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

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Most of our blogs center around the icky and disgusting bugs that inhabit and take over your homes and yards. The mere thought of these pests in large numbers sends shivers up and down your spine. You would probably never