As inhabitants of the bush capital, we Canberrans are used to the creepy insects and critters that venture from nearby nature reserves into our residential areas and homes. With over 30 species of termites, European wasps, poisonous spiders, and ants active year round in Canberra, this is a common problem we face. Uncontrolled infestations can cause serious problems down the line – so it’s probably time to contact a pest control service as soon as any bugs appear.
Pest control services can help you maintain a pest-free environment in your home or business. They use pesticides, sprays, and other pest control methods to ward off crawling insects, and are equipped to provide you with effective, long-term solutions that bug spray can’t. But how do you choose among the many services available in Canberra to find the one that’s right for you?
In this article, we’ll take a look at features common to major pest control services and where to find the best in Canberra.
What Makes a Great Pest Control Service?
For long-lasting pest control with minimal impact on your family, schedule and well-being, we recommend that you choose a pest control service that has the following characteristics:
- Live. A great pest control service is an experienced service – and has worked in pest control for many years.
- Qualifications. Check that your pest control department has completed the Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Pest Management – Technical) study units. In Canberra, pest control services are not licensed by the ACT government, but they must be qualified to obtain environmental clearance from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). When it comes to termites, qualified pest control services should adhere to Australian Standard 3660 and ACT’s Guidelines for Termite Control.
- Fully insured. A professional pest control service in Canberra should have professional liability and liability insurance. These insurance policies protect the customer against negligence or property damage.
- Ecological. Canberra’s responsible pest control services use chemicals approved by the ACT government. They also know how to handle and dispose of Schedule 7 chemicals.
- Customer service orientation. A good pest control service listens to the customer and provides regular updates, especially when the job involves more than one visit (eg, treating termites). It is not uncommon for homeowners to get angry when a termite infestation is discovered. Great pest control service is empathetic, yet professional in its dealings.
The Best Pest Controlers in Canberra
The RiotACT editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site feedback to come up with a list of the most recommended companies in your opinion.
To be featured in our Best of Canberra series, every business must have received regular positive reviews on RiotACT and Facebook, as well as maintain a minimum 4/5 star average on Google.
Family owned and operated, Quality One Pest Control has been operating in Canberra for over 40 years. Services include general pest control, specialist insect treatment, termite treatment and bird protection.
Quality One Pest Control is a leader in residential and commercial sites, making sure all jobs last. Quality matters for experienced and trained team members who have a customer-centric approach. Always professional, the team is proactive in recommending the best way forward.
They pride themselves on using chemicals that are friendly to humans, pets, and the environment. Quality One Pest Control manages spot inspections, regular inspections, pest control before and after construction, as well as pest control in schools and daycares.
General parasites include spiders, ants, cockroaches, silverfish, and earwigs. Specialized insects include wasps and bees, cockroaches, ants, rodents, possums, and bedbugs. Protection against birds is adapted to the problem posed. Inspections and treatments for termites include locating and eradicating nests.
Quality One Pest Control guarantees a rapid response. Free quotes, a six-month warranty and a best price guarantee are offered.
On Google Nicole Inati wrote, “Amazing job… Incredibly professional, quick, knowledgeable and personable. It’s nice to sit outside without worrying about bugs or pests.
ACT Pest Control, are certified specialists in the fight against parasites and termites. With a wide range of equipment, they can handle any property, including households, restaurants, and government buildings, all with the convenience of using environmentally friendly products.
Using its general 7 in 1 treatment offering, ACT Pest Control ensures that the seven most common pests in your home will be eliminated without harming your family or pets.
As Hairul Lutfi wrote on Google, “My wife and I had the pleasure of dealing with Carl from ACT Pest Control. The service we received was very professional. We needed help on short notice and Carl and his team were able to work within the allotted time. I would not hesitate to recommend the service of Carl and the rest of the ACT Pest Control team.
1122/240 Bunda Street
Canberra ACT 2601
Your pests are gone, guaranteed!
Canberra Pest Control has been 100% owned and operated by Canberra for over 50 years. We employ people from Canberra and are solely focused on protecting Canberra families, homes and businesses from unwanted pests. Our mission is simple: to be the pest controller of choice in Canberra!
We guarantee all our work. When we treat your home or business, we guarantee that your pest problem will be eradicated. If the problem recurs within your warranty period, we will process the original service site again for free.
We exterminate ten pests in one treatment when we spray your house against spiders.
At no additional cost to you, we also treat cockroaches, silverfish, earwigs, slaters, centipedes, clothing moths, pantry moths, paper wasps and wasps of the mud – 100% free.
Unit 1/189 Flemington Road
ACT Mitchell 2911
With a strong dedication to honesty, quality and reliability, this family-owned business has been providing Canberra homes and businesses with a safe and effective method of pest control and prevention for over 20 years. They specialize in eliminating spiders, cockroaches, termites, silverfish, rodents and wasps, and are experienced in using products that are environmentally friendly and safe for humans and animals. pets.
Google critic Robyn Colless writes: “I responded quickly to my urgent work. Efficient, polite and professional and got the issue resolved quickly. Definitely, recommends Richard.
If your home is in need of care right now, check out our article on the best cleaning companies in Canberra for some helpful information. Or, if you’re looking to tidy up the backyard now that you’ve got rid of pests, our article on the best gardening services in Canberra can help.
Your experience with pest control services in Canberra
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Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I do a pest and termite inspection?
You should have an inspection on an annual basis. Termites in particular cause considerable damage to building structures when left unchecked, and these problems can usually be avoided or minimized with an annual inspection.
What pests can a pest control service get rid of?
Pest control services remove unwanted creatures such as cockroaches, rodents, ants, bedbugs, and termites from homes, buildings, and surrounding areas. They can also inspect buildings for signs of pests and provide regular preventative treatments for pests.
Are there different types of pest control?
Absolutely, and the type a pest control service uses depends on the problem at hand. The methods include trapping, fumigation, poison, sterilization and pesticides to control, deter or kill harmful pests.
Are there environmentally friendly pesticides?
There are obvious concerns about the risks of exposure to pesticides. Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly alternatives to pest control services. Rather than using chemicals to control pests, pest control services can also use scents, oils, and tastes to create safe, natural pest deterrents. If the problem requires chemicals, however, the pest control department must know how to properly handle and dispose of these materials.
When are parasites most active?
In Canberra, the most common and problematic pests – cockroaches, spiders, ants, fleas and wasps – are most active during the warmer months. Termites, however, are active year round.