Midwest Coach on the Roach

by Barbara Lietke on 12/15/2017

Category: Pest Control,
Midwest Coach on the Roach
Among the most unpleasant and common pests to invade homes and businesses in Northern Illinois is the cockroach. Regardless of species, cockroaches are associated with filth and unkempt homes. This isn’t necessarily true. Cockroaches happen in clean environments as well. An adult cockroach can subsist for a year on the glue on the back of a postage stamp. Even the most sterile environments provide ample nourishment for a large infestation. We at Midwest Exterminating would like to let you know that if you suspect these vermin have invaded your home or business, there is nothing to be ashamed of, and you are not alone.  Our exterminators have the experience, training, and knowledge to get your house back to feeling like a home.  While store bought remedies usually cause more problems than they help-only allowing infestations to grow before you break down and call an exterminator- there are some things you can do yourself to identify if you have a problem and work in...

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Fall Spider Control Tips

by Barbara Lietke on 12/15/2017

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 12/15/2017

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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Stinging Insects

by Barbara Lietke on 12/15/2017

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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