Wednesday, December 14, 2016

‘Tis the Season to Be Pest Free.

Isn’t it always the season to be free of pests in Chicagoland?  Did you think that they all flew to Miami for the winter?  Some of them may be dormant, but trust and believe they will be back with great hunger and purpose in 2017.  Just as you budget for many other things in your personal and business life pest control should be on that list.

You should have year-round protection from unwanted guests that invade your home or office.  No…not Aunt Martha and her annual fruitcake!  You’ll just have to deal with that one.  What you are looking for is quarterly protection against invaders such as mice, cockroaches, ants, spiders, etc.  Peace on earth…and in your home.

Throughout 2017, whether it is an emergency or just good old-fashion pre-planning you can always count on A Complete Pest Solution.  Kurt and his team will be there for preventative and spur-of-the-moment pest control.  They have been your Chicagoland pest solution for a long time.  Happy holidays from Kurt and all of the people at A Complete Pest Solution serving Chicagoland at (630) 464-1542

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Commercial Pest Control in 2017.

As you plan your business budget for the upcoming year do not forget to include pest control.  You will need to keep the beasts out 12 months a not the difficult customers.  The truth is your business may have problems with bugs, mice, bees, and even birds.  If you own a restaurant your very survival depends on a “clean slate”.

Commercial pest control is different from home protection in that it is vitally important to keep the area bug free ALL of the time.  You can’t explain to a freaked out diner why she just saw a mouse run across the floor.  If you have a professional troubleshoot the potential problem on a monthly basis you will not have to do damage control later.

Never let a customer see a rodent or bug in your Chicagoland business.  Call a professional in December to help avoid that fate.  The right man for the job is Kurt Spurgeon, the owner of A Complete Pest Solution.  He is your Chicagoland year round commercial pest control expert.  Call Kurt before your business becomes a 2017 hangout for unwanted pests at (630) 464-1542.  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Do I Need Pest Control in the Winter?

Winter is about to hit with full force.  Did you think that every creepy, crawly thing was just going to “head south of the winter”?  These pests are not birds.  Make no mistake about it, they are still around invading your home and your business.  Mice and other creatures are looking for a warm, secure place to spend the next 4 months.

We would like to remind you about a couple of things you may not have considered.  Since many pests live on branches and leaves you want to keep these objects off of your home or office.  Fallen leaves and branches should be kept several feet away from actually touching your building.  Look for any drafts or leaks.  Those are pathways for pests.

If you see a bug or spider or mouse around your Chicagoland home or business call a professional immediately.  The right man for the job is Kurt Spurgeon.  As the owner of A Complete Pest Solution he is your Chicagoland year around pest control expert.  Call Kurt before your home becomes a winter haven for unwanted pests at (630) 464-1542.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

There’s a Spider in my House.

I doubt that anyone thinks that spiders are a decorative addition to your home.  Maybe the exotic ones in terrariums are the exception to the rule.  Creepy, crawly, arachnids hiding in the corners are not something you wish to tolerate!  As the weather gets colder they look for refuge.  Your home does not have to be their Chicagoland haven again this winter.

Females of some species are up to 2 or 3 inches in length.  If you care to know, their bodies are divided into two segments…the abdomen and the cephalothorax.  And no, just in case you were too embarrassed to ask, the common household spider does not have wings.  It cannot migrate through your castle unless it crawls from point A to point B.

The point of all this is that we can all handle one or two of them, but when you see them all over the place you need to call a professional to eradicate these creatures.  The right man for the job is Kurt Spurgeon.  As the owner of A Complete Pest Solution he is your Chicagoland spider removal expert.  Call Kurt at (630) 464-1542 before your home becomes a giant nest.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trick-or-treat Event Set in Downtown Aurora

A special trick-or-treat event will be held in downtown Aurora Saturday, October 29th.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Humans vs. Cockroaches.

