The best pest control companies in Wollongong

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Professional pest controllers provide safe, effective, long-term solutions that a can of bug spray cannot. Photo: Supplied.

Termites, ants, cockroaches, spiders, wasps… These are just some of the common pests that appear in Wollongong homes and backyards throughout the year.

Introduced bird species, rats and mice are also common across the Illawarra and can do damage to not only your property, but those around it. Australians are pretty used to creepy crawlies, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them on your property – especially when they could cause harm.

Unchecked infestations can cause serious problems down the line, so it’s best to contact a pest control company as soon as nasty pests like these appear. But how can you choose from among Wollongong’s many available services to find the best one for you?

In this article we’ll take a look at the traits great pest control companies have in common, and where to find the best in Wollongong.

What makes a great pest control company?

For long-lasting pest control with minimal impact on your family, schedule and wellbeing, we recommend choosing a pest control service with the following traits:

  • Experience. A great pest control service is an experienced one. Be sure to ask how long they have worked in pest control.
  • Qualifications. To operate in NSW, pest controllers must hold a current pest management and/or timber pest management licence. All pesticide licences issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in NSW are available online.
  • Proper insurance. A professional pest control service should always have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. These policies protect the customer in the event of negligence or property damage.
  • Environmentally friendly. Responsible Wollongong pest control services use chemicals approved by the NSW government. They also know how to handle and dispose of Schedule 7 chemicals.
  • Customer service focus. A good pest control service listens to the customer and provides regular updates, especially when the job involves more than one visit (e.g. termite treatment). It’s not unusual for homeowners to become upset when a termite infestation is discovered. A great pest control service is empathetic yet professional.

The best pest control companies in Wollongong

Region Illawarra’s editorial team has compiled a comprehensive list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best in Wollongong series, each business needs to have maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google and Facebook, and have plenty of positive reviews.

Trusted Pest & Termite Control

Trusted Pest & Termite Control offers residential and commercial pest treatment and prevention throughout the Illawarra.

With an impressive five star rating on Google, Trusted Pest & Termite Control attracts plenty of reviews like this one, from Dean Foxton:

"I have been using these guys for years and have always had the best service and quality from them. Serk is a great guy and never lets us down. We never have pests in or around the house."

Local Pest Control Illawarra

Local Pest Control Illawarra is fully licensed and insured to control more than your run-of-the-mill critter.

Using the latest in pest control technology they not only manage ants, cockroaches and rodents, but will also take on nasty wasps and relocate possums.

"This is our second treatment for pests around around the home and again we are very happy with Brett. The level of service and professionalism is fantastic. The results speak for themselves," said Beth online.

Advanced Pest Control Wollongong

Having served the region for more than two decades, family business Advanced Pest Control Wollongong is appreciated by clients across Wollongong, Shellharbour, Gerringong, Dapto and Thirroul.

The team offers one-off and ongoing pest control, management and inspection of/for all major pests found locally; cockroaches, silverfish, mosquitoes, ants, spiders, termites, midges, rodents and bees.

Advanced Pest Control Wollongong also specialises in pre-purchase inspections and pre-construction management for termites, making them a popular choice for commercial clients alongside homeowners.

Pest Control Wollongong Asap

Pest Control Wollongong Asap (PCWA) is a family owned and operated business that services the entire Illawarra region.

Professionally trained technicians specialise in the chemical and non chemical treatment of cockroaches (including german roaches), rodents, bed bugs, bees, ants, fleas, birds (including proofing) and wasps.

PCWA are equipped to handle residential, commercial and even industrial pest control, having had great success in transport, food production, health and hospitality environments alongside the average Illawarra home.

Verminators Pest & Termite Management Services

Offering premier pest management, Verminators uses over a decade of experience to cover more than just termites, roaches and rodents.

Bird lice, fleas, bed bugs, silverfish and even carpet beetles are treated with great care by Kym and her team every time, including in emergency situations.

Verminators services the Illawarra from Coledale to Gerringong and further afield, stating, "Pests can strike at any time and it’s important that our customers know we will be there for them."

If you’re looking for more information on pest control companies in Wollongong, you might also like our articles on the best property managers, landscapers and gardeners Wollongong has to offer.

Your experience with pest control companies in Wollongong

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Do you have experience with any of the Wollongong pest control companies listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have a pest and termite inspection?

You should have an inspection on a yearly basis. Termites in particular do considerable damage to building structures when left unchecked, and these problems can usually be avoided or minimised with a yearly 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 against them.

Are there different types of pest control?

Absolutely, and the type a pest control service uses depends on the issue at hand. Methods include trapping, fumigation, poison, sterilisation, and pesticides to control, deter, or kill nuisance pests.

Are there environmentally friendly pesticides?

There are obvious concerns about the risks of exposing yourself to pesticides. Luckily, there are plenty of eco-friendly alternatives available to pest control services. Rather than using chemicals to control pests, pest control services can also use scents, oils and tastes to create safe and natural deterrents for the pests. If the problem does demand chemicals, however, the pest control service should know how to properly handle and dispose of those materials.

What do I do before a pest control treatment?

Be sure to give your house a good clean before a pest control treatment to remove any insect eggs and potential food sources for pests. Close your windows and cover any exposed food like fruit and pet bowls, or remove them from the home. Move furniture away from walls and corners so your technician can access them. Be ready to leave the home for a few hours with your children and pets if need be.

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