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  (1,946) Summary
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Sandra W.
Sandra W.9 posts
  VIC
Wasps nestI just want to recommend Nick Nikolovski from Jim's Termite n Pest
I noticed wasps entering my brickwork. My neighbour gave me Nick's number yest so.i.rang he came this morning. He did an amazing job
Wasps hv gone. Nick was punctual came at the time he said. So.polite n helpful. If I have any other issues won't hesitate to call him.
The Local Guys Pest Control

The Local Guys Pest Control 🏆 2024

4.9  (271) Summary
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Gary
Gary QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD5 posts
  Pest Control QLD, Gold Coast
Fixing my ProblemThe staff kept me informed all the timeand were very knowledgable about my peroblem & how to fix it.
They had the best price out of all the quotes I received.
Carpestology

Carpestology

5.0  (127) Summary
kayleigh p.
kayleigh p.
 
So gratefulProfessional, excellent and speedy service making my carpets look better than when I moved in. Furthermore, flexible with times to make it suit. Icing on the cake is the price!
Highly recommend
Exopest

Exopest

5.0  (79) Summary
Doug M
Doug MVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
 
Peter the Possum & Bird Man

Peter the Possum & Bird Man

4.9  (80) Summary
Robert at McDowall
Robert at McDowall
 
Great ServiceCraig came and advised on a solution to our rodent problem. Friendly and effective advice. No more rodents. Show reply
Slava
Slava2 posts
 
Very much recimmendVery much recommend. Brett ran inspections to high standards and provided comprehensive report.
Dawson’s Pest Control

Dawson’s Pest Control

4.4  (234) Summary
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Helen
HelenVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC3 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  (2,478) Summary
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Helen R.
Helen R.VICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC2 posts
  Verified VIC
Amazing JobDennis did an amazing job and was very professional, well done ! Show reply
Protech Pest Control

Protech Pest Control

5.0  (36) Summary
Amy
Amy
  Fair Incentive
Quality pest controlHave used them every year for the last 5 years and have never had a problem. Always reliable and professional. Highly recommend
Pest-Ex

Pest-Ex

5.0  (33) Summary
Ashlee A
Ashlee A3 posts
 
Mr Pest Controller

Mr Pest Controller

4.3  (53) Summary
Sheenu
Sheenu
 
Flick Anticimex

Flick Anticimex

3.7  (512) Summary
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Georgia C.
Georgia C.
 
Amity at this company is a disgraceful worker and has terrible customer serviceAmity is very rude and unprofessional, yelling on the phone and treating me terrible not happy
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
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.
The White Ant Man

The White Ant Man

4.4  (35) Summary
Yvonne
YvonneWAPeel, WA
 
Serial Pest Control

Serial Pest Control

5.0  (20) Summary
Fay
FayQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
Bug Free Pest Control

Bug Free Pest Control

4.4  (30) Summary
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Ravi
RaviNSWSydney, NSW
 
Cleaning Mate

Cleaning Mate

3.4  (247) Summary
Erica
EricaNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
 
Safeguard Pest Control

Safeguard Pest Control

4.9  (18) Summary
Joshua C.
Joshua C.
 
Basic Pest SeriveGarrett was on time, solid customer service and very knowledgeable. The job was done in the time expected and with no hassles. Keep up the good work. Show reply
Oz Clean Team

Oz Clean Team

4.5  (22) Summary
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Joseph Benny
Joseph Benny3 posts
  Verified
Hitman Pest Control

Hitman Pest Control

3.7  (42) Summary
Not happy
Not happyQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
Ithaca Building Inspections

Ithaca Building Inspections

4.9  (14) Summary
joshuagoman
joshuagomanQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 
Trust Pest Control Melbourne

Trust Pest Control Melbourne

5.0  (11) Summary
Lovina D.
Lovina D.VICWestern District, VIC
 
Trust Pest Control Sydney

Trust Pest Control Sydney

5.0  (11) Summary
Ellie Oxenham
Ellie OxenhamQLDCentral Queensland, QLD
 
Alpha Pest Control

Alpha Pest Control

3.9  (19) Summary
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Ben Maloney
Ben Maloney2 posts
  Verified
Alpha Pest Control exceeded my expectations in every wayAlpha Pest Control exceeded my expectations in every way. Their team swiftly tackled a stubborn pest problem in my home with precision and professionalism. From the initial assessment to the final treatment, they demonstrated expertise and dedication. I couldn't be happier with the results. Highly recommended!
Pro Pest Control Melbourne

Pro Pest Control Melbourne

5.0  (10) Summary
Liam Armit
Liam ArmitVICCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
 
Highly recommend!Fantastic service all around! From scheduling to execution, everything was seamless. John, our technician, was knowledgeable and thorough. He took care of our termite problem swiftly, and we haven't seen any since. The quality of their work is top-notch, and the value for the service provided is unbeatable.
Eco Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

Eco Carpet Cleaning Brisbane

5.0  (10) Summary
Dotti U.
Dotti U.2 posts
 
Exceeded my expectationsThe team was professional, efficient, and left my carpets looking brand new. I love that they use eco-friendly products, making it safe for my family and the environment
Complete Termite Solutions

Complete Termite Solutions

4.6  (12) Summary
Terry W.
Terry W.QLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
 
Very ProfessionalGlad to back on board with Jacob had a termite infestation 12 months ago that was handled by Jacob and he now does my regular inspections great peace of mind with my home in good hands from such a pleasurable professional..
Tom's Pest Control

Tom's Pest Control

3.4  (33) Summary
NutroTech A.
NutroTech A.
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Tom's Pest Control
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Termitrust Pest Control

Termitrust Pest Control

3.2  (37) Summary
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maloc
malocQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD11 posts
 
Termitrust Pest Control
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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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