Kick Off 2015 with Aerex Pest Control

First and foremost, Happy New Year! We hope everyone had an incredible holiday season and we look forward to serving old and new customers alike in 2015. Every year we make New Year’s resolutions. Some of us keep those resolutions, and others… not so much. This year, Aerex Pest Control wants to help you keep the most important resolution of them all…preventing pests! Because who wants to deal with rodents, bugs and arachnids? Not you! So, we’ve compiled a top 3 list of pest control related New Year’s resolutions. Stick with these, and you won’t feel too guilty about dropping READ MORE »

5 Reasons Pests are Bad for Business

There’s not much that will scare off a customer quicker than a pest problem. Rats in a restaurant? Bed bugs in a hotel room? Ants in a clothing store? No good. The problem will likely escalate as clients begin to share their experience on social media outlets like YELP, Facebook and Google+, not to mention sharing the information via word of mouth with family, friends and colleagues. Many businesses have had to close their doors due to pest infestations. Don’t let your business be one of them. Still not concerned? Check out five ways pests can hurt your professional business. READ MORE »

Aerex’s Spider Bite Guide

It’s difficult to identify a spider bite by a skin wound alone. Believe it or not, even physicians are doing guesswork when trying to diagnose a spider bite (scary, yes, but don’t worry!). Instead of by physical appearance, spider bites are often identified by the individual’s reaction. Of course, some spider bites are completely harmless. Nonetheless, it’s important to know when a spider bite requires medical attention. Here is a guide on the dangerous (and not so dangerous) U.S. spider bites. Black Widow We all know the Black Widow spider is one of the most dangerous. You will know when 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 »

The Wolf Spider: To Fear or Not to Fear

You notice a dark spot out of the corner of your eye. You look again, and you see a giant (well, to you it seems giant) spider. It’s hairy, brownish-gray, and has long, pointy legs. As you get closer, you identify the creature as one thing: a wold spider. If you’re brave, you might attempt at disposing of the beast. Or, you’ll ask someone else to do it for you. In any case, always check out the rest of your home after noticing the first sign of any pest. If there’s one, there could be more. Here is what you READ MORE »

5 Surprising Facts about Ladybugs

When you opened your drapes this morning you might have been greeted by more than just sunlight. Instead, your screen may have been dotted with tiny, moving red spots. This can only mean one thing: it’s autumn, and ladybug season is back. Properly known as Asian beetles, ladybugs are an undeniable part of fall. Whether they’re the one insect you actually like or you find them just as bothersome as all the rest, ladybugs are a common pest problem in the Midwest. Similar to Boxelder Bugs, ladybugs like to congregate on the sunny sides of buildings and homes – especially READ MORE »

Boxelder Bugs are Back for Fall

They don’t bite. They don’t sting. They don’t eat your food and they don’t cause property damage. So, what is it about Boxelder Bugs that makes them such a nuisance? Well, their overall presence, mainly. While boxelder bugs don’t cause a threat to humans, large numbers of them inside or around the home is both annoying and invasive. At this point you’re probably noticing that doors, windows and siding are covered in Boxelder Bugs (or there’s at least more than you’d like). Where are they coming from? Why are they coming out now? Where have they been hiding? During summer, 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 »

Stinging Insects are at Their Peak

As I was driving through my neighborhood last week, a young man mowing his lawn caught my eye. He was dressed in long black pants, a long sleeve button down shirt and a baseball cap. I looked at my car’s thermometer. It was nearly 90 degrees. Wow. I thought to myself. He must be sweating bullets! Who would be wearing that outfit in this heat?! Then I thought there has got to be a logical explanation for his attire. As a Chicago pest control specialist, the answer was clear. While my first thought was that he was protecting his skin READ MORE »

Cockroach Safety 101

One of the most prominent Chicago pests is the cockroach. From residential properties to professional buildings, Aerex Pest Control treats cockroaches in Chicago year round. Aside from being a nuisance and destroying materials like leather, books and wallpaper, did you know that cockroaches can be harmful to our health? It’s true! Waste and saliva from cockroaches contains bacteria that can cause food poisoning, diarrhea, and Staphylococcus infections. But why do they carry this bacteria? Well, the answer is simple (and kinda gross). A cockroach’s main food source is spoiled food in garbage cans. Here, they pick up bacterial organisms on their READ MORE »

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