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Terminix Canada: 10 Most Frequently Asked Pest Control Questions

Over the years, Terminix Canada have been asked a wide variety of questions about our pest control services. Questions include everything from our pest extermination methods to our pricing and the products we use.

Terminix Canada is committed to providing you with the best pest control services possible. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of questions most asked by our highly valued customers. Our pest control technicians take great pride in helping each and every one of our customers find the solutions to the pest problems that affect them.

1. Is It Worth It To Hire An Exterminator?

DIY pest control options are many. However, they all have complications. Ultimately, lots of knowledge, training and preparation go into treating pest problems in a safe and effective manner. With over 90 years of industry experience, hiring professionals like Terminix Canada guarantees you receive the correct course of treatment. Additionally, it ensures you never jeopardize a building, property, or fellow tenants. Our professional exterminators help customers to properly identify pests, identify the correct pest control solution, and choose the right course of precautionary action for future prevention. Our pest control is customizable with technicians treating each infestation on an individual basis. We carry out humane and environmentally friendly pest control services, and produce long-lasting results.

2. I Know I Have A Pest Problem But I’m Not Sure What Pest It Is. How Do I Find Out This Information?

Terminix Canada always tries to make the pest extermination process as simplistic and straightforward as possible. Our Pest Library assists you in identifying what type of pest is infesting your home or business. This valuable resource also offers tactics to help remove pests while preventing future infestations.

If you’ve tried researching the specific pest on our website already, and didn’t find what you’re looking for, locate your nearest Terminix Canada branch and give them a call. Our knowledgeable staff can either identify it over the phone, or arrange a free inspection that will assess the damage and behavioural patterns of the pest. After that, we’ll identify the source and provide recommendations for treatment solutions.

3. How Much Do Pest Exterminators Cost?

Like any professional service, the cost of pest extermination varies significantly depending on the size and severity of a pest infestation as well as local branch availability. Therefore, it’s impossible to provide one ballpark cost that fits all. In every case, our customized pest control services start with an initial inspection. Terminix Canada customers can either choose our Annual Pest Program or individual pest control services.

For individual pest control services, our pricing plans differ by province and local branch availability. For individual pest control service pricing, locate your nearest Terminix Canada branch and give them a call. As for our Annual Pest Program, this includes one comprehensive interior and exterior inspection and treatment, and seasonal follow-up treatments. These can be scheduled quarterly or bi-monthly depending on your requirements. To book our Annual Pest Program, visit our Branch Locator, find your nearest Terminix Canada branch and give them a call.

4. How Much Should I Pay For An Exterminator?

The cost of hiring a pest exterminator will differ depending on the size and severity of a pest infestation. Therefore, we cannot accurately calculate a ballpark payment for you. We understand that finding the right pest control specialist to let into your home can be tricky. This is because there are lots of companies competing for your business. In every case however, you should be paying for quality customized pest control like the kind Terminix Canada provides. When researching pest control companies online, some qualifying questions you can ask include:

5. What Is The Most Common Pest In Canada?

Some of the most common home invading pests in Canada include ants and cockroaches. Canada is home to five major species of ants – carpenter ants, fire ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, and red harvester ants. Additionally, the Great White North is also home to four major species of cockroach too – American cockroaches, brown-banded cockroaches, German cockroaches, and oriental cockroaches. If you’re trying to identify a particular pest that has made your home theirs, visit our comprehensive Pest Library resource. It includes the identification information you need for all major pest species in Canada plus simple remedies to take out common household bugs and pests plaguing your property.

6. How Much Does Terminix Canada Usually Cost?

The cost of Terminix Canada pest control will vary depending on the size and severity of a particular pest infestation as well as local branch availability. Due to this, we cannot provide one ballpark cost that fits all. In every case, our customized pest control services start with an initial inspection to determine the scope of the pest control required. Nevertheless, Terminix Canada customers can either choose our Annual Pest Program or individual pest control services.

For individual pest control services, our pricing plans differ by province and local branch availability. For individual pest control service pricing, locate your nearest Terminix Canada branch and give them a call. As for our Annual Pest Program, this includes one comprehensive interior and exterior inspection and treatment, and seasonal follow-up treatments. These can be scheduled either quarterly or bi-monthly depending on your requirements. To book our Annual Pest Program, visit our Branch Locator, find your nearest Terminix Canada branch, and give them a call.

7. Does Terminix Canada Provide Any Guarantees?

While Terminix Canada cannot provide specific pricing to customers due to pest infestations differing by size and severity, our company prides itself upon long-lasting results and value for money. Providing both residential and commercial pest control services, all services are customizable with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. This is due to our government-licensed technicians always using tried-and-tested methods of pest control to deliver the effective results our customers expect. As an added bonus, if pests come back between treatments, so will we – at no extra cost. This is all part of our ongoing pest control treatments and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

8. What Does Terminix Canada Charge For Pest Control?

The cost of Terminix Canada pest control will vary depending on the size and severity of a particular pest infestation as well as local branch availability. Due to this, we cannot provide one ballpark cost that fits all. In every case, our customized pest control services start with an initial inspection to determine the scope of the pest control required. Nevertheless, Terminix Canada customers can either choose our Annual Pest Program or individual pest control services.

