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 »

Bed Bug Myths Crushed

Over the years, bed bugs have gained substantial notoriety in the United States. With that attention brings myths. For your protection, Aerex Pest Control wants to put the bed bug myths to rest! Myth 1: Bed Bugs are Seasonal Contrary to the popular belief that the summer months equal bed bug season, there is in fact no bed bug season at all. Bed bugs can creep up in homes and hotels at any time during the year. Myth 2: Bed Bugs Only Bite at Night If bed bugs are hungry, bed bugs will eat. Although they are for the most READ MORE »

Cockroaches: How Did They Get Here?

As soon as we see a cockroach in our home or office, we are immediately plagued with the stigma that the area is “dirty” or “unkempt.” Well, contrary to the popular belief that cockroaches only appear in messy spaces, they can actually be found in the cleanest of places. (However, keep in mind that a filthy area will extend their stay.) How does this happen? In most situations, cockroaches are unknowingly picked up and brought back to our homes or offices. Similar to bed bugs, we can adopt cockroaches without even knowing it. Maybe an office you visited had an READ MORE »

5 Best Practices for Bed Bug Prevention

Reports of bed bug infestations are not uncommon – even in luxury resorts. Traveling is also the most common way to spread these critters. Whether it’s something as simple as your child’s slumber party at the neighbor’s, or a luxurious vacation at a 5 star hotel, it is important to take proper prevention precautions every time you travel. Find a Safe Place for Luggage: Placing your luggage on the floor or bed while traveling is one of the easiest ways to expose yourself to bed bugs. Even hotel furniture is a big no-no. So, if you can’t keep your luggage READ MORE »

Bed Bugs: We've Come to Suck Your Blood...

If you have ever experienced a bed bug infestation, you know that these blood-loving buggers are an absolute pain to deal with. Not only can their bites cause red, itchy welts, but their overall presence can be bothersome – mainly because they are not easy to get rid of. Identifying a bed bug problem in the home can be difficult. That is because signs of bed bugs can also hold true for other pests like mosquitoes or fleas. With that said, first things first: Identification. Bed bugs are about half a centimeter long with a flattened, oval shaped body and READ MORE »

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