Categories for Preventative Pest Control

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

Benefits of Outdoor Pest Control

April 20, 2020

Pests are all around us, no matter the season, so there’s no better time than now to take care of your exterior pest control. Whether your home is a warm haven in the winter or a cool shaded place in the summer, it seems like the great outdoors is always trying to get inside. Nobody wants to share their home with rodents and insects, especially now that many of us are spending a lot more time at home, thanks to COVID-19. Luckily, outdoor pest control can be done in Central Illinois while maintaining appropriate social distance—call Crist Termite and Pest... View Article

Benefits of Pest Control That You Shouldn’t Ignore

March 20, 2020

There are a lot of challenges that come with owning property, but there’s one thing you just can’t neglect. Whether you’re a landlord, living in your forever home or just in the market to buy your first house, one thing is for certain: few things can cut into your home and your investment like the presence of bugs and pests. Termites may be the most commonly thought of type of pest, but there are dozens and dozens more that your neighborhood pest control experts at Crist Termite and Pest Solutions, Inc. will know all about and know how to address.... View Article

Some Common Pest Myths Debunked

March 11, 2020

Throughout our 70 years in business, we’ve heard and debunked plenty of pest myths in central Illinois. In order to dismiss more of these myths, we’ve put together this handy post that lays out some of the most common ones we hear: Pest treatment is a DIY job: Proper pest control requires professional treatment, not just a can of Raid or a similar product. Pros use safe chemicals that create a protective barrier around your home for all sorts of pests. If there is an infestation, exterminators can safely remove the threat and protect your family. Mice love cheese: The... View Article

How Weather Affects Pest Populations

February 26, 2020

From the clothes we wear to the flowers and trees we see outside, seasons and weather patterns affect pretty much everything around us. But can weather affect pests in central Illinois? Unfortunately, yes—those creepy, crawly critters in and around our property are impacted by weather and climate factors. This post will teach you what you need to know about the link: Winter: This time of year, insects and rodents survive by seeking shelter from the snow and cold outdoor temperatures. Wasps and bees often find homes in trees and logs, while ants burrow into their nesting sites. However, this isn’t... View Article

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