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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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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Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

by Barbara Lietke on 07/17/2018

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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Midwest Exterminating Service Catalogue

by Barbara Lietke on 07/17/2018

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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