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

Winfield is a large place, so pest infestations start and spread quickly. Whether you're dealing with mice or rats, you want an innovative and proactive exterminator by your side to stop nuisance critters before they can take hold.

Our list of the best pest control companies in Winfield can help you choose the right team to deal with any pest problem, large or small.

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 Winfield Pest Control Companies

Orkin Logo

Orkin

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5/5
Based on 1,438 customer reviews.

Services Offered

SpidersBed BugsTermitesFumigationFliesBeetlesPreventionFleasAntsGeneral Pest ControlMiceBaitingWaspsMosquitosWildlifeCockroachesBees

Highlights

  • Commitment to customer education
  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
2260 Cornell Ave, Aurora, IL 331-200-6121 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Aptive Environmental

5/5
Based on 5,360 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlMiceSpidersBeetlesBaitingPreventionCockroachesAntsGarden Protection

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Free inspection policy
245 Roosevelt Rd Bldg 9, West Chicago, IL 312-635-4680 goaptive.com
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Pointe Pest Control

5/5
Based on 7,266 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MosquitosMothsCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlPreventionTermitesGreen Pest ControlWaspsAntsBed BugsMiceSpiders

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Free inspection policy
  • Reliable exterminators
1275 W Roosevelt Rd Ste 125, West Chicago, IL 630-657-0707 pointepestcontrol.net
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Greenix Pest Control

5/5
Based on 2,320 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlWildlifeFleasGeneral Pest ControlSpidersTermitesMiceBeesSilverfishTicksCockroachesWaspsMosquitosPreventionAntsBeetles

Highlights

  • Offerings of preventative treatments
  • Lack of hidden fees
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
800 W 5th Ave Suite 101a, Naperville, IL 331-444-1332 greenixpc.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Fox Pest Control - Glen Ellyn

User Reviews: 5/5 

350 Duane St # B
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

EcoShield Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.9/5 

1102 Commerce Dr
Geneva, IL 60134

Saela Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.8/5 

1755 Park St suite#200
Naperville, IL 60563

Hawx Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

245 W Roosevelt Rd Bld 12 STE 90
Chicago, IL 60185

Mosquito Joe of Tri-Cities IL

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1888 E Fabyan Pkwy
Batavia, IL 60510

Lawn Doctor

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1485 Louis Bork Dr #111
Batavia, IL 60510

ProActive Pest Management

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2600 Beverly Dr Suite 109
Aurora, IL 60502

House Specialty Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1110 S 13th St
St. Charles, IL 60174

Mosquito Authority

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

6n518 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

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Facts about Winfield
Average Max Temp:57°F
Average Min Temp:41°F
Average Daily Sunlight:52%
Average Annual Snowfall:33.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.16"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$233

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When choosing a pest control expert, there are a number of factors that you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. You may take into consideration a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

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

    All pesticide applicators, as well as those that supervise them, must be licensed via the appropriate Illinois regulatory agencies. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum standards of competency, while providing, maintaining, and revoking licensure is handled at the state level.

  • 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 obtain this certification, a pest control company needs to both demonstrate that its practices are more environmentally friendly and maintain certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support their work.

    Pest control professionals can also obtain membership in professional organizations. Joining an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, plus a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Joining organizations like these is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

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

  • Reviews and Recommendations

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

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is probably high on your list of priorities when hiring a pest control company. Cost can be affected by your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

    Companies will often offer free on-site estimates at the beginning of their process, to help you decide whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether if your company has a satisfaction guarantee, meaning that it will continue to treat your pest problem until it is solved.

Safety and Treatment Methods

It's important to consider safety when selecting a pest control expert. You might also prefer a provider who uses more natural, environmentally friendly treatment plans.

  • Safety

    You want to ensure that you understand the precautions for the pesticides being used in your house, for the sake of your family, your pets, and yourself. Your pest control technician should be able to provide information about the pesticides they plan on using, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures they have in place. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) need to be registered with the EPA.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies are now trialing options for more eco-friendly pest control techniques before jumping into using harsh pesticides.

    One popular method for making pest control safer and more eco-friendly 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 required.
    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 in combination with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Observe the results and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Winfield

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

  • Ants: Ants can be found in basically all of Illinois. Large carpenter ants can be an even bigger problem than normal soil ants, because they can cause structural damage to your house.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs can be very hard to quash, so we 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: If you have mice, you might notice droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in attics or in places where food is kept.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Winfield

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests make their way into 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 attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

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

When should I hire an exterminator?

Any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Winfield home—things like droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact an exterminator. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend getting in touch with a local pest control company to set up annual pest management services.

Why is preventive pest control important?

If there are pests in your home, you might find yourself spending a good deal of time and money ridding yourself of them, and potentially recovering from illness or damages they cause. Preventive pest control can stop things like this from happening in the first place.

How long does exterminator spray last?

The majority of pesticides last about 30 to 90 days after application. Rain can wash away outdoor chemicals, giving them a shorter lifespan than those applied indoors. Other factors that affect how long pesticide application lasts include the extent of the pest problem, what specific pests are present, the chemicals used, and the application method.

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