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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

New Years Resolutions


It’s that time of year where it’s out with the old and in with the new. As a new year looms fresh with new possibilities, we are filled with good intentions and resolve to do things during the next 12

Deck the Halls! (But Not with Bugs)

You’ve finished up the pumpkin pie and now it’s time to decorate your home for Christmas. The lights! The smell of fresh pine! The…bugs? If you’re bringing a live Christmas tree inside this season, you may be bringing some unwanted …

Holiday Travel and Bed Bugs—What You Need to Know


Thousands of Chicago residents travel during the holidays. The lights, the food, the gifts, the fun—they’re all a wonderful part of making memories. One souvenir you want to definitely avoid is bed bugs, which can quickly turn a wonderful …

How Do Mice Get Into My Home?


If you think that you are the only homeowner battling an infestation of mice, think again. Each year in late fall and early winter; mice enter an estimated 20 million homes across America. Mice infestations are common, but have you …