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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 …

How Much Did You Eat Yesterday? Spiders Ate More.

What’d you have for lunch today? Chances are it was less than what the average spider ate. Yes, really. According to a new study published in The Science of Nature, spiders eat between 440 to 880 million tons of insects …

Natural Solutions for Spring Pests

Here at Pointe Pest Control, we specialize in pest eradication that is both effective and environmentally friendly. We firmly believe it’s possible to protect your home and family from pests without poisoning the environment.

There are also some natural solutions …

Home Decorating as Defense Against Bed Bugs?

As dreary winter months move into spring, many of us start itching to do some freshening up around our homes. If your spring cleaning happens to include a bedroom makeover (who doesn’t love fresh new sheets?), you may want to …

Beware the Kissing Bug

It’s the month known for conversation hearts, love notes, and, ok, winter weather when we’re long past enjoying it anymore. But most importantly, February is the month when we celebrate love. But one thing you want to steer clear of …

Make Chicago Great (and Free from Gypsy Moths) Again!

The world is full of irritating things, including a vast variety of bugs and insects. Many of them cause no harm, and some of them are even good for their environment. Problems arise, however, when insects not native to the …

Save the Trees!

Chicago is currently at war. You may not realize it, but the city is on high alert and battling an invasive species that is a stealthy opponent: the emerald ash borer.

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle