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For years, The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne team has been serving the pest control needs of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and beyond. From residential properties to commercial spaces, schools, restaurants, and factories, our experienced technicians have handled all types of pest issues with expertise and care. As family-owned pest control experts, we prioritise your safety and well-being. Our comprehensive services cover a wide range of pests, including termites, rodents, and common household pests. We offer full reporting, certificates of compliance, and timely notifications for inspections and follow-up treatments, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family. With affordable and reliable services, backed by our extensive pest library and commitment to excellence, trust The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne for all your pest management needs.

Our Pest Control Service Includes:

Thorough inspection of your properties, inside and out, to identify existing or potential pest issues such as mice and cockroaches. Effective treatment of your property using advanced equipment for comprehensive cockroach pest control in Melbourne. After completion, we furnish you with a detailed report outlining the pest control services provided and offer recommendations to maintain a pest-free environment. Reminder: Upon finishing your pest treatment, we schedule a reminder to ensure timely follow-up inspections, providing you with peace of mind knowing that The Local Guys, the premier pest control company in Melbourne, has you covered. Our clients appreciate that by choosing The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne, they also contribute to World Vision Australia, with a $5 donation made for every job completed. With a focus on delivering effective pest control solutions, we adhere to Australian standards, ensuring your safety and protecting your property from destructive pests. Our affordable prices, along with a wide range of pest control services, make us the preferred choice for comprehensive pest management in Melbourne.

Pest Control Professionals

As pest control professionals, or pest controllers, we play a vital role in safeguarding commercial properties and residential spaces against common pests and creepy crawlies. Through thorough pest inspections and termite inspections, they identify potential risks of structural damage and health hazards posed by pest infestations. In Melbourne, where pest activity tends to increase during the cooler months, these experts employ a strategic approach to pest control, developing customized treatment plans tailored to address specific pest challenges. Utilising a combination of traps, baits, and other pest control methods, they efficiently manage pest concerns while ensuring the affordability of their services. With competitive prices and day pest control services, pest control professionals offer accessible solutions for both domestic and commercial pest control needs.

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We pride ourselves on being Melbourne locals! Our technicians are dedicated Franchise Partners, meaning that when you choose The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne, you’re supporting a small local business. Each of our technicians undergoes rigorous training to the highest standard, ensuring they possess the experience and expertise needed to keep your properties free from unwanted pests. When it comes to Pest Control Services in Melbourne, look no further than The Local Guys – we’re here to help you tackle any pest problem!

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Why Should I Choose The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne?

Here are just a few reasons why The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne is the right choice for your home or business.

  • Trained Experts: At The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne, our experts have extensive knowledge in the pest control industry. They are trained to the highest standard with the necessary licenses to operate in Melbourne. Additionally, all of our pest control technicians have a current police clearance, working with children check and first aid certificate to make sure that our clients are 100% safe.
  • Fair Prices: As you are working with a Franchise Partner, you are supporting a small local business. Therefore, due to the small overheads, our technicians are able to provide their clients with affordable prices, unlike large pest control corporate companies.
  • Free Service Period Guarantee: We are dedicated to providing the best pest control Melbourne services. Therefore, we offer free service periods for all our clients in Melbourne to make sure that they are 100% satisfied.

We are confident in our practices and the quality of our work. This is why we offer a customer satisfaction guarantee, as we want our clients to have the same peace of mind about our services. During this period, if your pest control problem is still an issue after the initial treatment, contact your technician and they will come back and re-treat the areas of concern until your pest control problem has been rectified!

