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

Many Oswego homeowners worry about damaging critters such as wasps 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 the nature of the infestation you're facing, our list of the top pest control companies in Oswego can help you find the right pros to stop it.

Best Overall
5.0
  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Oswego Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,438 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersFumigationGeneral Pest ControlBaitingBeetlesBed BugsAntsFleasPreventionMiceWaspsTermitesCockroachesBeesFliesMosquitosWildlife

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Commitment to customer education
2260 Cornell Ave, Aurora, IL 331-200-6121 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
Pointe Pest Control Logo

Pointe Pest Control

5/5
Based on 974 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersBeesMicePreventionWaspsFliesGreen Pest ControlEthical Pest ControlAntsTermitesFleasMothsCockroachesMosquitosGarden ProtectionWildlifeBed BugsGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Transparent pricing
  • Preventative pest control services
1723 Simms St Ste 203, Aurora, IL 630-445-0278 pointepestcontrol.net
Greenix Pest Control Logo

Greenix Pest Control

5/5
Based on 2,320 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosMiceGeneral Pest ControlPreventionBeetlesAntsSpidersFleasSilverfishTicksWildlifeWaspsGreen Pest ControlBeesTermitesCockroaches

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Reviews praise customer service
800 W 5th Ave Suite 101a, Naperville, IL 331-444-1332 greenixpc.com
ProActive Pest Management Logo

ProActive Pest Management

4.6/5
Based on 279 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsBed BugsSpidersMicePreventionGeneral Pest ControlWaspsMosquitos

Highlights

    2600 Beverly Dr Suite 109, Aurora, IL 630-451-8101 proactivepestmanagement.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Tee Time Lawn Care, Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    23736 W 119th St
    Plainfield, IL 60585

    EcoShield Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    501 Earl Rd Ste A
    Shorewood, IL 60404

    Clean Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    726 S Harrison St
    Batavia, IL 60510

    Saela Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    1755 Park St suite#200
    Naperville, IL 60563

    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

    Aptive Environmental

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    245 Roosevelt Rd Bldg 9
    West Chicago, IL 60185

    Mosquito Squad of Chicago

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    12305 New Ave
    Lemont, IL 60439

    Lawn Doctor

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1485 Louis Bork Dr #111
    Batavia, IL 60510

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    Average Max Temp:58°F
    Average Min Temp:41°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:52%
    Average Annual Snowfall:28.6"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.06"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$249

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    The most important step is selecting the right pest control company for the job. Things you might consider include qualifications and licensing, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

    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 who supervise them) must be certified at the state level. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, but any pesticide applicators working in Illinois must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      A pest control company can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations in order to verify its methods and standards. One particular certification is the GreenPro Service Certification, which is granted to any company that can demonstrate that its methods are more environmentally friendly. Companies that receive this certification also need to maintain certain employee training standards.

      Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. Pest control companies can join state-level organizations as well as national organizations like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). While not mandatory, membership in these organizations helps prove a company's reputability and gives it access to education, resources, and a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    How long a pest control company has been in business can shed some light on its experience dealing with pests in your area. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also enlighten you about whether it has the skills and experience necessary to deal with your particular pests. If the answers to your questions aren't available online, calling a representative is an easy way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

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

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is often a deciding factor when picking a pest control company. Cost may be determined by the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

      Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you match services to your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment may influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

    • Safety

      Your pest control provider should use pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic whenever possible. If any pesticides they intend to use don't fit into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be used to protect you, your family, and your pets. Pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies are using options for more eco-friendly treatment methods before jumping into using harsh pesticides.

      One common way of 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 determine if 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. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Oswego

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

    • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Illinois. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your home.
    • Termites: If termites get out of hand, the result could be hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites get inside via nearby piles of firewood, rotting wood, or mulch.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs can be found throughout Illinois, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.
    • Mice: Telltale signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in places where you keep food.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Oswego

    What are some causes of 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, via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to food, either actual food left out or trash sitting out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your home. This includes things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Also try to avoid leaving out food for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Finally, get rid of standing water in and around your house. Find ways to reduce places where water collects outside, and fix leaks inside.

    How often do I need to hire a pest control professional?

    In general, it's recommended that you get your home treated for pests around once a year, more often if there is an active infestation. Your pest control professional will ultimately be the best person to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

    Do pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

    You might feel as though you're seeing a greater number of pests in your home in the days following pest control treatment. This can be due to living pests being flushed out of their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be finding more dead pests. If the amount of pest activity hasn't decreased in one to two weeks following treatment, contact your Oswego pest professional to see if more treatment is required.

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