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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Many Algonquin homeowners worry about damaging critters such as wasps and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter the nature of the infestation you're facing, our guide to the top pest control companies in Algonquin can help you find the right pros to tackle it.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
4.8
  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Best 5 Algonquin Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,566 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsWaspsMosquitosBaitingBed BugsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlSpidersCockroachesBeetlesBeesFumigationWildlifePreventionFleasMice

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspections
1095 Pingree Rd Ste 114, Crystal Lake, IL 815-687-7156 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,027 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MothsBeesPreventionGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlTermitesWildlifeBed BugsFleasAntsWaspsMosquitosMiceCockroachesSpidersGarden ProtectionFliesGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Timeliness of service
  • No-cost inspections
230 Florence St #1, Crystal Lake, IL 779-324-4110 pointepestcontrol.net
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Schopen Pest Solutions

4.7/5
Based on 111 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesBeetlesBed BugsMiceWaspsFleasPreventionMothsAntsBeesCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlTicksMosquitosSilverfishSpiders

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
1005 Front St, McHenry, IL 815-385-9511 schopenpest.com
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Turf Care Enterprises

4.6/5
Based on 81 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlFleasTicksMosquitosPreventionSpidersGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
8 Hillside Dr Ste A, Lake Barrington, IL 847-304-4144 turfcareonline.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Joshua's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2640 Corporate Pkwy
Algonquin, IL 60102

Skeeter Beater

User Reviews: 4.2/5 

24414 N Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

Aerex Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

4301 E Wilmette Ave
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Midwest Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

847 Randall Rd #164
Elgin, IL 60123

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

3339 N Ridge Rd #118
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

GreenShield pest control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

38w011 Sidney Ct
St. Charles, IL 60175

Mosquito Authority

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6n518 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Bugs Anonymous

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

225 W Devon Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

Anderson Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

237 Peterson Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048

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Facts about Algonquin
Average Max Temp:56°F
Average Min Temp:40°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:35.0"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.08"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$230

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

There are several things you can consider when selecting the right pest control company for you. You might consider a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

  • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

    While the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, licensing is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and those who supervise them) in Illinois should be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help prove that a pest control company is reputable. One example is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a company must prove that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Other various certifications can be earned through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

    Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. Membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to education and resources, and a professional network to compare best practices with. Membership in one of these organizations is not required, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at a company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what type of pests it specializes in exterminating. Online reviews can also provide some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you can't find this information online, you can try calling the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check a company's reputation using local review sites or social media as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with Illinois' licensing board to verify the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when picking a company for pest control services. Cost can be determined by factors like your location, the type of pest being treated, and the size of your house.

    You can look into whether a particular company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment might influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

    All pesticides that will be used (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to provide information on every pesticide they are using. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be taken.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are using options for more environmentally friendly pest control techniques before jumping into using harsh pesticides.

    One common method for making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Algonquin

Some pests are more common than others. In Algonquin, common pests to be wary of include the following:

  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests are found in most areas of Illinois. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Illinois, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be hard to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Algonquin

What causes pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests may come looking for food or trash left sitting out. Some could also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). Pests might also enter your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are several steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Next, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate standing water sites outside. Lastly, seal off possible pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

How often do I need to hire a pest control professional?

Generally, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests approximately once a year, more frequently if you have an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Do I need to worry about my pets during or after pest control?

Usually, it's a good idea to keep your pets away from treated areas during and for some time following application. Some pest control chemicals are non-toxic or have low toxicity, but as a general rule they should not be ingested by animals. Your pest control professional will tell you how far to keep pets out of treated areas, and for how long.

What should I do before pest control services?

Make sure to ask your pest professional if they want you to clean around your home. This can help them find, identify, and treat all pests present. However, some providers may want to see your house as-is.

If you are asked to clean, clear paper goods and trash out of affected areas, as some pests like to hide in these items. Also be sure to put all food away so that it does not get contaminated by pesticides. You may want to also remove any plants in the area to avoid chemical contamination. Finally, if needed, block off areas that you anticipate will be treated so that children and pets stay away until it is safe. If you're undergoing a more intensive process like fumigation, make sure you closely follow the instructions of your pest professional.

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