Few chores around the house can be finished in one sitting. It takes genuine superpowers to keep up with your house, from the never-ending chore of cleaning (as any parent or pet owner knows) to the never-ending list of upgrades and repairs that should’ve been done last year.
The last thing we want to do at Preyon Pest Control is add to your to-do list, but we do need to remind you of one duty that gets pushed to the back burner until it’s too late: pest control.
Pests don’t seem to take a break in Chicago throughout the year. With the changing seasons, new pests are looking for safe locations to shack up, eat, and mate—and your home can provide the ideal environment for them to do so.
While professional Chicagoland pest control can help with an ongoing infestation, scheduling annual pest control treatments can keep you protected and avoid the risk of DIY pest management. (Would you want fewer errands and less stress?) It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief.)
But how often should you have pest control done at your home? What bugs should you be concerned about during the different seasons in Chicagoland?
IS PEST CONTROL ON A QUARTERLY BASIS WORTH IT?
We recommend that you get your home treated once every quarter or every two to three months for routine pest control. And rightfully so! After a few months, general pest control—which includes treatments for ants, spiders, rats, roaches, silverfish, earwigs, and fleas—can become ineffective, leaving your space vulnerable to invading pests.
Preyon’s quarterly treatments will help you protect your home from pests, no matter what type of property you have or where it is located.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN QUARTERLY PEST CONTROL TREATMENTS?
One of our field-experienced pest specialists will monitor hot-spot regions for changes in pest activity during each treatment. Even if bugs aren’t apparent, we’ll develop ecologically safe pest control barriers, such as sprayed applications and/or pet-friendly mouse traps, to protect your house from common pests all year.
TERMITE PREVENTION ONGOING
If you’ve previously had a termite infestation, our Termite Protection Plan is a yearly program that will ensure termites don’t return to your house. Our protection plan is a transferable drywood and subterranean termite guarantee that lasts the lifetime of your property and is available to customers whose homes got a full structure treatment or a clean bill-of-wood-health from Preyon. It includes:
A free annual examination to guarantee that termites are kept at bay.
We can help you prevent termites and other wood-destroying invaders from taking over your home by detecting them early.
Termite eradication treatment as soon as possible if they try to take up residence in your home. Even if it becomes essential to re-fumigate your home, we will do so at no cost to you.
Note: Our Termite Protection Plans are annual premium-based insurance.
CHICAGO’S SEASONAL PESTS
Every year, a slew of bugs descend on Chicago. Because of their specialized mating season or need for man-made shelters for food and survival, some pests are more likely to infest your home or company depending on the weather.
FROM JANUARY TO MARCH
Pests are on the lookout for warmth and easily available food supplies at the start of the year. Your property might become a shelter for chilly, hungry insects and wildlife if you don’t have professional pest control from Preyon. Furthermore, when spring approaches, certain pests become more active as they look for new places to colonize with adjacent food sources.
From January through March, the most common emergency pest control calls we receive are:
-Rodents \sSpiders \sSilverfish
-Subterranean termites are termites that live underground.
-Early in the spring, subterranean termites begin to swarm.
APRIL THROUGH JUNE:
Pests in Chicago have adapted to the warmer temperatures, with spring in full swing and summer not far behind. They can easily access your home if it is not guarded.
From April to June, the most common pest calls we receive are:
-Ants \sFleas \sEarwigs \sSpiders
DURING THE MONTHS OF JULY AND SEPTEMBER
The hottest three months of the year, July, August, and September, continue to attract bugs. Many of the pests we encountered in April and June are still alive and hungry.
From July to September, we treat the following pests on a regular basis:
-Termites, ants, fleas, earwigs, spiders, and drywood termites
-Swarmers of drywood termites take to the air in September.
FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER
Temperatures begin to decrease again in the final three months of the year, signaling that bugs will begin looking for a warm spot to spend the winter. Drywood termites are still active in the months of October and November, looking for any exposed wood to gnaw on.
From October to December, we usually treat the following pests:
-Termites that live in dry wood
PEST CONTROL 365 DAYS A YEAR
Aside from the seasonal pests we treat, there are a few exceptions that can penetrate your house at any time of year, including:
-Bed bugs, roaches, and obnoxious birds
USE QUARTERLY PEST CONTROL SERVICES TO PREVENT PESTS ALL YEAR LONG.
Preyon’s quarterly pest control treatments will assist keep your home secure from pests in season. Call us now to learn more about our annual pest control programs tailored to your property type and region. When you choose Preyon Pest Control, the pest will come to an end right here!