Blog Posts with the Tag of "home pest control in il"


The Other Wood-Destroying Insects

While most people know all about termites and the destruction they can cause to wooden structures, other wood-destroying insects often fly under the radar of detection. But just because they may not cause quite as much damage as those famous termites (which cost U.S. home and business owners billions of dollars annually) it doesn't mean we shoul...

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carpenter ant

May 16, 2018

Are Indian Meal Moths Dangerous?

Indian meal moths are a type of stored product pest or, as they are more commonly called, pantry pests. They tend to contaminate food sources by laying their eggs in the dry food, and as the eggs develop into larvae, they feed on that food. Most of the time the meal moths are introduced into a home through purchased food from a store, which is t...

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indian meal moth up close

January 5, 2018

Rodent Proofing Your Home

Do you have a rodent infestation? Are you seeing droppings or urine in the backs of your drawers and cabinets? Are you hearing bumping and scraping sounds in your walls as you're trying to go to sleep? Are holes appearing in your pantry food packages? If so, you could have a rodent problem. Whether you have rodents living in your home or you are...

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mouse in illinois home

September 20, 2017

August 29, 2017

Why DIY Solutions For Brown Banded Cockroaches Often Fail

If you're not familiar with all of the many species of cockroaches that can get into a home, we understand. Cockroaches are not really something most people want to learn about. But, it is a topic worth knowing something about. Roaches aren't just disgusting bugs; they are dirty bugs that can poison food, contaminate dishes and food prep surface...

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July 31, 2017

Phorid Fly Prevention Tips

There are many flies that can get into a home and into a kitchen. When they do, they are able to spread harmful bacteria and disease everywhere they land. The , also called the humpback fly because of the noticeable hump on its thorax, is no exception. These tiny black or gray flies are drawn to dead carcasses in the woods, rotting animals on th...

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Types of Ants in Illinois

Regardless of where you live on the planet, ants are a problem. In Illinois, we are no exception, but you already knew that. Ants ruin your barbecues, invade your hummingbird feeders, swarm your drinks; and sometimes, they even make their way into your home. If you see ants near your Illinois home, this guide will help you determine what they ar...

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acrobat ant crawling on wood

July 19, 2017

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