Top 10 Pest Prevention Tips for Businesses

Pests and rodents aren’t simply a nuisance – they can severely affect your health and the safety of your staff. This is why bug, insect and rodent prevention is critical in protecting businesses from a pest infestation. From Chicagoland’s leading pest control company, here are Aerex’s Top 10 Pest Prevention Tips. Keep your business “Pest-Proofed” by being vigilant of building maintenance needs. Don’t let any damages, spills or technical issues go unnoticed. Even the smallest problem could result in a pest infestation. Get the whole staff on board with this one. Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers. READ MORE »

EEEEEEK! Mice are Back for Fall and Winter

Every year Aerex gets countless calls about mice. But what is it about these tiny rodents that make us shriek? They’re small, furry, and actually kinda cute. But when we see them in our homes we tend to freak out. Maybe it’s their beady eyes. Perhaps it’s their scuttling. Or maybe it’s simply because whether we are aware of it or not, mice can pose a number of problems on our homes and health. Because mice produce large litters in a short amount of time, an infestation can mean big trouble for any home or business owner. While most mice READ MORE »

Crickets: The Noisy House Pest

October: the month of ladybugs, boxelder bugs, spiders and… crickets? This might make you think twice about the mysterious night creature. Crickets seem pretty harmless, right? Sure…when they’re outside. These insects who are fond of garbage dumps and can be heard chirping throughout the summer nights can become quite bothersome if invading interior spaces. So, when you start hearing the “chirp chirp” make sure it’s coming from outside and not your living room! Outdoor Habits: Crickets are often found in large numbers, sometimes by the thousand. They typically live outdoors and can be found near trash cans and electric lights. READ MORE »

10 Tips for Preventing Pests in the Kitchen

Where is the number one place you don’t want pests? Well, if you enjoy eating foods that are safe and preparing meals in a clean environment, the answer is probably your kitchen. Pests can chew through boxes, contaminate your food or leave droppings behind in drawers and pantries. Fortunately, Aerex Pest Control has some handy tips for preventing pests in the kitchen. 1. Make a habit of cleaning up immediately after meals. Place all dishes in the dishwasher (or hand wash), wipe down tables or counters, and store leftovers in airtight containers. Cleaning up quickly prevents pests from making their READ MORE »

Fall Residential Pest Prevention

With fall upon us, the warmth of homes is attractive to both people and pests. Rodents such as mice and rats, and insects like cockroaches and spiders, are trying to find their way inside to escape the incoming cold. Once inside, rodents and insects can turn into more than just pests – but health and property concerns. Aerex Pest Control provides the best in Chicagoland pest control services. Serving Chicago for over 60 years, we know first hand how to identify and treat pests in the Midwest. To keep your home pest-free this fall, Aerex Pest Control suggests these pest-proofing READ MORE »

Spiders: Why are they so Scary?

We’ve all told the stories… “I killed a spider last night, and it was the size of a tennis ball!” We’ve all heard the stories… “I was cooking and all the sudden a giant spider landed on my spatula!” Out of all the stories we have heard and told about spiders, how many of them are actually true? Was the spider you found really the size of a golf ball? Did the spider living on your porch in college that you called “Big Bertha” actually have visible fangs? The stories we share about spiders seem to escalate from one thing: READ MORE »

It's that Time Again - Ladybug Season!

Ladybugs: they’re kinda cute, right? That reddish orange shell and little black dots…they seem absolutely harmless. While it’s true that ladybugs are harmless to humans, they can become quite the nuisance when they overtake our homes and offices in large numbers. Similar to the boxelder bug, ladybugs like to inhabit our homes throughout the fall months. What’s more – once they gain entry they can continue to be a pest after fall and well into winter. Within the next few weeks, Aerex Pest Control is confident we will be taking care of these buggers all over Chicago. Why do Ladybugs READ MORE »

Watch Out for Boxelder Bugs this Fall

Calls for boxelder bugs clog the phone lines at Aerex Pest Control every year. Being a pest that is known for making its presence known as summer transitions to fall, now is the perfect time to reeducate our customers on their habits and prevention. As August comes to an end and the fall months roll in, keep on the lookout for boxelder bugs in and around your home or office! The first thing to remember about boxelder bugs is that they are not harmful to humans. Unlike other pests such as spiders, ants and bees/wasps, boxelder bugs do not bite READ MORE »

5 Tips for Controlling House Spiders

Have you been spending your summer cleaning up cobwebs around your home? The summer months can cause an increase in several types of spiders, including the common house spider and sac spiders. And let’s face it – no one likes finding spiders. Even the bravest of the brave can have trouble “taking care” of spiders found around house. For that reason, Aerex Pest Control would like to share 5 tips for controlling/preventing house spiders. Keep your home free of clutter. Dust and clean your home thoroughly on a regular basis, particularly by vacuuming. This helps eliminate webs, spiders and their READ MORE »

Top 5 Stingers of Summer

Can you believe it’s already August? Time sure flies (no pest pun intended). While summer is coming to an end, the days are still hot and long – which means our summer pests are still out there. That’s right – bees, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes and ants are still causing trouble at backyard barbecues, days by the pool and fun in the sun. What’s more? Nearly half a million people are sent to the emergency room each year due to their stings. To help protect your family, Aerex Pest Control has put together a list of the Top 5 Stingers of READ MORE »

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