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Why Do Honeybees Build Nests in Your Home?

April 2, 2021

Honeybees are constantly looking for protected environments in which they can build their nests without having to worry about being disturbed. In many cases, certain areas of your house (exterior or even interior) might serve their purposes quite well. This is due to a couple factors. There is a scarcity of natural, preferred honeybee nesting sites (one of the reasons honeybee populations are rapidly falling), and wooden homes tend to have a large number of suitable nesting sites available for bees to take advantage of. Bees actually do quite well in urban environments, and in those environments, wooden houses have... View Article

Why Are Bedbugs Getting Stronger?

March 19, 2021

Here’s something you might not want to hear: bedbugs are getting stronger. The science is undeniable. A recent study from researchers in Australia discovered that a specific type of bedbug with thicker skin is becoming more prevalent, and that these bedbugs are much more resistant to some of the most common pesticides used in residential settings. So, if you’ve been having problems with bedbugs in Central Illinois, you might need to take some additional steps to make sure the problem is fully eradicated. About the study What researchers found was that thicker exoskeletons resulted in more time being required to... View Article

What Diseases Are Carried by Insects?

March 5, 2021

You might think that insects in your home are gross and unsightly, but ultimately harmless. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. While there’s no reason to panic, the safest practice is to ensure that you deal with an infestation before it becomes a serious threat to your family’s health and wellbeing. If you’re concerned about diseases carried by insects in Central Illinois, you may want to bring in the professionals to assess the situation. Read on to find out more about the most common diseases that insects are liable to spread. Lyme disease This is a condition that has become increasingly... View Article

Pests and Cold Weather

February 19, 2021

Different times of the year pose different challenges when it comes to pests. In winter, you’re more likely to have small rodents enter your home as they seek refuge from the intense cold. But they’re not the only potential threat—everything from termites to ants and the dreaded bedbugs are also liable to pop up. If you’re wondering about the relationship between pests and cold weather in Central Illinois because you’ve spotted an invader in your home, you may want to bring in the professionals. Let’s take a look at the leading pest problems that may cause problems at your home... View Article

Pest Control and Newborn Babies

February 9, 2021

If you’re a parent, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to protect your children. When it comes to pests and newborns, it’s not always clear how best to protect your baby. Pests and babies obviously don’t mix, but you don’t want to expose your child to harsh pest removal chemicals either. Luckily, if you’re experiencing problems with pests in Central Illinois, you can work with Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. to safely remove home-invading pests without harming your baby. Depending on the method used, you might need to bring your newborn out of the house for a few hours after... View Article

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