They were here before we were and everybody agrees they will still be here long after we are extinct.  They are the seemingly indestructible cockroaches of the world.  If you have never seen a cockroach then you have never paid taxes.  Chicagoland is not an island and is subject to its share of these nasty, dirty, ubiquitous pests.

If you see even one cockroach I guarantee you that its relatives are not far behind.  These critters are communal…not loners!  Here is what they are doing right now as mid-autumn/winter approaches.  They are nesting in your home or business.  They don’t like Chicagoland’s harsh winters any more than we do and they are finding FOOD and shelter.

Would you like to rid your home or office free of cockroaches now and throughout the winter?  Of course you would.  That is why people have called A Complete Pest Solution for decades.  Kurt and his team are professional cockroach exterminators.  Call your pest control experts A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  We don’t need no stinkin’ cockroaches!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Don’t Share Your House with a Mouse.

Words to live by in Chicagoland I should say!  House mice are very easy to identify, not always so easy to eradicate.  In case you have just moved to the area or have tried to forget over the last year, house mice are gray or brown and between five and eight inches (including their nasty tails).  They weigh less than an ounce so, obviously they are NOT rats.

Here is the real problem…they breed like well, mice!  In the course of a year one female critter is capable of having 50 offspring or more.  You won’t have any trouble noting if you have a mouse infestation.  Look for droppings or finely shredded material that they use to build their nests.  Listen for sounds in the walls, especially at night as they are nocturnal.

At the very first sign of any rodent occupation of your home or business you need an expert to eliminate them.   The first and only call you will need to make is to A Complete Pest Solution.  Kurt will find the source and eliminate rats and mice where they enter your home.  Call your Chicagoland rodent removal experts A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  No mouse in this house!

Thursday, September 15, 2016


If you are not prepared, then be ready to jump on a chair!  What?  Well, if you don’t like the regular fall invasion of mice in Chicagoland then you had better be ready to cower from them or combat them.  It happens every Autumn…the rodents look for somewhere to hibernate during the upcoming colder Chicagoland months ahead.

Do you live near a field in the suburbs?  Whether you do or not those little “eeekers” will find their way into your home if you give them an invitation.  This is not like the bee and wasp problem you may have had this summer.  These creatures are dirty, nasty, and sometimes disease-ridden.  They need to be eliminated once and for all!

For complete eradication of rodents, you need to get to the source.  A Complete Pest Solution finds that source and eliminates rats and mice where they enter.  It takes a real pro with decades of experience to keep you pest free this fall.  Call your Chicagoland mouse removal experts -  A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  Besides, it hurts your throat to scream, “EEEEEK!!”

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Insects in Autumn.

Ah, the cooler temperatures, the trees are about to show off their true beauty, and a new invasion of pests!  What?! Autumn pests in Chicagoland?  That’s right, if you take a look around your home inside and out you will find a variety of insects that are coming indoors this fall.  What should you look for and how do you combat them?

Did you know that insects may actually communicate to other similar critters when they find a safe and secure nesting place from tumbling temperatures?  Warning - if you have vinyl siding around your house the bugs love to gather underneath it.  Any small crack or crevice is a welcome mat for some pest as well.  Also, check around your windows for any signs of infestation.

By no means is the end or summer the end of the insects.  It is most important to get them off of your home or building before they spread.  To protect your home or business against insects and other critters don’t just hope they will go away.  Immediately call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  We are Chicagoland’s insect pest control experts!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

END OF SUMMER! The Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling 2016

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SEPTEMBER 2nd - 5th
"The Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling is a family-friendly community festival which takes place over Labor Day Weekend in and around Downtwon Naperville and, for many, is a fun way to say farewell to summer! The Last Fling offers a wide variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy including: national and local musicians on two stages, Family Fun Land, a carnival, unique special events, a business expo and a few running events."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bee Gone Already.

Okay bumble bees - your time has come.  Summer is almost over, but many of you are hanging on to our Chicagoland warm weather.  It is time for you to be gone for winter and forever…on our property anyway.  How much do you know about this potentially harmful version of this type of bee?   It would not hurt to ask some specific questions about this insect.

