Box Elder Bugs, House Centipedes, and other Arthropods Extermination in Chicago
Box Elder Bugs, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes, Crickets, Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Earwigs, Ground Beetles, Clover Mites, and Lady Bugs are invading arthropods commonly found in the Greater Chicago Area. They are all pests that begin their lives outside, but invade your living space when they become unsatisfied with their surroundings. Environmental conditions, the mass reduction of resource areas, and a variety of other factors can quickly result in an infestation of these pests. For instance, a lack of moisture, less than ideal temperatures, the removal of overgrown weeds from a vacant lot next door, or even just lighting that could attract a food source (such as other pests) can all contribute to an increase in the number of invading arthropods that reside in your home or place of business.
The key to controlling these pests is to understand the needs and wants of the type of pest you are dealing with. Effective pest control treatment starts with proper identification. Once the pest is identified, we can work to develop a plan to solve your pest control problems, taking into account the uniqueness of your situation. Not only will we work to understand how the pests have adapted to the environment presented to them and ensure that you are satisfied with the treatment results, but our company will give you information that could help prevent problems with this pest in the future.
When the pest control provider and the client work together, successful long-term solutions can be possible. There are specific issues that allow these insects to invade our homes and buildings and even become more likely to choose your building over your neighbor’s home. For instance, the landscaping outside of a home can often create conditions which are conducive to these unwanted pests. With minor adjustments most situations can aesthetically remain unchanged while removing the micro environments that allow the population to thrive and expand. As an example, if your bushes come into direct contact with your home, the pests can use these contact points as travel ways to the building, like exit ramps from the highway. Trimming these bushes back away from the building will lessen their ability to invade your home.
Box Elder Bugs are pest to specific trees; usually the Box Elder tree but some Maple trees and some fruit trees are also vulnerable. They normally do not interact with people until the fall of the year when they look to move into our homes to spend the winter in a period of inactivity. In the spring, the warmer temperatures awaken these dormant insects and they look to leave the building to go back outside to the trees that support their existence.
As with other pests, the way to manage this problem should not be through the use of mass doses of chemicals. Instead, we believe that chemical applications should be surgical in nature. This technique works to eliminate the issue without exasperating the risk level to those who might be affected by these chemicals. At A-Alert, our methods allow us to follow proper protocols for these pests while using a minimal amount of chemicals to solve issues.
Although chemical applications will be needed to eliminate the issue, our experts will develop and implement an application plan that is based on the uniqueness of your situation. The information derived from the identification process will allow us to use the lowest impact materials in a manner that will allow us to treat, manage, and eliminate your pest control issues.
Chemical applications must be combined with proper prevention techniques in order to avoid future infestations of these pests. Dependence solely on a chemical solution will only provide short-term relief, but with the implementation of the proper strategy, an ongoing program is usually not needed to eliminate these pests.
At A-Alert, we will first identify the issues connected with the pest involved, locating their resources and enacting strategies to address these issues. We will be able to develop long-term strategies to prevent or lessen this problem in the future.
From there, we will enact a program to eliminate the population that has entered your location. Our attention to detail combined with our expertise have allowed our company to help thousands of clients through similar situations, and we are confident that we can do the same for you.