With a population closing in on 2.8 million people and its decades old architecture mixed in with new housing developments, Toronto is full of invasive and destructive pests. These pests can sting, bite, damage property, spread harmful diseases and contaminate food just for starters. Whether your pest problem is bed bugs, cockroaches, mice, rats, or something else, our Toronto pest control team will get to the root of the problem and solve it for you.
Environmental Pest Control: Toronto's Pest Removal Experts
We stand out from other pest control companies in Toronto and the GTA with our reputation for providing reliable and professional services since 1988. We also have success in solving those resilient type pest problems where the competition has failed.
As a leader in Toronto pest control, EPC has been servicing homeowners and businesses as one of the premier pest control companies in Toronto for over 30 years. We proudly services all types of properties – from residential to commercial, to industrial, hospitality, healthcare and not-for-profit. We’re featured as one of the 14 best options for pest control in Toronto.
EPC continues to stand out from other pest control companies in Toronto with not only our impressive customer service, but also our reputation for providing environmentally responsible and effective pest control with our Green Pest Management System. Just ask any one of our thousands of satisfied customers who have trusted us to remove the pest problem that was negatively impacting their home, family or business.
When it comes to your home or business, you want to choose a pest control Toronto exterminator experienced in a wide range of infestation control, and most importantly in treating the pests that are most common to your city. This experience is crucial to identifying the exact type of pest and applying the right treatment so that your problem is handled right, the first time.
Whether it's your home, apartment, business, or commercial/industrial building, Toronto has many different pests that can invade – mice, bed bugs, roaches, rats and ants to name a few. Whatever your pest problem, Environmental Pest Control is here to listen, educate and offer solutions that are tailored specifically to fit your individual pest control needs. Our Toronto pest control technicians are trained to get to the root of the problem and solve it for you. We are your number one trusted source among pest control companies in Toronto.
We also guarantee your pest problem will be eliminated the first time. This is where a lot of other Toronto pest control exterminators fall short. If you’ve fallen victim to another company who didn’t deliver on what they promised, we can help. Our licensed pest management professionals will thoroughly inspect your property and assess the extent of the infestation before applying our proven and effective Green Pest Management System to eradicating pests.
We also understand that requiring pest extermination services can induce a sense of guilt or embarrassment, but not to worry. We offer inconspicuous, unmarked vehicles upon request.
Scampering and scratching sounds in the walls of your home at night, signs of gnawing or chewing, or damaged food packages can mean you have an infestation of mice or rats. Other signs include droppings and urine, burrows or holes in and around foundation walls, or tracks on dusty surfaces. While mice may seem like cute, innocent creatures, they carry disease and can cause a lot of damage to a home. The best way to get rid of mice or handle a mouse infestation is to tackle the problem right away to avoid a severe infestation. If you’re wondering how to get rid of mice in your home, give us a call. Our Green Pest Management System is an effective solution for getting rid of mice in houses, apartment buildings and commercial properties.
The occurrence of bed bugs has increased dramatically in recent years. Stories on bed bugs have hit the news, and interestingly, Toronto has identified as having the most bed bug infestations in Canada.
The reality is, anyone can get bed bugs. You can even bring bed bugs home in library books and school books. The occurrence of bed bugs in books at libraries, movie theatres and malls has increased dramatically in recent years. They are able to attach themselves to a person by their clothing or in their backpacks. Bed bugs in library books have been increasing in larger cities over the years. Toronto, in addition to other major cities, has experienced bed bug issues within their libraries. This occurs due to females laying eggs in the spines of hardcover books or when they lurk under the paper covers. If you suspect you have an infestation in your home or school, address the problem as quickly as possible and give us a call - we can help. If you are looking for more tips about preventing your kids from bringing bed bugs home in their books and backpacks, check out our blog.
If you have bed bugs in your home, apartment, or business, you may feel helpless, embarrassed or feeling the impact on your bottom line. But don’t worry, we have solutions that will work for you. We will ease your worries and stress. Our trained and licensed technicians will confidently assess the severity of your bed bug infestation in Toronto and recommend the most effective bed bug extermination method that will help rid you of these insects. To see what extermination treatments are available, see our bed bugs page.