1.  Does it produce honey?
2.  How long does their nest last?
3.  How do I keep bumble bees off of my property in the first place?

4.  What action should I take if I find what I believe to be one of their nests?
5.  How do I specifically identify said nest to be sure that is what it is?

All of these questions are easily answered by the good old internet.  What is not so simple, but is most important, is getting them off your property safely and completely.  At the first sign that these creatures have invaded your home or business don’t just hope they will go away.  Immediately call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  We are Chicagoland’s honey bee removal and control experts!

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Bald Faced Hornet.

It sounds like a new Batman villain doesn’t it?  What will the caped crusader do when Gotham is invaded by the Bald Faced Hornet?  Unfortunately, it is not the stuff of comic books.  For Chicagoland this insect is very real and VERY dangerous.  Would you be surprised if we told you that it may be the most dangerous wasp in our entire area?

Here is what to look for around your property.  If you see a large tear-drop looking nest and it is hanging from a tree or from an upper area of your home that is a pretty good sign.  These insects are black and white striped in nature.  And boy is there sting ever painful!  Not to alarm you too much, but their sting may even be life threatening.

We are not talking about just pests here.  It is one thing to have mice, or ants, or just bugs around your property.  You need to take a Bald Faced Hornet infestation very seriously.  If you believe that these creatures have invaded your home or business do not hesitate.  Immediately call A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.  We are Chicagoland’s bee and wasp experts!

Monday, July 18, 2016

What Forms a Wasp Nest?

It is really too bad that these creatures are so dangerous.  There homes are quite fascinating.  A wasp nest is an amazing piece of engineering.  The queen of the hive begins building a nest completely from scratch.  The nest will grow at a variable rate.  How much food she and her “workers” have available to them will affect the growth of their future home and your future nemesis.

Wasps do not swarm the way honey bees do.  They only swarm around the nest location when they fear that the nest is under attack.  When they find a food source they will return to the nest to “report” the location of the food.  As food sources run low wasps will turn to humans to find new ways of obtaining food from them which makes them a threat to our safety.
Before this happens head them off at the pass.  When a wasp nest forms on your property call Kurt.  Kurt Spurgeon at A Complete Pest Solution is your Chicagoland Bee and Wasp Elimination Expert.  You can count on his decades of expertise to eliminate your summertime infestation problem whether it is one-time or ongoing.  Give him a call today at (630) 464-1542.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Understanding Carpenter Bees.

First you need to know that carpenter bees are characterized as “large” or “small”.  It’s those large buggers who cause the most property damage in Illinois.  The large carpenter bees are two to three times larger than the small ones.  If you are inclined to look closely enough the males have yellow sections on their faces.  The general coloring of this species is not as vibrant as a bumble bee.

These summertime pests feed mostly on plants and nectar.  The problems arise when they begin to attack and consume doors, window sills, decks, and fences.  Their tastiest treats are pine, cypress, oak, and redwood among others.  Carpenter bees have 4 stages of life taking about two months before they reach adulthood.

They may be fun to look at, but the damage that they can do to your property could be profound. Take action by calling Kurt Spurgeon.  He owns A Complete Pest Solution a Chicagoland expert in eliminating carpenter bees.  At the first sign of any bee infestation call Kurt and find out what the buzz is all about at (630) 464-1542.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Don't Miss Naperville's Ribfest 2016!

Exchange Club of Naperville's Ribfest July 1- 4. Rib contest, entertainment, carnival rides, games, fireworks on the 4th. 12 Noon-10 pm Daily
Ribfest has raised over $14.5 million to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Two Types of Wasps.

You should know about the two types of wasps that may invade your Chicagoland home.  There is a social wasp and a solitary wasp.  The social wasps are hornets, yellow jackets, etc.  They usually have a larger population than those that we know as solitary wasps.  To spot a stinging wasp try to notice them at rest.  If they fold their wings length wise you have a stinger in your midst.

