Best Pest Control Services

If pests around the home or office are bugging you, then it may be time to call an expert. In this guide, we’ll show you what to look for so that you can make a beeline for a reputable pest control company or exterminator to help you with anything from ant control to termite treatments. Continue reading...

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Jim's Pest Control

Jim's Pest Control 🏆 2024

4.9  (1,989) Summary
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Brinal P.
Brinal P.4 posts
  NSW
Excellent honest serviceAnthony Scalone was excellent, prompt service we learnt so much from him about subtarian termites and how the colony operate. Will definitely recommend him. Very honest and reliable.
The Local Guys Pest Control

The Local Guys Pest Control 🏆 2024

4.9  (334) Summary
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Chloe
ChloeVIC
  Pest Control VIC, Craigieburn
Prompt and professionalPrompt and professional service from Raj and John Paul. I would recommend their services to anyone for commercial or residential pest control. Show reply
Carpestology

Carpestology

5.0  (128) Summary
Bindi E.
Bindi E.
 
Like New Again!!!!!!Matt did an excellent job on bringing our old carpets back to life again. He also did a fantastic job on removing some specific stains that I didn’t think would budge but Matt got them out!! Matt was also very punctual and all work was completed at great rates. We’ll be getting him back to clean up our upholstery very soon. Thanks Matt!! Show reply
Exopest

Exopest

5.0  (80) Summary
Miss Vee
Miss Vee3 posts
 
Peter the Possum & Bird Man

Peter the Possum & Bird Man

4.9  (89) Summary
Irene
IreneQLD3 posts
 
Excellent serviceExcellent service. Professional, well priced and surpassed our expectations. We had old insulation removed and new bats put in. Show reply
Ian B.
Ian B.QLD
 
Very satisfiedBeautifully prepared report and great attention to detail. Professional and yet friendly attitude. Would recommend to anyone require a building a pest report.
Thanks Brett!
Dawson’s Pest Control

Dawson’s Pest Control

4.4  (234) Summary
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Helen
HelenVIC3 posts
 
ExpensiveQuoted $495 to remove a "small" wasp nest. Found another organisation to do the job for a lot less.
Dawson's Pest Control
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Electrodry

Electrodry 🏆 2024

4.3  (2,530) Summary
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Katreona Katreona
Katreona Katreona
  Verified QLD
Electrodry deliveredElectrodry faced a real challenge with my very soiled and stained lounge and certainly delivered! Thank you for such a great job. My lounge looks brand new. Show reply
Protech Pest Control

Protech Pest Control

5.0  (37) Summary
Maria B
Maria B3 posts
  Fair Incentive
Highly recommended. Polite, helpful, timely, & knowledgeable techniciansI've been using Protech for over 10 yrs. Their technicians (eg George & Richard) are consistently polite, friendly & helpful & on time! I get the sense this company trains staff & allows them to take pride in their knowledge & expertise in their field. They have a guarantee & they follow up on it. Highly recommend. Show reply
Pest-Ex

Pest-Ex

5.0  (33) Summary
Ashlee A
Ashlee A3 posts
 
Eco Carpet Cleaning Sydney

Eco Carpet Cleaning Sydney

5.0  (29) Summary
Levi McCallum
Levi McCallumSA13 posts
 
Spots Be Gone!The technician was punctual and very polite. My high-traffic areas look so much better. Even that coffee stain I thought was permanent disappeared. Very satisfied with the results.
Trust Pest Control Sydney

Trust Pest Control Sydney

5.0  (28) Summary
Nery S.
Nery S.
 
