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What Are the Most Common Summer Pests in Illinois?

August 4, 2020

Summer is a time filled with vacations, barbecues and outdoor time with friends and families. But if you’re a homeowner, you know it also means it’s the time of year when you need to be most concerned about pests taking over your yard or home. What exactly are the most common pests in Illinois that you should be aware of as a homeowner? Here’s a quick overview. Indoor pests Ants: You’ll find ants both indoors and out, but they’re much more problematic when they start getting inside your home. Ants will come into your home in search of food, so... View Article

What Causes Ant Infestations? Here’s What You Should Know

July 21, 2020

The summer months are ant season across the United States. It’s important to do what you can to prevent ant infestations in and around your home. Of course, if you’re actually going to be able to prevent infestations, you need to have a basic understanding of what causes those infestations in the first place. Here are some of the most common causes of ants in central Illinois and what you should know about preventing them from becoming a significant problem in your home. Interior infestations By far the most common cause of ant infestations inside the home is ants’ ongoing... View Article

How Can I Tell if I Have a Mouse or Rat in My Home?

July 1, 2020

Rodents are common household pests that can get into food, spread diseases and destroy building materials. To get rid of rodents, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re dealing with, but it’s not always easy to determine whether you have mice or rats on your hands. With this in mind, consider the following advice to help you distinguish between mice and rat infestation signs in Central Illinois. Identifying a rodent problem Before determining whether you’re dealing with mice or rats, it’s important to understand how to identify a rodent problem to begin with. Here are some of the most common... View Article

Health Problems Caused by Pests

June 17, 2020

Most homeowners are familiar with the problems that pests can cause around the house. From tearing up garbage to eating away at structural beams, even small insects and tiny rodents can wreak havoc on homes if they are left unchecked. Beyond all this material damage, pests can also cause numerous health problems for homeowners and their family members. Keep reading to learn more about some common pest-related health problems in Central Illinois. Common pests and your health There are lots of different pests that can cause health problems. Make sure you stay safe by learning more about some of the... View Article

Do You Have a Hornet Nest?

June 2, 2020

Hornets are aggressive, and that can be a big problem if you or a member of your household is allergic to stings. This is especially harrowing when you consider that hornets and wasps kill more people each year than aggressive dogs or venomous snakes. This makes it vital that you detect nests quickly and do something about it before the insects become a threat. Here are four hornet nest signs to look out for when you are outside inspecting your Central Illinois home: More wasps than usual: If your once yellowjacket- or wasp-free yard suddenly features these flying insects, it... View Article

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