If you are trying to differentiate between a wasp and a bee know that wasps feed on other insects.  Bees, of course are living mostly on pollen or nectar.  Here is another tip…wasps tend to have bodies that are smooth while bees are generally quite hairy.  A hornet should be colored white and black while a wasp is bright yellow with patterns of black.

They may be pretty creatures when viewed from a distance or on TV, but no one wants them to terrorize their family.  Find out exactly what is invading your property and take action.  You can rely on Kurt Spurgeon.  He owns A Complete Pest Solution a Chicago area bee and wasp control exterminator.  Call Kurt today and find out what the buzz is all about at (630) 464-1542.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Protecting Yourself from Bees.

Here is the conundrum…bees are an important part of our agricultural system, but can also be dangerous pests.  Thousands of people in Chicagoland are allergic to bee stings.  You not only have to be careful from a health standpoint, but it just plain hurts a lot to be stung by your average bee.  So it is important to make the right decision in eradicating bees from your home or business.

Bee removal is a delicate process that requires a professional touch.  Most of us can’t tell a carpenter bee from a bumble bee, but getting rid of them requires a different approach.  Bumble bees are ruled by the Queen (Just like in your household!)  Carpenter bees do not have the same social system and are not as vital ecologically as their cousins the bumble bees.

Knowing how to eliminate either from your environment is NOT your job.  You don’t just go out and buy a can of spray and call it a day.  You call the bee and wasp control experts of Chicagoland - A Complete Pest Solution.  Let Kurt get stung, not you and your kids!  Call A Complete Pest Solution today to control that bee problem at (630) 464-1542.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Don't Miss Ribfest Chicago 2016

Music, BBQ, Chicago and summer fun doesn’t get any better than Ribfest Chicago. 
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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 5 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Noon to 10 pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Noon to 10 pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Getting Rid of Wasps in Chicagoland.

Before you push the panic button make sure what you are trying to eliminate.  Bees are an important part of our ecosystem and are disappearing at alarming rates.  One of the first things that should be done is to determine what you are actually dealing with.  Is this a bee problem, a wasp infestation, or some other flying creature invading your environment?

Your safety is the primary concern here.  Not just your own, but that of anyone who visits and, of course your defenseless pets.  Remain calm and don’t try home remedies you may have read about on the internet.  That could be VERY dangerous to everyone’s safety.  This is no time to be a hero because there is time to bring in a professional.

Pick up the phone and call Kurt.  He is the owner of one of Chicagoland’s premier bee and wasp exterminator companies.  As quickly as possible he will assess the nature of the infestation and will have a treatment program to eliminate those pests both now and in the future.  Call anytime 24/7 for A Complete Pest Solution eliminating pests from your home or business at (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Ants are Coming…the Ants are Coming!

Those pesky little critters.  They have enormous strength and an ever greater desire to congregate in groups.  One or two here and there are easily controlled, but as we know in Chicagoland when one or two show up there are thousands more on their way.  To eliminate them from your home or office you need to get to the root of the colony.

Let’s list some of the ants that are ready to invade now that spring has sprung and the Cubbies are on their way to a World Championship…
1.)        Pharaoh ants
2.)        Pavement ants
3.)        Little black ants
4.)        And…the dreaded pest the carpenter ant…among a few others.

It takes a trained professional exterminator to eliminate the ant problem from your castle.  A Complete Pest Solution is your Chicagoland ant exterminator.  For decades the pros at A Complete Pest Solution have been controlling the area’s never ending seasonal ant problem.  Don’t allow the situation to get out of hand.  Call them today at (630) 464-1542.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't miss First Friday's Fun in Downtown Aurora

First Friday's in Downtown Aurora
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Food Trucks, Live Music, A Pop Up Shop. All on May 6 at First Fridays in Downtown Aurora!

"Before summer officially kicks off, First Fridays is throwing a party that is going to set the bar high.  On May 6, the monthly celebration of downtown culture adds a block party with food trucks and live music, and the Pop Up Shop returns." 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring Pest Control in Chicagoland.

