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

Many Waukegan homeowners worry about unwelcome 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.

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our list of pest control companies in Waukegan can help you choose the right team to resolve it.

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Best 5 Waukegan Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,566 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WaspsSpidersFumigationBed BugsBeesWildlifeCockroachesMiceBeetlesMosquitosTermitesBaitingPreventionAntsGeneral Pest ControlFleas

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspections
1095 Pingree Rd Ste 114, Crystal Lake, IL 815-687-7156 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Fox Pest Control - Gurnee

5/5
Based on 551 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SilverfishCockroachesWaspsBeetlesBed BugsMosquitosSpidersFleasBeesGeneral Pest ControlBaitingMiceTermitesWildlifeAntsGreen Pest ControlPreventionTicks

Highlights

  • Punctual arrival
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Preventative pest control services
4197 Grove Ave, Gurnee, IL 847-545-0789 fox-pest.com
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Anderson Pest Solutions

4.6/5
Based on 224 customer reviews.

Services Offered

PreventionTicksBeetlesCockroachesSpidersBed BugsGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlMiceFliesMosquitosFleasTermitesAntsWaspsBees

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
237 Peterson Rd, Libertyville, IL 847-908-5667 andersonpestsolutions.com
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A-Action Pest Control

5/5
Based on 1,704 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BeetlesTermitesAntsGeneral Pest ControlCockroachesWaspsPreventionSpidersMosquitosGreen Pest ControlFleasTicksMice

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Commitment to customer education
707 Main St, Antioch, IL 847-838-5680 a-actionpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Supreme Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

330 Melvin Dr Suite 1
Northbrook, IL 60062

Brent's Spectrum Pest Control Eco-Tech LLC

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4508 8th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140

Rose Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

270 Larkin Dr Suite A
Wheeling, IL 60090

EcoShield Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 5/5 

3339 N Ridge Rd #118
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Skeeter Beater

User Reviews: 4.1/5 

24414 N Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

830 Seton Ct # 11
Wheeling, IL 60090

Pointe Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

2100 Lehigh Ave #4
Glenview, IL 60025

Quick Kill Exterminating Co

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1953 Johns Dr
Glenview, IL 60025

Aerex Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

4301 E Wilmette Ave
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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Facts about Waukegan
Average Max Temp:56°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:53%
Average Annual Snowfall:39.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.00"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$238

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control expert, there are several factors that you can consider to be sure you choose the best one for you. A company's qualifications and pest treatment methods are important to consider, as are its years of experience and reputation in customer reviews. Of course, you will also want to think about cost.

Below, we dive into detail on 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) 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 the state of Illinois must be licensed via the necessary state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can also obtain optional certifications like the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is given once a company has proven that its treatment methods are more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further verify its methods and practices.

    There are several professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. Companies can obtain membership in the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), or state-level organizations. NPMA membership provides companies with access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control companies. While not required, membership in professional organizations helps back up a company's reputability.

Professional Experience and Specialties

Typically, a company displays information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also help you figure out if a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • 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

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

    A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you match services to your budget. You can also see if it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are making the switch to using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before (or in place of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

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

Common Household Pests in Waukegan

Not all pests are equally pervasive in Waukegan. Some species that you should be on the lookout for are these:

  • Flies: Flies can be a nuisance in your Waukegan home year-round, but they tend to be more common in warmer weather. You might find flies around sinks or in areas where you keep food.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Mice: Some telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where food is stored.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Waukegan

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests come into your home 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 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 things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your house. This includes things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Next, try to avoid leaving out food for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your home. Try to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

When you see signs of pests in your Waukegan home—things like nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should call an exterminator. If your home has had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend contacting a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

How long does it take pest control to work?

How soon you see pest control results will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest technician takes measures like removing a wasp nest, you will see results almost immediately. However, for most pest control you might need to wait anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks for substantial results. Some infestations might require your technician to make multiple trips to your home.

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