We may be compensated if you purchase through links on our website. Our Reviews Team is committed to delivering honest, objective, and independent reviews on home products and services. More
Exterminator and customer

Best 5 Pest Control Companies in Lake Villa, IL

Get matched with a top local pro
Join the 6,755 people who have received a free, no-obligation quote in the last 30 days
  1. Home
  2. Local Pros
  3. Pest Control
  4. IL
  5. Lake Villa
Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Many Lake Villa homeowners worry about nuisance critters such as wasps and bed bugs. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the best pest control companies in Lake Villa can help.

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 Lake Villa Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

GET QUOTE
5/5
Based on 1,566 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlCockroachesFumigationBeesMiceFleasBaitingWaspsMosquitosBed BugsWildlifePreventionSpidersTermitesBeetlesAnts

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
1095 Pingree Rd Ste 114, Crystal Lake, IL 815-687-7156 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
A-Action Pest Control Logo

A-Action Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,704 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersTermitesMosquitosAntsWaspsTicksBeetlesFleasPreventionGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlMiceCockroaches

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
707 Main St, Antioch, IL 847-838-5680 a-actionpestcontrol.com
Fox Pest Control - Gurnee Logo

Fox Pest Control - Gurnee

5/5
Based on 551 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsGreen Pest ControlAntsWaspsTermitesGeneral Pest ControlFleasTicksPreventionBaitingBeesBeetlesMiceMosquitosSilverfishWildlifeCockroachesSpiders

Highlights

  • Reliable appointment windows
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
4197 Grove Ave, Gurnee, IL 847-545-0789 fox-pest.com
Anderson Pest Solutions Logo

Anderson Pest Solutions

4.6/5
Based on 224 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosGeneral Pest ControlMiceWaspsFliesTicksBeetlesGreen Pest ControlBed BugsFleasSpidersCockroachesBeesAntsPreventionTermites

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
  • Reviews praise customer service
237 Peterson Rd, Libertyville, IL 847-908-5667 andersonpestsolutions.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Schopen Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1005 Front St
McHenry, IL 60050

Skeeter Beater

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

24414 N Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

Turf Care Enterprises, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

8 Hillside Dr Ste A
Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Pointe Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

230 Florence St #1
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Lukas Pest Solutions, LLC

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

N1224 Spruce Rd
Genoa City, WI 53128

Pest Control Solutions NOW.com

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

33014 Clarence St
Burlington, WI 53105

Brent's Spectrum Pest Control Eco-Tech LLC

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4508 8th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

3339 N Ridge Rd #118
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Rose Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

270 Larkin Dr Suite A
Wheeling, IL 60090

To share feedback or ask a question about this article, send a note to our Reviews Team at reviewsteam@thisoldhousereviews.com.

Exterminator and customer

Get Your Pest Control Project Quote Today

Get matched with a top local pro

Please enter a valid 5-digit zip code!

Facts about Lake Villa
Average Max Temp:56°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:53%
Average Annual Snowfall:39.3"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.00"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$238

Expert Tips By

This Old House empowers homeowners with the knowledge and tools they need to tackle various projects and navigate the complexities of homeownership.

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. You might consider a pest control company's qualifications and methods of treatment in addition to its customer reviews and years of experience. And of course, there's the cost of services to consider.

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

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

    All pesticide applicators (and those that supervise them) are required to be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators working in Illinois must 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 trade organizations like QualityPro. While not required, they can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

    Pest control companies can also be members of certain professional organizations. Membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps show that a company is reputable. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to resources, education, and a network of pest professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of experience by seeing how many years it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also tell you whether the company has the experience needed to deal with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if it is not available online.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    You can look into whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), as well as what kind of guarantees it has. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not solve your pest problem, it will continue treatment 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

    Be sure to ask your pest control technician if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, what sort of precautionary measures they plan to take. All pesticides that are not considered minimum-risk chemicals need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider will be able to supply information about all pesticides they are going to use.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many pest control companies have begun using more natural and greener treatment methods before, or in place of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify the source of the pest problem and assess whether immediate action is needed.
    2. Decide on the safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other methods for effective long-term pest control management.
    5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control services as needed.

Common Household Pests in Lake Villa

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

  • Termites: If termites get out of hand, they could cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Termites often get into your house via nearby piles of firewood, mulch, or rotting wood.
  • Ants: Whether they are larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these pests can be found in most parts of Illinois. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
  • Flies: You may find flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies might get into your Lake Villa home year-round, but they're especially common in warmer weather.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you might notice droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.

Ready to Get a Quote on Your Pest Control Project?

Get matched with a top local pro

Please enter a valid 5-digit zip code!

Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Lake Villa

What causes pest infestations?

Pests enter your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look for water, whether it be standing water on your property or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

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

One way 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 out food for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your house. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and repair leaks inside.

When should I hire a pest control professional?

When you see signs of pests in your Lake Villa home—which could include droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal infestations, we recommend reaching out to a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Do pests come out after spraying for them?

It's common to feel like you're seeing more pests in the first few days or weeks after pest control treatment. Pest control tends to flush pests out of their hiding places, which makes them more visible; you may also find more dead pests around your house. If this uptick in pests sightings doesn't start to decrease after one to two weeks, contact your Lake Villa pest professional, as further treatment may be necessary.

How soon will I see results from pest control?

How soon you see pest control results will depend on the problem and treatment. If your pest technician does something like remove a wasp nest, you will see results almost immediately. However, for most pest control you will likely need to wait anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks to see substantial results. Some pest issues may require your technician to make multiple trips to your home.

To share feedback or ask a question about this article, send a note to our Reviews Team at reviewsteam@thisoldhousereviews.com.

Sources