Pest Control In Bartlett, IL

Keeping pests at bay in Bartlett is no easy task. From our freezing winters driving pests indoors for warmth to severe weather driving them in for shelter, we can have a hard time with pest control in Cook County. The good news is you don't have to deal with residential or commercial pest infestations alone. You can depend on the experts here at EcoGuard Pest Control for assistance.

Residential Pest Control In Bartlett

If you think you can take care of your pest problems in Bartlett, think again. Residential pest control in our area is actually quite difficult, mostly because pest control products you can get in the store don't work well against the stubborn pests in Illinois.

We have the most resistant and resilient pests, including cockroaches, rats, bed bugs, and more. It might not be difficult to kill a few individuals of these species, but we're talking about eliminating entire populations. That's a whole different ball game. 

It's best to leave it to the pros at EcoGuard. We train our service technicians in all the latest extermination techniques that can get rid of entire pest populations – not to mention we have access to the latest and the best pest control products on the market. Our residential pest control programs can rid your home of pests and remain pest-free. 

Commercial Pest Control In Bartlett

Commercial pest control isn't any easier than residential pest control. In fact, in a lot of ways, it's much more complicated. You probably have a much larger space to keep pest-free. You may have a whole lot more pest attractants in your commercial area, especially if you're a restaurant. And you have much less control, what with all the customers, employees, and other people coming in and out. All this means you shouldn't even bother with amateur pest control attempts in your business. Leave it to the pros! 

Here at EcoGuard, our commercial pest control services can help ensure your business remains pest-free and your business reputation remains intact. We handle all kinds of business needs. Our services are eco-friendly as well as safe for both people and pets. 

How To Spot A Carpenter Bee Problem On Your Bartlett Property

Most people worry about a honeybee or bumblebee infestation. Honeybees, in particular, have a reputation for being surly and sometimes downright hostile towards anything that happens to wander too near their nests. Bumblebees are typically less aggressive, but as social insects, they are still pretty defensive when it comes to their nests. 

Carpenter bees, though they're still bees, behave quite differently. These are not social insects. They don't have a hive or a queen and tend to live alone. If you see a bunch of carpenter bee holes all in the same area, this is not a carpenter bee colony. Rather, it is a cluster of individual carpenter bee nests that happened to grow where multiple bees found the area suitable for nesting.

All this means carpenter bee control is a little different than other kinds of bee control. Carpenter bees drill deep holes into wood and lay their eggs in the innermost chamber. A single carpenter bee drilling a single hole isn't much of a problem. However, as we said above, clusters of carpenter bees can sometimes decide that a single piece of wood is the best spot for a nest. You can have a problem if you wind up with this kind of infestation. Many carpenter bees drilling into the same piece of wood can reduce the wood's structural integrity. If this piece of wood is a post holding up your deck or stair railing, well, you get the picture. 

Typically, if you have a carpenter bee infestation, you will know it. Carpenter bee holes are often quite obvious. They can be up to half an inch in diameter. You will also see the fat and shiny carpenter bees buzzing in and out of these nest entryways. If you start noticing these signs, don't try to handle the bees yourself. They are not as aggressive as their social counterparts but can still sting. Stay on the safe side by letting the pros at EcoGuard Pest Control handle them. 

Five Tips To Stop Ants In The Yard From Invading Your Bartlett Home

Ants are among the most common animals on Earth. So the possibility of eliminating them from your property entirely is virtually non-existent. Fortunately, if you follow these ant prevention tips, the ants in your yard don't have to become the ants in your house: 

  • Keep all trash covered with tight-fitting lids. 
  • Store pantry foods in airtight containers. 
  • Install weather stripping and door sweeps and fill in gaps around doors and windows.  
  • Seal off cracks and holes in your home's exterior. 
  • Fix moisture issues around your house. Such as leaky plumbing fixtures.

Following these ant prevention practices can encourage ants to stay outside where they belong. And if you need more effective ant control solutions, don't hesitate to contact us here at EcoGuard Pest Control!