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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Like any place in the country, Arlington Heights residents face infestations of wasps and bed bugs. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Our list of the top pest control companies in Arlington Heights can help you choose the right team to handle any pest problem, big or small.

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

Best 5 Arlington Heights Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,566 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsBed BugsSpidersBeesBeetlesTermitesBaitingPreventionWaspsMiceWildlifeGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesFleasMosquitosFumigation

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Lack of hidden fees
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 4,508 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceBeesFleasBed BugsSpidersGreen Pest ControlAntsGeneral Pest ControlFliesMothsMosquitosCockroachesWildlifeTermitesWaspsGarden Protection

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
101 N Hickory Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 630-757-7205 pointepestcontrol.net
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Aerex Pest Control

5/5
Based on 979 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsFleasMosquitosAntsMiceWasps

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Transparent pricing
  • No-cost inspections
4301 E Wilmette Ave, Rolling Meadows, IL 847-255-8888 aerex.com
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EcoShield Pest Solutions

5/5
Based on 2,476 customer reviews.

Services Offered

CockroachesGeneral Pest ControlSpidersWaspsTermitesFleasTicksPreventionBeesBed BugsAntsMosquitosMiceGreen Pest ControlGarden Protection

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
3339 N Ridge Rd #118, Arlington Heights, IL 630-242-2994 ecoshieldpest.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Chem-Wise Pest Management

User Reviews: 5/5 

350 Bennett Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Rose Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

270 Larkin Dr Suite A
Wheeling, IL 60090

Supreme Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

330 Melvin Dr Suite 1
Northbrook, IL 60062

Bugs Anonymous

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

225 W Devon Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

830 Seton Ct # 11
Wheeling, IL 60090

Quick Kill Exterminating Co

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1953 Johns Dr
Glenview, IL 60025

Clarke Mosquito Control and Management: Operations Center

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

159 N Garden Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

International Exterminator Co

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

100 S Lively Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Mosquito Joe of Chicago North

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6221 Park Ave
Morton Grove, IL 60053

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Facts about Arlington Heights
Average Max Temp:57°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:53%
Average Annual Snowfall:36.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.17"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$241

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The first step is choosing the right pest control company for the job. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you will also want to think about cost.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

    All pesticide applicators (and those that supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in the state of Illinois should be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These are not required, but can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification recognizes comprehensive and effective pest control methods that are safer for humans and the environment.

    There are certain professional organizations that a pest control company can belong to. Joining an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to education and resources, plus a professional network to compare best practices with. Belonging to one of these organizations is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in operation and what type of pests it specializes in exterminating. Local reviews can also give you some insight into a company's experience dealing with a certain type of pest. If you can't find this information online, you can try calling the company directly.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources that can be used to verify a company's legitimacy include the Better Business Bureau (BBB), social media, and local review sites. You can also confirm the status of a company's license through the Illinois licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is probably high on your list of priorities when hiring someone for pest control. Cost can be influenced by your location, the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

    Often, companies will offer free on-site estimates before starting work, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a company offers a satisfaction guarantees, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider. You might also prefer one that employes eco-friendly practices.

  • Safety

    All pesticides that will be used (except those that are classified as minimum-risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control expert should supply information on each pesticide they plan to use. They should be able to tell you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions they plan to take.

  • Treatment Methods

    It is now common for companies to begin with more eco-friendly treatment methods before using pesticides, following a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

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

Common Household Pests in Arlington Heights

In Arlington Heights, certain pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests can be found in most areas of Illinois. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
  • Termites: If termites get out of hand, the result could be hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites get into your house via nearby piles of mulch, firewood, or rotting wood.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer damp and dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you may notice droppings or things like chewed wires. You can often find mice in attics or in places where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Arlington Heights

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests come into your home looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests might seek out and eat food or trash that is left out. Some may also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also come into your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through places such as foundation cracks or broken screens.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your house. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Lastly, get rid of standing water in and around your home. Work to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

Any time you see signs of pests in your Arlington Heights home—such as nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should reach out to your local pest professional. If your home has had seasonal or recurrent infestations, we recommend reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Can pests come out after spraying for them?

You might think you're seeing a greater number of pests in your home in the days after pest control treatment. This can be due to living pests being flushed from their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests. If the amount of pest activity hasn't begun to decrease in a week or two following treatment, contact your Arlington Heights pest control professional to see if another treatment is required.

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