Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are on a mission to destroy and take over wooden structures on our property. Most active in the evening hours. These pests do not eat wood like termites. However, they will seek out moist wood and create a satellite colony within it. Identification: What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like? 1/8 -1/2” inch…

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Winter Ants

Winter Ants?

Why do I have ants in my house during winter?  If you are suffering from “winter ants”, you are not alone…  The freezing temperatures of the winter usually make ants stagnant unless they have a warm option. Do Ants Hibernate During The Winter? Cold-blooded insects, such as ants, usually enter a hibernation state during the…

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Brown Rat

Brown Rat

The "brown rat" which is sometimes called the "Norway rat" is the most common rat found in the Chicagoland area. In this article, you will learn how to identify the brown rat and understand their behavior and physical capabilities. Norway Rat (Brown Rat) Identification Color: Brownish Length: 13-18 inches with tail Weight: 11-16 oz. (Adults)…

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Attic mice

ATTIC MICE

How to Tell if Mice Are in Your Attic? Do you have attic mice?  The truth is, most people are unaware they have a problem in their attic.  Why?  Because mice are most active during the late hours of the evening and early morning.  To notice attic mice, you must be awake and below their…

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Mice droppings - Featured Image

Mice Droppings

Mice Droppings: The Danger Why do we need to know what mice droppings look like? Of course, talking about this is a bit gross but very important.  First, it’s crucial to know that infected rodents can spread over 35 harmful diseases…  Some of these illnesses are spread directly through their droppings. What Do Mice Droppings…

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Rodent Pheromones

Rodent Pheromones

Pheromones: The Rodent Facebook Rodents are social animals.  Their main platform for communication & status updates occurs through releasing pheromones.  A pheromone is a chemical released by animals that provides other “like” animal messages.  The message found in a pheromone can influence other animals within the same species.  Mice can sense a pheromone trail…

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Ultrasonic Pest Repellers

The Claim: Ultrasonic Pest Repellers “So, I plug it in the wall and that will take care of my pest problem?”  If you were to “Google” the phrase “ultrasonic pest repeller”, you would find a zillion pages filled with mixed reviews regarding the usefulness of these devices.  Give it a try… Or better yet…

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Catching Mice

Catching Mice: Favorite Snap Trap Baits

When catching mice with snap traps… There are a few types of bait professionals will use to catch mice, and it's usually not cheese.  Types of Best Mouse Trap Baits to Catch Mice #1 Peanut Butter:  The“go-to” bait, and the one considered as best bait for mice snap traps, is peanut butter.  When…

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Wasp Control Prevention And Tips

Wasp Control: Prevention And Tips

Wasp Prevention Can we stop 100% of wasps from gaining access to our property?  Completely eliminating all wasp activity from our property is an impractical expectation. However, there are a few proven strategies that can be done to minimize the activity. When these actions are performed consistently, activity will be minimal, and wasp prevention will be…

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Mosquito Awareness

Mosquito Awareness

Mosquitoes are considered to be the deadliest animal world-wide. Over 1 million people die around the world each year from mosquito related diseases. This pest is capable of transmitting many harmful diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, and Yellow Fever. Review the information below to better understand their behavior and maybe prevent a few…

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