The pests of Chicagoland (the bug ones) are emerging from a long winter’s nap.  It is time to start staving off the eventual invasion that will be a part of the next 6 months.  Pest prevention begins with diligence around your own property.  The first wave of invaders may be ants.  Later on wasps and bees will build their nests and finally the rodents arrive.

Make sure that cracks on the outside of your home are sealed.  Repair any loose areas around doors and windows.  Keep your trees and shrubs trimmed so that they don’t make contact with your home.  Repair any roof shingles.  Eliminate any and all areas of standing water.  Do not leave your dog and cat food dishes lying around.

Above all, contact a licensed professional the moment that you suspect an infestation.  A Complete Pest Solution provides Chicagoland with preventative and emergency pest control.  We will protect your home against cockroaches, ants, spiders, bees, wasps, and other vermin that have their antennae out for your home.  Call Kurt today at (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Home Pest Protection in Chicago.

So - we made it through another winter.  Overall, this was not nearly as bad as the last one was it?  You know what that means, right?  A more mild winter could mean more bugs in Chicagoland sooner.  Oh boy, here we go again.  Of course you can wait for the infestation to occur or you can become proactive.  You make the call.

Ants, bees, wasps, and eventually rodents wait for no man.  Have you ever considered year round pest protection for your home?  An ounce of prevention against pests could certainly make your life more worry-free over the next 6 months.  You want to be sure up front just what you are getting with preventative coverage.

A Complete Pest Solution provides Chicagoans that peace of mind year round.  You will get low cost quarterly protection instead of that emergency bill you could be faced with later.  We will protect your domicile against cockroaches, ants, spiders, bees, wasps, and many other unwanted visitors.  Call Kurt today and get a quarterly control estimate at (630) 464-1542.

Monday, March 21, 2016

6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt!!

SATURDAY, March 26 at 9:00AM

The Egg Hunt will be open to all Children between the ages of 0-12 at the cost of $3/1 child; $5/2 Children; $8/3 Children; $10/4 Children
All children hunt for eggs in their age group and an Award will be given to one hunter in each group who finds the “Golden Egg.”


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Combating the Occasional Pest in Chicagoland.

Now that Spring has sprung (the calendar says so anyway) you might be well advised to think ahead about the occasional pests that invade Chicagoland during the upcoming months.  People who plan ahead with their pest control needs are not doomed to mid-summer emergencies later on when a great pest control expert is already very busy.

If you think that every pest is on your schedule, think again.  Such vermines as spiders, boxelders, silver fish, pill bugs, sowbugs, millipedes, centipedes, and many other pests aren’t on a time clock.  They show up unexpectedly throughout the warm weather months.  These occasional invaders could disappear forever if you think ahead.

Chicagoland pest control expert A Complete Pest Solution has the solution once again.  By providing quarterly service on your home or business they can control these nasty part-time visitors that really disrupt your life when they show up.  Get a head start and call the best exterminator for all of your pest prevention needs.  It’s A Complete Pest Solution at (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Let’s Examine Bed Bugs in Chicagoland.

It’s that ubiquitous pest Cimex Lectularius.  We know it better as the common bed bug.  This gross insect is omnipresent in Chicagoland.  Year in and year out Chicago has been named one of the top cities in America for bed bug infestation.  What can we do to prevent and deal with Hannibal Lectalarius?

Bed bugs can live up to a year with one single feeding of human blood!  They hide everywhere such as cracks, crevices, clothing, furniture, or anywhere else that it is hard to see.  Fully grown bed bugs are about the same size as an apple seed, so you will know when you lay your eyes on one.  Be especially aware of used furniture.  Save up for something knew and try to avoid someone else’s problem.

