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The name Chicago comes from a French rendering of the indigenous word shikaawa, meaning a wild form of onion. When settlers first reached the area, they were amazed by the amount of wild onions growing in the surrounding forests. Chicago is the most densely populated city in Illinois and the third most populated city in the country. With around 10 million people, the city makes up around three percent of the population of the United States.
Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, the city has had a rather tumultuous history. The first recorded settlers of the area were French explorers and fur traders, who arrived around the late 17th century. Small U.S. Army forts and settlements began to develop, but most left in 1812. The city was then incorporated in 1837 by Northern businessmen looking to migrate closer to the Mississippi River basin. In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire broke out, burning down roughly 3.3 square miles of the city and displacing more than 100,000 people. Chicago didn't let a fire stop the growth. City leaders put enormous amounts of effort into rebuilding the city, making it bigger and better than ever before.
The construction boom brought in more people. Countless other disasters have happened throughout Chicago's history. From major floods to race riots, large-scale massacres, to sunken cruise ships, Chicago has always managed to survive and thrive.
Chicago is famous for its outdoor public artwork and monuments. There's a 50-foot statue, gifted to the city by Pablo Piccaso and a 40 foot steel and tile monument created by Joan Miro. You can't miss the 53-foot statue of a flamingo, created by Alexander Calder, and, of course, the well-loved Bean sculpture, gifted by Anish Karpoor. Officially named Cloud Gate, the sculpture weighs 110 tons, making it one of the largest sculptures in the world.
Stop by Oz Park to enjoy whimsical fun for the whole family. Visit the Willis Tower Glass Platform, where you can hover over 1,000 feet in the air. There are jazz clubs, museums, temples, aquariums, zoos, and memorials, all within the 232 total square miles that make up the city. You can visit the hotel that created the chocolate brownie, or even a statue dedicated to dog poo.
If you're a foodie, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. The most notable? Chicago's famous pizza. With more than 800 pizza parlors in the city, you could eat a different pizza once a day for over two years! Chicago is also home to many authentic pubs, diners, steakhouses, and local delis. Stop by Stone Flower to experience food that is presented as art. Visit The Hideout to get some local drinks, a burger, and some live entertainment. Broaden your palate at Cafe Cancale, an authentic French seafood restaurant.
With so many things to learn, places to visit, and pizzas to eat, the last thing you want to think about is pests. You wouldn't want to look down to see a rat or a termite while you were out to eat, so why let them roam free in your home? That's where Pest Gnome comes in. With hundreds of experts ready to serve your home, you will never have to worry about pesky critters again. Simply download the mobile app, enter your address, sand Pest Gnome will take if from there. You select the services you want at the time that works for you. Get back to that slice of pizza, knowing that the experts at Pest Gnome have got your home under control.
Chicago, IL - Monday, November 27th, 2023
|Avg Monthly Pest Control Cost||$40.05|
|Avg Ant Control Cost||$285|
|Avg Termite Control Cost||$589|
|Avg Termite Inspection Cost||$164|
|Avg Mice and Rat Control Cost||$330|
|Avg Flea Control Cost||$265|
|Avg Tick Control Cost||$268|
|Avg Wasp Control Cost||$348|