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Quick Pest Identifier

The most common Pest we are called to identify in the Central Illinois region
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There are more than 700 insect species found in the U.S., but just around 25 species ordinarily invade homes. Ants are social creepy pests that ordinarily live underground, made up of laborers and a queen ruler. Ants will eat for all intents and purposes any sort of nourishment, however are particularly pulled in to desserts. Ants are easily identified by their three particular body locales: head, thorax and midriff, as well as an antennae. In spite of comparable development, ants differ in general appearance. Ants can be large or small and are usually black, brown or red.
Bed Bugs

Bed bugs get their name from their habit of feeding on humans in bed. They are excellent wanderers, effortlessly transported and are found in a wide range of dwellings such as hotels, homes, hospitals and even offices, which makes them difficult to control. Bed bug infestations keep on plaguing Americans. In fact, 99.6 percent of pest professionals have treated for bed bugs in the past year, according to a recent Bugs Without Borders survey.

Cockroaches have been long hated by homeowners due to their eerie appearance. Cockroach control and administration are important for health and safety reasons, because cockroaches are known to carry diseases, cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks, especially in children. They also spread 33 kinds of bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella.

Rodents can be difficult to keep out of your home or business. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime and rats can fit through holes the size of a quarter. For proper rodent pest control, seal any cracks and spaces in your home or business foundations.
Spider control can be a major concern for homeowners – particularly for those who live in the southwest. There are about 3,000 species of spiders throughout North America, but only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed – the black widow and brown recluse. The brown recluse has also been found in the Midwest. Spider control should be handled by a professional service.
Bees and Wasps

Stinging insects like Bees, Wasps and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the hospital each year. These pests are especially active during the second part of the summer and early fall when the colonies search for food that will take care of their queens during the winter.

Termites date back more than 120 million years. They are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper unnoticed. Each year, termites cause more than $5 billion in damage to properties – costs that aren’t covered by homeowners’ insurance policies.
Home Invaders

Most intermittent invaders such as crickets, box elders, pill bugs, centipedes, and asian beetles enter structures because outside weather conditions become too aggressive for their survival. However, infrequent invaders are often just nuisance pests because they cannot survive for long periods of time indoors.

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