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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

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

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