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Smells Caused by Pests in the Home

October 22, 2020

Many pests are hidden from sight. Sometimes a rotten stench is the only way to know if you’re living with unwanted guests. Below are a few common smells to help you identify pests that are lurking about. If none of these smells match what’s in your house, our exterminators in central Illinois can help you identify pest odors. Cockroaches Odor is a dead giveaway that cockroaches have taken up residence in your home. They emit an oily smell that’s easy to spot right away. Unlike other pests, cockroaches are very pungent and will stink up the entire house. You’ll have... View Article

Common House Pests That Are Prone to Appearing in the Winter

October 5, 2020

Many people don’t like cold weather, and neither do winter house pests. You might find that insects and rodents have taken up residence in your home. Winter is a crucial time of year in Central Illinois for making kitchens and crawl spaces pest proof. The first step is learning about the pests that appear in the winter and how to stop them in their tracks. Brown recluse spiders As the name suggests, brown recluse spiders favor solitary locations. Rooms used only for storage, like an attic or crawl space, are where you’ll likely find a brown recluse. After making their... View Article

How to Mice-Proof Your House for Winter

September 21, 2020

As the weather gets chilly, humans aren’t the only ones seeking warm shelter. Homeowners must prepare for mice in the winter because once they move in, it’s hard to get them out. Proof your house for mice in Central Illinois by following these simple tips. Clear out the clutter Attics and garages become graveyards for unwanted stuff. It’s like the saying goes: “Out of sight, out of mind.” Those boxes of old clothes and photo albums could be harboring tiny stowaways without you realizing it. Rats and mice favor spots uninhabited by humans so they can build their nests without... View Article

Signs You Have a Pest Infestation

September 8, 2020

Whether you’re looking for a new home or love the one you’re in, it’s important to recognize the signs of a pest infestation in Central Illinois. The sooner you catch the problem, the easier it will be to fix—or to avoid buying a damaged home. You don’t need to wait for these signs to get an inspection, either. It’s a good idea to get regular pest inspections, especially if you’re prone to certain types of insects or rodents invading your space: Droppings: Mice and rats leave behind droppings, while roaches can leave egg casings. Look for photos of common pest... View Article

When Should I Be Getting Termite Inspections?

August 25, 2020

By the time you notice evidence of a termite infestation, it may already be too late. Termites can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your building rather quickly, which is why it’s important to keep up with termite prevention in Central Illinois. Even if you think your building is protected, regular inspections can help keep it that way. Here’s what to look for and the key times to get a termite inspection. Signs of a termite infestation Termites eat away at wood, whether that’s your floors, ceilings or inside your walls. Typically, they leave behind some obvious... View Article

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