All About Rodents: The Roof Rat

The roof rat, Rattus rattus, is also known as a black rat, ship rat, and house rat. They are some of the most troublesome pests because they eat and contaminate food, damage infrastructure, and transmit parasites to humans and other animals. Roof rats live and thrive in a variety of conditions and climates. They can be found in homes and buildings, on farms, in gardens, and in open fields. On early sailing ships, roof rats were common enough that they were able to spread all over the world. Identifying a Roof Rat A typical adult roof rat is five to READ MORE »

All About Rodents: The Deer Mouse

The deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus, is a small rodent that can be found all over North America. These very proficient jumpers and runners got their name due to their agility. They are considered to be dangerous because they spread the deadly Hantavirus and Lyme disease, which can infect humans through contact with the rodent’s urine, feces, or saliva. A deer mouse prefer forests, agricultural crops, and grasslands, but it can also be found in urban areas if surrounded by suitable habitats. Learning about specific species of mice is important to successful mouse control and prevention. Identifying a Deer Mouse This READ MORE »

All About Rodents: The House Mouse

The house mouse, Mus Musculus, is one of the most troublesome of all the rodents we deal with. They thrive in a wide variety of conditions and be found in and around homes, on agricultural lands, and in open fields. The house mouse consumes and contaminates food that is meant for pets, humans, or livestock. For proper house mouse control and prevention, it’s important to familiarize yourself with this particular rodent species. Identifying a House Mouse The house mouse is covered in short hair, usually light brown, gray, or black in color. Some species have a light belly. The adult READ MORE »

How to Clean House after a Rodent Infestation

If you have recently experienced a rodent infestation, you know that it is a nightmare. After having the pests exterminated, you are left dealing with a terrible mess that is not only disgusting, but also dangerous. Rodents carry a multitude a viruses, bacteria, and diseases that are released through their waste droppings and saliva. The most hazardous illness carried by rodents is Hantavirus. This deadly virus is transmitted by airborne particles from rodent feces and urine. According the CDC, Hantavirus has a 36% fatality rate. Protecting Yourself Anytime you are handling dead rodents, cleaning up waste or rodent saliva, or READ MORE »

5 Most Common Signs of a Mouse Infestation

As the weather gets colder and colder, more and more mice will be on the hunt for a warm place to take shelter, find food, and even multiply. Once they get inside your home, you should know that it’s going to take a lot of time and effort to get rid of mice. If you see a single mouse inside your house, it’s safe to assume there are many others where it came from. Cracked walls and holes in the floors, walls, and foundation are common entry points for mice, and this often leads to a mouse infestation. The first READ MORE »

4 Commercial Mice Prevention Tips

We talk a lot about about mice and rats inside the home, but it comes as no surprise that we are still getting calls about these pesky rodents (and we know as we get deeper into winter they will keep coming). For that reason we’d like to revisit rodent control, this time for commercial environments. Here are the four most valuable mice prevention tips for commercial buildings: Identify Of course we all know what a mouse looks like, but more often than not, it’s not the mice we see — it’s the evidence of their existence. Droppings, fresh gnaw marks, and READ MORE »

Rodent Infestations and Our Health

If you’ve ever had a mice or rat infestation you know it can be an unpleasant experience. But what many people don’t realize is that mice and rats are more than just a nuisance; they can be dangerous to our health. When rodents invade our home, the accumulation of feces spreads bacteria that can contaminate food sources. This bacteria can even trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions in humans. This is particularly concerning when considering the fact that rodents defecate almost constantly. This means their droppings accumulate quickly, allowing us to inhale infectious particles. Here are a few of the READ MORE »

The Mice are Back in Town

Earlier this week we told you that Chicago was named the #1 “Rattiest” City in America, surpassing both New York and Los Angeles. Well, that surely isn’t something to be proud of! While most of these rodent infestations take place in city environments and food handling properties, any Midwesterner knows that rodents in the home are not uncommon! As we get further into fall and closer to winter, mice and rats make their way inside to beat the cold. Of course you could always invest in mousetraps or perhaps a cat, but Aerex Pest Control helps their customers focus on READ MORE »

Identifying Pests & Rodents in a New Home

House hunting can be stressful enough as it is without the thought of pests. On top of things like  securing financing, getting a home inspection, shopping for new furniture and moving in, you will also need to consider an existing pest problem. Of course, pests are probably the last thing on your mind, but having a pest problem in your new home is also the last thing you need! Aerex Pest Control can’t help you buy a home, but we can help you identify a problem! Whether you’re buying a home or renting an apartment or condo, here are 10 READ MORE »

Did You Know? Amazing Pest Facts

Think pests are boring? Nope! This week we decided to take a detour from our usual pest control prevention tips to try something a little different. Not only does Aerex Pest Control know how to prevent pests, we also know some fun facts you have probably never thought of! From your favorite Chicago Pest Control Service, here is a roundup of some interesting facts about common pests. Enjoy! American Cockroach Relative to body size, cockroaches can run four times faster than the cheetah. Almost three miles in one hour! This six-legged critter can live without food for an entire month! READ MORE »

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