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Common Pests in Joliet, IL
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Located just a short drive from The Windy City, Joliet, Illinois, is no stranger to pest activity by cockroaches, ants and domestic rodents. Its location and climate make it a hotspot for pests. Like its neighbor Chicago, Joliet is also no stranger to bed bugs. These biting pests are brownish in color and are about the size of an apple seed. They can find shelter inside of furniture, box springs and behind framed artwork.
Bed bugs can gain entry into Joliet homes by hitching a ride on luggage, bags, used furniture, mattresses or people. Experts recommend washing clothing in hot water and drying it on the highest setting to help make sure bed bugs brought home after travelling don't survive and reproduce inside the house. Additionally, while spending time in hotels, experts urge travelers to elevate their luggage to help keep bed bugs out. While these pests are most notably found in hotels and hostels, they also can be found in shared spaces like university dorms, hospitals, gyms and airports. These biting pests can be difficult to treat, so contacting a licensed pest expert is highly recommended if a bed bug infestation is suspected.
Bed bugs aren’t the only pests making a home in Joliet. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, carpenter ants are also taking up residence in the area. Carpenter ants can become a nuisance to homeowners, as they can be destructive and cause damage to wood by hollowing it out for nesting sites. These pests are often active nocturnally, which can make them difficult to treat without the help of a professional. Joliet residents who suspect a carpenter ant infestation are urged to hire a pest management company to address the pests correctly and efficiently.
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