Monday, December 14, 2015

Peace on Earth - Good Will to All.

This time of year we hope that pests are the last thing on your mind.  Okay, don’t take the easy way out and count little Johnny who comes to your house for Christmas dinner and runs around touching everything.  You know what we mean.  You are gathered together with family and friends and because of good old Chicagoland and its typical harsh winter we are not thinking about bugs and pests.

That time will come, of course.  We all want to get past this bout with cabin fever that is coming up.  What would you rather have…12 months of winter or a change of seasons when you have to combat ants and bees and wasps and mice?

For now, we want you to enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.  From our family at A Complete Pest Solution serving Chicagoland for decades, with the ultimate in pest control year around, to your family this season we wish you a happy and blessed holiday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Spectacular Celebration of the Season

ZooLights Presented By ComEd and PowerShares QQQ

Enjoy the brilliance of this fun, free, family-oriented holiday celebration, featuring luminous displays and holiday-season activities throughout zoo grounds.
Lincoln Park Zoo, 4:30–9 p.m.
Free - and don't miss the other Festive Activities taking place!

Happy Holidays! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Planning your 2016 Commercial Pest Control Budget.

It is time to plan for 2016.  Budgets are being written for businesses all over Chicagoland.  When you wrote up that New Year’s budget did you include pest control?  If you are a retail business such as a restaurant you better have thought about a monthly budget for keeping the pests away.  If you don’t you may be keeping the customers away!

An unwanted insect or cockroach in a restaurant could be a death knell for the future of that establishment.  And it could happen so easily where food is prepared no matter how diligent you are in the preparation of your menu.  The important thing is to have good pest control 12 months of the year BEFORE an emergency shuts you down and possibly ruins your reputation.

A Complete Pest Solution serves commercial and residential customers throughout Chicagoland.  They will completely rid your home or office of unwanted vermin any time of the year.  For a business owner you have no idea when that time may come.  Call Kurt at A Complete Pest Solution and get just what the name implies - (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Need for Winter Pest Control.

If you think you can take the next five months off worrying about pests in and around your home you may be making a big mistake.  There are a variety of things that home and business owners need to do.  Even if it is primarily to prepare for their reemergence in the spring.  An ounce of prevention now may avoid a pound of cure next year.

Please keep these two tips in mind.  Most pests live in branches and leaves.  While snow may cover up those things it still provides a cozy home for pests throughout the winter.  Make sure to keep fallen limbs and leaves several feet away from your home or building.  If there is a draft in your home, that becomes an entry point for bugs to enter and take up residence during the upcoming inclement winter months.

Your friends at A Complete Pest Solution want you to stay on your toes twelve months a year so that you can avoid an infestation in warmer weather.  A Complete Pest Solution serves Chicagoland throughout the year.  Isn’t that a comfort to know?  Keep their number handy whenever you need their service or advice (630) 464-1542.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Pest Control Year Around.

Do you think that just because winter is about to set in that all of those pests who inhabit Chicagoland have disappeared forever?  They are not migratory birds, so they take refuge where there is warmth and safety.  Now you might not notice a lot of rodent or insect activity, but just because we can’t see them doesn’t mean we should surrender our homes to them.

For instance, tree branches often provide the perfect entranceway to the upper level of your abode.  Chop away any branches that may be a pathway into your house.  And remember to cover chimneys and stove pipes with screens to prevent an unwanted home invasion.

Regardless of the extra precautions, there may be a need for a quality control solution to your wintertime pest problem.  That solution is A Complete Pest Solution.  For years we have been protecting homes and businesses in Chicagoland from unwanted rodents and insects.  Call A Complete Pest Solution anytime in ANY season at (630) 464-1542.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Seemingly Indestructible Cockroach

You have heard it before.  The cockroach has been around for millions of years and they will be here long after mankind is gone.  Sometimes they seem immortal.  That does NOT apply to YOUR home or office, however.  These nasty bugs can be controlled and eliminated from your area.  There are about 30 different species who are associated with human habitats. 

