Giant Asian Hornets

by Barbara Lietke on 07/17/2018

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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Six Tips to Pest Proof Your Home for the Fall Season

by Barbara Lietke on 07/17/2018

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

by Barbara Lietke on 07/17/2018

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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Of Bugs and Men

by Barbara Lietke on 07/17/2018

Category: General Midwest News,
Of Bugs and Men
Your home is no place for bugs. Coexisting with these foreign intruders can hasten the natural deterioration of your house and put your family at risk to health problems. Living with pests can affect your home lifestyle and take away the coziness of your private space. Midwest Exterminating understands that sharing your home with bugs can be annoying. Our expertise in pest control had turned thousands of households bug-free. Bug infiltration doesn’t stop there, though. Knowing how to get rid of bugs naturally is the key to keep your home a healthy and safe place. Here are natural ways to keep bugs out of your property. Keep Home Clean and Intact Prevention is the best way to solve bug problems. Keeping your home clean and damage-free discourages pests. Realize that food attracts bugs the most. Clean every nook and cranny of your home and put out your trash every night. Seal food containers and clear food particles quickly after eating. Block every entry point into your...

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