Giant Asian Hornets

by Barbara Lietke on 12/15/2017

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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Brown Recluse Spiders

by Barbara Lietke on 12/15/2017

Category: Pest Control,
Brown Recluse Spiders
There has been a lot of buzz this past summer surrounding insects in the news, from the Giant Asian Hornets spotted in Arlington Heights to the Cicada Killer Wasps found across the Midwest.  Another perennially terrifying, misunderstood, and pervasive inhabitant of our area is the Brown Recluse Spider. Perhaps no other American spider has fostered so many myths and misrepresentations as the brown recluse. Identifying: True to its name, the brown recluse is both brown and reclusive. The body of an adult brown recluse is light brown, except for a darker, violin-shaped marking on the back, immediately behind its eyes. This mark helps identify the spider, though it is not present in young brown recluses. An even more important identifier is the number and arrangement of the eyes. Unlike most spiders which have eight eyes, brown recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in three pairs. Habitat: Brown Recluse Spiders are most active at night. During the day they are especially fond of...

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Six Tips to Pest Proof Your Home for the Fall Season

by Barbara Lietke on 12/15/2017

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 12/15/2017

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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