Fall Spider Control Tips

by Barbara Lietke on 02/21/2019

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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Giant Asian Hornets

by Barbara Lietke on 02/21/2019

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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Midwest Coach on the Roach

by Barbara Lietke on 02/21/2019

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

by Barbara Lietke on 02/21/2019

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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