Categories for Preventative Pest Control

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

Pest Control Dos and Don’ts: Tips from Experts

February 6, 2020

Almost the moment you move into your home, a huge variety of insects and rodents will attempt to come in and take or contaminate what’s yours. No homeowner wants to live side-by-side with a family of mice or a colony of ants. Fortunately, help is available. For homeowners seeking an education, here are a handful of expert pest control tips in central Illinois. DON’T invite the insects in Make sure you quickly seal any cracks in your foundation, repair any holes in your window screens and otherwise eliminate any places throughout your home that may allow pests to sneak in... View Article

What Are the Most Common Pests in Illinois?

January 23, 2020

There’s more to being a pest exterminator than meets the eye. Not only does the job require a near-encyclopedic knowledge of rodent and insect tracks, but it also involves a certain level of regional expertise that only comes with experience. Every area of the country has its own unique assortment of critters that wreak havoc on its residents, and it takes time to learn how to correctly spot (and eliminate) insects and rodents. That said, you can teach yourself to keep an eye out for some of the telltale signs of the most common pests in central Illinois. Watch for... View Article

Four Reasons You Can’t Ignore a Pest Infestation!

December 17, 2019

Nobody should ever have to deal with a pest infestation—especially in their home, where they’re supposed to be safe and sound. Unfortunately, pests can seemingly come out of nowhere and quickly reproduce. What starts as just a couple of mice can turn into a full-blown infestation in a matter of weeks! Regardless of the type of pest, these infestations can’t be ignored. Stop asking yourself, “What happens if I ignore an infestation in central Illinois?” and start learning the answers. This post will teach you everything there is to know about the dangers of turning a blind eye to pests:... View Article

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