Trust me, these guys are not loaners.  If you see even one cockroach then expect to see many more.  The worst of it is they don’t disappear in the winter.  Instead they find shelter in your home or business.  When they hide in the walls they have a warm, safe place to breed and suddenly you have a roach infestation.

A Complete Pest Solution serving Chicagoland will completely rid your home or office of cockroaches and best of all assure that they will not return.  Do not try to eliminate them yourself!  You may kill some, but never get them all.  A Complete Pest Solution is always your best solution.  Call them today at (630) 464-1542.  Let cockroaches be someone else’s problem.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Beware of Rats as Well as Mice

In 2013 Chicago was named the #1 rat infested city in America!  That is a sobering statistic.  Even if you live in the more affluent suburbs, your home and especially your property - if you live in a populated - area are not immune.  Because the weather is about to change for the worst these nasty creatures seek shelter in the human infrastructure eating garbage and living in our buildings.

There is little or nothing cute about rats.  Besides being gross and disgusting they also are a health issue.  They not only carry their own diseases that can spread to humans, but they are a haven for insects who contract their diseases and then bite humans and pass them along.  Beware that pregnant women and children are particularly at risk.

Your Chicagoland pest control expert A Complete Pest Solution is standing by ready to help you in the fight against rats and mice.  Catch them and conquer the problem now before the hard freeze.  Call them immediately at (630) 464-1542 and get those dirty rats!

Monday, September 28, 2015


A Garden of Good...and Evil
October 24 & 25, 2015 -Saturday: 5:30 – 9 p.m & Sunday: 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Regenstein Center

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Different Types of Mice

Earlier this month we addressed the reappearance of the mouse in and around your home as the temperatures begin to drop.  Now let’s get to know three types of mice that you may see and want to eliminate from your home.

The Field Mouse or Deer Mouse.  Field mice rarely venture into inhabited buildings but in the winter months, they will enter sheds and other backyard structures where food may be stored.  Field mice may be a big threat to businesses who are engaged in agriculture. 

The House Mouse.  These little devils are active the year around, but you can be sure they will be seeking safe harbor in the winter months to come.  They usually live on the ground, but may climb and they love to eat grains and cereals.

The White-Footed Mouse.  These are not as common in Illinois, but look for a mouse with white feet and a belly to match.  They are about 4 inches long.

Whatever pesky rodent is invading your personal space call the pest control expert in Chicagoland.  A Complete Pest Solution is your best solution all year around.  Call Kurt today at (630) 464-1542.  Get the mouse out of the house!

Monday, September 14, 2015

All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear

Haunted village comes to Naper Settlement
Chill-seekers can explore All Hallows Eve: Village of Fear, which haunts 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 on the historic grounds of Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It’s Mouse Season!

Oh boy, here we go again.  In the fall the mice come out of nowhere to terrify us and disrupt our homes.  You’ve heard the term “field mouse”.  It is the term used to define a variety of mice found throughout the country including house mice.  As the name implies, they are common in fields, which is also true of many other mice species.

Mice are scavengers that will feed on any food available to them.  They are nocturnal in nature, and are very cautious venturing outside only after having fully assessed their surroundings.  Females are able to become pregnant every month. Baby field mice are born blind, bald and deaf. However, within several weeks, they will have reached maturity and begin mating.

A mouse in your home is NOT cute!  If you see one then you can be sure that many more are lurking about.  Keep this phone number handy this fall (630) 464-1542.  That is the phone number of A Complete Pest Solution serving Chicagoland with comprehensive pest control for many years.  Eliminate Mickey and his friends today!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Naperville Jaycees - Last Fling 2015, Labor Day Weekend!

Naperville Jaycees - Last Fling 2015

September 4th - 7th
The Last Fling has great special events for everyone of all ages to participate!
Come out and join the fun!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It’s Stink Bug Season.

Welcome to stink bug season!  Sounds like fun doesn’t it?  Stink bugs are from the genus known as Hemiptera.  They are creatures equipped with piercing capability from their mouths and have straight antennae. The adult brown stink bug is about 1 inch in length and its body is nearly as wide as it is long.  You will also notice a brown color in the adult stink bug.

