What should you do when your vacation rental is buggy??

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 // Posted in Ants, Biting Insects, Cockroaches, Spiders
What should you do when your vacation rental is buggy??

Christopher Elliott is a consumer advocate and travel expert. He travels around the globe with his 3 school-age children researching stories for his columns. Recently he posted an open letter to his children apologizing for some to the AWFUL places they have stayed with Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner and other online short-term hotel alternatives. […]

Are those seeds in my cereal?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 // Posted in Beetles
Are those seeds in my cereal?

No, they are not! Did you know that you can buy food at the supermarket that is already infested with insects? As a general category, they are called “pantry pests”. They include insects such as Indian Meal Moths, Cigarette Beetles, Confused Flour Beetles and Saw-toothed Grain Beetles – just to name a few. In the […]

Make a list and check it twice

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 // Posted in Fall
Make a list and check it twice

NO…not that kind of list. I’m talking about the Fall maintenance that needs to be done before Thanksgiving so you can relax and enjoy the holidays. As the weather gets cold critters from the outside move in with you! If you don’t make sure to block their way in you can end up with some […]

Should you do your own pest control?

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 // Posted in DIY Pest Control
Should you do your own pest control?

The short answer is…maybe. There are many things to consider when deciding to hire a professional or try a task yourself. How difficult is it? Is it dangerous? Is there a steep learning curve? How much is it going to cost and what is my time worth? This past summer as I drove around, I […]

Why does my head itch?

Sunday, September 1st, 2019 // Posted in Biting Insects, Fall, Lice
Why does my head itch?

It’s back to school time and you know what that means…head lice! Every year we get calls from exasperated parents who want us to come out and “spray” for head lice. Unfortunately, that won’t do any good.  Here is a run-down on the ‘who, what, where and why’ of these little invaders. These pests are […]

I’m worried about the bees

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 // Posted in Bees
I’m worried about the bees

Did you see the recent news piece that showed the destroyed beehives some nitwit(s) ruined for no reason? It made me angry. Honeybees mind their own business and don’t bother anyone while they go about improving our environment. They are mostly non-aggressive if you just leave them alone. Without them, the food supply would be […]

What’s that creeping??

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 // Posted in MIce, Rats, Winter
What’s that creeping??

Noted consumer advocate Clark Howard recently declared Chicago the number 1 rat infested city in North America. If you have been downtown at night you may have seen them on the sidewalks or crossing the street. They really are everywhere. What’s that? You don’t live in the city? Well, they are in your neighborhood, too. […]

November…already?

Monday, November 5th, 2018 // Posted in Ants, Fall, MIce, Spiders

They say the years go by faster the longer you live. I must be older than I think because this year has flown by!! The holidays are right around the corner and pretty soon we will be saying goodbye to 2018. But before we do, let’s look ahead to what might be “bugging” us in […]

Something new to worry about?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018 // Posted in Fall, Spring
Something new to worry about?

I’ve noticed several stories in the news recently about Kissing Bugs. They sound pretty cute but can cause big problems. This insect bites your face when you’re sleeping – and somebody thought, “I know, let’s call it a kissing bug”! It makes you wonder about their sleeping arrangements. Kissing bugs have been found in the […]

Beware of the Occasional Invader!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 // Posted in Ants, Bees, Beetles, Biting Insects, Fall, Flies, MIce, Spiders, Stinging Insects, Wasps
Beware of the Occasional Invader!

I know, that sounds like an episode of Monk. But in pest control vernacular, occasional invader refers to pests that show up once in a while; usually because of environmental conditions or other disturbances. Think of earwigs, lady bugs, crickets, boxelder bugs…things that are a little unusual but not unheard of. These pests would rather […]

Angie's List 2017 Award Beter BBB Rating A-Plus Bed Bug Free Certification Greater Chicagoland Pest Management Certification Green Pro Certification National Pest Management Association Certification Quality Pro Certification Food and Safety Certification Schools Crertification
uparrow