Categories for Preventative Pest Control

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

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

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

Control Pests at Home with These Six Tips

May 19, 2020

The last thing you need while sheltering in place is an indoor pest problem. Since you have few places to go if you need to call in professional pest control, prevention is your best strategy at this time. Following simple tips will keep pests out and maintain sanitation and health at home. Here are six tips for home pest control in Central Illinois that you can implement today: Seal lids: This applies to indoor and outdoor containers. Move staples like flour or sugar into airtight containers—Tupperware or jars with rubber seals work well. Ants especially are attracted to sweet food... View Article

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