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

Bolingbrook is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as mice or rats can turn your home from a sanctuary into a source of constant discomfort.

No matter the type of infestation you're facing, our guide to the best pest control companies in Bolingbrook can help you find the right pros to stop it.

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Best 5 Bolingbrook Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,129 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersFliesCockroachesBed BugsFleasBaitingTermitesPreventionWildlifeFumigationBeesWaspsBeetlesGeneral Pest ControlMiceMosquitosAnts

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
24119 W Riverwalk Ct Ste 143, Plainfield, IL 815-733-4120 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Mosquito Squad of Chicago

5/5
Based on 909 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosWildlifeGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlFliesPreventionFleasTicks

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Preventative pest control services
12305 New Ave, Lemont, IL 630-556-8315 mosquitosquad.com
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Greenix Pest Control

5/5
Based on 2,320 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MiceSilverfishGreen Pest ControlWaspsGeneral Pest ControlTicksTermitesMosquitosBeesBeetlesPreventionSpidersWildlifeFleasAntsCockroaches

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Reviews praise customer service
800 W 5th Ave Suite 101a, Naperville, IL 331-444-1332 greenixpc.com
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5
Based on 974 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesAntsWildlifeMothsPreventionSpidersTermitesWaspsMiceBeesGarden ProtectionMosquitosGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlFleasBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlCockroaches

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Punctual arrival
  • Reviews praise customer service
1723 Simms St Ste 203, Aurora, IL 630-445-0278 pointepestcontrol.net

More Local Pest Control Companies

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1755 Park St suite#200
Naperville, IL 60563

Plunkett's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

108 Brook Ct
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Tee Time Lawn Care, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

23736 W 119th St
Plainfield, IL 60585

EcoGuard Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1333 Burr Ridge Pkwy STE 200
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Anderson Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.3/5 

2818 Centre Cir
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Fox Pest Control - Glen Ellyn

User Reviews: 5/5 

350 Duane St # B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

501 Earl Rd Ste A
Shorewood, IL 60404

ProActive Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2600 Beverly Dr Suite 109
Aurora, IL 60502

Aptive Environmental

User Reviews: 5/5 

245 Roosevelt Rd Bldg 9
West Chicago, IL 60185

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Facts about Bolingbrook
Average Max Temp:58°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:28.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.18"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$249

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control company, you want to be sure to find the best one for you. In addition to a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews look like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to look at the cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

  • 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 application, licensure is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators (and their supervisors) in Illinois need to be licensed by all the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    A pest control company can optionally apply for additional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations in order to back up its standards and methods. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is granted to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more eco-friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain training standards for employees.

    Pest control companies can also become members of certain professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it receives access to education, resources, and a network of other pest experts with whom to compare treatment methods. This can offer extra peace of mind that a company is following industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Generally, a company provides information like its years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also inform you as to whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can contact a company representative directly to get your questions answered.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources you can use to check a company's reputation include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, you can check the status of a company's license via the Illinois licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Things like the type of pest being treated, your location, the size of your house, and other factors can all influence the cost of pest control.

    You can find out whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what kind of guarantees it has. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer an environmentally-conscious provider.

  • Safety

    All pesticides (except those that are classified as minimum-risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should provide you with information on each pesticide they will be using. They should inform you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

  • Treatment Methods

    Pest control companies looking to reduce their use of chemical pesticides often follow practices such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Using IPM involves a series of steps:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Bolingbrook

Some pests are more common than others. In Bolingbrook, common pests to be watchful for include the following:

  • Cockroaches: It's important to quickly stop a cockroach infestation, as they can bring in diseases like salmonella. Cockroaches are found in many places throughout Illinois, and they prefer wetter areas.
  • Wasps: Wasps can be very hard to rid yourself of, especially when you're trying to avoid being stung. They can often be found in spots like attics, roof overhangs, garages, and sheds.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Illinois and can lead to big problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations can be difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.
  • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Mice tend to frequent attics or areas where food is kept.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Bolingbrook

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your home looking for something, usually food, water, or shelter. Pests may be looking to eat food or trash left sitting out. Some might also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in one area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also enter your house looking for shelter and get in through places such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your home. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Second, 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 house. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

How often should I hire someone to do pest control?

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

How long does exterminator spray last?

Generally, pesticide application lasts approximately 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied inside or outside. Rain can wash away chemicals applied outdoors, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors.

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