Who Is The Chicago Bug Girl?

Do you know the Chicago Bug Girl?

Meet Janelle, Rose Pest Solutions’ voice and face for all-things-bugs-and-rodents throughout Chicagoland. You may have heard the Chicago Bug Girl on WGN Radio with David Hochberg and friends Saturday mornings, or maybe you saw her talking about the rat problems in the city on morning news.

Since she began working for America’s oldest pest management company back in 2005, Janelle has been creating all kinds of buzz in the industry. She was a recipient of the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Influential Woman in Business Award 2021. And most recently, the Chicago Bug Girl created STEM programs with the Girl Scouts!

Rose joins forces with the Girl Scouts

As a former Girl Scout herself, Janelle accredits many of the skills still uses today to what she acquired in Girl Scouts. After discovering a recent statistic about women representing only 4% of professional pest management professionals, Janelle made it her mission to get as many young women excited about environmental science and public health as possible.  

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Did you know there are actually THREE Bug Girls?

Better known as the Bug Squad, Janelle, Anna and Ravin represent Rose’s Marketing Team. They love sharing the fun and fascinating world of insects with everyone. They’re committed to education in public health, protecting your homes, and to protecting the vital role insects play in our ecology. But they’re also local resources, successful women in science, and leaders that help kids of all ages explore their interest in STEM fields!

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Take a lap around your property with The Bug Girl and learn about some ways you can prevent common pest invasions.

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She brings fantastic ideas for partnerships…

Janelle is a wonderfully creative marketing professional! I work at a non-profit organization and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her for over four years as a sponsor of my organization. She brings fantastic ideas for partnerships, boundless enthusiasm, great connections, and more. Janelle and her team attend our events as well as help amplify our messaging across a variety of platforms. When Janelle commits to an event, you know she will be there with a fun activity, nice handouts, and likely a bee costume as well! 

Heather Hahn Sullivan | Dunes Learning Center, IN

STEM Programs for Kids

Janelle and the Bug Squad are local resources for schools, daycares, summer camps and other community organizations. 

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WGN Radio 

Janelle Iaccino, The Bug Girl, joins David Hochberg on Saturday mornings from 10-1 on WGN Radio. Janelle has been the pest expert on this show for 9 years. She and her fellow cohosts take calls, texts and emails from listeners and help educate homeowners on all kinds of topics.

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Nature Museum

Not only is Rose good friends and partners with the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, but Janelle also volunteers there in the taxidermy lab! She has prepared over 50 specimens for the Chicago Academy of Sciences Natural History Collection. Rose sponsors bug-themed celebrations and events at the Nature Museum every year.

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Real Producers Feature

Rose is a proud resource and sponsor for the Chicago, North Shore and Dupage Counties’ Real Producers network of real estate experts. From VA Loan termite inspection requirements to ridding listings of pest invasions, Rose is quite well-known in the real estate industry. Janelle was featured in the Dupage October 2021 and Chicago November editions. Check out her story at the links below.

DuPage Real Producers October 2021 Digital Magazine

Chicago Real Producers November 2021 Digital Magazine

Building relationships is, was and always will be the focus of our family business.

Inspired by the core principles of Rose’s historical family business, Janelle and the Bug Squad have built relationships with some of our community’s top leaders. A mutual mission of education, commitment to quality and integrity, and team work that radiates positivity are present within the corporate partnerships we create and nurture. We’re proud to support each other for the greater good.

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