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.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Invasion is About to Begin.

Many wars have been decided because of a lack of that knowledge.  This year you will be armed and dangerous when the invasion begins.  Spring means more daylight and blooming flowers. The downside is that it may also mean unwelcome visitors in your home. As the temperatures begin to rise, many insects come out and take refuge in your house.

To properly prepare for the 2020 annual ant invasion wipe down counters, sweep floors, and clean up spills to reduce potential ant food sources and make baits more effective.  Vacuum thoroughly to eliminate crumbs, even tiny crumbs you can't see. And, above all store food in pest-proof containers.

Yes, they are about to arrive in Chicagoland as winter gives way to spring.  To prepare yourself for these and other multi-legged invaders keep this phone number handy (630) 464-1542.  That will get you in touch with one of Chicagoland’s best pest control companies…A Complete Pest Solution.  Prepare for the invasion!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mice are Rarely Nice.

Especially when you find them in your home in the dead of winter, they are NOT!  During the winter months, the last thing you probably think to worry about is mice.  A rodent or mouse infestation is probably way down on the list.  However, the fact is, during this cooler and less hospitable time of the year, mice and rodents can become a real problem.

Mice are just like other animals. They simply want to stay warm. They are looking for easy access to food and they want to find a place where they can hide away and be safe from predators…especially humans.  This means rodents like mice will do what they can to enter your home or building.

Whether it is a family dwelling or a commercial building in Chicagoland, mice are always unwelcomed guests at any time of the year.  Be diligent in all seasons and protect your environment from a mouse infestation by calling A Complete Pest Solution.  They are THE solution to any pest problems in Chicagoland.  Just call (630) 464-1542.

13 things to do for Valentine’s Day in Chicago

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"Whether you’re single or spending the day with your sweetheart, Valentine’s Day is a time to treat yourself to something special. Here are a few ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year in Chicago."


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Is Year Round Pest Control a Thing in Chicagoland.

You bet it is…or at least it should be!  If you own a home in the Chicago Suburbs you should be aware that Winter pest control is part of an ongoing pest plan that controls pests that are active in your home all winter and gets a head start on controlling multi-legged creatures come springtime.  Bugs are not birds…they don’t fly south for the winter.

Cold temperatures slow down bugs, that’s for sure.  If it gets too cold, they can die which drives them indoors especially if that place is inside the walls of your home.  The combination of cold weather and reduced resources is a one-two punch that keeps bugs mostly immobile through Chicagoland winters.  That is, of course, assuming they don’t find a nice warm place with food resources, like your kitchen!

Let’s face it, we hear from people mostly when the bugs have already arisen and are wreaking havoc on your home.  Let’s make a plan now to keep your home free of pests 12 months a year.  Call us at Complete Pest Solution serving the pest control needs of Chicagoland for decades.  That phone number is (630) 464-1542.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Your Business Plan Needs to Include Pest Control.

You should have 2020 vision when developing a business plan for the upcoming year.  One of the items that must be addressed is pest control.  If you own a business in Chicagoland just a few pests could change the way your customers (and employees) feel about you forever!  There is nothing to be gained by being penny wise and pound foolish.

Here are some things to ask your pest control company before you hire them –

1.  Identify your potentially worst pests.
2.  Obtain references.
3.  Ask the company to inspect your site.
4.  Review the solutions that they recommend.
5.  Have someone review the contract.

When all is said and done may we recommend a phone call to A Complete Pest Solution?  You can start by visiting them on the web at  Then give them a call at (630) 464-1542 and set the ball in motion while it is the dead of winter.  You’ll be glad you called one of Chicagoland’s best.  That’s A Complete Pest Solution.