Most stink bugs are real pests to fruits and vegetables so they are undoubtedly attacking the garden on which you have worked so hard.  To feed off of fruit the stink bug pierces the skin and sucks out the juice.  Not only are the stink bugs that we see in Chicagoland a pest in our gardens, but they are a nuisance in our homes as well.  In late summer they begin seeking shelter indoors for the winter.

Now is the time to rid yourself of these nasty creatures.  You need an expert to come to your home or office to make sure that the stink bug is not setting up a “winter retreat”.  Call A Complete Pest Solution today at (630) 464-1542.  They have been serving Chicagoland year round for many years and for many years to come.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What Floats Your Cardboard Boat Race

What Floats Your Cardboard Boat Race
| Saturday Aug 15, 2015
This 13th annual race challenges organizations, families and individuals to create an unsinkable cardboard boat to race on Mastodon Lake in one of several heats.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Beware the Box Elder Bug.

Box elder bugs are common pests over much of the United States. Adults are about 1/2 inch long. They are bright red or black with narrow reddish lines on the back.  Box elder bugs mainly feed by sucking juices from the box elder tree, however sometimes they are found inhabiting other plants.

Surprisingly they do very little damage to the trees they attack, but at certain times of the year they can become a nuisance. We have seen box elders dominate a property covering windows, getting into your clothes and your hair.

When box elder bugs build up to large populations and invade a home they are usually pests only by their presence, although their piercing-sucking mouthparts can sometimes puncture skin, causing slight irritation. Once box elder bugs have become established in the home, there aren't a lot of treatment options. There are not a lot of recommended chemical measures at this point.

It is important to call an expert to exterminate these summer pests.  A Complete Pest Solution has been that very solution for Chicagoland for many years.  Eliminate box elder bugs TODAY!  Call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2015 DuPage County Fair

2015 DuPage County Fair
The DuPage County Fair will open Wednesday, July 22, 2015 and run through Sunday, July, 26, 2015. Adult admission is $10 per person, children, ages 3-12, are $4 per person and children 2 and under are free. Parking is free! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Removing Bees and Wasps.

Did you know that up to 100 people die as a result of a bee or wasp sting each year? This is mostly because of an adverse allergic reaction they have to the venom that is released as part of the sting attack.  In this discussion we will become more familiar with bees.

There are 3 types of bees that are of importance… The bumble bee which is up to one inch long and has yellow and black stripes.  The carpenter bee, which looks like a bumble bee but it has a completely black and smooth abdomen.  The male’s face is yellow and the female’s face is black.  And then there is the honey bee, which is about a half-inch long and covered in fuzz.

Next time we will meet the wasp and learn more about this potentially dangerous creature.  For now, at the first sign of a bee, wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket infestation, immediately call A Complete Pest Solution.  They have been eliminating summertime pests in Chicagoland for decades.  Call them today at (630) 464-1542.  You and your family should be the only ones buzzing around your home!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer Celebration 2015

Summer Celebration 2015

July 16-19, 2015 
Vernon Hill's Summer Celebration is one of the largest FREE family festivals in Lake County. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Pest Control in Chicagoland...Win the Battle!

Let’s talk about the four main pests that you may go to battle with this summer. - and most important, how A Complete Pest Solution is on the front lines of these battles to help you win the war.

Insects… They provide singular and quarterly service so that you can plan ahead for these nasty bugs.  They eliminate and prevent such pests as silverfish, earwigs, spiders, boxelder and chinch bugs, Asian ladybird beetles, sowbugs, pill bugs, millipedes, centipedes and other pests.

Rodents…A Complete Pest Solution provides effective and affordable elimination of these dirty, nasty creatures.  They go to the source and eliminate rat and mouse entry as well as eliminating the rodents.

Bees and Wasps…Whether you need one-time or season-long preventative service for bees, wasps, yellow-jackets and hornets you can count on their expertise…guaranteed!

