Friday, May 25, 2018

If I was a Carpenter…

It is the beginning of a famous old song, but in this case it signifies the beginning of ant season in Chicagoland.  Carpenter ants are one of the most common household pests in the Midwest.  While they are obviously a nuisance indoors, these ants damage wood by hollowing it out to make nesting space.

Carpenter ants are also the largest pest ants in the United States.  The most common in our area is the black carpenter ant.  To help you identify this pest the typical adult, known as a “worker” ant, is black, wingless and varies from ¼- to ½-inch in length.  To be certain, look for the carpenter ant’s smoothly rounded thorax.

They probably won’t go away forever without professional help.  In the Western Suburbs of Chicagoland and throughout our area that comes with a phone call to Kurt.  He is the owner of Chicagoland’s ant control experts A Complete Pest Solution.  At the first sign of carpenter ants in your home call Kurt at (630) 464-1542.

Rock the Yacht: Memorial Day Weekend Party Aboard the Spirit of Chicago

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"Why not celebrate Memorial Day weekend in Chicago with a party experience like no other? After all, it’s the long weekend and you have an extra day off and you deserve to celebrate it right. Set sail with us on our Chicago Memorial Day weekend cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago yacht!"

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

What are Paper Wasps?

It sure seems harmless, doesn’t it?  I mean, how threatening could a paper wasp be?  Well, let’s take a look.  Paper wasps gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems.  They mix this with their saliva to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.  Sometimes they are called umbrella wasps.

The nests of most true paper wasps are characterized by having open combs with cells for bringing up their young.  Unlike yellow jackets or hornets, they generally only attack if they themselves or their nest are threatened.  So, the choice is yours…keep your distance ALL of the time or get rid of them!

As to the second point, why not call A Complete Pest Solution.  They are Chicagoland’s paper wasp control professionals.  Since their sting can not only be painful, but dangerous for some people it is best to remove them from your environment.  Call Kurt at A Complete Pest Solution at the first sign of paper wasps at (630) 464-1542.

2018 Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Chicago

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"Mom has fed you so many times, so this Mother's Day, treat her to a special brunch."