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92018Jan
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Chicago Termites: A Year-Round Problem

Chicago Termites: A Year-Round Problem

As a veteran of those frigid winters in Illinois, you may be thinking termites can’t possibly survive the city’s brutal wind, cold, snow, and ice. The reality is that, unlike many insect species, these pests are a threat all year round. Anderson Pest Solutions has the information you need to keep these wood-eating bugs at…

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192017Dec
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Keep Illinois Bed Bugs from Biting Your Holiday Travel Plans

Keep Illinois Bed Bugs from Biting Your Holiday Travel Plans

With Christmas and New Year’s coming up, December is a big month for travel in America –  especially at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Air travel puts people in contact with plenty of potential strangers at airports and hotels all over the country. While the goal is to spread some holiday cheer, all this inadvertent contact can…

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72017Dec
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Who You’re Really Leaving Cookies For: Mice During the Holidays

Who You’re Really Leaving Cookies For: Mice During the Holidays

You’ve probably had an encounter with a mouse on more than one occasion in your home. But when the holidays roll around in Chicago, they’re typically an afterthought – after all, you’re well occupied with seasonal traditions. However, still very active during the winter, mice take full advantage of this and rely on our North…

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52017Dec
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Spiders and the Illinois Cold: Not the Escape You Expected

Spiders and the Illinois Cold: Not the Escape You Expected

If you harbor secret fears of spiders invading your home in droves this winter, put them to rest. The Illinois cold may drive you inside, but spiders have different ways of warding off chills during the colder months. The spider control experts at Anderson Pest Solutions explain the defense mechanisms designed to help arachnids survive…

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282017Nov
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Are Centipedes Dangerous? The Truth Behind this Creepy Crawler

Among the creepy pests out there, the centipede may be one of the most chill-inducing. While we’re lucky the species found in Wheeling, IL is not of the Amazonian foot-long variety, we could happily go our whole lives without seeing one. But are these centipedes actually dangerous? The pest control team at Anderson Pest Solutions…

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212017Nov
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The Hills Have (Eight) Eyes: House Spiders in Illinois

The Hills Have (Eight) Eyes: House Spiders in Illinois

Did you know that, even now, you’re no more than eight feet away from the nearest spider? We’re not trying to scare you – Halloween was last month. It’s just that most people think the minute cold temperatures roll around in the upper Midwest, that means they no longer need to worry about pest control…

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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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