A-Action Pest Control Provides Peace of Mind!

Having pest issues in your home can turn your family’s safe haven into an unsafe, uncomfortable environment. You don’t have to let this happen any longer. A-Action Pest Control is the local expert at ridding your home of ants, spiders, mice, roaches, or any other pest that might be disturbing your family’s comfort at home. We have the most highly trained professional, courteous technicians in the Northern Illinois area. We only use safe, effective methods to eliminate your pest problem without endangering your family or pets. Let us give you peace of mind, so you can spend your time enjoying your family. Call 847-838-5680.

  • Rodents, Mice, Bugs & Stinging Insects


    Our environmentally-responsible treatment systems are an approach to pest management that ensures pest elimination while focusing on safeguarding human health and the environment. A-Action Pest Control combines sound science and innovative technologies with integrated pest management (IPM) to provide you with cost-effective timely solutions that minimize adverse environmental effects.

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  • Insulation Services & Attic Clean Outs


    At A-Action Insulation we professionally install attic insulation, wall insulation, and floor insulation in your home, office, basement or garage. FREE Inspection. It’s a fact – properly insulating assets on any Commercial and Residential project saves money, helps protect the environment and increases functionality. Learn the true value of proper insulation - contact A-Action Insulation today!

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  • Wildlife Removal & Animal Control


    We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property for unwanted wildlife and provide humane trapping and relocation of nuisance animals. Our wildlife removal services include handling of: raccoons, opossum, squirrels, skunk removal, muskrats. Each home and nuisance animal have their own set of obstacles and challenges, but we continually rise to any challenge.

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The Keys to Winter Pest-Proofing – How to Keep the Warmth In and the Pests Out

Thank you to National Pest Management Association for reminding us why it is important to keep up with pest control in the winter months.

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One noticeable change in the outdoors as winter approaches is the absence of flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and bees. We associate these pests with summer and fall, a nuisance to outdoor activities, and are thankful that the colder weather brings relief from their stings and bites. But a lack of flying pests does not mean a lack of all pests during the winter.

Whereas mosquitoes and bees were flying overhead in the summer, mice, cockroaches, and spiders could be crawling underfoot during the winter. These pests are seeking shelter from the cold, and unfortunately our warm homes seem cozy to them too. It is important to take preventative measures to keep pests out because they can cause more hazards than just cobwebs in the corner. Rodents are known to carry diseases such as Salmonella and Hantavirus, certain spiders can bite, causing serious side effects, and cockroaches can be a trigger for asthma and allergies.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has several tips that every homeowner can use to help prevent these winter pests from gaining access to the home.

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to help prevent rodents from getting inside. Be sure to check the areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home. Mice and ants can make their nests in wood piles and easily gain access to your home if the pile is nearby.
  • Rodents can hide in clutter, so keep storage areas well organized, and store boxes off of the floor.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. Extra attention should be paid to kitchens and bathrooms as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations.
  • Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens in windows.
  • Screen vents to chimneys. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

Winter brings enough worry about home damage with wind, snow and frost. Following these tips will help reduce the likelihood of your home experiencing other seasonal problems due to pests. When winter pests are kept outdoors, your home becomes a healthier place to host holiday parties and spend time with family, and that is what the season should be all about.

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