Get Rid of Earwigs with Aerex!

We’ve all heard it: Earwigs get their name from crawling through people’s ears and into their brains. Number 1: that is a myth. Number 2: that myth is all the more reason to steer clear of these pesky buggers! Earwigs are creepy, crawly, skittish creatures. You can find them in cool, damp or wet areas, most often near decaying vegetation – their preferred food source. As with any pest, it is best to prevent earwigs from entering a premise rather than waiting until the infestation requires extensive control. But before you can take proper precautions, you will first need to identify and READ MORE »

Pests in the Office or Workplace

“Hey, Honey. How was your day at work?” “It was great….minus the rat problem.” If you’ve ever had this conversation (or if the thought of having this conversation gives you the heebie jeebies) then you know how difficult and unpleasant it can be to work in an environment full of unwanted visitors. Whether it’s flies, bees, moths, rats or mice, pests in and around the office can never be a good thing. Not only are they scary, icky and creepy, they can also inflict dangerous health problems on humans. Any indication of a pest problem in your office should be READ MORE »

Bees, Wasps and More

As summer approaches, there is one thing we can all look forward to: the presence of bees and wasps. Ok, maybe not look forward to, but at least they are a positive symbol of warm weather, right? As with any pest, the first step to removing the problem is identifying the pest. With an assortment of bees and wasps that all look similar, it’s not easy to distinguish one from the other. For that reason, Aerex has compiled a roundup of bees and wasps with characteristics of each. Honeybee: Honeybees are about a half inch long, hairy and honey brown. READ MORE »

Silverfish Protection and Control

If you have ever seen a silverfish, you know that they are fast moving creatures. Not only do they move quickly – but they also reproduce quickly, causing an infestation to get out of hand at a rapid rate. As with any pest, the first key in identifying a problem is knowing how to identify the creature. Luckily, Silverfish are easy to distinguish, from their white, brown/grey or blue/silver colors and three long bristles in the rear. They can also be quite large, ranging from 12-19mm. One bad thing about silverfish is that while they prefer dark, damp and humid READ MORE »

Pests and Industrial Manufacturing

Hygiene and cleanliness standards can never be compromised in a manufacturing setting, and pest management is essential to maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for people to work in and to prevent the spread of the wide range of diseases carried by pests. Businesses lose millions of dollars each year due to pest damage. When left untreated, insects and rodents can consume products, destroy buildings and ruin reputations. Your customers, management and employees simply won’t and cannot tolerate pest infestations in your facilities. The types of industrial manufacturing that  need to be sensitive to pest control are vast, but include READ MORE »

Spring Brings Back Our 8-Legged Friends

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 »

Pests in the Healthcare Industry

The absolute last thing one would want to encounter when at a hospital, doctor’s office or care facility is pests. Can you imagine? You’re sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for your name to be called, and from across the room you see an infestation of flies. Yuck! As if visiting the doctor isn’t a chore itself – then to see a pest problem?! Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are busy and it is difficult to prevent rodents, flies, roaches and other insects from entering the building and thriving with the food and warmth they find there. While pests are READ MORE »

April Showers Brings May...Wasps?

Wasps! Scary, right? The buzzing, the stingers, and not to mention the giant nests! With recent temperatures in the 70s and 80s around Chicago, Aerex has been busy answering countless phone calls (over 600 in one day!) about these unsettling creatures. As a premier pest control company throughout Chicagoland, Aerex wants to remind everyone how to identify a wasp problem before it gets out of control. So, the best way to identify a wasp problem around your home or business is by their nests. They resemble an upside down umbrella, and can grow quite large late in the season. When READ MORE »

Pest Control and Property Management

Landlords and property managers have a lot at stake when it comes to keeping their properties free of pests and rodents. After all, consumers depend on property management firms to provide a pest-free environment. It’s imperative that they take the proper precautions to keep pests M.I.A. For example, if one apartment, hotel room, villa, condo etc has a pest invasion, it’s likely that the problem will surface in other living quarters as well. Tenants and customers should always report a pest problem of any type to property management immediately, to protect themselves and the safety of their neighbors. Commercial properties READ MORE »

Boxelder Bugs are Making a Comeback

Boxelder Bugs: Those black and orange insects that seem to appear out of nowhere as soon as the temperature begins to drop in the fall. They can also be seen making a comeback as temperatures rise in the spring. While these bugs are completely harmless, the fact that they emerge in large numbers can be quite the nuisance. They can also emit a foul order if crushed, and leave unflattering stains on walls and furniture. Already Aerex has received countless calls about the invasion of boxelders, as they are being spotted in “herds” on sidewalks, driveways, trees and even inside buildings READ MORE »

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