Giant Asian Hornets

by Barbara Lietke on 07/27/2017

Category: Pest Control,
Giant Asian Hornets
Perhaps you’ve heard about a Giant Asian Hornet having been spotted in Arlington Heights, Illinois recently. So what is the buzz on this potentially deadly behemoth? Giant Asian Hornets (Vespa mandarinia) originate in Asia and are quickly spreading across the globe. There are reports of infestations in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Climate change and global shipping are believed to be the culprit behind the spread.  So what makes this new invader so unique? Giant Asian Hornets (also known as Japanese Giant Hornets) are the largest hornets in the world. The average specimen grows to 2.2 inches in length and is the width of a human thumb. They can travel 60 miles per day at speeds of nearly 25 miles per hour. It is a ruthless predator that kills other hornet species, yellow jackets, bees,...

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Stinging Insects

by Barbara Lietke on 07/27/2017

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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Midwest Stops:Termites. Fleas. Ticks. Ants. Mice. Bedbugs.

by Barbara Lietke on 07/27/2017

Category: General Midwest News,
Midwest Stops:Termites. Fleas. Ticks. Ants. Mice. Bedbugs.
Household pests can be more than a nuisance. They can endanger your health, home value, business, and peace of mind. At Midwest Exterminating we have all of the tools and experience to get your home or business back how it belongs: safe, inviting, and pest free. Midwest Exterminating is one of the leading pest control and management companies in the suburban Chicago area. We are a family-owned and operated company servicing residential and commercial properties in the Naperville area including Cook, Dupage, McHenry, Will and Lake Counties in Northern Illinois. Why should you turn to a professional? Property owners are often tempted to use commercially available pest control products themselves to eliminate pest problems. This seldom works and the time wasted leads to larger infestations and more costly and complicated removal processes. Part of the reason for this is that while these products can kill the pests that you can see, the pests that can be seen are only part of the...

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Midwest Exterminating Service Catalogue

by Barbara Lietke on 07/27/2017

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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