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Heat is our Weapon of Choice for Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are everywhere today. They find themselves into the cleanest, nicest and most well kept homes you can imagine. Discovering bedbugs in your home can happen to anyone, and it does. Bedbugs have turned up in planes, luxury hotels, and …

Where do mosquitos go in the winter?

How mosquitos respond to colder weather and winter conditions depends on the species. There are more than 3,000 different species of mosquitos, however less than 200 of them are found in the US, and even fewer in the Chicago, IL …

Preventing Pest During the Winter

The frigid temps brought to us by Old Man Winter are not a cure-all for pest infestations. Many people think that if they can just survive until the snow falls their problems will solve themselves. Unfortunately, this is not the …

How to Keep Your Kitchen Pest Free

Kitchens are the gathering place in most homes. However, there are some visitors in the kitchen that homeowners wouldn’t want to welcome. These unwelcome are pests. Surely, you would not want to see pests where you eat, cook and store

2017 Pointe Scholarship Winners

Pointe Pest Control has a tradition of being involved in the community and supporting the next generation. As part of that legacy, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Scholarship. These students have shown tenacity in and …

The Biggest Predator in your Home? Dust Mites

Do you ever feel like you’ve barely cleaned your home and already there is a layer of dust on everything? Science tells us that the average home collects 40 pounds of dust every year. And dust isn’t just small particles …

Time to Prevent Mosquitoes

Yes, it’s true, it’s not too early to start taking action to protect your family from mosquitoes this summer. Not only does proactive mosquito prevention make outdoor time much more enjoyable, it keeps your family safe. Now that we know …

Spring Pest Series: Legs for Days

Millipedes and Centipedes

Ok, so maybe millipedes don’t actually have a thousand legs, even though their name implies they do. But both millipedes and centipedes do have lots of legs—typically 30 or more pair each. Spring is the season for …

Spring Invaders (And How to Stop Them)

The windy city (and its surrounding suburbs) provides the perfect climate for springtime insect activity. But the last thing you want is for a family of bugs to move in to your living space, especially considering that bug families have

Spring Pest Series: Watch Out for These!

Long autumns and milder-than-usual winters make for happy humans, but unfortunately they also make for a bug-heavy spring. As the weather warms up, insects warm up too, emerging on spring days both inside and outside your home. You might come …