Pest Control

CVPC is government certified and licensed to provide Structural Pest Management (SPM) services, which refers to the control of pests in, on, or near structures which may pose a threat to health or property. Most commonly this is insects and rodents inside buildings or around a building’s exterior.

Treatment is offered for rats, mice, squirrels, stinging insects, ants, cockroaches, silverfish, earwigs, spiders, flies, fleas, pantry and stored product pests such as moths and beetles, and many other insects.

Some pests such a birds, bats and racoons are typically considered wildlife and are often dealt with by pest control operators which employ licensed trappers or other staff with specialty licenses or certificates. CVPC does not directly offer services for removal of any of these pests, but does offer inspections to confirm activity and provide recommendations for remediation or referral to a licensed technician.

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How Does Pest Control Work?

Pest control consists of installing, monitoring, and servicing physical devices for the purpose of evaluating and/or controlling pest populations. If necessary the controlled application of commercially restricted pesticides may be part of any treatment programs. Options for treatments and any necessary precautions will be communicated in advance.

The first step in the process is an inspection to confirm pest activity and to make a proper identification. Once inspection is complete you will be advised of treatment options and the recommended course of action, with pricing provided, for your approval.

In most cases inspection and treatment can begin immediately during the first visit, however, with some interior insect treatments it will be necessary for customers to properly prepare their home or business for pesticide application and a subsequent application appointment will be booked separately.

Cowichan Valley Pest Control Does Things Differently

You’ll never pay for services that you don’t need. You’ll get the same guarantees common to competing companies on the island without being charged for unnecessary follow up appointments. There’s also no minimum visit promises on most service packages.  You’ll receive as many services as are required to eliminate your problems and ensure they won’t return. No more, no less.

CVPC also uses modern and proven techniques, equipment, and products to be as safe, efficient, and environmentally conscientious as possible.  While some companies are hesitant to embrace new methods and safer pesticide alternatives, CVPC is using field tested and proven solutions to eliminate or minimize pesticide use. The need for pest control is ever growing, and therefore ever evolving. Huge, fantastic leaps in research and innovation in the past decade are revolutionizing most facets of the pest control industry.

Many practices which have been standard since the inception of pest control as a service are going the way of the dinosaurs. There ARE great alternatives available for those willing to seek them out.

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Cowichan Valley Pest Control Does More

CVPC is positioned to offer more services to address structural concerns by either completing repairs and remediation directly, or by utilizing an extensive network of trusted local contractors and providing competitive quotes and job completion in a timely manner. Solving pest issues is a partnership between the pest control professional and the client.

In most cases customers will need to do as much work, or more, to alleviate conditions favorable for pest infestations, such as repairs, remediation, or removing vegetation. Most companies offer some level of minor, basic repairs or temporary exclusion methods, yet most are limited by policies and liability concerns, and leave the bulk of the work for the customer to address on their own.

For many customers, especially those new to the valley, sourcing reliable trades to provide honest quotes and complete work in a timely manner is a challenge worse than dealing with a lingering pest issue.

CVPC Does Pest Control the Right Way

Your issues will be addressed quickly, safely, discreetly, legally, and in the manner that best protects our beautiful shared environment. Every care is taken to protect non-target organisms, clients, and their property. If a solution cannot be provided directly, one will be recommended or arranged.

Owner, John Hutchinson, has established an outstanding reputation throughout the valley for delivering top notch results with courtesy, professionalism, and efficiency. Click Here to see what some former customers had to say. Communication is key.  Any and all of your calls, texts, and emails WILL be answered in a timely manner, CVPC is always easy to contact and will never try to hide from or ignore it’s customers.

CVPC does not believe in “nickel and dime” tactics that charge customers for every visit or small service. Pricing is transparent and all fees charged up front will cover everything required to solve your contracted pest issue.