How To Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

  In this post, we talk about controlling Japanese Beetles in your garden. We discuss identification, life cycle, damages they cause and what to do about it. Japanese Beetles are a common nuisance insect in the Chicagoland area and across the United States. These invasive pests from Japan arrived in the North America in the [...]

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Tips for Avoiding Pest Problems at Your Outdoor Barbecues

Outdoor barbecues and gatherings are a staple of the summer season as many people gather in the backyards of friends and family to enjoy good food and good weather.  However, many of these backyard barbecues also include unwanted guests such as ants, flies, mosquitoes, and other pests that could crash the party.  Keeping your barbecue [...]

It’s the Time of Year for Camel Crickets

The winter is finally showing signs of slowing down with the spring season quickly approaching and while many of us are happy about the milder temperatures, we should also be weary of pests that start appearing as a result.  One common pest that invades homes during the change in seasons is the camel cricket.  These [...]

Firewood Pests

The Chicago area is experiencing one of the coldest winters in years and many area residents are staying warm anyway they can.  Fireplaces provide homes with extra warmth and are perfect for use in extreme winter conditions such as the polar vortex.  However, as more homeowners are using their fireplaces to help warm their homes, [...]

Widespread Rodent Problems in America

Throughout every season of the year, American homes in all areas of the country are vulnerable to infestations from various pests but few are as widespread and as common as small rodents such as rats and mice.  According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the National Pest Management Association [...]

Pest Free Home for the Holidays

More of the U.S. is experiencing cold and snowy weather as we get nearer to the holidays, but just because the winter is here, that does not mean that homeowners should stop being concerned about unwanted pests.  The National Pest Management Association warns that pest infestations can still happen during the winter and urges homeowners [...]

Return of the Cicadas

The cycle has come around full circle as Brood II cicadas are expected to emerge this summer for the first time in 17 years. These large, buzzing insects will resurface in large numbers for about a month to breed in the Mid-Atlantic region according to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The states that will [...]

Spring Pest Control

The arrival of the spring season means that warm weather, flowers, and other plants are coming back, but they are also bringing a variety of insects and pests back with them. In the spring, common pests such as spiders, ants, wasps, fleas, ticks, roaches, and others emerge from the soil and may even find their [...]