Advantage Pest Control Inc.

Pest & Animal Control
1261 Kennedy Road, Unit 5 Toronto ON M1P 2L4
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jennie in Markham
jennie in Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Carpenter Ant Job

This is a very thruough and professional company. Upon my discovery that I had carpenter ants, (Of course being very concerned) I called Advantage Pest Control and after answering my MANY questions, Advantage really proved to me how pateint and knowledgable they really are! They came out the same day and my problem was gone! Not only was I extremly happy with my decision to choose this company, but more then year later ( well after my Guarantee had expired ) they informed me that they would still honour my guarantee! Now that is customer service and satisfaction! I would recommend this company to anyone with any type of pest problem!

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Thanks Jennie, we try to take care of our customers. We especially try to quickly deal with carpenter ants as they are a wood-destroying organism and can cause structural damage to your home. We also want to make sure not only that our customers have confidence in us during the call but also after the job is completed. We offer a guarantee to protect your home even after the service is done.

Hugo  from Amway Hugo-Neto Ceren
Hugo from Amway Hugo-Neto Ceren
2 reviews SCARBOROUGH, ON
10/10

BED BUGS

Finding Advantage Pest Control was an answer to our prayers. We had consulted with other pest control companies but found Paolo from Advantage to be the most knowledgeable about bed bugs. He was so patient even though I had so many questions and concerns. He assured me that my family and I would get over this nightmare. He explained Advantage Pest control’s treatment method and it made a lot of sense to me. I am now bedbug free. Overall, Advantage Pest Control has great customer service and a program that really works. I highly recommend this company. They have Excellent Service and Great Technicians

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Thanks Neto. Paolo is one of the leading bed bug experts in Toronto. Our mission here at Advantage is to keep on the cutting edge of treatment of all pests. Specifically with bed bugs we off several different options depending on the situation. By providing different options for service and being able offer the customer specific information on their treatment, we are able to specifically tailor a program to eliminate your problem. We welcome questions from our customers because of two reasons

1. It continues the discussion of the problem and allows the customer to better understand exactly what is going to be done in their home, how it is going to be done and what type of results they should expect. This is leaves the customer better prepared for the service.

Preperation is key in the elimination of bed bugs.

2. It allows the customer to feel more assured in their decision of treatment. This helps to immediately relieve some of the high stress that these insects inflict on our customers.

Tonia in Clarkson
Tonia in Clarkson
16 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

one year home protection plan

Upon moving into a new house this summer we found earwigs just about everywhere - yuck! Advantage was on time, professional and fixed the problem quickly. I've had them back to deal with several bees nests and spiders and the work has always been exemplary. It is easy to get early morning appointments and the office staff is friendly.

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Thank you very much for the positive feedback, Tonia. Do let us know if we can be of further service to you.

Homeowner in Markham
Homeowner in Markham
9 reviews Markham, ON
1/10

Bedbug Removal

I noticed bedbugs in my house and, after reading some reviews, decided to call Advantage. They have great phone service and seemed knowledgeable. My fee of $750, before taxes, included two services, two weeks apart, to my four-bedroom house. The first technician was professional, but merely came, sprayed everything, and left. The second technician took the time to flip over furniture and remove heating ducts to spray more thoroughly.

However, 3 weeks after the first spray, I was still being bitten, every single night. I had done all of the preparations suggested and more- I spent 3 weeks drying clothes and putting them in plastic totes (and further taping all seams of lids, etc), vacuuming, steam cleaning, etc everything in the house. I also purchased a mattress encasement, so including taxes, paid Advantage $1000. After seeing absolutely no improvements, I decided to cut my losses and go elsewhere.

For bedbug treatment, go elsewhere. Advantage's methods do not work, as they only spray an insecticide- they did not do a visual check for bedbugs, nor did they use any other methods. Bedbugs are increasingly becoming immune to insecticides, which may have been an issue here. $1000 went down the baseboard.

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Company Response

Hello Homeowner in Markham. I am the new quality control manager, so I will apologize in advance for such a late response to this review. Please contact our office any time to discuss the issues that you had with our service. I know this review is 3 years old, but I would like to take a moment to clarify a few things about Bed Bugs and our service.
Bed Bugs are an extremely versatile pest that will create nests in void areas as well as your bed. They are an epidemic in the GTA now, and are the single hardest pest to management. A single female that has been impregnated can create a re-infestation without a male present. She can lay 5-8 eggs a day for a week and then mate with her offspring to renew the life-cycles. Bed Bugs can also survive for over 10 months without blood meals.
Spraying is one level of our service. We also carry Bed Bug defense products as well as now employ a trained dog unit for Bed Bug scent detection. Our highest level of Bed Bug defense is heat remediation service.
Once again, on behalf of Advantage, I apologize for the level of service you received and would love to hear from you on how to earn your business again.

Derrick - Thornhill
Derrick - Thornhill
1 review Thornhill, ON
10/10

Carpenter Ants Elimination - Quick and Effective

We had huge black ants crawling all over our kitchen. My wife thought they were coming out of everywhere and my daughter was scared of the ones with wings. I called Paolo when I couldn't stand my two ladies being upset anymore. Paolo explained everything very thoroughly, espcially in relation to how the chemicals would affect my family. He came and did a full treatment of our entire home, knowing that they took their time to eliminate all of the places these things could be made me feel better about the whole thing. Right away we noticed a difference in the number of ants we saw and progressively over the next few weeks they kept dissappearing until finally no more ants!

