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How Much Should You Be Paying for Pest Control?

Midwestern Pest Control is a family-owned business that has been operated since 1962. As such, we know a thing or two.  One thing we learned is that pest control is often a necessary service that keeps you and your home safe.  However, that doesn’t mean that you should have to pay an arm and a leg for it. A good pest control service should come with a price point that matches the quality of service. So we’ll go through what expenses you could expect depending on the pest.  Note: the price is often dependent on the scope of the service. In other words, if you need one room covered or multiple.  Ants, Silverfish and Fleas These are three of the cheapest pest problems to deal with. Prices vary between $100- $500 for Ants, $100- $300 for Silverfish and finally, $140- $350 for Fleas.  The lowest price is a ballpark estimate of wha......
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Which Rodents Are You Most Likely To See During Winter?

Summer is officially over, and with the cooler temperatures outside, you might think that you don’t have to worry as much about pest infestations. But, that’s not entirely true. Why? Because even though insects might be slowing down in the colder air, the winter months can still bring rodents into your home. Remember, as cozy and comfortable as your house may feel to you, it feels the same way for the rodents trying to get in, as well. But which kinds of rodents might try to get in the inside of your house?  Winter Rodents If you happen to find a rodent in your house at some point during this winter, then most likely it’s going to be one of the typical rodents you might find outside during the rest of the year. There aren’t really “winter” rodents that hide out all summer long and then come out when it gets cold; it’s ......
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Which Pests to Look out for in the Colder Months

Now that summer is coming to an end, we will soon be greeted by colder months to come. For some this is a welcomed change, and for others it may not be. Regardless of your preference on colder seasons, one thing that is certain is you may see more pests in or around your home. The reason for this is they would rather be in your warm home than outside in the cold. Here are four pests to look out for in the upcoming winter season. Ants While ants may be most prominent in warmer seasons, there is still a possibility of them invading your home during the winter as well. Ants are always on the hunt for food and when they find it, they are difficult to get rid of. All it takes is an ant to smell food to release a pheromone that will attract other ants to the......
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Are Mosquitoes Still Active in the Fall?

Summer is nearing its end, and many of us will miss the warmer temperatures, summer vacations and our time at the pool. However, there are also many things to look forward to in the fall. Think of the crisp and cooler air, crunching leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. As temperatures cool down, the numbers of pests that are active will go down as they begin to hibernate. Some people look forward to the end of summer simply so that they can say goodbye to mosquitoes, as they are particularly active in the summer. But is it true that they are no longer active in the fall? Keep reading to learn more. Mosquitoes Enjoy Cool Weather Much like humans, mosquitoes actually enjoy the cooler weather. As they are cold-blooded, they are not able to handle extremely cold temperatures. This means that they go into hibernation in the late fall. In the beginning......
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Are Your Houseplants the Cause of Your Pest Problem?

There are many benefits to having houseplants. They can reduce stress levels, act as an air purifier, lift moods and even improve concentration. So, it is important to keep these household helpers free of invasive pest problems that would not only destroy them but may also cause significant pest infestation to your home. To do this, you must first identify the pests accurately and then seek the correct treatment. Indoor plants require the optimal environment to thrive. If the right environment is not maintained, they can become weak and more susceptible to pest attacks. Too little sunlight, too hot or cold temperatures or overly wet or dry soil will all contribute to putting a plant and your home at risk. Identify the Intruder There are two main types of houseplant pests: soft bodies and hard shells. Aphids are one of the most common soft body insects. They are small, vary in......
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