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How Do I Prepare for a Pest Control Treatment?

January 7, 2021

When you have a pest infestation, calling a pest control specialist for extermination should be number one on your to-do list. However, it’s important to note that you can’t really just sit back and wait for the exterminator to show up. There are a few steps you should take to ensure the extermination process is both safe and effective. Continue reading to learn more about pest control preparation in central Illinois for the various types of pests that may make their way into your home. Cockroaches Handling a cockroach infestation by yourself is difficult, if not impossible, so you’ll need... View Article

What Are the Three Major Methods of Pest Control?

December 24, 2020

Pest control specialists are busy people! There are a few different sides of the industry that we practice to keep homes free and clear from rodents, insects and other pests. Continue reading to learn more about the three methods of pest control in central Illinois and how they can help keep your home safe. Extermination Any existing infestation can be handled with professional extermination services. The way we go about extermination depends on the kind of pest we’re dealing with. For example, we’d probably set mouse traps to get rid of rodents, whereas we’d use insecticides for cockroaches or other... View Article

Watch Out for Carpenter Ants This Winter!

December 7, 2020

When people think about what can threaten the wooden parts of their home, termites are usually the first thing that comes to mind. While termites are certainly a fearsome pest, homeowners should also be aware of the threat posed by carpenter ants during winter in Central Illinois. These little critters love to find refuge to escape the cold, and chances are, your warm and dry house perfectly fits the bill. They can make themselves right at home in no time and, as their name suggests, they’ll make a meal out of the wood that makes up your home’s structure, necessitating... View Article

How to Tell if You Have Bedbugs

November 23, 2020

Bedbugs are one of the most feared pests out there, and for good reason. Everyone knows someone who has previously had to deal with these little monsters, and they’ve probably told you how it’s hard to feel completely clean for months afterwards. Obviously, everyone wants to avoid bedbugs at all costs, but infestations can still occur. Knowing how to spot a bedbug infestation in Central Illinois means you’re better able to address it early, thereby increasing your likelihood of completely eliminating them before the situation is totally out of control. Familiarize yourself with the early warning signs below and you’ll... View Article

Tips for Keeping Pests out This Winter

November 7, 2020

Many homeowners struggle to prevent winter pests from crashing their holiday parties. Prevention is key to avoiding infestations, and nobody knows better than your local pest control experts in central Illinois. Check out these simple tips for keeping out winter pests this holiday season. Store Food with an Airtight Seal You might’ve gotten away with leaving food items partially open during the summer, but in the winter, hungry critters will do whatever it takes to attain food. Rats and mice can easily dig their claws into a cereal box or bag of potato chips. Storing food in animal proof containers... View Article

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