I really appriciate everything Paolo and his team did to help our family. Great job guys!

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Thank you very much for the positive feedback, Derrick. Do let us know if we can be of further service to you.

jr in Markham
jr in Markham
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

delt with pests in a quick and efficient manner

Best way to get rid of pest is to ensure you communicate with a professional who knows what they are doing and have the correct tools to get the job done.

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Thank you very much for the positive feedback, Jr. Do let us know if we can be of further service to you.

Angie - Brampton
Angie - Brampton
1 review Brampton, ON
10/10

Mice

We called Advantage with the worst problem we've ever had in our home, Mice. They were everywhere, even coming out in the daytime. My children (and myself) were scared and I was mortified to even talk about this problem with anyone else. The people I spoke to at Advantage were very helpful, explaining the procedures and getting someone out right away. It's now four weeks later and we are mouse free, there are no more holes in my food bags, there are no dropping on my counters and there are no grawing noises at night. Finally my family can get a good nights sleep. Thank you Advantage for giving me back my piece of mind.

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Thank you very much for the positive feedback, Angie. Do let us know if we can be of further service to you.

J9 etobicoke
J9 etobicoke
1 review Etobicoke, ON
10/10

Bed Bug Removal

8 month's pregnant and highly STRESSED, my nine year old and I just moved back to Toronto, staying with family members, struggling to find a new apartment and Somehow, we acquired bed bugs. I CANNOT put it into words the amount of stress and physical exhaustion I was experiencing at the time. You will have to imagine, and then times it by 100!...I was in charge of finding a company to spray a 3 story home for these horrible little creatures and found EVERY company far too expensive.
So, FIRSTLY, Advantage was affordable in comparison to it's "competition" (which there is none in my eyes!)
SECONDLY, Paulo communicated with me by cell phone, multiple times even on weekends; constantly easing my worries to the best of his abilities. I was concerned about the damage a pesticide might cause my unborn cild, my 9 year old, 3 year old nefew and our pets. Paulo was hONEST and LISTENED WITh EMPAThY to every word I had to say. Armed with mass information and directions on how to prepare our home PROPERLY for spraying, we are free from bed bugs since January 2009.
IN DIRECT RELATION TO PAULO and is technicians professional and above standard service, I decided to as a precaution spray our NEW apartment the morning of our move! On both occasions, the technician was on time, professional and understanding (coming at 8am on a Saturday).
LASTLY, I know of a landlord that could possibly have a problem with these invading bugs and I am RECOMMENDINg Advantage for this job.
ThANK YOU TO PAULO and his entire company for the outstanding service, compassion, understanding, guidance, and peace of mind they provided myself and the members of my family.

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Thank you very much for the positive feedback! Do let us know if we can be of further service to you.

Jack F Toronto
Jack F Toronto
1 review Samson, AL
2/10

Pest Control

We contact Advantage to rid of cockroaches in rental apartment and same as the other comments. He arrived very late and did a very messy job applying the gel application. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Better more professional companies out there.

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More about Advantage Pest Control Inc.

* Best Guarantees * 24 Hour Service * Free Estimates & Consultation * Skilled, Experienced Professionals * Environmentally Responsible Procedures * Services Designed Around Children and Pets * Respect for You, Your Home, Family, Possessions and Time * Discrete, Unmarked Service Vehicles * Licensed technicians who look for cause and prevention, as well as elimination - Welcome to Advantage Pest Control Inc. We service the Greater Toronto Area and all surrounding regions. Whether you are researching a particular pest like bed bugs, inquiring about service or looking for do-it-yourself assistance, don't hesitate to give us a call! Our specialists are on standby daily from 8 am to 9 pm!
Our specialties include ants, bed bugs, bees & wasps, beetles, birds, caterpillars, centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, flies, lady-bugs, mice & rats, mites, mosquitoes, moths, silverfish, spiders, termites, wildlife removal, and more.

CATEGORIES
Pest & Animal Control
PRODUCTS
Visit our product showroom Monday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4: Hornet & wasp killer, Ant and Cockroach Dust, Home & Apartment Residual Spray, Ant Killer Gel with Bait Stations, Insecticide, ChemFree Crawling Insect Killer, Fumigator, Rat & Mouse Bait with Stations, Mice and Rat Traps, Mattress Covers, Bed Bug Defenders, Bed Bud Monitors, Bed Bug Aerosol Sprays, Steamers, Wildlife Control including Traps, Bird Repellent, Odour Control, Natural Mosquito Repellent, and more.
SERVICES
Residential & Commercial Pest & Wildlife Control Services, including Inspections & Home Protection Plans
BRANDS
For D-I-Y Domestic Products: Pro, PowerShot, Green Way, ChemFree, Konk, Airguard, EarthCare, Victor, TomCat, etc.
STYLES
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
SPECIALITIES
Ants, bed bugs, bees & wasps, beetles, birds, caterpillars, centipedes, cockroaches, earwigs, fleas, flies, lady-bugs, mice & rats, mites, mosquitoes, moths, silverfish, spiders, termites, wildlife removal and more
WEBSITE
http://AdvantagePestControl.co
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1974
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, Cheque, Debit, Credit Card
LICENSES
Ministry of the Environment
MEMBERSHIPS
NPMA, CPMA, SPMAO, PPMA
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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