Anderson Pest Solutions Releases 2015 Top Stinging Insect Suburbs List

Aug 07, 2015, 10:11 ET from Anderson Pest Solutions

ELMHURST, Ill., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anderson Pest Solutions, the largest family owned pest control company in the Midwest, has released a list of the top 10 Chicago area suburbs with homeowners requesting treatment for stinging insects this summer.

The list ranks suburbs by the number of bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jacket customers serviced by Anderson since the end of 2014.

Anderson's 2015 Top 10 Stinging Insect Suburbs:

  1. Libertyville (18%)
  2. Arlington Heights (17%)
  3. Lake Forest (12%)
  4. Glenview (10%)
  5. Vernon Hills (9%)
  6. Downers Grove (8%)
  7. Evanston (7%)
  8. Gurnee (7%)
  9. Naperville (6%)
  10. Palatine (6%)

According to the company, stinging insects become a nuisance in late summer and autumn when they nest around homes, buildings and areas where people live, work and play. Millions of Americans are at risk for suffering severe allergic reactions. Yellow jackets in particular, with the ability to repeatedly sting, can be especially aggressive, making them a considerable health threat. Yellow jackets alone are responsible for about one half of all human insect stings.

"Remember, stinging insects are important pollinators," said Tom Dobrinska, Staff Entomologist at Anderson Pest Solutions. "So careless destruction of bee hives and wasp nests should be avoided if possible. Along with bees and wasps, there are other stinging insects, such as bald face hornets that may nest around your home and require professional control measures."

About Anderson Pest Solutions

Anderson is the largest family owned pest solutions company in the Midwest, ranked 32nd largest in the nation in 2010 by Pest Control Technology magazine. Since 1913, Anderson's only business has been providing solutions for pest issues for residential and commercial properties in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Anderson's service is backed by one of the strongest customer satisfaction guarantees in the industry.

For more information, visit, email, call toll-free 866.696.2847, or write the company at: Anderson Pest Solutions - 501 West Lake Street, Suite 204, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126


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