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A key western suburb of Chicago, Elmhurst is densely populated. It features several parks including Berens Park, Salt Creek Park, Plunkett Park, and the Wilder Park Conservatory. These green spaces, coupled with the high humidity of the summer months, creates an environment that pests flourish in. These pests include ticks and fleas, who can latch on to passing mammals, such as your dog, and follow you home.
While most wood ticks simply have a blood meal until they fall off, deer ticks are a serious problem, particularly in the midwest. Elmhurst homeowners should regularly check pets and children for deer ticks, or the red bullseye that can form after a bite. Not only are these parasitic pests a nuisance, they also can transfer life threatening Lyme’s Disease. Each year, according to the CDC approximately 476,000 cases of Lyme’s Disease are reported throughout the United States, and this doesn’t include pets. Symptoms of Lyme’s Disease vary by case, but typically include fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches. The red bullseye from a bite typically begins at the site an average of 7 days after the bite occurred, and sometimes not at all. Because they are so difficult to detect, it is important to continually check for ticks after spending time in wooded areas.
During the winter, rodents become a significant issue for the citizens of Elmhurst. During their search for shelter from the cold and a source of food and water, rats and mice find their way into homes to bunker down for the winter. They squeeze their way through the smallest gaps and cracks of even the most well-built homes and business facilities. During the day, rats and mice normally find places to hide until nightfall when they raid food containers, gnaw on walls and the corners of doors, chew on electrical wiring, and contaminate food. They can even carry diseases like leptospirosis, hantavirus, and the bubonic plague. Rodents can also carry ticks and fleas indoors, which causes a whole other infestation..
If you notice rodents, ticks, or fleas in your home, it’s important to get professional help. Call Fox Pest Control. We’ll send one of our licensed Elmhurst pest control exterminators out to your home the same day.
Fox takes pride in being connected to the communities we serve. With our office located just a few miles away in Glen Ellyn, our techs spend a lot of time in and around Elmhurst. For Fox team member Sean Shannon, the connection is deeper.
Sean will forever be tied to the city of Elmhurst through his family. Family ties are so strong that his own sister was married in the Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel at Elmhurst University, a private college in Elmhurst. Sean had the privilege of being in charge of the music for the wedding, an experience he will never forget. The wedding will forever make the town of Elmhurst incredibly special for Sean and his family.
As part of our efforts to be involved in the communities we serve, Fox often finds ways to support the community through sponsorships and partnerships. In the Elmhurst area, we are members of the neighboring Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Villa Park Chamber of Commerce. While both of these chambers’ primary focus is on their own city, they help benefit the entire western Chicago area, as everyone is lifted together.
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 Chicago Metro 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 Chicago Metro Area, you came to the right place. Fox Pest Control is experienced at combating whatever Chicago Metro Area pest might be bothering you.
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 Chicago Metro Area.
There are many pests that are nearly impossible to eliminate without the help of a professional exterminator. Termites, ants, ticks, fleas, carpenter ants, and bed bugs are all among the pests that are extremely difficult and time-consuming to root out of a home without the proper extermination knowledge, equipment, and experience.
Extermination professionals have the proper training and certification to get rid of pests that spread diseases, cause home damage, and cause emotional distress, including mosquitoes, ticks, termites, carpenter ants, cockroaches, and bed bugs.
Most Chicago Metro Area pest problems cannot be thoroughly controlled without years of pest control experience. The products available for purchase at your local hardware store just aren’t as effective as our integrated pest management techniques that safely use professional products and also take pest behavior into account.
Responsible companies like Fox Pest Control use products that are proven to get rid of pests while also being environmentally responsible.
Pesticides that are reviewed and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are not illegal as long as they are used according to the label instructions.
Our environmentally friendly products are uniquely designed to get rid of the pests while also allowing you to enjoy the comfort and safety of your home. Our products are designed to be child and pet friendly.
We combine modern Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques with a variety of environmentally responsible products. Since each situation — and each pest — is different, we make adjustments accordingly. Speak to our customer service representatives for a list of products used during your service call.
For up to three months after the application, any bugs, insects, or other pests that come across the area will be exterminated. You can rest easy knowing we are controlling the bugs so you can focus on what matters most to you.
