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9 Things That Attract Rodents to Your Home in Chicago

Rodents will move to a place with enough food, a consistent water supply, and warmth. In many instances, your house tends to provide all these things. Once the rodents enter your home, they can stay permanently and cause much damage. So, what exactly attracts rodents to your home? Read on to find out.

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Common Roach Species in Chicago Homes

There are 4,500 roach species worldwide, but only 30 of these species are pests. German, American, and Oriental roaches especially excel in invading Chicago homes. So how do you identify and eliminate these roach species? Read on to find out. 

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5 Things That Attract Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can spread from one place to another in various ways. These pests can hide in your clothes when you visit your neighbor’s house, travel, or go to school or the gym. When bedbugs find their way into your home, they may multiply and cause several issues, such as allergic reactions. This article highlights five things that can make bed bugs feel welcome in your home.

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Debunking The Top 7 Myths About Bed Bugs

The mere thought of bothersome bed bugs in your bed as you sleep can be terrifying. And with all the fear surrounding these pests, many myths have been passed around, leaving many people confused and uninformed. To clear up all this confusion, this post debunks seven common myths about bed bugs.  1. Bed Bugs Can Go a Full Year Without Feeding

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Ants in Illinois: An FAQ

Do you have ants in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other home space? Before you buy a cart full of baits, take a look at what you need to know about ants in Illinois. What Are the Most Common Ants in Illinois? According to the University of Illinois, the small honey ant, carpenter ant, pavement ant, odorous house ant, pharaoh ant, and large yellow ant are common ants in Illinois. While these pests are all Illinois invaders, you’ll likely not …
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9 Common Places Where Pests Love to Hide

Many homeowners don’t become aware of a pest infestation until they catch sight of the intruder in the flesh. However, pests often go out of their way to remain hidden, especially in daylight hours, and can live in your home undetected for a long time before you discover their presence. To get ahead of an infestation before it reaches critical mass, look to these common pest hiding spots to see if they’ve invaded right under your nose.

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Who Is Responsible for Pest Control, Landlords or Tenants?

Pests in a rental property are a huge menace to both the owner of the property and the tenants who live in it. But keeping pests out of a rental property can be a long drawn out and costly process. Who should be responsible for pest control in a rental property; the landlord or the tenant? Landlords will argue that the tenants are the ones who live in the home and therefore they are in the best position to detect …
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2 Common Rats in Illinois and the Removal Process

What types of rodents invade homes in Illinois? The likely culprit is the Norway rat. Whether you already have a rat infestation or you want to prevent one, take a look at what you need to know about this common species. The Norway Rat The Norway rat is the primary rat species in Illinois. This type of rat is not endangered. However, even though this rat did not begin in Illinois it has adapted itself to living in Illinois very …
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Centipedes in Chicago: What They Are and What to Do

When you see a centipede crawling around your home, you may have concerns about a possible infestation. These insects are commonly seen in Chicago in the summer months when moisture levels are higher. Fortunately, centipedes are usually not harmful to humans. In fact, they are beneficial insects. Still, a house centipede is a sign you have a pest insect infestation, not necessarily a centipede infestation. Read on to learn more about house centipedes, why they invade homes, and how to …
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The Common Housefly: A Persistent Problem

Nearly everyone has experienced a housefly buzzing about during a barbecue or picnic. Homes almost always seem to have one or two of the pests flying around over the summer. People swat the bugs away and ignore them unless the population grows out of control. With the information below, you can address the issue quickly and keep everyone safe from the bacteria flies carry.

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