Chem-Wise Ecological Pest Management
Friendly Pest and Turf Control
5050 Newport Dr.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
2600 Beverly Dr.
Aurora, IL 60502
-Wise Pest and Turf Management
Ask Super Dave
If you have a question about pest control or pesticide
usage in your home or business email "Super Dave" at
Chemwise@sbcglobal.net or fill out the form
Here are some randomly selected questions... remember all questions will be
answered through e-mail.
Q: I seem to have a problem with flies, even in the winter. What can be done
to get rid of them?
A: The first step in eliminating any fly problem is to identify the species
of fly. Some species, for example fruit flies, are caused by some area of
poor sanitation and can be controlled by locating and cleaning the source.
Others may be a result of a structural fault in your home, like an
unscreened attic vent. A common type of fly in this area is called a cluster
fly which is sometimes evident throughout the winter. They can be controlled
by treating the attic and exterior of the home in the fall. Also, be sure
that all attic vents are well screened. In any case, save a sample (Yuck!)
for your technician so that we can prescribe the proper treatment.
Q: How many different kinds of insects are there?
A: The number of different individual species exceeds 800,000 - a number
greater than that of all other animals combined. I hope you don't have that
many in your backyard!
Q: Every summer, I occasionally see large ants in a bedroom upstairs I only
see 1 every 2 or 3 weeks. Does this mean I may have a bigger problem?
A: Normally, if you have an actual Carpenter Ant colony inside your home,
you will see them on a more regular basis, even in the winter or early
spring. They may be foraging in from the outside. It is extremely important
to trim all trees and bushes back away from the house. Any tree branches
that extent over the roof line can serve as a great highway for Carpenter
"Super Dave" would be happy to address your questions or concerns.
So why wait?
Email him now!