During your first service for our standard Home Protection Plan (HPP), we treat the inside of your home to help root out any pests inside. We won’t need to treat the inside of your home again unless you specifically request an inside service.
Yes. Each Home Protection Plan (HPP) comes with our Fox Money-Back Guarantee. Call our customer service representatives to let us know if pests come back between your regular services, and we will come back to treat the pests again, free of charge.
For the standard Home Protection Plan, we plan to service the outside of your Chicago Metro Area home on a seasonal basis (roughly once every three months).
As long as our technicians have full access to your front and back yard, no one needs to be at home if we are doing a standard pest control treatment of the home’s exterior. However, if you specifically request a treatment of the interior of your home, an adult must be present before our technician can enter.
Now is the best time to consider hiring Fox Pest Control to exterminate pests, because it’s not a question of IF, but WHEN the pests will invade the wall voids, the space inside soffits or eaves, gutters, cracks in the siding, and eventually make their way to the house.
Professional Chicago Metro Area pest control services can save both time and money. Since do-it-yourself methods aren’t effective over the long term, a homeowner can spend endless amounts of time using ineffective methods. Pests like termites and carpenter ants can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in home repair costs that are not covered by insurance.
As long as the home has food, water, and shelter, pests are just as attracted to a clean home as they are to a dirty one. When insects have infested a house, cleaning and thorough sanitation techniques root them out of their hiding places and destroy their eggs. However, cleaning inside doesn’t necessarily stop the bugs on the outside thinking about wanting to come in. That’s where Fox Pest Control can really help.
Rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas can spread nasty diseases including West Nile virus, babesiosis, rickettsiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Fever, Typhus, the bubonic plague, Tularemia, Malaria, and much more.
Many people in Chicago Metro Area are stung by insects like wasps every year. Some people are allergic to these stings. Because their stinger isn’t barbed, wasps, bumblebees, and some carpenter bees are capable of stinging multiple times.
All our products are formulated and proven by the EPA to be the environmentally responsible choice for effective pest control.
Fox offers organic exterminator treatment products upon customer request. Please speak with our customer service representatives for further details.
There are several pests that are difficult to exterminate and control without professional help because they hide effectively, reproduce quickly, and are extremely hardy. Cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, and termites are among the most difficult pests to eradicate.
Many insects find a warm place to hide, such as the wall voids of your house. They go into a type of hibernation called diapause until spring.
Other insects lay eggs that survive the winter and hatch when the weather warms.
Pests survive the winter by finding a hiding place in your house or by laying eggs that withstand the cold.
At any time during the cold months, the area could suddenly warm up, which will activate the pests. Our winter treatments will catch and exterminate these pests before they can become a problem again in the spring.
Mice and rat problems reach their peak during the coldest months of the year, which is another reason to treat your Chicago Metro Area home during the winter. Rats and mice can sometimes bring other pests to your home, even during the winter, including ticks and fleas.
Think you have a pest problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (331) 642-8744 for a free Chicago Metro Area pest control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized pest treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain pest free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the pests don't come back. If you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
Is a trail of ants marching across your countertop,
or setting up camp in your cupboard?
Don't worry — we've got a solution!
Ants are masters of sneaking into your home through unsealed gaps in your cement, brick or siding.
They can also slip in through open gaps around windows or door frames.
If you've got food or moisture available, they'll come crawling.
Most ants are harmless.
But some, like fire ants, bite and sting.
Other types of ants build huge mounds that can tear up your lawn.
Carpenter ants can burrow into your wood,
causing major damage to window and door frames, or even the structure of your home.
If you see ants, call us.
We'll come that same day to solve your pest problem!
Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.
Your Fox Pest Pro will thoroughly inspect your home,
and then create a customized plan to get rid of those pesky ants for good.
After the treatment, we'll send you a detailed report of what we did,
along with helpful suggestions for how to keep the ants outside where they belong.
We follow up with regular inspections,
carefully checking for any potential trouble spots.
If ants return, simply give us a call,
we'll come back for free!
Our service is 100% guaranteed.
Why not have one less thing to worry about?
Call us today for a free quote and same-day inspection.
Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.
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