Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hey Guys…It’s Time to Come in from the Cold!

As spring brings the warmer weather we’ve all been craving in Chicagoland after months of frost, bugs also happen to come out of their hiding spots.  This can be a particularly pesky time for pests.  Take the fly…please.  When the snow melts animal waste is uncovered and the common household fly goes on the move.

Spiders have spent the winter in corners of your home.  Now they are moving through your house in a quest to get outdoors.  Did you know that ants also hibernate in the winter?   Once the spring spills out its warmth, their movement will gradually increase and the ants will resume their typical work schedule.

All of this means that pests are ready to become, well…pests again!  They will be crawling through Chicago area homes at a pace you have not seen since autumn.  Do you want to watch the migration or fight back?  A Complete Pest Solution has just that…the solution.  Give them a call to eliminate bugs from your castle at (630) 464-1542.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day 2019

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"The river, the beer, clothing, scrambled eggs, desserts—it all turns green in Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day. The festivities are everywhere—early morning barcrawls, Irish parades, brunches and more. Whether you choose to join in or avoid it, we’ll give you all the details on how the city will be affected."

Monday, March 4, 2019

Small Bug…Big Treat.

How much do you know about bark beetles?  Have you noticed thinning leaves, tiny holes in the trunks of ash trees and leafy shoots growing from their bases?  There are roughly 131 million ash trees in the State of Illinois.  What a feast for tiny beetles!  Initially, the culprits may look like tiny, innocent grasshoppers.

Despite their innocent appearance, the emerald ash borer, native to Asia, has already destroyed  20 million trees in nearby Midwest states and led to the quarantine of about 15,000 square miles of land since it was first identified in the United States early in this century, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

A Complete Pest Solution does not want you to imagine your property without trees!  That is what could happen if the emerald ash borer and other such tree destroyers are not checked at the curb before they destroy your trees.  A Complete Pest Solution is Chicagoland’s bug prevention and removal expert.  Give them a call at (630) 464-1542.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Insects of Illinois.

Here at the end of winter (optimistic thinking) it is a good time to revisit some of the “buggies” that will be making their presence known in Chicagoland come Spring.  How many different insects do you think are listed in the database for the state of Illinois?  How about OVER 600?  That’s right, and we know them all!

There are, for example, sphinx moths, sweat bees, the ambush bug, and don’t forget the good old American cockroach and the domestic bumble bee who will be visiting before you know it.  These few examples along with some of the other hundreds could be buzzing around your home or office in the year 2019.

If any of them do, please call us.  We are A Complete Pest Solution.  We have been eliminating insects from Chicagoland homes and offices for many, many years.  They are sure to be here sooner than later, and we want you to know we will be a phone call away if you need us to exterminate them.  Call us at A Complete Pest Solution (630) 464-1542. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Your Restaurant Should Cater to Two-Legged Patrons.

That’s the idea…isn’t it?  Invite in the humans while keeping out the multi-legged pests.  If you don’t pay attention 365 days a year you could lose customers!  A restaurant owner already has enough on his or her mind with regard to food preparation, keeping the books, supervising employees, etc.

Here are some of the top pests that can terrorize your restaurant –

1.  Mice…mice and rats love restaurants for obvious reasons
2.  Cockroaches.  They will outlive us all…just not in your place
3.  Flies.  Maybe not right now, but they will be around soon enough
4.  Pantry pests.  They demand ongoing pest control

As a restaurant owner you can’t afford to take ANYTHING for granted!  Year-round pest control is no exception.  Let’s get to know A Complete Pest Solution.  Please visit their website at acompletepestsolution.com and discover what they can do for your Chicagoland eating establishment.  Give Kurt a call at (630) 464-1542.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 2019 events calendar for Chicago

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"Dig into January events in Chicago with our calendar of the best things to do, including picks from theater, art and music."

Monday, January 14, 2019

Hey…You’re a Termite!

What do termites look like?  Most of us never see them.  These ravenous creatures have been munching away on wood for more than 250 million years, long before people started building their homes from trees.  Don’t confuse flying ants with termites because they do have a similar look, but the damage that they do is very different.

What are some signs that your Chicagoland home may have a termite infestation –

1.  Sawdust near windows and door frames
2.  Mud tubes connecting the nest to the base of your house
3.  Wings that have shed
4.  The wood sounds hollow when you tap on it
5.  Wood that looks water damaged, but has not been exposed to liquid

Make no mistake about it…termites look for a warm place to live this time of year and your home is potentially one of them!  When you see any of the signs that termites may have taken nest in your home call the Chicagoland termite control experts A Complete Pest Solution.  For all of your pest control needs this year just call (630) 464-1542.