Beneficial Garden Insects

Gardens are a buggy place. You really can’t look more than a few inches without coming across a new insect to observe. From beetles, bees, caterpillars, slugs and spiders, gardens attract pests by the dozens. But before you search for an insecticide, take a closer look. There are actually a handful of insects that are saving your garden. Look for these 3 beneficial garden insects this spring! For the rest… just Lady Beetles: Don’t get rid of these! Lady Beetles eat all of the insects a garden despises; aphids, scale insects, thrips, mealybugs, and mites. Even their larvae feed on READ MORE »

National Pest Management Month

It seems like there is a “National Holiday” for just about everything. There is National Hot Dog Day, National High Five Day, National Pie Day and even National Rubber Duckie Day! With all these holidays, you would think there would be a day devoted entirely to pest control, wouldn’t you? Well, we get more than just a day. April is National Pest Management Month! In honor of an entire month dedicated to precisely what we do, Aerex Pest Control wants to share the importance of pest control services. Each day, pest control companies like Aerex are working to prevent or READ MORE »

Win a FREE Year of Pest Control Services!

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 »

Avoid Spring Pests!

Surviving the long, harsh winter this year has certainly taken its toll on Chicagoland residents. The thought of spring activities and preparing for warmer weather has been far from our minds – and with temperatures still under 50 degrees, might still seem far into the future. But alas, spring is coming (we promise!). Be aware of the reappearance of these pests! Ants: Black carpenter ants are the most common type of ants we will see here in the Midwest. They are black, wingless and small. If there is one pest that is notorious for invading when food is left out 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 »

Ants are in Full Spring

Think it’s too cold for ants? Think again. While temperatures remain below average for a typical Chicago spring, our customers don’t lie. Ants are indeed appearing in homes and offices throughout Chicagoland, and Aerex’s phone records will prove it. Aerex Pest Control wants to help you keep ants at bay. As a chilly spring season approaches, it’s time to revisit the best ant prevention techniques. Identification: As always, proper identification is the first step in pest prevention. The black carpenter ant is what we will most likely be finding in the Midwest. Known as “worker ants” these little guys are READ MORE »

Don't Let Bed Bugs Ruin Your Spring Break Vacation

Traveling for spring break? Keep in mind the little guys that you don’t want tagging along…or following you back home. Bed Bugs are known for being successful hitchhikers, and can be easily transferred on trains, planes and buses. They can also be found on furniture in hotels and resorts across the country – regardless of a 5-star rating. To ensure that your spring vacation remains bed bug free, follow these guidelines for pest free traveling. 1. Know What You’re Dealing With You know what they say…knowledge is power. The best weapon against bed bugs is knowing their habits and how READ MORE »

Your Pest Questions…Answered!

Pest life is all about survival. They search for food, water and shelter from the elements. For this simple reason, many homeowners are in need of pest control services. But just how to do they get inside? Where will they go once they get there? What can we do to prevent them from invading our homes in the first place? As a leader in Chicago Pest Control Services, we’re here to answer just that! Why is my home attractive to pests? Your home is warm. Your home has food. Your home has shelter. Just like humans, pests seek the elements READ MORE »

Black Widow Spiders

It’s February. That means spiders are still a problem for many Chicagoland homes and offices. One question we receive a lot here at Aerex Pest Control is “how do I know if a spider is poisonous?” The good news is that most spiders we see in the Midwest and particularly around Chicago are [for the most part] harmless. With that said, we still like to keep our Chicago Pest Control customers educated on how to identify a spider that could be harmful to you, your family and your pets. In Illinois, the black widow spider is commonly referred to as READ MORE »

Winter Cold and Pests

Brrrrrrr. Feel that? It’s the wrath of Mother Nature in Chicago. It’s no secret that the Midwest has endured some terribly cold days this winter along with a considerable amount of snow. So why are we still finding Boxelder Bugs on our walls and spiders in the bathroom? As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, the cold weather doesn’t necessarily equate to less pests. Insects are wired to escape the cold by migrating, finding shelter in homes and offices or burrowing themselves deep into the soil. Once an insect finds shelter indoors, they will live on as long as food and READ MORE »

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