Pest Control

6 Tips to Keep Your Basement in Chicago Insect-Free

The current season is conducive to the accumulation of pests. Bugs and roaches thrive in warm environments. The basement is one area of your home where bugs and roaches can accumulate, and you may not notice. Basements act as storage areas in most homes. However, you may have to constantly check your basement during this season. Read on to identify some tips to keep your basement in Chicago free from bugs and roaches. 1. Clean Your Basement Cleanliness is the …
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Cockroaches Pose a Threat to Your Health

Likely nobody wants to find cockroaches in their home. They emit unwanted odors, leave feces all over the place, and stain your surfaces with their excrement. More importantly, however, cockroaches pose a threat to your health. The following are some of the health problems perpetuated by these notoriously dirty insects.

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Telltale Signs Your House Has a Pest Infestation

Pests can cause damage to furniture, wooden structures, and fabric materials such as carpets and clothes. Also, they can cause electrical damage, leading to short circuits, electrical outages, or even fires. In addition to the physical damages, pests also pose a health risk. Most of them are disease and allergen carriers and can cause major health problems in your household.

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3 Ways to Wage War Against a Summer Cockroach Invasion

Cockroaches thrive in the lush, warm conditions of summer. If you’re experiencing a cockroach invasion in your home, expect the problem to grow worse as the warm season progresses. When you want to win the war against cockroaches this summer, start by launching the three attacks described here.

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Fighting Mosquitoes in Chicago

As summer approaches, you may find yourself wondering what to do about mosquitoes. As you plan to spend more time outside, you may not plan to have so many pests bugging you — literally. Chicago is one of the worst cities as far as mosquitoes go, so you certainly want to do something to get rid of them. This guide will help you fight back against mosquitoes as the temperature heats up. When Do Mosquitoes Bite?

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5 Serious Diseases Spread by Mice and Rats

Rodents can cause incredible destruction to your home, leaving gnaw marks along door frames, urine stains on floors, and fecal matter scattered about the basement or attic. However, a rodent infestation also puts your family’s health at risk. In addition to poisoning food, and the various sicknesses that may come as a result, rats and mice also spread many serious diseases; here’s a closer look at five of them. Salmonellosis

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Pest-Prevention Tasks to Add to Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Researchers are not quite sure when the practice of spring cleaning first began. Some trace it back to a Jewish practice performed during Passover, while others believe it began as an Iranian way of welcoming the Persian New Year. Nevertheless, spring cleaning remains a tradition in American households. 

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Why You Absolutely Must Address an Office Rodent Problem

One or two mice scurrying around the office may not seem like a big deal. They won’t eat much, right? The truth is, those two mice can wreak havoc throughout your sales, school, or medical office in ways you may not realize. Here are several important reasons why you must address and remedy any rodent infestation in your office at the first sign of a problem. Mice and Rats Spread Sickness All workplaces should be free from exposure to diseases …
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Hire Dogs to Help Find Pesky Bedbugs

Whether you need to screen a single home or a high-rise office building for bedbugs, a trained dog can help. Bedbug-sniffing dogs provide detection services that alert property owners to the presence of the insidious blood-sucking insects. Here’s what you should know about canine bed bug detection. Dogs Have Superior Sniffing Skills Canines are endowed with outstanding senses of smell. It’s no wonder that they have nasal superpowers when dogs grow 220 million receptors devoted to detecting scents. Compared to humans — …
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5 Things You Should Know About Fly Prevention

Although it’s possible, flies can be difficult to trap and kill. Many flytraps require the fly to be lured to the trap, and sometimes attracting a fly can be challenging. The best way to protect your house from flies is to prevent them from entering in the first place. Learn what you need to know. Trash Control Prevents Flies Flies like different foods at different stages of development. In the larval stage, flies like rotting meat and feces. Diapers, dog …
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