Millipedes and Centipede Extermination in Chicago
Millipedes, Spiders, Centipedes, Crickets, Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Earwigs, Ground Beetles, Clover Mites, Box Elder Bugs and Lady Bugs are invading arthropods commonly found in the Greater Chicago Area. They are all pests that begin their lives outside, but invade your living space when they become unsatisfied with their surroundings. Environmental conditions, the mass reduction of resource areas, and a variety of other factors can quickly result in an infestation of these pests. For instance, a lack of moisture, less than ideal temperatures, the removal of overgrown weeds from a vacant lot next door, or even just lighting that could attract a food source (such as other pests) can all contribute to an increase in the number of invading arthropods that reside in your home or place of business.
The key to controlling these pests is to understand the needs and wants of the type of pest you are dealing with. Effective pest control treatment starts with proper identification. Once the pest is identified, we can work to develop a plan to solve your pest control problems, taking into account the uniqueness of your situation. Not only will we work to understand how the pests have adapted to the environment presented to them and ensure that you are satisfied with the treatment results, but our company will give you information that could help prevent problems with this pest in the future. For instance, the landscaping outside of a home can often create conditions which are conducive to these unwanted pests. With specific strategies most situations can aesthetically remain unchanged but the minor adjustments take away the micro environments that allow the problem to grow and the entry points where the pest can invade the building. As an example if your bushes come into direct contact with your home the pests can use these contact points as travel ways to the building, like exit ramps from the highway. Trimming these bushes back away from the building will lessen their ability to invade your home.
Like other arthropods, millipedes inhabit external areas until conditions are no longer ideal. When their habitat becomes too wet, dry, cold, or hot, they seek shelter elsewhere and migrate into our buildings. When the conditions are right, these migrations can include thousands of Millipedes. Millipedes spend much of the day hiding from direct sunlight, becoming active and forage at night.
Many times the areas that conjoin our buildings, such as gardens, bushes, and other landscaping are perfect environments for Millipede populations. Because these areas are right outside of our indoor structures, they provide a quick and convenient escape path when stress is placed on the population or when they encounter inhospitable living conditions outside. By simply manipulating the external environment so that the number of potential invading populations near our buildings can be reduced, the chance of future invasions will also be greatly reduced. With client cooperation, our company can usually develop a plan that will solve your Millipede problem in only one or two visits.
At A-Alert, we will first identify all of the pests involved, the invading arthropods and their resources. By locating their food sources and enacting strategies to rid them of their food supply, we will be able to develop long-term strategies to prevent or lessen future pest problems. As long they have easy access to food and are comfortable in your structure, they will continue to make themselves at home in your residence or place of business.
From there, we will enact a program to eliminate the population that has entered your location and then work to prevent future invasions. Our attention to detail combined with our expertise have allowed our company to help thousands of clients through similar situations, and we are confident that we can do the same for you.