When a widespread skunk infestation effecting Chicago suburbs made national headlines, media outlets such as USA Today, NPR, the Chicago Sun-Times, and WLS 890AM with John and Lauren hailed ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention as the front lines of humane defense. Since its founding by university-trained naturalist Garon Fyffe in 1976, the team of animal experts has deftly removed unwanted animals, pests, and birds from homes and businesses. Each of the 35 state-licensed wildlife control experts employs humane processes to sniff out pest problems and solve the underlying issues, such as gaps in the foundation, tree limbs offering easy roof access, or handbills lying around offering employment in return for cheese.
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.
It's every dog owner's responsibility to clean up after his or her pet. Though that's easy to keep up with on walks, dogs can often transform backyards into danger zones where any step could end up a mess. That's where Doo Care's team comes in. The licensed, bonded, and insured crew pulls up in the company's distinctive green-and-white trucks to clear out poop wherever it may hide in owners' lawns. They can perform this duty as often as twice a week or make one-time visits to prepare yards for a party or a date with the cute garden across the street.
There is a war brewing across America's patios and backyard barbecues. Mosquitoes, ticks, and all pests capable of drawing up battle plans disrupt outdoor gatherings with their bites—a nuisance that the techs at Mosquito Squad Chicago hope to eradicate. Using their EPA-registered system, they mist pest-laden areas with a control solution that repels up to 95% of tiny infiltrators. Alternatively, they can take a natural approach that eschews chemicals for bug-repelling essential oils. However, the bug fighters aren't just focused on making outdoor events more comfortable; they also hope to quell the spread of insect-carried diseases such as West Nile virus.