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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
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
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 […]

A Termites Life Cycle

Termites hatch from eggs and are constantly going through changes before maturity is reached. Every egg can develop into any member of the caste (family), whether it be a worker, soldier or a reproductive.  With so many eggs hatching, the only way the King and Queen can be sure each role is being filled is […]

May 19, 2011 | Category: A Termites Life Cycle, Portfolio, Termite Control
Illinois Termite Treatment Services

Post Construction: Post construction termite inspections, identification and quotes to treat the property, if needed, is a free service to existing homes and commercial businesses.   Pre-Construction Termite Treatments: Pre-construction termite treatments are a preventative termite control method and treatment is applied during the early construction phase of new buildings/homes.  (applied after foundations are poured […]

May 17, 2011 | Category: Illinois Pest Control Services, Portfolio
General Illinois Pest Control Services

Services that meet your needs & expectations! Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-Annual or Annual: Regularly scheduled pest control services are offered depending on insect tolerance levels and specific insect problems being targeted.  Annual treatments are usually done in early Spring when insects are emerging.  Bi-Annual treatments are done early Spring and again in the Fall when […]

May 17, 2011 | Category: Illinois Pest Control Services, Portfolio
Termite Control : Answers for Homeowners

  Subterranean termites are serious pests, whose control is best left to professionals. Termites and termite management services can be confusing, however, there are more options available today than ever before.  Some of the most common termite questions raised by homeowners are answered below.   Why worry about termites? Why are infestations often discovered during […]