Categories for Preventative Pest Control

Summer Pest Control Tips

June 21, 2021

Summer brings with it beautiful vegetation, inviting evenings on the patio, time for relaxation by the pool… and pests. Unfortunately, this season is also high time for mosquitoes, ants, snakes, spiders and a host of other things you’d rather never encounter. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the nuisance of these unwanted guests. For effective pest control, try the following tips to avoid summer pests. Keep things dry When you have standing water on your property, this is like rolling out the red carpet for mosquitoes. To avoid inviting this summer pest to your yard and home,... View Article

An Overview of Some Effective Natural Pesticides

April 30, 2021

If you have pests and your Central Illinois home and are looking to avoid harsh pesticides, consider using a natural pesticide instead! There are plenty of options for natural pesticides, including cinnamon, white vinegar, mint leaves and more. Even if you’re unsure, consider giving these natural pesticides a shot. You might be amazed at how well they work. Natural pesticides can usually be made from common household products. Some companies even offer natural pest control sprays for plants and different areas of the home. If you have a bad infestation of insects, rodents or any other pests, contact a reputable... View Article

What Pests Have an Effect on Pets?

April 16, 2021

You’re not the only one affected by the pests in your home. Dogs, cats and most other pets have a hard time dealing with pests as well. Fleas and ticks are particularly known for affecting pets, but did you know that houseflies and bees could also be a problem? Some pests can cause anything from mild itching to life-threatening illness. Pests that affect pets can also infest your Central Illinois home, though there are many ways to prevent this from happening. Pests and pets don’t mix, so consider contacting a reputable pest control service in Central Illinois to deal with... 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

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