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Crickets, Crickets and more Crickets!!

House Cricket The chirping cricket is music to some ears (especially those of female crickets), but annoying to others. They become active at night chirping (males only) and feeding on a variety of foods including plants, fruits and vegetables, and other crickets. Commonly found indoors, the house cricket (Achetadomesticus) is tan in color and up to an […]

Aug 02, 2011 | Category: Cricket Facts, crickets, Portfolio
Hobo Spiders … What you Should Know

Identification: The hobo spider is a member of the funnel-web spider family Agelenidae. Funnel-web spiders are long-legged, swift-running spiders that build funnel or tube-shaped retreats. The hobo spider runs at an average speed of about .45 meters (17 inches) per second, with a maximum speed of about 1.1 meters (40 inches) per second. The hobo […]

Jun 01, 2011 | Category: Hobo Spiders, Portfolio, Spider Control
Wolf Spiders … What you Should Know

Identification: Wolf spiders range from about 1/2 inch to 2 inches in length, hairy, and are typically brown to gray in color with various markings or lines. Wolf spider mothers carry their large egg sacs around with them. When the young spiderlings hatch they climb onto their mother’s back and ride around until partially grown. […]

Jun 01, 2011 | Category: Portfolio, Spider Control, Wolf Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders … What you Should Know

Description: In the mature brown recluse spider, as well as, some other species of recluse spiders, the dark violin marking is well defined, with the neck of the violin pointing toward the bulbous abdomen. The abdomen is uniformly colored, although the coloration can range from light tan to dark brown, and is covered with numerous […]

Jun 01, 2011 | Category: Brown Recluse Spiders, Portfolio, Spider Control
Tick Control

Ticks have eight legs instead of six and is a  cousin to spiders and mites. They live primarily on mammals and birds. Ticks are relatively large with soft rounded bodies. Most ticks attach to their host and feed for 12 to 25 hours before they drop off the host. Individual tick bites can cause reactions, […]

May 31, 2011 | Category: Illinois Pest Control Services, Portfolio
Flea Control

Remember fleas are parasites on your pet and the pet is NOT the main problem, fleas in the environment are. Treating the animal is NOT enough…you must treat them and their living area (which can sometimes also be yours) at the same time. Fleas, in the adult form live on cats, dogs and other pets. […]

May 31, 2011 | Category: Illinois Pest Control Services, Portfolio
German Cockroaches

The German cockroach is the most common cockroach found in homes, apartments, restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals and other building where food is stored, prepared or served. They eat food of all kinds and may hitchhike into the home on egg cartons, soft drink cartons, sacks of potatoes or onions, used furniture, beer cases, etc. These cockroaches […]

Cockroach Information for Homeowners

There are three main types of cockroaches that can infest homes in Illinois, including German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches. These three species can be major pests in restaurants, hospital, warehouses, offices and building with food-handling areas.   Cockroaches are an important public health problem by contaminating food and eating utensils.  Cockroaches are known […]

Ant Identification

Acrobat Ant (Crematogaster Spp.) Color: Light brown to dark brownish black Workers: One size with heart-shaped abdomen, 1/8 inch Nesting: Acrobat ants nest outdoors in soil, leaves or wood; indoors in building voids and insulation. They may be found in wood previously tunneled by termites or carpenter ants and in rigid foam insulation. Location: Throughout […]

May 23, 2011 | Category: Ant Control, Ant Identification, Portfolio
Ant Control For Homeowners

Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings. Besides being a nuisance, ants contaminate food, build unsightly mounds on our property, and cause structural damage by hollowing out wood for nesting. Species such as fire ants inflict painful stings, which can be life-threatening to hypersensitive individuals. To most householders, all […]