Ants…Always a problem for nearly everyone in the area.  They are experts at the elimination and prevention of all kinds of ants, including Pavement and Carpenter ants.  They can find and eliminate the sources of ants in your home and they do it with environmental consciousness and safety in mind.

Your best friends this summer may be A Complete Pest Solution, serving Chicagoland proudly and effectively for decades.  Call them today at (630) 464-1542.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lisle Eyes to the Skies
Dates for this year’s popular hot air balloon festival is July 2 - 4, 2015.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Complete Pest Solution for this summer.

What traits are you looking for in a great pest control business?  A Complete Pest Solution serving greater Chicagoland provides affordable and environmentally conscious control of the area’s most notorious pests.  They serve homeowners, Industry and Commercial Customers in the Chicagoland area. They are headed by a graduate entomologist and have the expertise needed to solve your pest issues in a safe and conclusive way this summer.

What does this mean for you and your family and/or your business? It means, they will do the job the right way the first time always considering safety first. Don't trust a pest control service that doesn't honor their word. They honor theirs so much, they put it in their name. A Complete Pest Solution. Not half, not a quarter, but a whole. That's the only solution for destructive pests this summer.

Don't pay an inferior pest control service that comes out with dangerous chemicals and questionable employees. A Complete Pest Solution will show up promptly with courtesy and professionalism. They will make you aware of what they find and what they will do to solve it.  Call them today at (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Doctor: Dying son gives mom 'the gift of life'

Ants in Chicagoland

Ants, as you probably know, live in colonies which makes them very difficult to eliminate since they all work for the good of the community.  Remember that every ant that you see represents far more of them below the surface.  Obviously, killing only the visible ants is a temporary and incomplete solution as others will be following unless they are entirely eliminated. 

In order to completely eliminate these pests you need a trained professional such as A Complete Pest Solution serving the Chicago area for all of your pest control needs.  You are not looking for a temporary solution, but rather a complete solution to your ant problem.  Proper identification of the particular ant is extremely important before the extermination can begin.  We also must determine if the ant problem is one of invasion OR is there a huge colony inside of the structure.

Whether your home or business or both has an ant problem make sure that you nip it in the bud at the very first sign.  Better yet, if you have a business why not call A Complete Pest Solution today at (630) 464-1542.  Ant control and elimination should not be left to the bottom of your shoe.  Call the Chicagoland professionals at A Complete Pest Solution managed by a resident entomologist.  They take appointments any time day or night.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Are You Ready for Summer Pests?

At least we have had a taste of warmer weather and summer is on its way. With summer comes A Complete Pest Solution’s busiest time of the year. The summer months bring with it locusts, bees, wasps, and so much more.  It hasn’t been that long…you remember. There are so many destructive pests with evil intentions. They will soon be making a full on assault on your home and your property and will not rest until they have done all of the damage that they can.

What can you do to prepare for the invasion?  You can call us. A Complete Pest Solution. We are quipped to take on an invading army of pests and destroy them. We will not only rid your home or business of the unwanted intruders but we will ensure they don't return. And best of all we take appointments 24 hours a day, so we are never too busy to help you with your problem.

Summer rains and summer heat both cause pests to seek refuge in dry, cool places such as your home or business. Bees, wasps, termites and ants don't announce their return ahead of time. They suddenly show up and bring many of their friends and family with them.  Unless you stop them in the beginning they will plan on staying indefinitely. Lucky for you, we have a solution... A Complete Pest Solution serving greater Chicagoland.

Call us today if bugs are bugging you at (630) 464-1542 or visit our website at

Monday, May 4, 2015

Here Come the Bugs…Here Come the Bugs.

No it’s not the Cubs.  They arrived in April and most people in Chicagoland welcomed their return.  Now it is May and here come the bugs.  Did you know that there are a total of 278 Illinois bugs that are listed in the insect identification database…that’s 278 different pesky insects!

These insects each have their own destructive and pesky nature.  They range from the Acorn Weevil to the Yellow Jacket and all points in between.  Did you know that the triangulate cob web spider hides in dark corners of rooms in your home?  How about the Stag Beetle?  They are located east of the Mississippi and are noted for their large size and ferocious appearance.  Of course there is always your famous small house fly that lays its eggs in animal and human feces.

