Common Spring Pests in Chicago

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Like many areas in the United States, Chicago has its fair share of pests. At various points in just the last decade or two, this midwest area has had to fight off infestations of Emerald Ash Borers, Asian Longhorned Beetles, and other harmful insects. Luckily, the presence of these tree feeding pests is declining. Typically […]

Edge Celebrates National Pest Management Month

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April is National Pest Management Month. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) determined over 40 years ago that giving recognition to the pest management industry helps raise awareness about the good work that many companies do for their customers and the community. Edge and the pest control industry at large are committed to protecting families […]

Halloween’s Creepy, But…

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Halloween is just around the corner (is this where we jump out and yell, “boo”?) and the signs of this spooky season are starting to appear everywhere. From images of ghosts, ghouls and goblins making appearances, to Jack-o’-Lanterns on doorsteps popping up on every porch. Halloween gives everyone the chance to costume up as their favorite characters, […]

Move In Or Move On?

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Do you love moving? Probably not. According to MovingLabor.com, peak moving months in the United States start on May 25th, and end on Sept. 6th. And while the peak months have passed, homes are still being bought and sold all throughout the year. In fact, moving companies, closing fees, and other subindustries in the moving […]

The Diseases Your Pests Carry

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No surprises here: pests can spread disease. On top of not paying rent, certain pests living around your home can pose a problem just by their presence, making them all the more unwelcome. So the question is: which of them actually cause health problems? We decided to put together a list of the 5 top […]

This Fall, They’re Coming…

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Crisp air, piles of leaves, and football season… Friends, the fall season is fast approaching. As the warm weather begins to run the end of its course, colder nights will eventually set in. Soon, we’ll start wanting to spend more time indoors where it’s warm. It only follows that pests, too, will want to stay warm […]

The Roommates You Didn’t Know About

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Let’s call it like it is: if you have a house, you probably have spiders.   They may be living in your basement, floorboards, attic, windowsills, or even inhabit your houseplants. But despite their reputation as outdoor pests that “randomly” appeared inside, most of your indoor spiders likely haven’t wandered into your home: Our houses are […]

Destruction Has Never Been Cuter

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  Voles. If you’ve heard of them, you’ve probably had them. If they sound like some super rodent from a pest control technician’s comic book, that’s because they kind of are. Don’t let their size fool you. Voles may be small, but they are a force to be reckoned with. WHAT IS A VOLE? Voles are […]