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Rodent Problems in the Fall

If you suspect rats or mice have taken up residence in your home this fall, you are not alone. According to a survey by the National Pest Management Association, 29 percent of Americans have dealt with a rodent infestation at home, and 45 percent — almost half — of those infestations happened during the fall or winter. While spring and summer do have their share of rodent infestations, rodents are most common in the fall since mice and rats will …
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Bed Bugs by the Numbers: 4 Informative Facts and Statistics

Bed bugs — they’re one of the most feared household pests, and rightfully so. They cause itchy bites, keep you up at night, and are difficult to get rid of. However, as fearful as many homeowners are of bringing home bed bugs, many don’t know very much about these tiny pests. The following are four interesting statistics to expand your knowledge and understanding of bed bugs. 250: The Number of Eggs a Bed Bug Lays in Her Lifetime Bed bugs …
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Learn How to Identify the Most Common Cockroaches in Illinois

Cockroaches are nasty little bugs that no one wants to find in their house. Seeing one in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that your house is dirty because it could have come from a neighbor. But seeing one in your house does mean that you have a lot more. Illinois is home to four common types of roaches. If you can ID the type that is in your house, the exterminator will be much more prepared when they come.

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Fall Follies? The Dos and Don’ts of Autumn Insect Prevention and Treatment

Summer is not the only time of the year for pest prevention. As the seasons change, take a look at what you need to know about the fall weather prevention strategies that can save your home from insect invaders. Don’t Assume Pests Disappear in the Fall Do you have an existing pest problem? If so, the cold weather likely will not make it go away. That means you cannot expect the fall chill to kill the spiders, fleas, or other …
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