A Complete Pest Solution of Chicago knows about all of the 278 Illinois insects as well as other pests who will be emerging with the warmer weather.  Best of all they know how to eliminate them from your property.  Have their phone number handy (630) 464-1542.  Trust me, chances are you will need it at some point this summer.  The Chicago area deserves a great summer after that awful winter.  Don’t let bugs intrude on your summer fun.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Information About Carpenter Ants in Chicago.

Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in the United States, ranging from 3.4 to 13 mm long. The most common color is black, but some species have reddish or yellowish coloration. Workers have large mandibles.  Carpenter ants are not that picky they live both outdoors and indoors mostly in hollow wood. They form their nests in the wood to provide passageways for movement from section to section of the nest. This activity produces wood shavings mixed with parts of dead ants which provides clues to nesting locations.

Carpenter ants are NOT termites.  They do not feed off of wood, but rather eat people food that falls to the ground and they even feed off other insects!  Queen lays 9 to 16 eggs the first year and may live up to 25 years. Eggs complete their life cycle in about 6 to 12 weeks.  In addition to noticing wood shavings the final sign may be the “rustling” sound sometimes heard as the ants go about their activity in the home’s wood.

In controlling an infestation of carpenter ants, it is necessary to first find the nest. Once found, it can be removed or treated chemically. All moisture conditions that the ants found conducive must be corrected.  If treated early, carpenter ants are seldom responsible for serious structural damage to houses and buildings.  Do not wait for ants to gain a foothold in your home this year.  Contact A Complete Pest Solution serving Chicago’s western suburbs at (630) 464-1542.  There is only one type of “ant” that you want visiting this year and that’s your mother or father’s sister!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Bitter Cold Winter Does Not Kill Off All The Bugs.

It is wishful thinking to believe that we in Chicago have been spared any bug infestation in 2015 because of the unusually harsh winter.  The truth is, bugs have an uncanny ability to survive (at least enough of them) to wreak havoc in the spring.

You would think that carpenter ants, termites, and beetles would just go away already and head south.  Many of these pests burrow into the bark of trees during the winter and find a way to survive until the weather moderates.  Bugs do something called “supercooling”.  They will actually purge all of their stomach contents that could potentially freeze.

In the final analysis an excellent pest control company can win the battle of the bugs.  There is no better in Chicago’s western suburbs than A Complete Pest Solution.  Before the infestation begins call them at (630) 464-1542 or visit them on the web at

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Battling Boxelder Bugs!

Boxelder bugs are one of the most common and widely distributed household pests in the Chicagoland area. These distinct red and black bugs are a nuisance to homeowners because they often gather in large numbers on the sides of buildings and on nearby ornamental plants and trees.

They enter homes through:
              open doors
              open windows
              through cracks around sills
              bellow siding

Do you have a boxelder tree in your yard?

These insects are hardy and can migrate great distances. It may not be practical to remove the trees in order to reduce their population for Boxelder bug control.

During spring Boxelder bugs can be seen emerging from hibernation sites. Females begin to lay eggs during April and May, depositing them around host trees. The development from egg to adult takes about 60 days.

Boxelder bugs have spent the winter in such places as:
              wall voids
              crawl spaces

Get a handle on this season’s boxelder infestation.  Call A Complete Pest Solution your western suburban bug exterminator at (630) 464-1542 today.  Boxelder Bugs BE GONE!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bed Bug Infestation in Chicago

It's a distinction no city wants near its name: Number One In Bedbugs. The dubious honor goes to Chicago, which crept passed Cincinnati on an annual listing of cities with the most treatments for bed bug infestations.

One of the ways to combat the increase in the bed bug population is to be cautious when you travel. Bed bugs hide out in places other than the bedroom, including kitchens, bathrooms, movie theaters and airplanes.  The Chicago Tribune reports that cleanliness is not a factor in bed bug infestations, though clutter is.  Reduce clutter in your home to reduce hiding places for bed bugs.  Also vacuum frequently to remove any suspected hitchhikers.  These tiny pests are roughly the size of an apple seed when fully grown and are not easy to see.

