Six Tips to Pest Proof Your Home for the Fall Season

by Barbara Lietke on 01/16/2018

Category: Seasonal,
Six Tips to Pest Proof Your Home for the Fall Season
Six Tips to Pest Proof Your Home for the Fall Season As football season heats up, and outdoor temperatures cool down, now is the time to start thinking about not only weather-proofing, but bug-proofing your home.  Below you will find some simple tips that can help keep your fall season comfortable and bug free. Check your screens- Carefully examine all window and door screens from both the inside and outside, checking for holes, snags, or damage around the casement. Simple kits can be purchased from the hardware store to repair any small holes yourself for a minimal investment. If there are any gaps or holes around the casement, fill them with caulk. Not only will this keep out pests, it will help your heating bill too! Remember, any hole large enough to slip a pencil into is large enough to give entrance to a small mouse and countless insects. Consider installing self-closing doors- If you have pets or children going in and out on a frequent basis, consider installing...

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Midwest Exterminating Service Catalogue

by Barbara Lietke on 01/16/2018

Category: Pest Control,
Midwest Exterminating is your top provider of pest control services. Whether there’s a termite, bed bug, or wasp infestation in your home, you can get in touch with us to get the job done. Our company uses cutting-edge tools, effective techniques, and state-of-the-art equipment. We offer the following services to help you reclaim your home and get rid of the pest for good. TERMITE INSPECTION Features: Fast, thorough, and efficient inspection of your entire property Identification of existing and potential pest problems Provision of documentation for FHA/VA home loan applications BEE AND WASP PROOFING Features: Residential and commercial proofing Proofing of bees (bumble, carpenter, honey), hornets, yellow jackets, and wasps (ground, paper) Proofing on cedar decks, swing sets, and other areas around a home or building Promos *Free proofing services if problem reoccurs within a year*Discounts offered for groups of 10 or more properties PEST...

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Stinging Insects

by Barbara Lietke on 01/16/2018

Categories: General Midwest News,
Stinging Insects
With all of the pleasures of summer in Northern Illinois- picnicking, throwing open the windows, gardening, and barbecuing, come all of the hallmark pests of summer, namely-stinging insects. There are a wide variety of stinging insects in Northern Illinois. Some of the most common to our area such as bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can do more than be a nuisance, they can cause serious damage to property, and for those unlucky enough to be allergic, prove fatal.Some simple steps can be taken to avoid being stung. Avoid wearing perfume or cologne- We all enjoy smelling nice. Bees enjoy it too. Forego scented perfumes, soaps, and deodorants when outdoors to prevent stinging insects from being attracted to you. Keep food put away- Have you ever left out a soda overnight only to find it filled with dead wasps the next day? Stinging insects are attracted by the smell. If you are out picnicking, keep your drinks covered to avoid taking a drink and getting a nasty and painful...

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Of Bugs and Men

by Barbara Lietke on 01/16/2018

Category: General Midwest News,
Of Bugs and Men
Your home is no place for bugs. Coexisting with these foreign intruders can hasten the natural deterioration of your house and put your family at risk to health problems. Living with pests can affect your home lifestyle and take away the coziness of your private space. Midwest Exterminating understands that sharing your home with bugs can be annoying. Our expertise in pest control had turned thousands of households bug-free. Bug infiltration doesn’t stop there, though. Knowing how to get rid of bugs naturally is the key to keep your home a healthy and safe place. Here are natural ways to keep bugs out of your property. Keep Home Clean and Intact Prevention is the best way to solve bug problems. Keeping your home clean and damage-free discourages pests. Realize that food attracts bugs the most. Clean every nook and cranny of your home and put out your trash every night. Seal food containers and clear food particles quickly after eating. Block every entry point into your...

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