  • Professionalism: At The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne, we know how stressful pest control problems can be. We are professionals, which means that we will deal with your concern from the first moment you contact us until the problem is gone. That is one of the reasons why we offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee because we trust our process and experts.
  • Follow-Up Notifications: We offer our clients follow-up notifications for future pest control treatments. We are loyal to our community, which means that we do not cut ties with our clients after completing the service. We understand that life is busy and can be stressful. This is why we provide follow-up notifications, so you do not have to stress about when your pest control services are next due! Let us worry about it!
  • Availability: Our services cover Melbourne and the entire of Victoria. No matter how big, small, or far your place is, The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne is here for you.
  • “Safety First” Approach: The primary concern of The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Team is to ensure the safety of our clients and their properties. This is not only about protecting our clients, their families, and properties from pests (especially the dangerous ones) but also about using the safest products and treatment plans.
  • Accurate and Consistent Documentation: Our expert technicians provide detailed reports to their clients after finishing every job. The reports outline the services provided and any future recommendations, and are made in accordance with the Australian Standards. We also provide a “Certificate of Treatment” for our termite protection services.
  • The Latest Technologies, Products, and Techniques: We want to provide our clients with the best and most effective results. Therefore, The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Team only uses high-quality products, the latest technology and pest control procedures. Additionally, our technicians receive ongoing training from our manufacturers and our Support Centre to make sure they are trained in the latest pest control equipment and procedures. We are always looking to evolve and improve our services!

When you decide to work with The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Team, you will:

  • Support A Local Small Business: The Local Guys is a family operated franchise. When you choose to work with us, you will support local technicians in your area.
  • Deal Directly with the Business Owners: As The Local Guys – Pest Control technicians are Franchise Partners, you are working directly with the business owner, rather than employees. As a result, our technicians take pride in their business and the service they provide their clients. So rest assured knowing that our technicians will always provide their best service every time!
  • Giving Back: As a part of giving back to the community, we donate $5 from every job we complete to World Vision Australia. When you work with us, you are also contributing to supporting those in need, as your work allows us to give back to the communities who need it most.

Working with The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne: We are dedicated to our community and want to provide it with the best pest control services. Our loyal clients know how passionate we are about the pest control industry, the safety of our clients, and the quality of our services.

What Services Do The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Offer?


  • Inspection: We use the latest specialised technologies and techniques to inspect your property and then provide you with a comprehensive report with all the findings and our recommendations.
  • Treatments: We use the best and most effective products and procedures to eliminate the infestations at your place.
  • Protection & Prevention: We protect your home or business against future infestations using prevention treatments, termite monitoring, and baiting systems. We will also notify you when your next recommended treatment is due so your property remains pest free!

Flying Insects

  • Bee Control: We specialise in the prevention, control, extermination, and removal of bees and wasps.
  • Fly Control: We offer a wide range of fly elimination and prevention options for both homes and businesses.
  • Moth Control: We use the best treatment option depending on the moth species at your place.
  • Mosquito Control: We use the best prevent and deterrent treatments.

 Crawling Insects

  • Spider Control: We use both preventative and barrier treatments inside and outside your home or business to protect your place against spiders.
  • Ant Control: We use the best baiting and barrier control treatments.
  • Cockroach Control: We use the best treatments for both homes and businesses.
  • Bed Bug Control: Our elimination and control processes are in accordance with the code of conduct.
  • Flea Control: We use elimination and preventative treatments.
  • Millipedes, Centipedes, Earwig Control: We use specific preventative barrier treatments.
  • Silverfish: We use elimination and preventative treatments.
  • And more…

Animals & Rodents

  • Possum Control (Protected Species): Elimination and proofing.
  • Bird Control: Proofing, deterrents, and control.
  • Mice and Rat Control: Elimination, proofing, and preventative services for both commercial and residential available.

How Often Should I Have My Property Checked for Pests?

This is a tricky question to answer! The frequency of the pest control inspection depends on many factors. This includes:

  • the type of pest infestation you had
  • the environment
  • the treatment plan used

In general, you should get your property inspected for termites and other pests and insects annually to minimise the risks of pest infestations. More frequent inspections may be required. The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne team will inform you when you should have your place inspected again to ensure your property is kept safe and pest free!

How Much Does it Cost to Eliminate A Pest Problem?

We understand that pest infestations can occur when you least expect it and may come at unfortunate times. For this reason, The Local Guys – Pest Control aim to have fair and reasonable prices. The pricing of your treatment depends on the service being conducted, the treatment plan you select and the severity of the infestation.

