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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Schaumburg is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as bed bugs or mice can transform your home from a sanctuary into a place of continuous worry and concern.

Below, find our list of the best pest control companies in Schaumburg, who can help you deal with any pest problem.

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 Schaumburg Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,566 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeFumigationFleasMiceBeesGeneral Pest ControlTermitesAntsBaitingSpidersBeetlesWaspsCockroachesMosquitosBed BugsPrevention

Highlights

  • Positive customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
1095 Pingree Rd Ste 114, Crystal Lake, IL 815-687-7156 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Aerex Pest Control

5/5
Based on 979 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasPreventionMiceWaspsGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsMosquitosAnts

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspections
  • Lack of hidden fees
4301 E Wilmette Ave, Rolling Meadows, IL 847-255-8888 aerex.com
Chem-Wise Pest Management Logo

Chem-Wise Pest Management

5/5
Based on 462 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlMiceBeesMothsMosquitosPreventionSilverfishSpidersAntsBed BugsGreen Pest ControlWaspsCockroachesTicksFleas

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Lack of hidden fees
350 Bennett Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 847-379-5445 chem-wise.com
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5
Based on 4,508 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasMothsGarden ProtectionMiceAntsGreen Pest ControlMosquitosFliesGeneral Pest ControlTermitesBeesWaspsCockroachesSpidersBed BugsWildlife

Highlights

  • Punctuality
  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
101 N Hickory Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 630-757-7205 pointepestcontrol.net

More Local Pest Control Companies

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

3339 N Ridge Rd #118
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Rose Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

19W050 North Ave
Lombard, IL 60148

Fox Pest Control - Glen Ellyn

User Reviews: 5/5 

350 Duane St # B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Bugs Anonymous

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

225 W Devon Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

Ampest Exterminating & Wildlife Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1020 W Fullerton Ave C
Addison, IL 60101

Clarke Mosquito Control and Management: Operations Center

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

159 N Garden Ave
Roselle, IL 60172

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

830 Seton Ct # 11
Wheeling, IL 60090

International Exterminator Co

User Reviews: 4.4/5 

100 S Lively Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Mosquito Joe of DuPage County

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

53 E St Charles Rd #104
Villa Park, IL 60181

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Facts about Schaumburg
Average Max Temp:57°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:53%
Average Annual Snowfall:35.8"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.17"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$235

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is picking the right pest control company for the job. A company's qualifications and treatment methods are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you will also want to consider cost.

Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

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

    Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them must be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, and the Illinois regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

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

    Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. Membership in an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to resources and education, in addition to a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Membership in organizations like these is not required, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can gain some insight into a company's experience level by looking at how many years it has been in operation. Local reviews and the company's own website can also inform you whether the company has experience dealing 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

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Pest control costs can vary based on things like your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

    When thinking about the cost of services, you should verify whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also look into a company's guarantees: If the problem is not resolved, or if it returns, does the company promise to offer additional treatments until the problem is handled satisfactorily?

Safety and Treatment Methods

When choosing a pest control provider, you want to choose a company that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer a provider that is environmentally-conscious.

  • Safety

    It's important to understand the precautions for the pesticides being used around your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control provider should be able to provide information about all pesticides they intend to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    It is now common for companies to start with more environmentally friendly options before using harsh pesticides, following a framework 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 needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Schaumburg

In Schaumburg, some species of pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Ants: Ants can be found in just about every part of Illinois. Large carpenter ants can be even more of a problem than normal soil ants, as they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Termites: Termites can often enter your home from nearby piles of firewood, mulch, or rotting wood. If not stopped, they can cause a substantial amount of damage and cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very hard to get rid of, so we strongly recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Illinois, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
  • Mice: Common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in places where you keep food.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Schaumburg

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 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, either standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

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

There are certain things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, avoid leaving 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 house. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate standing water sites outside. Lastly, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you see signs of pests in your Schaumburg home. These signs can include droppings, nests, damage caused by pests, or even the pests themselves. If you get seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend yearly preventive pest management.

Will pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

You might think you're seeing a greater number of pests around your house in the days following pest control treatment. This can be due to living pests being flushed from their hiding places deep in your home, or you may be seeing more dead pests. If pest activity hasn't begun to decrease in a week or two following treatment, reach out to your Schaumburg pest professional to see if more treatment is required.

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