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10 Things You Never Knew About Mosquitoes and Mosquito Control in Central Illinois

May 7, 2019

How much do you know about mosquitoes? It’s likely that many things you think you know are not completely true. You might be surprised at some of the following facts about mosquitoes and mosquito control in central Illinois. Take the following quick quiz to see how much you know. Answers and additional information are found below. True or False? There are 99 varieties of mosquito. Mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes are vegetarians. Mosquitoes are difficult to outrun due to their fast flight patterns. If you didn’t swat them away, a swarm of mosquitoes could completely drain your body of blood... View Article

Five Signs You Need Bedbug Removal in Central Illinois

April 23, 2019

Do you suspect you have uninvited guests in your bed? If you think you have bedbugs, there are specific signs you can look for to determine if these pests have invaded. If they have, you need to call for bedbug removal in central Illinois. Look for the following indicators that you have bedbugs: You can see them: While they are small, you might be able to see the bedbugs in your bed. Adult bedbugs are about five millimeters long. They are flat and wingless and are reddish-brown in color, unless they have recently fed, in which case they are bright... View Article

What You Need to Know About the Termite Swarming Season

March 27, 2019

The months of February through May are generally considered swarming season for termites in the Midwest. This is the time in which most termites start to leave their already established colonies to look for new areas where they can flock to and breed. This is the best time of year for termites to do this because the weather gets warmer and damper, both of which are conditions that termites seek out when they’re looking for new places to live. During these months, the winged swarmer termites head out to mate while they look for their next home. Meanwhile, a queen... View Article

The Differences Between Ants and Termites

March 27, 2019

There are a lot of visual similarities between flying ants and termites—so many, in fact, that people might see ants flying around their home and be nervous that they have a termite infestation on their property. Both ants and termites swarm, which means they’ll send out flying ants or termites to mate and find new homes, and they might even live very closely alongside each other. This can make matters confusing, but there are ways you can tell them apart. Here is some information from an exterminator in Central Illinois about the key differences between ants and termites. Location The... View Article

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