Categories for Preventative Pest Control

How Do I Prepare for a Pest Control Treatment?

January 7, 2021

When you have a pest infestation, calling a pest control specialist for extermination should be number one on your to-do list. However, it’s important to note that you can’t really just sit back and wait for the exterminator to show up. There are a few steps you should take to ensure the extermination process is both safe and effective. Continue reading to learn more about pest control preparation in central Illinois for the various types of pests that may make their way into your home. Cockroaches Handling a cockroach infestation by yourself is difficult, if not impossible, so you’ll need... View Article

What Are the Three Major Methods of Pest Control?

December 24, 2020

Pest control specialists are busy people! There are a few different sides of the industry that we practice to keep homes free and clear from rodents, insects and other pests. Continue reading to learn more about the three methods of pest control in central Illinois and how they can help keep your home safe. Extermination Any existing infestation can be handled with professional extermination services. The way we go about extermination depends on the kind of pest we’re dealing with. For example, we’d probably set mouse traps to get rid of rodents, whereas we’d use insecticides for cockroaches or other... View Article

Tips for Keeping Pests out This Winter

November 7, 2020

Many homeowners struggle to prevent winter pests from crashing their holiday parties. Prevention is key to avoiding infestations, and nobody knows better than your local pest control experts in central Illinois. Check out these simple tips for keeping out winter pests this holiday season. Store Food with an Airtight Seal You might’ve gotten away with leaving food items partially open during the summer, but in the winter, hungry critters will do whatever it takes to attain food. Rats and mice can easily dig their claws into a cereal box or bag of potato chips. Storing food in animal proof containers... View Article

Smells Caused by Pests in the Home

October 22, 2020

Many pests are hidden from sight. Sometimes a rotten stench is the only way to know if you’re living with unwanted guests. Below are a few common smells to help you identify pests that are lurking about. If none of these smells match what’s in your house, our exterminators in central Illinois can help you identify pest odors. Cockroaches Odor is a dead giveaway that cockroaches have taken up residence in your home. They emit an oily smell that’s easy to spot right away. Unlike other pests, cockroaches are very pungent and will stink up the entire house. You’ll have... View Article

Common House Pests That Are Prone to Appearing in the Winter

October 5, 2020

Many people don’t like cold weather, and neither do winter house pests. You might find that insects and rodents have taken up residence in your home. Winter is a crucial time of year in Central Illinois for making kitchens and crawl spaces pest proof. The first step is learning about the pests that appear in the winter and how to stop them in their tracks. Brown recluse spiders As the name suggests, brown recluse spiders favor solitary locations. Rooms used only for storage, like an attic or crawl space, are where you’ll likely find a brown recluse. After making their... View Article

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