Thursday, May 14, 2020

Hit the Pavement and Get Out of My House.

You may have wanted to say that to certain humans, but you definitely want to convey that message to pavement ants in your Chicagoland home.  Pavement ants are one of the most common species in the U.S…so common, in fact, they are often not viewed as much of a nuisance…until they invade your world, that is!

Here are some of the characteristics of the pavement ant –

1.  They are about 1/8 to 1/16th inch long.
2.  They have grooves on their head and thorax.
3.  Their stinger is in their last abdominal segment.
4.  Queens have wings and are twice as large as the workers.

Now, the important information…how to get them out of your environment.  The answer, as usual, is A Complete Pest Solution specializing in the extermination of ants and other critters that invade Chicagoland in the summer.  If you have an ant problem, call A Complete Pest Solution immediately at (630) 464-1542.

Friday, May 1, 2020

How Many Legs Do These Things Have?

It’s not a question you want to be asking when you turn on your kitchen light.  If you're tired of being surprised by millipedes around your home, work to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back. The first thing you can do is make your home and yard much less attractive to these multi-legged creatures.

Here are a few things that you can do before calling for help –

1.  Stomp on them and squish them the second you see them…not easy for everybody.
2.  Vacuum up the remains.
3.  Spray indoor pest spray.

Yes, it’s a band-aid on a gaping wound!  The real solution is call a professional pest exterminator such as A Complete Pest Solution serving most of Chicagoland.  A Complete Pest Solution has been eliminating creepy crawlers once and for all for many years.  At the first sign of millipedes and centipedes in your Chicagoland home call them at (630) 464-1542.     

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes.

It’s an old song by Jim Stafford and it was a cute little ditty in its day, but no one in Chicagoland wants spiders to take over their castle.  They scare a lot of people and they are simply nasty visitors in your home.  The good news is that the vast majority of them are harmless to humans.  That does not make them any more desirable as tenants!

Here are some initial steps you may take at the first sign of spiders in your home –

1.  Clean things up thoroughly around your home.
2.  Seal any cracks that you find in the foundation.
3.  Get rid of vegetation that is growing against your house.
4.  Keep outdoor lights off as much as possible.
5.  Apply pesticide.

That last point is where A Complete Pest Solution comes in.  As the name implies, A Complete Pest Solution is the answer to eliminating those nasty spiders that invade Chicagoland homes from time to time.  When you’re tired of seeing spiders (or any multi-legged pest, for that matter) call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.    

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Eco-Friendly Pest Control.

We want to live on this planet for as long as possible.  In the past, pest control was found to be almost as dangerous to man as it was to bug.  Not these days, my friends!  Today we utilize eco-friendly solutions that focus on eliminating and preventing pests using an integrated pest management approach.

This goes far beyond the old approach of just spraying an insecticide and waiting for it to work.  It not only pertains to the environmentally safe products, but to the application of said products.  We know that anything less in this day and age is simply unacceptable! 

When you have a pest control problem around Chicagoland you know with complete confidence that we will rid your property of any nasty vermin while protecting the precious inhabitants that must live there day-to-day.  We are A Complete Pest Solution serving Chicagoland with pride and safety.  Just call us at (630) 464-1542. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I Would Rather Sleep Alone.

When it comes to bedbugs, you had better believe it!  Bedbugs are especially insidious in Chicagoland homes, hotels, and Airbnbs.   The very thought of this bug makes your skill crawl. Once you get bedbugs, they are super hard to get rid of.  If you never leave your home or get new furniture you could avoid them, but that’s not very practical

Here are some tips to avoid them –

1.  Wash clothes from trips to hotels or sleepovers immediately.
2.  Vacuum every day.
3.  Don’t let your clothes touch anything if you use a laundromat.
4.  Install a door sweep at your front and back doors.

No matter how diligent you are you may need an extermination expert to rid you of the problem.  In Chicagoland, that bedbug elimination professional is A Complete Pest Solution.  They are just what you think…Chicago’s complete pest solution.  For all of your pest control needs around Chicagoland just call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.   

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

10 things you might not have known about St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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"St. Patrick's Day is on March 17, but Chicagoans will kick things off this weekend with a slew of events and activities. From dyeing the river green to festivals and parades, Chicago is famous for its spirited celebration of Ireland's beloved patron saint. But behind all these festivities is a long history of traditions (and some secrets) surrounding the annual holiday" 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Boxelder Bombardment.

The annual invasion is nearly upon us.  Boxelder bugs will be re-awakening in your trees…and just about everywhere else.  For most of us in Chicagoland, the boxelder bug needs no introduction. This bug is about ½-inch long as an adult, black with three red lines on the thorax and diagonal red lines on each wing.

Here are some facts about this recurring pest –

1.  They are especially prevalent in early spring and the fall.
2.  It overwinters in homes or wherever it can find warmth.
3.  Removing female boxelder trees may be the best solution to freeing your property.
4.  Some laundry detergents will kill them when applied directly.

Are you ready to accomplish that last task to rid your land of boxelder bugs?  We didn’t think so!  Boxelder bugs will be here to stay throughout the spring unless you fight back by calling A Complete Pest Solution.  They are Chicagoland’s answer to complete pest control…especially boxelder bugs.  Call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.