How much does residential pest control cost?
Call or fill out the form for your FREE estimate and/or advice on how to get rid of pests in your house. ICU Pest Control includes a 90-DAY WARRANTY with all local residential pest extermination services. We wipe pests out guaranteed. ICU Pest Control is available 24/7 for rapid response and will be arriving in unmarked vehicles for your privacy, offering warrantied services for peace of mind, deploying certified and insured experts, implementing industry-leading products, deterrents, baits and tactics. ICU Pest Control, reliable, affordable, family owned and operated, your #1 local pest extermination specialists, we’re here to help.
Most common cottage pests.
Extermination, Control & Exclusion:
Important components of a successful pest extermination, control and exclusion program.
- Insuring proper identification of all species of pests onsite.
- Sanitation problems identified and rectified.
- Locate and eliminate all areas utilized by invading pests as their food sources, water sources and harborage.
- Locate all pest entry points and/or possible entry points.
What Can You Expect From Your Local Pest Control Specialists?
The assimilation of these tactics and technologies and with new formulations, biological compounds and chemistries in conjunction with pest behavior will create a very exhilarating future for ICU local pest control specialists. The procedure of IPM (integrated pest management) applies frequent monitoring to establish if / when treatment is necessary, which utilizes mechanical, chemical, physical, biological and educational pest control systems to keep pest inhabitants low enough to avoid intolerable annoyance and damaging pest levels. Pesticides should not automatically be the first option for solving a pest problem, and when required, low- impact chemicals and treatments should be utilized. Pesticide remedies are not made corresponding with a pre-determined timetable, they are prepared only when and where monitoring has revealed that the pest will trigger undesirable economic, aesthetic or medical harm. The IPM program should, consequently, be environmentally, economically and socially harmonious to meet existing public expectations.
The traits of IPM consist of:
Determinations for resolving pest problems are yielded on the foundation of verified need.
All existing and useful management methods are synchronized into the program.
Satisfaction, health, aesthetics, reassurance and other individual factors are measured when ascertaining the tolerable pest level.
The social factor: The association of and impact on people with various opinions, preferences, pest tolerances, etc., are considered
Ongoing communications with the client to achieve effective solutions.
When incorporated with proper chemical control methods, sanitation offers a longer lasting level of pest control service. You can rely on ICU pest control to analyze your pest problem properly, starting with a full inspection which will allow our local pest control specialists to make the proper identification of the pest or pests onsite. Once completed a pest control recommendation will be given for treatment and pest management solutions to best cope with the pest problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
by ICU local pest control specialists to help identify pests, problem areas and any safety hazards that may be present onsite.
Do you know the species of pest onsite, and have you kept any specimens of the pest for our pest control specialists to identify?
How long have you been having this pest problem?
Has any damage occurred as a result of the pest problem?
Are there multiple pest problem areas?
Have you noticed any pest fecal matter?
Do you have exposed food onsite?
Do any family members have medical conditions, respiratory problems or is anyone pregnant? This question is for the safety of all sensitive individuals, including pets and guests, as safety is our first concern.
Do you have pets onsite?
Have you been anywhere recently where you may have picked up these pests and brought them home?
Are there any pilot lights or open flames onsite?
Have you had any water leaks or water damage onsite recently?
Local Pest Control Countermeasures:
Mechanical pest control
Residential Glue boards
Exclusion techniques to eliminate entry points
Chemical dust treatments
Yearly residential pest control programs
Bait stations (rats, mice)
Baits, gel, granular, liquid
Visual light traps
Pest food and shelter removal
Frequently Asked Pest Control & Pest Removal Questions
Do You warranty your services?
Will your extermination services be safe for my pets?
How do you get rid of pests in your house?
Should we leave while you are performing pest extermination services?
Hear Something In Your Attic?
How much does wildlife removal cost? Call or fill out the form for your free estimate and/or advice on how to get rid of wildlife in your attic. ICU Pest Control includes our LIFETIME WARRANTY package with all our residential wildlife exclusion services, 100% guaranteed, Arriving in Unmarked vehicles for your privacy, offering warrantied services for peace of mind, deploying certified and insured experts. Your #1 local wildlife removal specialists, family owned and operated.
What Can You Expect From Your Local Wildlife Removal Specialists?
What wildlife species is causing the issue?
Do any provincial or federal laws consider the wildlife in question to be protected, if so, will the wildlife control program adhere to these laws that have been put in place.
What is the recreational or aesthetic value, if any, of the wildlife implicated?
is any other wildlife at risk because of the recommended management strategy proposed? If so, then how can the danger be reduced or eliminated completely?
What further damage, if any, is probable if no corrective solution is applied?
What is the kind and level of damage being caused?
Urban Wildlife IPM
Wildlife inspection, wildlife identification and wildlife assessment. Is there baby wildlife onsite?
Wildlife sanitation (harborage / food removal).
Wildlife removal (trapping / one-way doors) and wildlife exclusion strategies
Wildlife deterrents when feasible.
Frequently Asked Wildlife Removal Questions
How do you get rid of Wildlife in your attic?
How can I prevent Wildlife from coming around my house?
Do you provide Wildlife removal services?
Do you Have any service warranties with your wildlife removal services?
1. Inspection, Identification and Assessment.
Structures and locations with wildlife problems must be methodically inspected to determine the species of wildlife causing the issue and the areas damaged by the invading wildlife. Next, it should be ascertained how the wildlife is achieving access to the structure. This is achieved by thorough visual examination of the structure’s foundation, roof, chimney and soffit areas or any other areas wildlife have damaged to access the structure. (e.g. raccoons can rip off roof vents and soffit to gain entry, while squirrels can gnaw threw fascia boards and shingles). Inspection of plant life in the area is crucial as well. (e.g. tree branches touching rooflines, climbing vines, bushes covering lower window wells etc.) all of which can be used to conceal entry points.
