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In any Elgin home, pests such as bed bugs and wasps may give you cause for concern. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Below, you can find our guide to the top pest control companies in Elgin, who can help you solve any pest problem.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Elgin

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 697 reviews


550 N Commons Dr #100, Aurora, IL 60504

(630) 516-8079

www.terminix.com/exterminators/il/aur...
Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,628 reviews


1095 Pingree Rd Ste 114, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(815) 687-7156

www.orkin.com/locations/illinois-il/c...
GreenShield pest control Logo

GreenShield pest control

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 67 reviews


38w011 Sidney Ct, St. Charles, IL 60175

(630) 940-5157

mygreenshieldpest.com

Mosquito Authority

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 152 reviews


6n518 IL-25, St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 228-1792

www.mosquito-authority.com/locations/...
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Joshua's Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,420 reviews


2640 Corporate Pkwy, Algonquin, IL 60102

(872) 813-5445

joshuaspestcontrol.com/locations/chic...

House Specialty Exterminating

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 78 reviews


1110 S 13th St, St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 584-6058

www.chicagolandpestcontrol.com

Midwest Pest Control

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 37 reviews


847 Randall Rd #164, Elgin, IL 60123

(847) 626-5804

www.midwest-pestcontrol.com
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EcoShield Pest Control

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2,395 reviews


1102 Commerce Dr, Geneva, IL 60134

(630) 845-2687

www.ecoshieldpest.com/locations/chica...
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 7,400 reviews


1275 W Roosevelt Rd STE 125, West Chicago, IL 60185

(630) 657-0707

www.pointepestcontrol.net/chicago-il/...
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Mosquito Joe of Tri-Cities IL

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 50 reviews


1888 E Fabyan Pkwy, Batavia, IL 60510

(630) 425-8100

tricitiesil.mosquitojoe.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Lawn Doctor

    4.6/ 5

    1485 Louis Bork Dr #111, Batavia, IL 60510

    (630) 406-8535

  • Turf Care Enterprises, Inc.

    4.6/ 5

    8 Hillside Dr Ste A, Lake Barrington, IL 60010

    (847) 304-4144

  • Bugs Anonymous

    4.7/ 5

    225 W Devon Ave, Roselle, IL 60172

    (630) 529-7216

  • Aptive Environmental

    5.0/ 5

    245 Roosevelt Rd Bldg 9, West Chicago, IL 60185

    (312) 635-4680

Facts about Elgin

  • Average Max Temperature:
    57°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    41°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    52%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    37.7”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.14”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $235

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control treatment for you is key. Things you might consider include qualifications and licensing, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and 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, as well as those that supervise them, should be licensed via the appropriate Illinois regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but issuing, maintaining, and revoking licensing is handled at the state level.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These certifications can help you evaluate 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.

Pest control experts can also obtain membership in professional organizations. Pest control companies can obtain membership in both state-level organizations and national organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). By being a member of these optional organizations, a company helps support its reputability and gains access to education, resources, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a company's experience level by finding out how many years it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also tell you whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can contact the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

You can learn whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what type of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

When picking a pest control provider, you want to choose one that will help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You may also prefer a provider that is eco-friendly.

Safety

Your pest control expert should be able to discuss the safety of the pesticides they plan to use. They should be able to explain whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk are required to be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Companies often start with more environmentally friendly solutions before using harsh pesticides, following a technique called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

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

Common Household Pests in Elgin

You might deal with some pests more frequently in Elgin. Some to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Ants: Whether they are smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests can be found in most of Illinois. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your home.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where you keep food.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very difficult to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a professional as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Illinois, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Elgin

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