Gold Coast Pest treatments
Whether you're after your annual pest treatment or have a pest infestation that needs prompt expert attention, call the experts at Gold Coast Pest Services
Most homeowners prefer a once a year general pest treatment to keep the creepy crawlies at bay. We believe our "5 star" general pest control treatment is the most comprehensive pest control treatment on the Gold Coast.
But sometimes you may be the victim of a pest outbreak, when your property becomes infested by a particular type of pest. In most cases, this will require a specialist pest control treatment to get on top of the problem. With specialised pest programs for cockroaches, spiders, ants, fleas, rodents and more, we guarantee we can solve your pest problem.
What our customers are saying:
"Great outstanding service from Stuart at Gold Coast Pest Services. He came promptly, introduced himself, confirmed what we gonna do, the process and timeframe. When he finished the roof, he will tell us what is doing next, free tips and advice. Nowadays we don't get much of those great customer service. They are happy to do Saturdays and highly recommend to anyone on the Coast. Kelly from the office was great on online enquiries, on phone and confirmation emails."
Alice K. (13.3.16)
Our comprehensive general pest control treatment
Insects covered: Cockroaches, internal ants, spiders and silverfish
Warranty: 12 months
This is certainly not a quick "spray and pay"! We spend time to carry out a complete and professional pest control treatment, which is why we can offer our 12 month warranty.
We tailor our pest treatments to the particular property and pest situation we find. However, typically our general pest treatment will involve carrying out a spray to external areas, yard and garage. Sub-floors will be treated with a spray (or powder) and we 'dust' roof voids with an insecticide powder. As well as a general spray indoors, we utilise cockroach gels and sticky boards in other areas where pests like to hide, such as the cupboards in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries.
How safe are our pest control treatments? . . .
Before we start any pest treatment we carry out an inspection and risk assessment, to determine whether there are any safety issues and discuss whether you have any particular concerns.
We only use products that are safe to use around the home. It is advisable however that adults, children and pets keep clear during the treatment and when we are using sprays. It is recommended the area remain clear until it is dry. As our products have little or no odour, once we've left you probably won't know we have been!
We give pest treatment advice after our visit, so you know what products have been applied and whether there are any specific instructions to be followed (all pest control companies are required to do this by law).
Combine a pest control treatment and termite inspection and save
Many of our customers have their annual termite inspection carried out at the same time, giving them a significant saving. Check out our special offers for more details.
Call our friendly staff for a quote today
Specialised pest control treatments
We also provide a range of specific treatment programs to cover the common pests:
We tailor these pest control treatments to the specific problem we find at your property. Give us a call to find out how we can help.
We also provide a complete range of termite services, including termite inspections, and are also fully licensed to carry out possum removals and relocations.
End-of-lease pest control treatments . . .
If you are leaving a rental property and require an end of lease pest control treatment, we specialise in this service. Typically these treatments involve a general pest spray and a flea treatment (if you have had a pet in the property).
We know moving house can be stressful, so we can arrive at a time to suit and can send any required documentation straight to the real estate agent if required. By carrying out the treatment once you have moved out and the property is clear of furniture, we can provide a thorough treatment in a quick time, keeping the costs down for you.
Commercial pest control treatments . . .
As well as providing residential pest control, Gold Coast Pest Services can provide one-off or regular pest services for businesses (including hotels, offices, restaurants and food establishments).
We will design a program suitable for your business and provide you with the necessary documentation and process required to meet the internal and/or external regulatory requirements for your type of business. Please call Gold Coast Pest Services to discuss your needs.
We can also provide training for staff, which is especially for restaurants, food establishments and the hospitality industry. Carrying out preventative measures, having good hygiene process and spotting / recording any pest issues are vital to a successful pest management plan.
Before you choose a pest control company . . .
When you type "pest control Gold Coast" or something similar into Google you will get a variety of companies come up in search results. With so many pest control companies out there all charging different prices, it is difficult to know which pest control company and what pest treatment to choose.
The pest technician needs to be licensed and insured to carry out the pest control treatment being requested. They are required to provide you with their license and insurance on request. There are a lot of "cowboys" on the Gold Coast (often charging the cheapest prices), who are not licensed or insured, so be careful! When you are protecting your home and family and insecticides are being applied, it’s important that you trust that the pest manager is knowledgeable, professional and will take their time to apply a comprehensive and safe pest control treatment.
Always ask for a quote and clarify exactly what their service involves, how long it will take (see “What to expect with a pest control treatment") and what warranties or service free periods are provided. Of course, ask them to confirm they are licensed and insured. It should allow you to compare quotes and ensure you are getting the service you require and one that's good value for money!
Don't forget the importance of an annual termite inspection. By combining the termite inspection with general pest treatment, you will normally get a significant discount on the separate services.
What to expect with a pest control treatment . . .
Before starting the treatment, the pest technician should inspect the property (to confirm the nature of the pest problem and work out what pest treatment is required), discuss any issues with you, explain the treatment and carry out a risk assessment. This involves assessing the property and surrounding properties for any safety or environmental issues that need to be considered before applying a product.
The duration of a pest control treatment will vary depending on the size of the property, construction type and level of pest infestation. For example a home with a sub-floor will take longer than a home on a concrete slab. But as a guide, for the typically modern 3-4 bedroom Gold Coast home on a concrete slab, a general pest treatment should take around an hour. If it is taking them less than 30 minutes you should be worried.
Typically the treatment will involve spraying the perimeter of the property, all surfaces, around doors, windows, other entry points, under the eaves, gutters and any foliage. This treatment is targeting crawling insects such as large cockroaches and ants, as well as web-spinning spiders.
A quality pest technician would spray inside the house as needed and choose the correct products and if the property has a particular problem with specific insects, additional products such as gel baits, sticky boards, dusts and granules may be applied to the affected areas. The roof void is a key area to inspect and treat. Typically pest technicians will blow an insecticide powder through the roof void to provide a fine layer over all the surfaces. This can be very effective at keeping pest numbers down.
If the house has a sub-floor, this area should be inspected and then treated with a spray and / or powder, as required. Depending on your requirements, treatment of the garage, sheds and fences may also be included in the service.
Most pest control treatments will come with a warranty period, normally 6 or 12 months. To maintain the warranty, the homeowner needs to have met any conditions specified by the pest technician at the time of the treatment. If a pest issue covered by the warranty arises during the warranty period, the normal procedure is for the technician to come back and provide a supplementary pest control treatment to solve the issue (free of charge).
Some pest control companies may also include a "rodent treatment" as part of their service. Such rodent treatments only normally deal with low level / background rodent issues, dealing with a rodent problem will be a more involved exercise with additional charges.
It is important to note that, although the pest technician is "inspecting" your home, they are not specifically looking for termites and it is not a formal termite inspection. You should be very cautious about accepting a free termite check, this is not the same as a comprehensive professional termite inspection (which you should have a least once a year).
After the treatment the pest technician should provide you with a pest treatment advice, which specifies what products have been applied to what locations around your home.
Blog Articles on Pest Control
You can always check out our blog articles for more information
Pest Control Gold Coast - How do you choose a good pest control company and what's included in a pest control treatment?