Everything You Need to Know About Yellow Jackets

Summer is almost here. At this time of year, people who spend time outdoors are likely to encounter yellow jackets, the unpleasant summer wasp often found at picnics, barbecues, potlucks, and parties. If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to know as much as you can about yellow jackets. Having information about these pests can help you avoid problems as the summer progresses.

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What You Need to Know About Carpenter Ants

carpenter antsTermites are probably the most well-known wood damaging structural pests, but they’re far from the only ones. Carpenter Ants can cause just as much damage as termites. Carpenter ants are extremely common in the Chicago area, while termites are not as common,

Carpenter ants make their nests in wood, and they are common pests for homes and businesses alike. Once you’ve identified an infestation and taken the necessary measures to eradicate it, you can make your home secure against these invaders so you don’t need to worry about future problems.

Here’s what you need to know about identifying, exterminating, and preventing carpenter ant infestations. Continue reading

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5 Facts About Silverfish and Firebrats

When you first encounter a silverfish or firebrat, it can be an unsettling experience if you’re squeamish about bugs. Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) and firebrats (Thermobia domestica) have two long antennae at the front end, three long tail-like growths at the rear, and a slinky, gliding way of racing across surfaces that’s rather creepy.

If you have silverfish or firebrats in your home, you probably also have questions. Here are five facts about silverfish and firebrats to give you some answers. Continue reading

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3 Things Property Owners Should Know About Spring-Emerging Insect Pests

Are you curious about which triggers are responsible for waking up insect pests as the temperatures grow warmer? Do you want to know how to avoid insect-pest infestation in the spring? Here are three things you should know about spring-emerging household pests.

  1. Why Insects Go Dormant in Winter

Insect pests are coldblooded, or exothermic, creatures. Exothermic pests are unable to generate their own body heat. They function best at temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Exothermic insects have several strategies to survive when temperatures fall below freezing.

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Bed Bug Control for Schaumburg, IL

Schaumburg, IL, and the Chicago area are home to millions of people but also, unfortunately, millions of pests. Some of the most common insects in Illinois are pillbugs, centipedes, clover mites, earwigs, and boxelder bugs. Many pests can leave painful bites, trigger allergies and asthma symptoms, and cause other health problems. Even bugs that don’t bite or make you sick can be a nuisance you shouldn’t have to deal with.

Rely on Our Experience

Many homeowners and property managers resort to DIY methods to rid their property of pests, but this is not always wise or effective, especially in cases of bed bug control. At A-Alert Exterminating Service Inc, we have over four decades of experience offering professional pest control services to Schaumburg, IL, and the entire Chicago area.

Our team of knowledgeable experts specialize in nearly all the creepy, crawly bugs and insects that you don’t want to take care of. We take pride in dealing with resilient pests, such as bed bugs and carpenter ants. In addition to insect control, we also offer rodent control services. When you hire us, you will know you are getting comprehensive and quality pest control services tailored to your specific location and needs.

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Don’t waste your precious time and money battling pests. Let us do the hard work instead. If you want to learn more about our extermination service, call us for a free estimate at (773) 348-3337. Your pests don’t stand a chance!

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