Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

bed bug

Oh no. You’ve gone to bed and woken up covered in itchy welts. But what is it? Allergies? Mosquitos? Fleas? Or is it the dreaded Bed Bug? If you think your home might have a bed bug infestation, it’s important to seek out a pest control expert as soon as possible. Pesticides can be dangerous,…

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What to Do When You Find Mouse Droppings

cat and mouse

No one wants to find mouse poop in their home. Unfortunately, pests happen. If you believe you have found mouse droppings in your home, it’s important to take the right steps. First, you should try to make sure that they’re actually mouse droppings. Mouse droppings may be confused with roach or even bat droppings. Mouse…

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Pest Management Tips for the Fall Season

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When the summer turns to fall, and the temperatures start to get cooler, we often find ourselves spending more time inside rather than outdoors. While the outdoors are where pests like spiders, wasps, and termites are supposed to stay, sometimes they wind up inside our homes. This can end up being pretty annoying, to say…

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Get Rid of Wasps This Summer

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Summer is the season when you get to truly embrace the outdoors. Kids are off of school for three months and parents are probably tired of the stuffy office. The season allows you to truly embrace the outdoors and to go out and see new things. However, there are a couple of hindrances that keep…

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Why Are There Ants in My House?

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Those tiny black intruders are at it again. They’re on your counters, on your floors scooping up any crumb that you dare let drop. “Why are there ants in my house?” you ask as you squash another ant.  Ants are a common pest. Most homes will encounter the occasional ant. You would be hard-pressed to…

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When Should I Be Worried About Termites?

swarm of termites

When should I be worried about termites? By the time you notice them, it might be too late. If you can not identify the signs of a termite infestation like termite droppings, the infestation can quickly spiral out of control leaving you with thousands of dollars in damage or even losing your house altogether. Termites…

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What Defines a Pest?

house mouse

In theory, a pest could be anything. At its simplest, a pest is an unwanted creature. When most people think of pests, they think of creatures that cause property damage. Certain pests can also bring serious health issues, depending on the species. Some examples of common pests are rodents, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, spiders, and…

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How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home

ants on plants

It’s pretty impossible to accurately estimate how many ants are roaming around the Earth, but estimates place that number around one quadrillion! If you need help visualizing that number, that would be the number one followed by 15 zeroes. And when you notice them in your home, it can feel like most of them can…

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Do Essential Oils Keep Mosquitoes Away?

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Can Essential Oils Keep Mosquitoes Away? There’s no doubt about it; mosquitoes are straight-up pests. They are incredibly annoying when they buzz around in your face and leave itchy red spots that last for days after they bite. When they come out in swarms during the summertime, they can not only be bothersome to deal…

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Chicagoland Mosquito Yard Treatment

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If you live in the Chicagoland area, you are probably aware of the significant rise in the mosquito population during the summer months. Perhaps you even have the unfortunate problem of these mosquitoes flying around your yard or in your house non-stop. These pests can easily become a nuisance, and it can be quite difficult…

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