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  • How to Identify Bed Bugs | American Pest Control

    January 23, 2020

    Learn how to identify bed bugs and their bites so you’ll be prepared if you suspect an infestation. Contact American Pest Control about bed bug treatments.
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  • The Benefits of Year-Round Pest Control | American Pest Control

    January 6, 2020

    Keep your holidays merry and bright with year-round pest control from American Pest Control. Contact us today to learn more about how we protect your home.
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  • How to Prepare Your Home to Prevent Rodents in Illinois

    November 20, 2019

    Learn the best methods for keeping rodents in Illinois out of your home and how American Pest Control can completely eliminate and prevent infestations.
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  • Are Bed Bugs Dangerous? The Dangers of Bed Bugs and How to Prevent Them

    November 20, 2019

    No one wants a bunch of bugs hiding in their bed and feeding off their blood while you sleep. Find out if bed bugs are dangerous and how to prevent them.
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  • How to Keep Your Summer Safe from Flying Insects

    August 15, 2019

    Find out how to keep bees, wasps, and mosquitos away this summer and enjoy the outdoors. Contact American Pest Control for help with flying insects in Illinois.
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  • 5 Reasons to Address Rodent Infestations Immediately.

    January 16, 2019

    Have you been surprised by a small house mouse darting away from your feet in the middle of the night? Do you hear scurrying and chewing sounds in your walls or attic in the early morning hours? Have you noticed mouse or rat droppings near food and water sources in your kitchen?
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  • 2 Ways to Drive Centipedes From Your Home

    December 5, 2018

    For some homeowners, the thought of seeing just one house centipede squirming around their bathtub or toilet bowl is enough to send them into a panic. Once the shock wears off, you'll start to wonder why you have so many house centipedes in the first place.
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  • Common Insects That Invade Homes During Winter

    October 5, 2018

    Winter means spending a lot of times indoors sipping hot chocolate and snuggling under comfortable blankets. The colder weather is also a welcome respite for several varieties of insects. Many of these survive the frigid temperatures by seeking shelter inside warm structures, including your home.
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  • 3 Annoying Insects That Invade Homes in Autumn

    September 6, 2018

    When the weather turns chilly, people spend more time indoors where it's cozy. Insects in Illinois have the same urges to seek the comfort of heated structures during colder months. Here are three insects that become annoying home invaders when autumn arrives.
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  • 4 Ways to Keep Ants out of the House

    August 2, 2018

    Ants are infuriating. You get rid of infestations every day, but they keep finding new ways into your kitchen. You look down at the floor and see a long chain of insects robbing the dog's food bowl or joining their colony mates around a dropped piece of candy.
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  • 4 Ways to Manage Pest Control for a Homebound Patient

    July 11, 2018

    Do you care for a household member who's temporarily bedridden or a loved one with permanent disabilities? Watch out for potential pest problems during spring and summer. Here are four tips to reduce the risk of patient exposure to pests.
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  • 6 Lesser-Known House Pests

    May 2, 2018

    Most homeowners know to watch out for signs of German cockroaches, bedbugs, and ants. While these pests are common, they are not the only bugs that can take up residence in your home. The more you know about pests, the better prepared you will be to fight them. Here are six lesser-known house pests that you may want to watch out for.
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  • 6 Signs That You've Let the Bed Bugs Bite

    March 26, 2018

    Whether you associate bed bugs with children's nursery rhymes or with poorly maintained motels, you know that an infestation can mean property damage, skin irritation, and restless sleep. However, because bed bugs are rarely visible during daylight hours, many homeowners struggle to identify this type of pest problem.
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  • How to Manage a Bat Problem in Your Home

    January 16, 2018

    Normally, when you have trouble with a pest like mice, termites, or ants, you can call a pest control company to come and take care of the problem with traps and insecticides. However, bats take the challenge of pest removal to a new level. Bats are a protected species in Illinois. It's illegal to kill or harm bats, even if they are threatening your home. If you discover bats roosting in your house, then you might feel like your hands are tied. Fortunately, pest control companies can still help you get rid of bats without endangering or hurting the bats. Here's what every homeowner needs to know about bat behavior and how a bat problem can be managed.
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  • Signs of a Mouse Problem and What You Can Do About It

    December 7, 2017

    Winter is approaching, and this is the time of year when mice seek refuge indoors after a hot summer with warm outdoor spaces to sleep. However, most homeowners know that one mouse can multiply quickly, and it's best to get a handle on a mouse problem before it becomes a mice infestation.
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  • 7 Steps for Proactive Pest Control

    November 2, 2017

    Nobody enjoys finding cockroaches, ants or termites in their home. If you do find these pests inside your residence, you have to worry about contamination and structural damage, and you also have to take the time to hire an exterminator. Rather than face off against invading pests, why not be proactive about pest control? Here are seven steps almost every homeowner can take to make their home less appealing to insects — from termites to field crickets.
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  • Are Rodents Destroying Your Crops? What Are Your Pest Control Options?

    September 5, 2017

    The life of a farmer can be a richly rewarding one. After all, without the tireless work of livestock and crop farmers, the U.S. food supply would come to a screeching halt. However, many farmers can find themselves feeling as though they're in a constant battle against nature. From spring floods and frosts to summer tornadoes, droughts and heat waves, making it through an entire planting season without losing a substantial portion of your crop to weather-related events can seem like a rousing success.
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  • Volunteering in Haiti

    November 19, 2015

    Chris Haggerty and his wife, Jennifer will be making their second trip (in April) to Haiti in as many years.
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  • The Altos

    November 19, 2015

    Kevin Fogarty is in a play that runs during November 2015.
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  • Most Impressive Trophy

    November 19, 2015

    Most Impressive Trophy 2015
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  • Halloween Party!

    November 19, 2015

    Halloween Party 2015
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