Pleased with the outcomeI recently used their service for bed bug treatment. Jane was very professional and did a thorough job. The quality of the service was good, and the value was reasonable, though there were a few spots she missed initially. However, she returned promptly to address them.
Eco Carpet Cleaning Melbourne

Eco Carpet Cleaning Melbourne

5.0  (27) Summary
Emilia Malone
Emilia MaloneWA11 posts
 
Quick Drying TimeI was able to walk on my carpets within a few hours. This was important for me because I have a busy household and couldn't afford to have them off-limits for long.
Eco Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

Eco Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

5.0  (26) Summary
Xavier H.
Xavier H.QLD9 posts
 
Fast and EffectiveI was surprised at how quickly they were in and out. Despite the speed, they didn't miss a spot. My carpets dried quickly, and the whole experience was painless.
Mr Pest Controller

Mr Pest Controller

4.3  (55) Summary
Deb D
Deb DVIC14 posts
  Verified
Eco Pest Control Sydney

Eco Pest Control Sydney

5.0  (24) Summary
Sienna Sturdee
Sienna SturdeeQLD10 posts
 
Fast and EfficientWe had a wasp nest near our front door. They responded quickly and removed it safely and efficiently. We were impressed with their professionalism.
Trust Pest Control Melbourne

Trust Pest Control Melbourne

5.0  (24) Summary
Alina C.
Alina C.2 posts
 
A reliable option for pest controlThe bed bug control service was good. Laura was professional and detailed in her work. There was a minor issue with scheduling, but the quality of service made up for it.
Proactive Pest Solutions

Proactive Pest Solutions

5.0  (24) Summary
Amy
Amy
 
Great serviceI contacted them earlier in the week to organise a termite inspection and they were able to schedule a visit around work commitments - which was amazing. The report came through very quickly and during the time of the inspection the communication was great and no question seemed too silly to ask. Very impressed with Proactive Pest Solutions. Show reply
The White Ant Man

The White Ant Man

4.5  (40) Summary
Chris W.
Chris W.WA2 posts
  Verified
10/10 the bestNo need to look anywhere else, fast, accurate, friendly, quick.
EPM Pest Control Brisbane

EPM Pest Control Brisbane

5.0  (23) Summary
Greg F.
Greg F.4 posts
 
Flick Anticimex

Flick Anticimex

3.6  (534) Summary
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Hilary
Hilary2 posts
  Fair Incentive
House & shed treatmentDean came & was very efficient and quick. Has to come back to complete the outside service because it was raining. So far so good. Show reply
Proven Pest Control

Proven Pest Control

4.4  (39) Summary
Justin D.
Justin D.
 
**SCAM**SCAM ALERT. Do not trust or use their service. I was [Content Removed] by trusting these guys. The owner [Name Removed] is the worst person I could ever deal with.
Pro Pest Control Melbourne

Pro Pest Control Melbourne

5.0  (22) Summary
vedavathi2262io
vedavathi2262io
 
Very satisfied with the service overallI recently used Pro Pest Control Melbourne for residential pest control. The technician, James, was thorough and professional. He effectively treated our home for ants and cockroaches. Although it took a couple of days to see the full results, the pests are now gone. The quality of the service was good, and I found the value for money reasonable.
Smart Bond Cleaning

Smart Bond Cleaning

5.0  (22) Summary
Aaron B.
Aaron B.2 posts
 
Safeguard Pest Control

Safeguard Pest Control

5.0  (22) Summary
Lynette H.
Lynette H.
 
ReviewVery informative and did a thorough job in both termite inspection and pest control Show reply
Green Pest Control Sydney

Green Pest Control Sydney

5.0  (21) Summary
Bello U.
Bello U.QLD8 posts
 
Overall, satisfied and would recommendHad our office treated for bed bugs, and the service was prompt and efficient. Sarah was knowledgeable and courteous. Quality was top-notch, but the price was slightly higher than expected. Still, given the peace of mind, it was worth it.
Eco Pest Control Gold Coast

Eco Pest Control Gold Coast

5.0  (21) Summary
Chad Thomas
Chad ThomasSA12 posts
 
No More Unwanted GuestsI had a persistent ant problem that I couldn't get rid of on my own. They came out, identified the source, and treated it effectively. Haven't seen an ant since!
Eco Pest Control Melbourne

