Fall Spider Control Tips

by Barbara Lietke on 09/22/2017

Category: Seasonal,
Fall Spider Control Tips
Fall Spider Control Tips With Halloween right around the corner, chances are you’re going to be seeing spiders everywhere you turn. With some handy tips from the professionals at Midwest Exterminating, you can make sure that the only creepy-crawlies in your home are for decoration. As the weather turns colder, it isn’t just us humans who want to spend all of our time indoors in the cozy warmth. Spiders need shelter too and move inside in the fall as well. While most spiders are relatively harmless, they are nonetheless the most feared of all pests, and understandably so. Those who come in contact with a Brown Recluse or a Black Widow spider and get bitten can sometimes require hospital treatment and bites have occasionally even resulted in death.  The good news is that with some spider know-how and easy preventative measures, you can prevent that from happening. About Spiders Spiders belong to a class of insects called Arachnids. All Arachnids have eight legs and...

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To Kill a Mocking Silverfish

by Barbara Lietke on 09/22/2017

Categories: General Midwest News,
To Kill a Mocking Silverfish
Have you recently noticed damages in your wallpaper, bookbindings, fabrics, and dry food items? Are there yellow stains on your beds and cushions? Your house may be free from ants, mice, and termites, but if you still have silverfish around, you’re in for a lot of trouble. Yes, Silverfish are tiny, but trust me, they can do some damage if left uncontrolled. Silverfish are small insects about half an inch long. They got their name from their silvery, fish-like bodies that move in quick, darting motions. Silverfish prefer staying in dark, humid places like basements, beneath sinks, and laundry rooms. These pests require extermination because they’re big nuisance. They are not in any way harmful to humans or animals, since they don’t bite or sting, but they can cause damage by nibbling on food, clothes, wallpaper, and other paper items. Silverfish destroy these things as their diet consists of starches, glue, mold, yarn, and silk. Hardy little pests that they are,...

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Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

by Barbara Lietke on 09/22/2017

Category: Bed Bugs,
Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite
As much as we try to contain the problem, bed bugs are a reality we all have to deal with. This is especially evident in the resurgence of the pest in recent years in many places across the country. From major cities like New York, West like Los Angeles, and even right here in the Midwest – no one can predict where the next outbreak will take place. Fortunately, Midwest Exterminating knows precisely how to deal with the problem. We’ve put together a few quick tips for homeowners on how to deal with bed bugs.Understanding What These Pests are All AboutBed bugs are parasitic insects that are essentially stowaways. These pests slip into homes and other establishments in many different ways. In most cases, though, bed bugs hide out in cracks and crevices of things like luggage, furniture, pillows, and various other objects. The common misconception is that the presence of these pests has something to do with the hygiene of a particular area; but this is not the case. Bed bugs...

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Giant Asian Hornets

by Barbara Lietke on 09/22/2017

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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