Make Fleas Flee

Last week we were speaking to the owner of a pet sitting service. She had just taken on a new client and was planning on caring for the client’s animals while they were on vacation. The client lives on a farm so the animals are outdoors or are in barns. The pet sitter was very concerned about bringing home fleas from such an environment and wanted to know if we had some suggestions for how to prevent bringing fleas home to her own pets. Continue reading

Baby It’s Cold Outside

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

I’ll Take My Christmas Cookies Pest Free

Many bakers and novice bakers find great joy in creating culinary treats for the holidays. But few things can gross a baker out more than finding bugs in their flour or sugar. Some baking items like sprinkles and jimmies are used sparingly in our homes and instead of throwing it out a year ago, you may have decided to save them thinking you might make cut-out cookies for valentines day or Easter. But low and behold (it happens to all of us) you never got around to making those cookies and instead the sprinkles sat in the cupboard for an entire year. Continue reading

What Have You Got To Be Thankful For?

During this week of Thanksgiving, we hear from many people and businesses and all of the things they are thankful for. Quik Kill is no different. We are using our Facebook and Twitter accounts as one way to list what we want to give thanks for.

One of the blessings we will list this week are bugs and pests. It probably seems obvious, but without these little critters, Quik Kill wouldn’t exist and you would never have a reason to call us. While we were thinking about why we are thankful for bugs, it brought to mind another story about giving thanks for bugs, in particular, fleas. Continue reading