Eco Pest Control Melbourne

5.0  (20) Summary
Tyler Parker
Tyler ParkerQLD11 posts
 
Thorough and ProfessionalThe technician was punctual, knowledgeable, and respectful of our home. He explained the treatment process clearly and answered all our questions.
Serial Pest Control

Serial Pest Control

5.0  (20) Summary
Fay
FayQLD
 
Bug Free Pest Control

Bug Free Pest Control

4.4  (33) Summary
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Stephen
StephenNSW
 
Never Go Bug FreeBug Free Dosnt Honor the Guarentee Origianally it cost $220 Guarentee to eradicate my pest problem I have now paid $695 and now they tell me my Warintry has ran out so what happend to my Guarentee ,so now they are asking me for another $350 to do what they was suppose to do in the first place.

What kind of work do pest management services do?

A pest control technician kneeling next to a cabinet and spraying insecticide around it

In treating pests, a pest control technician carries out a pest inspection on a home or commercial property, identifies the pest problem, and applies the appropriate pest control method.

There are a variety of treatments available, but here are some that are widely used for common pests.

  • Pesticides are chemicals that are generally used to eradicate insects - such as ants, cockroaches, and spiders - as well as animals, fungi, and plants. They’re fast acting and are particularly effective in small spaces.
  • Fumigation involves using a gas pesticide to kill pests, and is often used for termite control and other bug infestations. Fumigants are used in a sealed environment, which is why tents are sometimes set up around the home or area that needs to be treated.
  • Poisoned baits and traps are generally used for rodent control, such as for exterminating rats and mice, and sometimes bugs. After being baited or trapped, the pests are then carefully removed.
  • Animal capture or removal is usually used for larger animals, and doesn’t involve killing the pest. For example, possums are usually removed from the site, and then entry points in the building are repaired so that the possum can't get back into it after its release.
  • Heat treatment is usually used for bed bug treatment, and involves raising the temperature of a room to kill bugs - no chemicals needed.

Here are some benefits and drawbacks of pest control.

Pros
Can reduce the risk of contracting diseases that some pests carry.
Can protect your property from damage. For example, getting rid of termites can protect the structural integrity of your home.
Can prevent food contamination.
Can make your home or office more sightly.
Cons
Some pest control methods use toxic chemicals that can be harmful to humans and the planet, particularly when used improperly.
Can be inconvenient. For example, in the case of fumigation, you’ll need to relocate during treatment.

Who needs pest control?

Below are some signs that it’s time to call a pest control expert - however, they don’t necessarily mean that you have an infestation on your hands, so it’s a good idea to provide more details to a specialist and seek their advice.

  • When you see mud tunnels, as this could point to termites, or white ants.
  • When you get bitten in bed. This means there may be a bed bug or flea infestation.
  • When you hear scratching, tapping or chewing sounds coming from the walls or roof. This could indicate that rodents, birds, or bats are present.
  • When you see trails of ants in clean environments.
  • When small holes appear in clothes or papery items. These could be silverfish damage.
  • When you see small droppings in the corners of your house, or small gnaw marks on things in the kitchen. This could mean you have mice or rats in your home.
  • When you see nests or hives, or there is a swarm of insects or bees around your ceiling - this usually indicates that there is either a food source or a nest.

Before deciding on whether pest treatment is necessary, try to find out more about the species of pest you have. For example, the mud-dauber wasp is a harmless native that is a great pollinator and can also help keep spider and bug numbers at bay, so you might want to reconsider whether removal of a mud-dauber nest is necessary.

The bottom line

Pest control is important, but only when you actually have a problem on your hands. Seeing a few bugs around the place doesn’t necessarily mean you should call a professional, however if they start to bother you, or have a harmful effect on your food or living conditions, then you should start considering pest control solutions.

