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!