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142017Nov
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Smell Ya Later: Getting Rid of Stink Bugs in Chicago

You may have had unwanted visitors this year. They’re ugly, they smell, and they sometimes bring hundreds or even thousands of friends. Who are these social pariahs? They’re known as brown marmorated stink bugs, and they’re driving Chicago, IL residents crazy. Anderson Pest Solutions explains why you’re seeing so many of these bugs lately –…

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242017Oct
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The Problem with Electronic Rodent Control

The Problem with Electronic Rodent Control

Rodents cause a primal reaction in humans, and with good reason. Rats, mice, and other rodent types carry disease and create other types of hazards in human habitats. If you’ve spotted these pests on your property, effective rodent control is in order. If you’re tempted to go the DIY route, Anderson Pest Solutions explains why…

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172017Oct
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Oktober-Pest: Watch for German Cockroaches in Illinois This Fall

Oktober-Pest: Watch for German Cockroaches in Illinois This Fall

October is a special time of year in the upper Midwest – leaves turn fantastic colors, football is in full swing (maybe playoff baseball if you’re lucky), and fall festivals begin to pop up all over the area. That includes one of the most famous fall festivals held all around the world – Oktoberfest. The…

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102017Oct
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Fall Flies in Illinois

Fall Flies in Illinois

Fall is in the air in Illinois. From pumpkin-flavored everything to cooler weather, most of the country embraces the change from sweltering heat to crisp days and nights. And there’s a delightful bonus, or so we thought – no more flies. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. Although we may not notice them as much…

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262017Sep
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Coming in from the Cold: Overwintering Habits of Illinois Pests

Coming in from the Cold: Overwintering Habits of Illinois Pests

It may not feel like it in the upper Midwest right now, but summer is quickly coming to an end. For many, this is an exciting time of year: The days get shorter, leaves turn wonderful colors, and nights bring a slight chill that has us swapping out our summer tops for light jackets. It’s…

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262017Sep
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Types of Termites in Chicago

Types of Termites in Chicago

Termite damage can cost Chicago homeowners a lot of money. In fact, termites cause more structural damage than most natural disasters. The type of termite responsible for up to 90 percent of that damage is prevalent in Chicago, IL: the subterranean termite. Effective termite control starts with knowledge of termites and their habits. About Termites…

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122017Sep
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Yellow Jackets in Wisconsin

Yellow Jackets in Wisconsin

Often mistaken for bees, due to their yellow-and-black coloring, yellow jackets are actually wasps. At about 1 1/2 inches long, they triple the average honey bee in length. Although the end of the warm-weather months means larvae production stops and males die off after mating, the yellow jacket is at its most active during the…

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232017Aug
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Wasps! What Are They Good For? (Absolutely Something)

Wasps! What Are They Good For? (Absolutely Something)

We’ve previously written about the movement to save important pollinators like bees, and maybe that article caused you to think twice about breaking out the insecticide in your Illinois garden. But it’s difficult to muster that same sympathy for their winged brethren – wasps. Not only are they sting-happy and easily agitated, they just look…

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222017Aug
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Bed Bugs 101: Infestations on Chicago Campuses

Bed Bugs 101: Infestations on Chicago Campuses

You may already be aware that bed bugs are a threat when traveling. Unfortunately, they’ve now become a scourge in public settings ranging from hospitals to college campuses. Bed bug populations can easily spread via our belongings, and international travel hubs like Chicago, IL are especially vulnerable. As you head to school this fall, try…

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82017Aug
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The Great Lakes: A Mosquito Breeding Ground

The Great Lakes: A Mosquito Breeding Ground

The Great Lakes are an amazing collective resource for Wisconsin and the rest of the region. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan supply parts of the state with diverse wildlife, recreational opportunities, and even drinking water. Unfortunately, the many benefits we experience also come with a price. If you own a home near a Great Lake…

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252017Jul
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Fighting Back Against Mosquitoes in Illinois and Abroad

Fighting Back Against Mosquitoes in Illinois and Abroad

Summer is in full swing, with people in Illinois and all over the country getting outside and soaking up some sun. Unfortunately, with the arrival of warm weather comes one major downside: mosquitoes. These pests not only have an annoying bite, but have been carriers of diseases harmful to humans for centuries. In the U.S.,…

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182017Jul
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Don’t Let Ants Ruin Your Summer in Downers Grove, IL

Don’t Let Ants Ruin Your Summer in Downers Grove, IL

Summer is all about outdoor fun. Holiday barbecues, weekend pool parties, and summer-break sleepovers fill our time. Take full advantage of sunny days and warm evenings by gathering your family and friends for some serious celebrating. Unfortunately, ants have the same idea – they’re most active during the summer months. Take these measures to prevent…

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