Have you been struggling to keep bugs from invading your home this spring? Many bugs arrived a little early this year so homeowners have had to face the decision of hiring a pest management company or find a DIY solution for their infestation. If you have been trying to decide how to erradicate a pest problem in your home or business, here are some reasons we believe hiring a pest control professional is the safest and most effective route to choose. Continue reading
It’s a sad fact that many of our neighborhoods that once seemed so stable are now facing the harsh reality of foreclosure. In most of our towns, it is hard to go a few blocks without seeing a home that is noticeably vacant. The house is dark, windows are curtainless and the lawn is overgrown. Continue reading
Here in the midwest the first day of spring usually doesn’t feel much like spring. But this year with the early warm weather snap, you can bet everyone is anxious to get a jump start on those projects that would normally have to wait for April and even May.
Of course, spring cleaning is on the top of many homeowners lists. If you are cleaning out attics or basements that really haven’t been touched for the past few months, there may be a good chance you will come across some little surprises along the way. With the unusually warm weather, we have already heard from many of you about the early invasion of ants and knats, but we have also heard a couple of people say things like, my house is full of bugs I’ve never seen before. Continue reading
It’s January and even though in Illinois we have experienced some unseasonably warm temperatures, we know that the frigid blast is right around the corner. Humans aren’t the only ones who try to stay indoors when the temp starts to drop. Rodents and cockroaches also try to find shelter from the cold. Unfortunately that means the little snowbirds are going to try and winter over in our homes. Continue reading