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Typical Des Plaines Pest Control Problems

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An ideal location for Chicago commuters, Des Plaines is located less than 20 miles from downtown Chicago and has a wide variety of things to do, away from the bustle of the city. One of the greatest benefits to living in Des Plaines is being just minutes away from O’Hare International Airport and having the ability to hop on the train and be in downtown Chicago in 30 minutes. Besides the daily commuters, the city is home to another kind of traveler. Flying insects. Wasps are most famous for the painful stings that they deliver, and their ability to ruin a summer day

Wasps are also well known for the various nests they build, like the umbrella wasps with their open comb and the bald-faced hornets with their ball-shaped paper nest. Some yellowjackets build colonies underground, inside attics, in soffits, or in wall voids. In extreme cases, wasps have been known to burrow into the house and gain access inside. If wasps are building nests in your home or around your property, call Fox Pest Control immediately. Our Des Plaines Pest Control professionals will remove the nests so you can enjoy all that the summer has to offer in your beautiful Des Plaines home.

Another common pest that Des Plaines homeowners face is rodents. Mice and rats spend most of the year happily outside, but as the cold Illinois winters begin, these rodents begin looking for safe, warm places to live. Your house is the perfect solution, and they will find any crack or hole to sneak in through. This could be cracks in the foundation, a gap from an air conditioning line, or unscreened attic vents. Tree branches and shrubbery near a home creates easy access points for rodents, so make sure to trim these in the early fall. Once they have made their way into your home, mice and rats find secluded areas such as basements, in the walls, or under appliances to set up their home. While seeing a single rodent doesn’t necessarily mean that you have an infestation, try to locate where they may be living and eliminate safe spaces for them. Our Des Plaines pest control professional will be able to quickly locate the source of the problem and eliminate a future full blown infestation.

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Our Connection to Des Plaines

Here at Fox Pest Control, we take pride in being connected to the communities we serve. Des Plaines is no exception. Christopher Lee, a member of our team here at Fox, spent 3 years of his early childhood in Des Plaines. He and his family moved to the wonderful town after living in the heart of Chicago in his infancy. From Des Plaines, they moved down to Woodridge, where he spent his formative years. Being a native of the surrounding Chicago areas, Chris knows all the best spots for restaurants and parks, and often visits Des Plaines and the surrounding communities. 

Our team of technicians speak highly of the food in Des Plaines, and they frequent American Wildburger for unique, delicious food and a great atmosphere. If they’re feeling more adventurous, they go to Restaurant Mehanata for delicious Bulgarian BBQ and cuisine. There’s nothing better than a filling meal after a long day of hard work!

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Fox Pest Control’s Pest Exterminator Service

Pests come in all shapes and sizes. From ants in your kitchen, to termites in your foundation, bug infestations are an inevitable part of homeownership in Glen Ellyn Area. Some bugs are just a nuisance, like silverfish or crickets which like dark damp places. Other pests like termites or rodents are cause for concern as they cause property damage and can carry disease. Whatever the pest problem you might have in Glen Ellyn Area, you came to the right place. Fox Pest Control is experienced at combating whatever Glen Ellyn Area pest might be bothering you.

Signs of a Pest Infestation

You might already know you have a pest problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs a pest control extermination look for in Glen Ellyn Area. 

  • You can see the pest. The most common reason people discover they have a pest problem in Glen Ellyn Area is simply by observing it. It could be a mouse in your house, cockroaches skittering when you turn on the lights, or a swarm of hornets around a nest. In any case, it’s time to get rid of pests!
  • Signs of activity. Pests are adept at hiding from us, so you won’t always spot them. Instead, you might notice signs of their presence such as rodent droppings or small piles of “saw dust”  resulting from termite or carpenter ant activity.

What You Need to Know About Pests

  • Pests come in a large variety. In Glen Ellyn Area, the most common kinds of pests you’ll see around your home include:
  • Pests find their way in through any open, unsealed space. This includes cracks in the wood and gaps in the window or old weather stripping.  It’s important to get help from a professional exterminator because, depending on the species, they may create nests, contaminate food and water in your kitchen and bathroom, or cause damage to the inside of walls, electrical wiring, or other parts of the house.
  • While some pests can cause home damage, many carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. You must control mosquitoes and rodents as they are the most notorious for this.
  • Spiders and wasps are famous for their venomous bite and painful sting. Extreme cases of spider bites or wasp stings can cause life-threatening reactions and hospitalization.

Helpful Glen Ellyn Area Pest Prevention Tips 

  • Seal cracks to prevent intrusion.
  • Clean baseboards, cabinets, and countertops regularly.
  • Store all food in airtight containers. 
  • Never leave food (including pet food) outside.
  • Clear all debris, tools, garbage.

How Do I Get Rid of Pests Near Glen Ellyn Area, IL?

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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest inspection of your home/property and provide a customized pest treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain pest free.

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Why Choose Fox Pest Control in Glen Ellyn Area

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Our 5-Step Home Protection Plan | Fox Pest Control

Hi, and welcome to Fox Pest Control.

With over 50 years’ combined experience,
we have treated over 85,000 homes and businesses
just like yours.

We take pride in providing courteous, prompt, and professional service
that includes our 5-step Home Protection Plan:

At each visit, we inspect the exterior of your home,
to identify any potential pest problems

Remove cobwebs and wasp’s nests within reach

Address exterior pest entry points,
such as weep holes or plumbing penetrations

Apply a pest control treatment
around the exterior perimeter of your home

And provide a details service report and helpful preventative tips
We take care of our Fox Family by providing free, in-home inspections,
free estimates, and same-day service — at no extra charge.

When you choose Fox Pest Control,
you choose a local, certified pest pro who will take the time
to answer your questions, explain your service options,
and provide a money-back guarantee.

Fox Pest Control works hard to provide constant,
year-round protection for your home and your family.

Why not have one less thing to worry about?

Call us today! We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with you.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

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When your doorbell rings, you can feel confident your Fox Pest Control Technician is thoroughly screened and trained.
  • We insist on a triple check screening process to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • All Technicians undergo a drug screening and driving record review.
  • Fox Pest Control Technicians also complete extensive training in the classroom and on the job with an experienced mentor before servicing alone.
  • You'll always feel comfortable and safe with Fox Pest Control.
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