If you see a bedbug you can be sure there are hundreds more nearby.  You need to make one important call.  Chicago beg bug control experts A Complete Pest Solution will eliminate these nasty pests every day of the year.  Get to know the best exterminator for all of your pest prevention needs.  Give A Complete Pest Solution a call at (630) 464-1542.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Free Museum Days at Chicago's Best Museums

Free museum days at Chicago's best museums can save family outings from a hefty price tag - go out and ENJOY!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bugs and Pests in Chicagoland Restaurants.

If you own a dining establishment of any kind there are certain deal breakers that could cost you your clientele.  Badly prepared food is obvious.  Poor service is a killer.  Unclean restrooms is a red flag.  But the quickest way to get a bad reputation on the internet and social media is to have a bug or rodent sighting.  You may never recover from even one experience.

As a restaurateur you know in the back of your mind that this is a deal breaker.  You must get ahead of the problem before there is one.  Ongoing pest control is an absolute must no matter what the season.  Pests will gravitate toward good food just like you hope your 2-legged constituents do.

A regular pest control regimen is absolutely mandatory.  If you own a restaurant in most of Chicagoland you need to make one important call.  A Complete Pest Solution will control insects, rodents, and birds every day of the year.  Get to know the best exterminator for all of your restaurant’s pest prevention needs.  Give A Complete Pest Solution a call at (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Millipedes and Centipedes in Chicagoland Homes.

These nasty multi-leg creatures can appear in homes, restaurants, and offices at any time of the year.  Just because it is the dead of winter does not in any way mean that you cannot be invaded by bugs.  Millipedes do not have a thousand legs, however they do possess two legs per each segment of their body.  Most millipedes are slow moving and can excrete foul odors when they are disturbed.

Centipedes have flattened bodies and move much faster.  The house centipede is a well-known house dwelling predator that feeds on insects and spiders.  While most centipedes are too small to penetrate human skin it is important to know that they can inflict wounds similar to bee stings.  Both of these creatures may migrate in massive numbers into the comfort of your home or business.

There is really no time of year in Chicagoland when all pests can be ignored.  That’s when you call on the resources of A Complete Pest Solution.  We stand at the ready to help you control pests every day of the year.  Get to know the best exterminator for all of your pest control needs for both residential and commercial customers.  Give A Complete Pest Solution a call at (630) 464-1542.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Day is around the corner!

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Find restaurants with specials, set-menus and other Valentine's Day treats for the occasion.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs.

Winter weather is not only hard on us, but on the foliage on our property as well.  Since rabbits, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife have limited access to food sources they turn to your backyard for subsistence.  Rabbits in particular damage trees even to the extent of removing the bark from the trunk of that important part of your yard. 

A harsh winter may bring many pests to your property.  Some of them may be eliminated or at least discouraged by a proper method of pest control.  Obviously we are not talking about bugs this time of year, but destruction of your property and general nuisances come in all shapes and sizes.

If you have a pest problem in Chicagoland in mid to late winter call on the resources of A Complete Pest Solution.  We never hibernate!  We stand at the ready to help you control pests 365 days a year.  Meet your new exterminator for all of your pest control needs for both residential and commercial customers.  Give A Complete Pest Solution a call at (630) 464-1542.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Planning for Pest Control in 2016.

You have probably made your share of New Year’s resolutions.  Hopefully you are able to keep them all.  Somewhere on that list make room for pest control.  I know, right now it may be one of the furthest things from your mind considering that it’s the dead of winter in Chicagoland, but especially if you have moved since last summer pest control must be a consideration.

Of course you could wait and see what bugs, ants, bees, wasps, rodents and other critters may be lurking around your new residence.  Why would you wait until the infestation begins?  Procrastination now will just make the problem tougher to tackle when the weather warms up.  Look around your yard at trees and other foliage, especially if you are near open fields where the mice hang out.

We invite you to become familiar with A Complete Pest Solution.  They have been serving commercial and residential clients for many years throughout Chicagoland.  No matter the time of year they are a phone call away.  Get to know Kurt at A Complete Pest Solution by calling (630) 464-1542 today.