The Chicago Bug Girl

Who is The Bug Girl?

Janelle Iaccino is Rose Pest Solutions’ Marketing Director. She’s a familiar voice (and laugh) on WGN Radio, and is the creative force behind Rose’s advertising, branding, outreach and more. With 19 years in the pest industry, Janelle’s passion for public health and environmental science education has earned her a memorable reputation.

Home Sweet Home Chicago on WGN Radio

On Saturday mornings, Janelle joins David Hochberg and friends on WGN 720AM Radio to take questions from listeners about various seasonal topics. Since 2012, she has helped countless home and business owners solve and prevent pest problems. This network of professionals has been a solid resource for folks in Chicagoland and beyond for many, many years.


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STEAM Education

Bug Squad

Girl Scouts

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Community Resource

Public Health Educator

Janelle is the fearless leader of the historic companies’ marketing team, also known as the Bug Squad. This team of three is on a mission to educate, engage, and empower all walks of life with environmental science! One of their passions is to encourage young women to pursue careers in science! Did you know that in the pest management industry, only 4% of employees are women?! By encouraging girls to pursue STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) they believe that they can change those statistics for a better future together.

Janelle is 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

Executive Director, Dunes Learning Center


modern day marketing and what it means to partner with Janelle and the Bug Squad

Janelle is the proud recipient of the 2021 Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Influential Woman in Business Award as well as the 2023 NPMA Impact Award for Women in Pest Management.


View Featured Article in Chicago Real Producers Magazine

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