Pest Control Services for the Sunshine Coast BC
General Pest Inspections
The most important component of Integrated Pest Management is the inspection. During our initial consultation we locate and assess the nature of any problems, identify the pests in question, and educate the client about possible solutions. We never proceed with treatment until we have completed a thorough inspection and have fully briefed our client on our findings. As part of our service, we point out deficiencies that may attract or sustain pests and make recommendations as needed. Often making a few simple changes or repairs can drastically reduce pest activity.
Homebuyers & Sellers Inspection
Buying a home is the biggest single investment most people will ever make so it is important to have a home inspected prior to buying or selling. We provide a full report, make recommendations to remedy any existing pest situations, and will provide estimates if requested. Digital photography is available upon request.
Pre-treatment of New Construction and Newly Renovated Areas
A pre-treat is performed when a house under construction is at the pre-insulation/drywall phase. A pest control technician will treat all exposed wood framework, crawlspaces, joists and trusses, plumbing and wiring as well as foundations with an insecticide that is completely safe (low toxicity) when dry. The product we use works as a physical barrier to insects that come in to contact with it. Silica (like sand) residue is similar to broken shards of glass for insects. Any contact by the insect with treated surfaces will result in the insect falling victim to the barrier.
Some houses require termite protection. A low toxicity borax-based insecticide is applied to all foundations and wood construction at or near ground level. This prevents termites from entering the structure. In a well constructed house, a pre-treat is effective for approximately 10-15 years, making it a safe and cost effective way to protect buildings from major damage and related expenses.
Commercial, Sanitation Inspections
Inspections of commercial outlets such as offices, warehouses, grocery stores and restaurants are an important aspect of our business. Our main focus is always on prevention of pest problems before they occur. Using visual inspections and non-toxic monitors we can identify and arrest pest problems in their earliest stages saving our clients money, limiting damage and reducing the need for pesticide treatments. We offer weekly, monthly, or quarterly services which include pest monitoring and control, as well as sanitation inspections and reports. These services are tailor-made for each individual client based on an assessment of their unique situation and needs. We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your pest control needs.
Unfortunately rodents are a huge problem on the Sunshine Coast. We are leading experts on control and always use an Integrated Pest Management approach based on the particular species of rodent and the individual situation. We prefer not to use toxic baits and over 95% of our rodent control is pesticide free. Our preferred method of control is trapping in conjunction with environmental modifications such as removal of food sources, harbourages or other attractants. Often a few simple changes can cause a dramatic decrease in overall rodent activity. Once control has been established we recommend exclusion (rodent proofing) and clean up of contaminated areas to prevent a recurrence of activity. We can do this work or advise our clients on how to properly do so.
Rodent & Animal Proofing
Exclusion is the goal of any Integrated Pest Management plan. After control has been established we suggest repairs which should be made in order to prevent future infestations whenever possible. Effective rodent proofing is a process of elimination, which requires extensive knowledge and expertise. We have many years of experience with rodent and bird proofing which makes us ideal candidates to complete any needed repairs. We have successfully rodent proofed hundreds of structures and pride ourselves on excellent work. Animal proofing is a big part of our business and we are more than happy to do some or all of the work, or act on a consulting basis to whomever completes the repairs.
Clean up of areas contaminated by rodents, raccoons, skunks and other animals is a service we provide. Removal of nest debris, carcasses, droppings and urine left by rodents and other animals is essential. Not only do they contribute to ongoing activity by attracting other animals to the area, they pose a potential health risk to occupants. In attics, basements or crawlspaces which have been inhabited by animals we remove contaminated items and building materials such as insulation and vapour barriers. We then disinfect and deodorize these areas as needed and in most cases can restore them to their original condition.
In addition to all the services mentioned above, Kendel Pest Services is also pleased to consult with and provide solutions for:
- General pest inspections
- Homebuyers & sellers inspection
- Pre-treatment of homes under construction or renovation
- Carpenter ants
- Commercial, sanitation inspections
- Health services (clean-up and de-contamination of rodent, animal, and bird infested areas)
- Odour control and cleaning
- Rodent control
- Rodent proofing
- Raccoon & skunk removal*
- Larger mammals proofing and prevention (bears, deer etc.)
- Animal fencing and netting
- Bird proofing
- Sow bugs and crawling insects
- Bees and wasps
- Cockroaches and silverfish
- Stored product pests
- Bed bugs