Wildlife is usually attracted to locations that provide food, water and shelter. When wildlife is exploring urban areas and food is located, they will usually start looking for entry points to structures to provide shelter as they continue to search for food and water. (e.g. bird feeders, garbage cans, BBQ’s, fruit trees etc.) More times then not when sanitation problems are corrected, wildlife problems are as well.
3. Trapping & Exclusion
Live trapping and exclusion work are probably the most common and effective forms of urban wildlife removal services performed by local wildlife control specialists. (e.g. raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums etc.) In most circumstances’ wildlife needs to be removed before any IPM tactics are implemented. One-way doors are another great way to humanly remove wildlife from buildings while ICU local pest control specialists are performing exclusion work on the structure. The best way to deter wildlife from becoming a problem is to exclude them altogether, most wildlife is opportunistic in creating new nesting areas, taking advantage of structures that have easy access to gain entry.
No person or I Pest Control local wildlife removal specialist should ever try to deter any wildlife from a structure or property by spraying the wildlife with any corrosive or irritating chemicals such as, bleach, lye, ammonia or any other pesticide that is not labeled to do so. Such practices are obviously cruel and very unethical, and potentially hazardous to humans and other wildlife in the area. Furthermore, this could result in hurt or frightened wildlife attacking the applicator or the next human they encounter after the assault. It is important to ponder that many other people consider wildlife and birds attractive and aesthetically essential parts of their environment. Relative to ethics, public affairs, and relationships with local humane societies, animal shelters, wildlife agencies or conservation officers, Will result in the obvious conclusion that it is far better to control nuisance animals in a humanly appropriate manner for the benefit of all sides involved in the conflict.
Residential Local Wildlife Removal Countermeasures
Structure inspection (home, garage, sheds etc.)
Wildlife removal services
Wildlife relocation services (within 1km of capture)
Wildlife control services
Cleaning and disinfecting of contaminated areas from invading wildlife
Food and shelter removal
Food and shelter removal
Wildlife exclusion services
Vegetation removal and trimming (climbing vines, tree branches etc.)
How much does bird removal cost?
Call or fill out the form for your free estimate and/or advice on how to get rid of birds in your vent pipe and/or attic. ICU Pest Control includes our LIFETIME WARRANTY package with all our residential bird removal services, 100% guaranteed, Arriving in Unmarked vehicles for your privacy, offering warrantied services for peace of mind, deploying certified and insured experts. Your #1 local wildlife removal specialists, family owned and operated.
Frequently Asked Bird Control & Bird Removal Questions
How to remove bird nest from vent pipe?
Do you provide bird nest removal services?
How can you get rid of birds in your attic?
A. Remove birds from area, remove nesting material, seal and secure bird entry points, extermination of insects related to bird removal (bird mites).
Do you hurt the baby birds?
Residential Local Pest Bird Exclusion & Removal
Bird exclusion netting
Visual bird deterrents
Sound bird deterrents
Physical bird deterrents
Bird nest removal
Pyrotechnic bird deterrents
Aircraft bird deterrents
Urban Pest Birds
Gulls (ring billed, herring)
Urban Bird Damage
Importance Of Urban Pest Birds
Urban Bird Public Health Concerns
Urban Pest Bird Related Food-Borne Illnesses
This disease is a respiratory disease triggered by inhaling fungus spores from the fungi Histoplasma capsulatum. Urban birds don’t propagate the disease directly; more accurately the fungus spores are spread by the wind and the illness is developed by inhaling them. Bird droppings unfortunately, enhance the soil and encourage the growth of the fungus. Mild cases of the disease are generally generated humans when only a few spores of the fungus are inhaled, in mild cases people may not even realize they have contracted the disease unless they have a lung X-ray or a skin reactivity test. In more serious infections this fungus may cause an acute pulmonary case which will cause flu-like symptoms (possibly being misdiagnosed as the flu in some cases). As with the flu, the infected person will generally recover from the illness within several weeks. With the most severe cases of the infection being caused by massive amounts of the fungus spores being inhaled, may cause the distribution of the fungi into the bloodstream. These cases could become chronic, recurring in time.
Some other potential sources of the fungal infection histoplasmosis include:
- Chicken farms (backyard chicken coops can be a serious source of the fungus).
Pigeon coops (hobby pigeon racers are at risk)
- Organic or natural fertilizers (supplemented with chicken manure).
Enclosed structures (where bats or urban birds have loafed or roosted for years).
Not all urban pest starling and black birds’ roosts pose a histoplasmosis threat. While the fungi grow well in bird manure, the fungus spores can’t form under acidic environments with fresh manure. Active roosts which are undisturbed may only give of a little number of spores that could result in asymptomatic cases (no symptoms or very mild). Discarded or old roosting areas however can pose a threat. After bird manure has dried out or been leached by rainwater, the correct conditions improve for the release of fungus spores. If the soil in the area is stirred up under dry and dusty conditions (sweeping, bulldozing etc.) immense amounts of spores could be released. A few histoplasmosis outbreaks connected with urban bird roosts have resulted from these conditions. When conducting inspections in urban bird infested structures and areas proper PPE (protective personnel equipment) should be worn. Eye goggles, respirator, gloves and coveralls should be your minimum PPE. Before any bird manure is to be removed it should be wetted to help keep airborne spores down. Furthermore, it is highly recommended to conduct manure removal in damp weather conditions, appose to dry dusty summer conditions.