Cockroaches are known to be dirty and multiply once they have infested your home, office or workplace. Cockroaches vary in size, colour and have been known to withstand a wide range of environments from arctic cold to tropical heat. There are a variety of different kinds of cockroaches, but the most typical cockroach found in Toronto is the German cockroach. If you are seeking experts cockroach exterminators call EPC.
In the past three to five years there has been an increase in rat infestations in Toronto, which is suspected to be due to the warmer, milder temperatures and increased construction. Having a rat infestation can be upsetting and stressful, but we know how to get rid of rats. Depending on the type of rat they will seek habitats in crawl spaces or building perimeters, attics, rafters, roofs or upper stories of building. If you have a rat problem, give us a call. We can help.
Ant infestations are challenging to get rid of because finding and controlling an ant nest is extremely difficult. Most ant baits are consistently ineffective in eliminating ants. In Toronto, carpenter ants are one of the most common ants found in homes, apartments and other buildings. The most common carpenter ants are the familiar large, black ants that are shiny black and one-half inch or more in length. The best carpenter ant control comes by locating and treating the nest (indoors or out). Pavement ants are also an issue in Toronto. They are small and dark brown to black in colour, with a preferred appetite for greasy, sweet materials. They have a habit of nesting under sidewalks and driveways, in open oil near building foundations and piling dirt removed from the nest in a mound on top of the pavement. Pavement ants also nest indoors in walls, under floors or in insulation. If you think you have an ant infestation, give us a call. If you’re looking for more information on how to get rid of ants or how to kill ants, visit our ants page.
EPC is successful in eradicating resilient type pest issues the first time in Toronto and the GTA due to our 6-step protection plan. The goal of Green Pest Management System (GPMS) is to develop a comprehensive system of handling pest management issues without relying on pesticide products. For example, Environmental Pest Control may seal a harborage area in order to eliminate pest access to a building or a home. If necessary, we will use registered products to treat infestations. Action plans are executed in order to treat any infestations or activity levels that mechanical traps alone cannot solve. Baiting, trapping and exclusion techniques are used to minimize the use of pesticide applications at the facility.
When an area of increased activity is discovered, EPC immediately increases our number of pest control devices and investigates to determine the source. EPC also implements and suggests recommendations to reduce conducive conditions for this particular problem. Including detailed reports of possible causes and corrective actions needed.
We continue to monitor and inspect this area with increased presence of devices until this issue is solved. In the event that this activity continues and we have exhausted all other tools available, EPC then suggests the implementation of a pesticide application in controlled areas only. Even at this level we suggest the use of the least toxic product registered for the specific target pest.
All personnel and staff are notified prior to any pesticide application. Once the problem is solved all pesticides are removed. Then the area is re-evaluated to ensure that all conducive conditions have been eliminated. Detailed records of all procedures and product usage are documented and reported. When this area has met all of the above criteria it will be placed on the regular monitoring scheduled.
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WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND TORONTO PEST CONTROL NEEDS
Toronto is anything but a small city. As a matter of fact, Toronto is known as one of the biggest cities in Canada. Toronto’s rich diversity and eclectic scenery combines a refreshing mixture of modern and vintage. Toronto also offers a multiple number of attractions, events and restaurants, so there is something appealing for everyone.
While Toronto has an abundance to offer, it also has a lot to offer to pests. With greater population, comes an increase in housing needs, garbage, food, construction and transportation modes. All of these attract mice, rats, cockroaches and other nuisance pests.
Environmental Pest Control has a long standing reputation of excellence and knowledge of Toronto Pest Control. We know Toronto pests and we know how to help, ensuring that pest extermination and management is done right the first time.
