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

Many New Lenox residents worry about damaging critters such as rats and bed bugs. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a professional pest control company that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter your concerns, our list of the best pest control companies in New Lenox 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 New Lenox Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,129 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsPreventionMiceGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsBeetlesFumigationFleasBaitingWildlifeMosquitosFliesSpidersTermitesWaspsCockroachesBees

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Free inspection policy
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
24119 W Riverwalk Ct Ste 143, Plainfield, IL 815-733-4120 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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ExperiGreen Lawn Care

4.9/5
Based on 1,248 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksFleasGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlMosquitos

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • Free inspections
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
8200 185th St Suite O, Tinley Park, IL 708-898-5448 experigreen.com
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Mosquito Squad of Chicago

5/5
Based on 909 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesMosquitosFleasWildlifeGreen Pest ControlPreventionGeneral Pest ControlTicks

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
12305 New Ave, Lemont, IL 630-556-8315 mosquitosquad.com
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Southwest Pest Control Services Co

4.3/5
Based on 23 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersBed BugsAntsGeneral Pest ControlTermitesMiceWaspsCockroaches

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
6 Ford Dr, New Lenox, IL 815-485-3750 southwestpestcontrolil.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

501 Earl Rd Ste A
Shorewood, IL 60404

Hurricane Exterminators LLC

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

410 Shady Ln
Shorewood, IL 60404

Plunkett's Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

108 Brook Ct
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Chicago Pests, LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

234 Main St
Park Forest, IL 60466

Pestmaster Services of South Suburbs

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

3045 Jackson Ave
South Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

567 Williams St
Thornton, IL 60476

Greenix Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

800 W 5th Ave Suite 101A
Naperville, IL 60563

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Facts about New Lenox
Average Max Temp:58°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:26.9"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.21"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$249

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is choosing the right pest control company for the job. Important decision-making factors can include a company's qualifications, its treatment methods, experience and reviews, and of course 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 standards of competency for pesticide applicators, 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?

    One optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. In order to earn this certification, a pest control company must both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain technician training standards. Companies can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. While not mandatory, membership in organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations help demonstrate a company's reputability. In the NPMA and other organizations, pest control companies have access to education, resources, and a network of other professionals with whom to share best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The number of years that a pest control company has been in business can shed some light on its experience dealing with various pests. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also help you figure out whether it has the experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, reaching out to the company directly is an excellent way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can check a company's reputation using local review sites or social media as well as the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check with Illinois' licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    For many people, cost is one of the main deciding factors when picking a company for pest control services. Cost can be determined by factors like the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and your location.

    You can think about whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what kind of guarantees it provides. 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

When it comes to choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will help keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer an eco-friendly provider.

  • Safety

    Your pest control expert should be able to explain the safety precautions of any pesticides that they're going 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. Any pesticides that pose greater than a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now trialing options for more environmentally friendly methods of pest control before relying on harsh pesticides.

    One common method for making pest control safer and greener is 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. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in New Lenox

You might encounter some pests more frequently in New Lenox. Certain ones to keep an eye out for include these:

  • Beetles: Around the country and in New Lenox, there are a number of species of beetles that could cause problems. While many beetles are harmless, others can cause damage to your home by eating carpeting, wood, and more.
  • Wasps: Wasps are often found in spots like roof overhangs, attics, garages, and sheds. They are often difficult to rid yourself of, and have painful stings. Your local pest experts can remove wasp nests from your property safely.
  • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might notice droppings around your house, or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is stored.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your house.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in New Lenox

What causes pest infestations?

Pests enter your home 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 drawn by food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others look for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

How can I prevent pest infestations?

There are certain steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and avoid leaving trash sitting around.

Second, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Fix leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outside. Lastly, seal off any potential pest entrances into your house, including siding or foundation cracks.

When should I hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you see signs of pest activity in your New Lenox home. You might see nests, droppings, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend setting up yearly preventive pest management.

How long does it take for pest control to work?

How long it takes pest control to work depends on the issue and treatment. For example, if your technician removes a wasp nest, you should see the results immediately. In other cases, it may take anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks to see significant results from pest control. Some pest problems might require your technician to make multiple trips to your house.

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