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212017Mar
A Closer Look at Ancient, Amazing Ants

A Closer Look at Ancient, Amazing Ants

Most Illinois residents see ants so frequently that we rarely give them any thought unless they become a nuisance and force us to call for pest control. But, if you take a closer look at the history and social structure of the ant, you may be surprised at their complexity. Ant Facts and History More…

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152017Mar
Down on the (Ant) Farm: Fun with Formicariums

Down on the (Ant) Farm: Fun with Formicariums

The ant farm is a piece of pure American nostalgia straight out of the back pages of a Boy’s Life magazine from the 1950s. Back then, these types of at-home science experiments were all the rage, spurred on by a renewed interest in science and engineering post-World War II. But watching ants scurry around is…

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72017Mar
Long Live the (Ant) Queen

Long Live the (Ant) Queen

Illinois has plenty of ants to go around. When you find a tiny army invading your home, knowing a few essential ant facts – and enlisting Anderson Pest Control – will greatly help your pest control efforts. An ant colony can consist of millions of individuals that fit into one of three categories: the female…

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212017Feb
What’s the Science Behind Lab Rats?

What’s the Science Behind Lab Rats?

Much has been made about scientific studies using laboratory rats and mice for testing before using humans. Everything from children’s books and films to common slang references these furry friends and their contributions to science. Of course, this all begs the question: Why did we decide to use rodents? What can their biology tell us…

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142017Feb
Four Illinois Rodents That Want to Move Into Your Home

Four Illinois Rodents That Want to Move Into Your Home

If you live in Illinois, you probably know lots of nice folks who would make great roommates. Unfortunately, there are also a few notorious rodents that would also love to share your space. They’ll help themselves to your food stash and leave their droppings everywhere. You might catch a horrible disease from them, but they…

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72017Feb
Don’t Let Rodents Spoil Your Romance

Don’t Let Rodents Spoil Your Romance

Soon it will be Valentine’s Day in Illinois, and couples across the state will be sharing flowers, cards and lots of delicious chocolate and other heart-themed sweets. The treats are sure to delight your valentine, but you may find that they lure unwelcome comrades. Mice and rats, are drawn to chocolate and sweets; and there’s…

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242017Jan

Don’t Bug Out if You Find Bed Bugs in Your Office

In a perfect world, there would be no bed bugs at all. However, we live in a world where these invasive pests infest homes and office buildings in the upper Midwest, and throughout the country. The bed bug has a keen ability to hitchhike on people and rough surfaces, using its strong claws. With six…

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172017Jan

Keep Your Eye Out for Bed Bugs While Traveling This Winter

Winter should be a time for traveling and enjoying moments with friends and family, not dealing with invasive bed bug infestations. As residents in Illinois travel this winter season, they increase their risk of encountering bed bugs in hotels. In fact, these nasty pests have made a home in the Prairie State. Knowing what to look…

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202016Dec

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for These Stored Items Pests

As a business owner in Illinois, you know that keeping things sanitary is a constant priority, especially if you work in food production or distribution. However, it’s not always so easy to keep pests out of your store or warehouse. Stored-item pests, also known as pantry pests, have a way of sneaking into boxed and…

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132016Dec
Don’t Deck Your Halls with Unwanted Pests This Holiday Season

Don’t Deck Your Halls with Unwanted Pests This Holiday Season

This holiday season, while everyone is busy decking the halls and getting their house ready for the inevitable visit from the in-laws, it’s easy to get careless when it comes to pest control. It may be cold and still outside, but that just makes the warmth of your home an even bigger target for any…

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