on top of furniture? Well, rats produce a similar reaction, but they are even bigger, harrier, and longer tailed rodents. The species of rat found around the Chicago and Wisconsin areas is the Norway Rat, although they originated in Asia centuries ago. They prefer fresh food, but will eat virtually anything – pet food, dog feces, garbage, plants – you name it. When food is particularly scarce, a rat may even eat the weakest of the pack or its young. If rats are READ MORE »

Happy New Year!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted here!  Happy New Year to all our customers, friends, and family.  2011 was a good year for Aerex, but we’re of course looking for 2012 to be an even better year.   We hope it’s a great year for all of you as well! If you’ve used our outdoor services in the past, you should have received a prepay mailer to take advantage of discount prices before the warm weather arrives.  We’ve been seeing pretty good results with those being sent back; thank you!  You have until March 15th, 2012 to send those in.  If READ MORE »

Channel 7 News Bed Bug Article

There was a news segment/ news article this morning on ABC7 news about avoiding bed bug scams.  Before you hire a pest control company whether it be to exterminate bed bugs or any other pest, check the BBB for their current rating.  Aerex Pest Control maintains an A+ rating with the BBB!  Check out the article from ABC7: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources&id=7776142

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