What to look for in a pest control company

Experience

See how many years of experience a company has. Of course, you can feel free to give someone who’s relatively new to pest management a shot, but some people have more peace of mind entrusting expert technicians with their home.

Don’t just check how many years they’ve been operating, but also how much experience they have in the services you need.

Licensing

It’s important to check that the company you’re considering is licensed, to ensure both optimal safety and that the services they provide are legal. It also helps ensure that the company is environmentally responsible, and performs humane pest control.

Licensing requirements vary across states, so you should check local laws against any pest controller you’re thinking of hiring - in most cases these licences are issued by the health department of the state they’re operating in.

For extra peace of mind, you can also check for certifications and affiliations. For example, PestCert Accreditation is only given to businesses who have been strictly vetted by the organisation and are accredited to the highest industry standards.

Insurance

Accidents can happen even when you’re careful. What’s more important is how a company handles any damage done to your home or possessions. Make sure you ask them before the treatment what kind of insurance they provide, and what happens in the event of an accident.

Customer service

Ask what you should do before and after the treatment - a pest control company should be clear about what’s needed from you during the whole process.

They should also be prompt and timely with their communication - if they take a long time responding to your questions or concerns, then chances are that they won't provide an efficient service either.

Also avoid pushy pest control companies that try to quickly get you to secure a job with them - they tend to be more money-minded than service-oriented, and you’ll likely have a less pleasant experience dealing with them.

Transparency

If a company isn’t upfront with aspects of their service such as their fees, what treatment entails, and their business guarantees, then take caution.

You should also be wary of companies who say that one pest control treatment will solve all your pest problems. If you have different types of pests, then you’ll likely need a variety of treatments to control the different infestations.

Job satisfaction

A company may not always be successful in eradicating the pest the first time round, so see if they offer a guarantee on the work they do. If they do, ensure you’re well-acquainted with the terms of the guarantee.

Word of mouth is as good as gold when it comes to choosing who to manage your pest problems. Ask the friend, neighbour, or family member who has managed to control the pests in their home about which company they used and what their experience with them was.

Online pest control reviews are also a valuable tool to see what previous customers have had to say about a business. Of course, the closer to 5 stars a company is, the better, however the way in which a business responds to negative reviews can let you know how committed they are to ensuring 100% of their customers are satisfied with their service.

How much is a pest control service?

The price of a pest control service varies greatly depending on the nature of your infestation and the nature of the treatment required for it. For example, the cost of termite treatment, particularly subterranean termite treatment, can go into the thousands because they can be difficult to locate, whereas wasp nest removal can be as little as a few hundred dollars.

To see whether you’re getting a fair price and aren’t being overcharged, try to get at least 2 or 3 quotes - most reputable companies will offer this free of charge, no strings attached.

Tips for keeping your home or office pest-free

Whether or not you’ve enlisted the help of a pest control technician, there are a few methods of natural pest control you can do to help keep your home or business pest-free and prevent the need to call a pest control company in the first place.

  • Ensure the roof, eves, and fascias of your building are well maintained, and that any gaps or holes are repaired.
  • Avoid keeping large amounts of rubbish indoors overnight, to avoid attracting rats and mice.
  • Fix mesh over holes in screens, walls, doors, and other building openings to prevent rodents and insects from entering.
  • Ensure any leaking pipes or broken gutters are fixed, as the moisture around them can attract termites.
  • Remove discarded timber from the home and seal untreated timber - this works as a form of termite protection.
  • Check that any grocery bags and cardboard boxes you bring into your home are free from cockroaches and their egg cases - this is a common cause of infestations.
  • Keep all food items in your pantry in an airtight container, clean food scraps off surfaces promptly, and wipe down your sink every day to avoid attracting ants.
  • Install a termite barrier (either physical or chemical) around your home.

Keeping your home or office clean and well maintained, treating minor problems yourself with pest control products, and consulting an expert as soon as you suspect you may have an infestation will help you avoid a huge headache down the road, and will help you keep comfortable at home and at work.

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