For individual pest control services, our pricing plans differ by province and local branch availability. For individual pest control service pricing, locate your nearest Terminix Canada branch and give them a call. As for our Annual Pest Program, this includes one comprehensive interior and exterior inspection and treatment, and seasonal follow-up treatments. These can be scheduled either quarterly or bi-monthly depending on your requirements. To book our Annual Pest Program, visit our Branch Locator, find your nearest Terminix Canada branch, and give them a call.

9. Does Terminix Canada Have Any Pest Control Discounts Or Promotions?

Yes, from time to time, Terminix Canada provides email subscribers a series of exclusive pest control promotions and discounts. To sign up to Terminix Canada’s email list, complete the form located in the footer of our Home Page. Once you complete this form, you’ll be subscribed to the Terminix Canada email list where you’ll be eligible to receive exclusive promotions and discounts.

10. Does Terminix Canada Provide Commercial Disinfection Services?

Terminix Canada provides industry-leading commercial disinfection services too. Disinfectix™ by Terminix Canada is a site disinfecting service designed to help business owners protect their property. Serving property, facility, maintenance, procurement, office and operations managers, Terminix Canada technicians use certified Vert-2-Go SABER disinfecting products by Wood Wyant. These powerful antibacterial disinfectant cleaners are trusted for hospital, industrial and institutional use. Additionally, they’re certified for reduced environmental impact.

Moreover, Terminix Canada can install automated hand sanitizer dispensers at commercial premises too. As part of our service, we install automated hand sanitizer dispensers, refill gel hand sanitizer solution on a frequency tailored to facilities, perform dispenser maintenance, and perform annual battery maintenance for a complete solution. For more information, make sure to visit our Commercial Disinfection Services page.

Still Got Questions?

If you have a question for us that wasn’t included in this blog post, locate your nearest Terminix Canada branch and give them a call. Whatever your pest concerns, big or small, we’d love to hear from you.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants This Spring

The daffodils are blooming, the sun is shining, and kids are out and about playing in the road. All sure-fire signs that Spring has sprung! With all the excitement of a sunny Spring day after a long, harsh winter, it can be easy to forget about all the other pesky critters who are also embracing the warm weather. In particular, if you look closely, you may just see a single file line of ants making their way into your home to see what’s for lunch.

More than just having to worry about the little mooches raiding your pantry or the general ick factor that ants may bring; some breeds of ants can pose actual risk to the structural integrity of your home. Not only will carpenter ants make your house their home, they’ll actually tunnel through the wood of your home, causing massive problems later on.

So, what can you do to stop them? If you’re wondering what the best way to get rid of ants is, keep reading. We have some of the best tips to help prevent an ant infestation in your home. If it’s too late for prevention and you’re ready for ant removal, Terminix Canada can help. Our expert team of local ant exterminators can help identify the particular species plaguing your home and implement effective, affordable and humane pest control solutions to get rid of ants and keep them gone.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants? Keep The Sweets Away

Similar to a class of kindergartners, individual ant species have taste buds that vary greatly. However, just like these tiny tots, you can bet that ants of all species enjoy a sweet treat and can be very motivated to sniff it out. That’s why you have to take extra care in the warmer months to clean up juice spills or cookie crumbs. Yes, even if these spills happen outside.

Otherwise you’re inviting ants into your living space and encouraging them to hang out. Keep your food stored away in tightly sealed containers somewhere cool and dry unless you want ants to set up shop in your pantry looking for their next meal.

Block Off Entry Points

While a hole might seem too tiny to bother sealing up, remember how tiny ants are. They can slip through even the tiniest of openings, such as a crack in a window sill or small openings for pipes and wires. Pick up your caulking gun and get to work locking down your home like Fort Knox, because if you can see the crack, then odds are that an ant can use it as a path into your home.

This tip is the most important one if you want to get rid of ants in your home and keep them out for good. Any exterminator that you call will have the same advice, so you might as well take the precaution and do it first.

Cleaning Up After Your Pets Will Help You Get Rid Of Ants

We’d never suggest getting rid of your pets of course, but it is crucial that you get rid of their mess to prevent an ant infestation. Your pooch and their mess could be the number one reason you have ants living in your home. If your pet is a messy eater, leaving behind food scraps or crumbs, they’re likely an ant’s best friend. The combination of water and food crumbs create the perfect oasis for ants, and all of the mess is right there on the floor, making it incredibly easy for ants to access.

Pave over the ant paradise by storing your pet food in plastic containers and wiping up any mess left by their food bowls once they’ve eaten. This will help you get rid of ants while preventing Fido from getting a mouthful of them next time he takes a bite.

Keep Your Baby’s Feeding Station Clean And Tidy

Similarly, to your pets, your baby might just be next on an ants’ best friends list. Especially when they are young and still eating at their high chairs. Make sure to thoroughly wipe down their tray and anywhere else they’ve left a mess behind. Sweet, soft foods such as baby food make for a perfect meal for hungry ants.  

Still Need Help? Calling The Professionals Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants

Prevention is always the best course of action when it comes to pest control. However, if that has failed, it’s not too late. Terminix Canada is ready and waiting to help you get rid of your ant infestation for once and all. From Carpenter ants to Pharaoh ants, we have the expertise and dedication to rid your home of any insect infestation without fail.

Looking for the best ant removal services across Canada? Look no further! Call Terminix Canada right now for a free consultation and say adios to those pesky ants.