THE IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION ON PESTS
In the summer of 2016 Toronto has undergone multiple construction projects. Toronto saw 22 major road closures and 30 subway closures this past summer, making downtown Toronto a hot mess of traffic. Construction not only causes an increase in traffic and congestion in Toronto, but it also causes an increase in pest problems. The correlation between construction and pest control problems are due to the fact that construction disturbs the nesting grounds of mice and rats, making them look for other grounds of real estate to call home. Rats and rodents rely on humans for survival, as they take advantage of the food we leave out, and live in the cracks and crevices found in the foundations of our homes. If you think you may have a rat or rodent infestation, give us a call!
HOW THE TTC IMPACTS PESTS IN TORONTO
With population booming, residential and commercial; construction on the rise and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway line running under the city, pests, especially mice and rats have gained a stronger foothold. They are able to move more freely through connecting tunnels, cracks and crevices causing damage and infestations to homes and businesses they invade along the way. These underground highways make it difficult to contain pests and rodents.
The TTC subway is home to a multiple number of lines that branch out north, east south and west of the City. It connects neighbourhoods and neighbouring suburban cities, giving millions of people access to additional transportation services, businesses, institutions and residences. Whether using the subway for work or pleasure, it is a vital part of Toronto’s transition system.
Toronto’s Line 1 Yonge-University, a U-shaped line established in 1954, is the oldest and busiest subway lines in Toronto, averaging 732,000 daily users. Running under Yonge Street to Union station in the heart of downtown Toronto, the line intersects with major roads in Toronto such as University Ave, St. George and Spadina. Line 1 has 32 stations and is 30.2 km in length.
Downtown Toronto is home to various historic and commercial buildings, as well as older homes and apartment buildings which are susceptible to infestations. As the vast majority of this subway line runs downtown Toronto, the most popular form of housing is apartment buildings of five storeys or higher. Living in apartment buildings pose various challenges regarding pest control, especially if you are renting an apartment. It is important to know your rights as a tenant, as the appearance of a building is not always an indicator of a pest problem.
TTC’s Line 2 Bloor-Danforth is an east-west subway line which opened in 1954. This line connects to Line 1, and the most travelled portion of this line is located in Old Toronto’s midtown known as Yorkville. Yorkville runs from Bloor Street to the south, Davenport to the north, Yonge Street to the east and Avenue Road to the west. This location has officially been named “The Annex.”
The Annex is mainly residential, with multiple older, Victorian style homes, with the vast majority built between 1880 and the early 1900’s. Older homes pose a lot of problems regarding pest control issues. Over time, cracks in the exterior gives pests - such as mice, rats and cockroaches - the opportunity to enter and infest homes. In this case, it is important to be proactive and to check to ensure cracks and crevices are sealed to prevent rodents and insects from entering your home. While you may think a small hole may seem insignificant, rats are able to fit through a size of a quarter and mice are capable of fitting through the size of a dime. A common issue with older homes is that the windows may be old and inefficient. This not only raises your electricity bill, but also opens the possibility for pests to find their way inside and infest the dwelling.
Line 3 Scarborough (or better known as the Scarborough RT) runs entirely within the city of Scarborough. Established in 1985, the vast majority of this line runs above ground and intersects with Line 2 Bloor-Danforth at Kennedy terminal. In Scarborough, over half the population lives in houses, with apartment buildings of 5 storeys or higher being the second most popular form of housing. Similarly, Line 4 Sheppard is the newest and shortest addition to the TTC, and runs entirely underground in North York, along Sheppard Avenue East between Yonge Street and Don Mills Road. This area is also heavily populated with multiple story apartment and commercial buildings. The TTC tunnels and older building structures make it easy for mice, rats, roaches and other pests to move and find new homes. It is not easy to determine if an apartment building is ridden with troublesome pests. You cannot tell by simply looking at the apartment exterior or even a unit if a pest infestation is present or if you are at risk for one. The neighbouring building could be infested which could eventually plague you, your family or your tenants. Figuring out how to get rids of mice or how to get rid of rats is becoming more challenging. The most common concern with aging apartment buildings is how to get rid of cockroach infestations. Having a Toronto pest control company, that understands the city and neighbourhood is key for successful pest extermination.
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