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 […]

Indoor and Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

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Spring is officially upon us. Snow is melting, grass is growing, and you may have noticed that your house has the musty, stale smell of a long, closed-in winter. The arrival of spring means many things, but for most people it means that it’s time for spring cleaning. Spring Cleaning Origins Spring cleaning has ancient […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s How To Send Hungry Ants Packing

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  Let’s start this off with a bang: The National Pest Management Association conducted a survey asking pest management professionals what kinds of places they’re most often called to deal with and service ants. The results? Eighty percent responded: single-family homes. The kind of home you probably live in. Whether it’s the fire ant, the odorous […]

But Does The Bee Actually Die?

It hurts. It’s unexpected. It’s possibly terrifying if you’re allergic. A bee sting turns a day at the lake or an afternoon at the park sour. And whether it was a sugary soda that attracted it, or you just were in the wrong place at the wrong time, all that seems to matter is revenge. […]