We all know that when the winter comes, the bugs tend to disappear, but where do they go? Surely they don’t all die off; otherwise how would they come back in the spring? While many do only survive as a species by laying eggs in the ground that hatch once the weather comes up, quite a few actually do normally survive the winter. Here’s a few to look out for.
A lot of people have problems with rodents in their homes, offices, vacation houses or other places. As you might have guessed, there are a number of ways to get rid of these unwanted guests in your home. Two of the most popular methods are the bait and the trap method. The first one refers to the act of baiting mice or rats with a treat which contains poison, effectively killing them. The second method refers to trapping mice with a special rodent trap and removing them from your living area in that way. If you are unsure of what READ MORE »
If you’ve bought or are planning to buy a used car during the cold winter months, you should be aware of the potential danger of mice infestation. Rodent will gladly work their way to the warmest spot available, which could easily be the engine compartment of your new vehicle. This is especially true in cases of used car purchase when the vehicle in question has been left outdoors for a prolonged period of time. So instead of parking the car and leaving it be, follow these simple tips for mouse inspection and prevent any possible infestation.
If you think that all of your pest problems will end up as the winter approaches, that’s not necessarily the case. As the cold begins to move in, some winter pests might try to make their way in too as they will be looking for a warm place to survive the upcoming winter. When pests enter homes to overwinter during the fall, they can often go unnoticed. A proper pest control is the only way to prevent them, so here are some things you should know about winter pest control.
Whether you’re camping in the deep woods or having a BBQ in your backyard, mosquitoes can easily ruin everything. When you’re planning to spend any amount of time outside in the warmer months, especially later in the day, it will benefit you greatly if you protect yourself with some mosquito repellent. A mosquito repellent is a substance that’s applied to human skin or other surfaces in order to prevent these annoying pests from biting or coming around. How to Use Mosquito Repellent Mosquito repellents don’t kill these pests, they just help to make you or an area unattractive to mosquitoes. You should apply READ MORE »
Don’t wait. It’s not too late! Aerex Pest Control is holding a contest that will run through the end of April. Each week, Aerex will choose ONE winner who will receive FREE pest control services for an entire year. The catch? All you have to do is complete our Customer Sign Up. You’ll be glad you did! Sign up and be the first to know about current promotions, specials and deals at Aerex Pest Control! Congratulations to our winners! Last week’s winners were: Mr. Robinson from Chicago Mrs. Singer from Northbrook This week’s winner was: Mrs. Spitz from Buffalo Grove Next READ MORE »
Spring is the perfect time of year. The weather is beautiful, flowers are blooming, people are spending more time outdoors, and spiders are…everywhere. When the spring months roll around, humans aren’t the only creatures taking advantage of spring’s warmer weather. In fact, many species of spider wait for spring to start laying their eggs and venturing out into the world. While some spiders are completely harmless and do nothing more than give us the “creepy crawlies” some can be poisonous and harmful to humans. This spring, keep an eye out for these common spiders found in homes and commercial buildings. READ MORE »
Bed bugs are about half a centimeter long with a flattened, oval shaped body and are light brown in color. They are nocturnal insects that hide in cracks and crevices in the walls, in the seams of mattresses and under, behind and in cracks in the furniture. Dark stains at the edges of the mattress, caused by the bed bug excreta, accompanied by unpleasant odor are a sure sign of infestation. Bed bugs can be very dangerous pests considering their blood-feeding nature. Although they do not carry any diseases as such, constant bug bites are not only annoying but also READ MORE »
Aerex Pest Control has been proudly taking part in the “Adopt a Highway” program for the past 15 years. Aerex “adopted” the section of Old McHenry road between Darlington Dr and Route 22 in Hawthorn Woods, IL. Several times a year a crew cleans up the side of the road to keep it looking great! We want to give a big thanks to the volunteers from Steven High School for cleaning up the road this past weekend. These volunteers were working to collect money for the American Cancer Association. What a good deed! Thanks again to those volunteers for not READ MORE »
Cimex lectularius Linnaeus. Four cities have more than Chicago does. That’s right; Chicago is fifth, right up there with New York, Philly, Detroit and Cincinnati. They may be considered more nuisance than hazardous to your health, but when the bed bugs in Chicago keep rising in numbers and are blamed in spreading other diseases of humans, its time to do something about them! Bed bugs are tiny, brownish, wingless insects that feed solely on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Cimex lectularius, or common bed bug, is quite well adapted to live with humans, since other related species prefer to feed READ MORE »