In just one year, a female German cockroach can colonize a home with more than 400,000 of her scuttling spawn. But not under EcoShield Pest Control's watch. The company's specialists target all manner of pests, including insects, rodents, and the gloomy black cloud that follows you around, and oust them from homes with tailored approaches that avoid using harmful chemicals. Depending on a client's needs, their services might include methods such as baiting, trapping, wall injections, or time-staggered treatments that vanquish eggs.
Green Home Solutions Chicago's founders consider themselves to be equal parts scientists and business people. Their main job: combing through the wild diversity of nature to find effective and safe treatments for those irritants that can plague a home. From there, they develop products derived from natural compounds to address particulates such as mold and creepy crawlies such as termites or that ghost who lives in your television. The team's treatments are safe for families and pets to be around after they've dried, unless your pets happen to be bugs.
Phil and Sue Horan not only wanted their own yard free of mosquitos, but they wanted others to experience the same sense of relief. This desire led them to create Mosquito Busters of Illinois, which employs licensed and insured technicians to spray repellent around outdoor living spaces and yards. The business does more for the community than simply rid it of mosquitoes: the Horans donate a portion of their proceeds to local charities and nonprofits.
Mingle Around plays matchmaker for nearly 10,000 Chicago members searching for love and friendship with its themed singles mixers and parties. The Nuts and Bolts mixer beckons upward of 150 soloists from their late 20s to early 40s, equipping each woman with a nut and man with a bolt. Throughout the evening, eligible attendees mingle while trying to find their matching hardware pieces and fill the dance floor as a DJ spins tunes to mask the sound of mating calls. Depending on the venue, minglers sip and nibble on complimentary or discounted cocktails and appetizers as they explore each other's personalities. Once matched, couples return for a new set of hardware and a raffle ticket, and after 10 p.m., prizes such as cash, gift cards, and medical care for wounds caused by Cupid's arrows are doled out. In addition to forthcoming Nuts and Bolts soirees, partygoers may preserve this Groupon for one of Mingle Around's seminal Speed Dating or BlackJack Parties to be announced at a later date.
The Mosquito Authority of Chicago’s trained applicators combat bug bites by coating outdoor shrubs and foliage in EPA-registered mild insecticide. They can apply the formula to yards in one barrier-spray session, preparing spaces for outdoor parties and outdoor mosquito funerals by eliminating pests for up to three weeks. Alternatively, staffers can install nozzle circuits in yards; the unobtrusive, automated spray valves spritz greenery with botanical mosquito repellant at preprogrammed times.