If you have evidence of bed bugs in your home do not be ashamed.  Take action.  Call your Western Suburban bed bug exterminator, A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  Bed bugs BE GONE!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How Does Global Warming Increase Bug Infestation?

In recent years there has been an increase in the rate of bug bite related infections.  Ticks tend to show up earlier each year and stay later.  As a result, the number of cases of Lyme disease has doubled in recent years.  In each of the past two years, Illinois saw record-setting spikes in the number of reported Lyme disease cases, topping 200 new diagnoses last year alone.

Over the past 20 years or so, studies show ticks that carry the disease have become increasingly common in Illinois. In Lake County, the first black-legged tick that carried the bacteria was found in 2006.  Now, according to the County Health Department, 40 percent of ticks tested there carry the pathogen.

Pest control in suburban Chicago is a must.  Everything from mice to bees and all things in between may invade your personal space.  It is important to become familiar with the services of A Complete Pest Solution serving the western suburbs of Chicagoland.  Call them at (630) 464-1542 or visit their website at

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Indoor Pests Hang Out In Your Home in the Winter.

In February many houseplants might show signs of stress caused by light deprivation, overwatering, insufficient humidity, and overheated indoor air. Stressed plants are more likely to develop insect and disease problems, so monitor your plants for early signs of trouble. New houseplants or gift plants may also harbor pests, and these plants should be isolated before joining other plants in your indoor garden. Pests to look out for include:

Fungus gnats — The adult black gnats fly around the plant but do no damage. The immature larvae in the moist soil can chew plant roots. They are often a problem in overwatered plants or overly moist flats of seedlings.

Moth Flies- These flies look like 1/4 inch long black moths and are found in areas near floor drains.  Often in basements, commercial bathrooms, utility rooms etc. that have floor drains.  They breed in the detritus at the water line in the drain and emerge when the drain gets dry.  These are eliminated by drain treatments.

All of this reminds us that soon you will need pest control in your Chicagoland home.  A Complete Pest Solution serving the western suburbs of Chicago will be there when you need them.  Call them to arrange for pest control in 2015 at (630) 464-1542. Get a jump on the critter invasion this year.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Eliminate the Occasional Pest Invaders This Year.

Living in Chicagoland you know about the key pests that you can expect to invade your home throughout the year.  Maybe you deal with mice in the fall, or bees and wasps in the spring and summer, and ants in the hot weather.

What about the occasional invader?  These include pests such as silverfish, earwigs, spiders, boxelder and chinch bugs, millipedes, centipedes, and many other pests.  When you think about it your home is a haven from the harsh outdoors for hundreds of different unwanted guests.

A Complete Pest Solution proudly serving western suburban Chicago provides single as well as quarterly service for the prevention and elimination of such pests.  It will give you such peace of mind to know that you are as living pest-free as possible in 2015.

Call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  You will find that they are as competitive and thorough as anyone in Chicagoland because they don’t have the same overhead as some of the larger chain exterminators.  Have a great bug-free 2015 from A Complete Pest Solution of Glendale Heights.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Planning for Pest Control in 2015 Should Begin NOW.

You know it is coming and A Complete Pest Solution knows it too.  Those nasty critters may be dormant now, but they will be out in full force later this year.  Why would you wait to be infested with bees, wasps, mice and other vermin and have a huge problem to deal with rather than prevent one from ever occurring?

A Complete Pest Solution, serving the western suburbs of Chicagoland, can set you up on a quarterly home inspection and maintenance plan for as little as $25 a month if you act now.  The peace of mind alone is worth 10 times that!  They will inspect and eliminate all types of pests before they have an opportunity to take residence in your home and disrupt your life.

Don’t wait until Spring to make this important decision.  Call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542 today.  We will be on the scene each quarter of 2015 to prevent pests from taking a foothold.  Have a Happy and Pest-Free New Year.