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

Many Carpentersville homeowners are concerned about wasp and rat infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Carpentersville can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

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Best 5 Carpentersville Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,566 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionSpidersBed BugsAntsWildlifeTermitesBaitingFleasMiceCockroachesFumigationBeetlesBeesGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosWasps

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • 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

Bed BugsWaspsGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlGarden ProtectionAntsBeesFliesMosquitosPreventionSpidersWildlifeMiceTermitesMothsFleas

Highlights

  • Reliable appointment windows
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Proactive approach to pest control
230 Florence St #1, Crystal Lake, IL 779-324-4110 pointepestcontrol.net
Joshua's Pest Control Logo

Joshua's Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 1,382 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlSpidersWaspsBaitingPreventionTermitesFleasAntsSilverfishCockroachesTicksBeetlesGreen Pest ControlBeesMosquitosMice

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspections
  • Positive customer service reviews
2640 Corporate Pkwy, Algonquin, IL 872-813-5445 joshuaspestcontrol.com
Turf Care Enterprises, Inc. Logo

Turf Care Enterprises

4.6/5
Based on 81 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionGreen Pest ControlTicksSpidersFleasMosquitosGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
8 Hillside Dr Ste A, Lake Barrington, IL 847-304-4144 turfcareonline.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Midwest Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

847 Randall Rd #164
Elgin, IL 60123

Aerex Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

4301 E Wilmette Ave
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Mosquito Authority

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6n518 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

GreenShield pest control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

38w011 Sidney Ct
St. Charles, IL 60175

Bugs Anonymous

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

225 W Devon Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

3339 N Ridge Rd #118
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Clarke Mosquito Control and Management: Operations Center

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

159 N Garden Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

Skeeter Beater

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

24414 N Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

Chem-Wise Pest Management

User Reviews: 5/5 

350 Bennett Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Average Max Temp:57°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:34.9"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.11"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$233

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control company, there are several things that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. Along with a company's qualifications and pest extermination methods, you might also consider how long it has been in business and what the reviews are like. Last but not least, you'll likely want to consider the cost of services.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

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

    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum competency standards, and the Illinois regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    There are additional optional certifications that can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable. One example is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a company must show that its methods are more eco-friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Additional certifications can be earned through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

    A pest control company can also hold membership in various professional organizations. When a company joins 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 methods. This can give you additional peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Looking at how long a pest control company has been in business can help determine how much experience it has handling pests in Carpentersville. You can also browse its website or read customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the type of pests you are struggling with. If you cannot find this information online, calling the company directly is a good way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, browse reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via the Illinois licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can take into consideration whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. 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

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when choosing a pest control provider. You may also prefer one that provides eco-friendly treatment plans.

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies have begun using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Evaluate outcomes and continue with additional pest control solutions as needed.

Common Household Pests in Carpentersville

Not all pests are equally common in Carpentersville. Some species that you should be wary of are these:

  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests are found in most parts of Illinois. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
  • Mice: If you have a mouse infestation, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is stored or in attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Illinois and can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are hard to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Carpentersville

What causes pest infestations?

Pests come into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, through a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others look for water, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Keep your food stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

Next, avoid having standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outside. Lastly, seal off potential pest entrances into your house, including foundation and siding cracks.

How often do I need to hire someone to do pest control?

It is typically recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If there is an active infestation, you will need pest control to come out more often. Ultimately, your pest professional is the person who is best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Is pest control safe around pets?

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

Do pests come out after spraying for them?

You may think you're seeing a greater number of pests around your house in the days following pest control treatment. This is because living pests are being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be seeing more dead pests. If pest activity hasn't started to go down in one to two weeks following treatment, reach out to your Carpentersville pest professional to see if more treatment is required.

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