We provide our clients with the estimated price for our treatment services in addition to a free service period guarantee. We explain everything in detail to our clients to make sure that they get the best services for their money.

What Types of Treatments Are Used By The Local Guys?

Treatment is a general concept used in the pest control industry to describe the wide variety of options, techniques, and products available to professional pest control experts like us. The treatment options include pastes, gels, dust, mist sprayers, water-based liquid sprayers, baits, and many other options. Our experts determine the best type of applications to be used according to many factors such as the type of pests, the severity of the infestation, and the best access to the infected area. In some cases, we have to use more than one type of treatment.
The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Team will explain to you all the treatment options and the best treatment option for your property’s problem.

Are The Pest Control Sprays Used by The Local Guys Safe Around Kids and Pets?

Yes, the products we use are 100% safe. We use only the best, Australian approved products in the industry. We provide services to hospitals, schools, restaurants, childcare centres, so our practices must be safe!

Our technicians are trained to take extra safety precautions to ensure the safety of your children, pets and even your gardens!

The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne team will discuss and walk you through the whole process regarding your treatment plan prior to conducting any work. We want you to be fully informed of the process so you have peace of mind!

Do Pest Sprays Have Any Odor?

No. In general, most treatments do not have any odor. We would inform you if we used a certain treatment that has an odor.

What If I Notice A Pest After Getting My Place Treated?

The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne team uses only best treatment procedures for your pest control concerns. Once the treatment is over, the severity of the infestation will start to reduce during the following few days.
It is totally normal to find some pests moving around your place after the treatment and our experts will explain that to you. You may start to see more pests than you did before. This is because the pests are coming out from their hiding places as they have just been treated, however, they will soon die. If you have had spiders treated, we recommend not wiping away any of the cob webs for a few days as these will have the residue of treatment left on them and will continue to treat the spiders as they return to their webs.

If you believe the pest treatment has not been 100% effective, please contact your technician immediately and they will come back out and retreat the areas of concern (as per the free service period).

Are White Ants Different from Termites?

No, ‘white ants’ is just another term for termites. White ants is a name given to termites based on their appearance. Termites look similar to ants and are usually a pale brown to a milky white colour. However, termites and ants are completely separate species of insects.

Ants are never white. Termites also have a thicker body than ants.

Are Termites a Real Problem?

Yes, they are! In Australia, over 34,000 homes are invaded annually by termites and the damages caused by them cost about $10,000,00 annually. They are a real problem that can cause severe damages to your property if ignored.

Unfortunately, you cannot ignore termites. Ignoring them will not make them go away… and they will not go away on their own.

Are Termite Damages Covered by Insurance?

Unfortunately, no. Nearly all insurance companies exclude termite damages from their insurance policies. The risk of termite damage unpredictable and far too commo, so insurance companies refuse to cover the costs of treating termite infestations or repairing the damages caused from them. This is why we recommend having regular inspections completed to ensure your home is not being damaged by these ‘silent destroyers’. We also recommend having a termite protection system installed as this will also prevent termites from affecting your home.

Why Should I Hire a Professional Company for a Termite Inspection?

Detecting termites is not an easy task if you are not a professional pest controller. The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne experts know exactly what to look for and where to look. They are highly trained and have the correct equipment to detect termites, in addition to having experience in inspecting termites in a range of conditions.
Our experts report that the owners of the homes that have never had professional termite inspections usually seek professional help after significant damage has already occurred at their properties. Don’t wait until it is too late!

How Long Does It to See Actual Results After the Primary Treatment?

The appearance of results varies depending on the type of pest being treated, the treatment plan used and the severity of the pest concern. However, in most cases, the results appear quickly and last for an extended period of time. The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne team’s ongoing follow-up reminders will make sure that your pest concerns are 100% controlled, prevented, and kept out of your place. If pests somehow appear after the treatment plan during your warranty period, The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne will come back at no extra charge to retreat your areas of concern.

Why Are Baits Are Usually More Effective Than Sprays?

Baits are more effective because they work on all the pests and insects at your home or business including the ones you do not see. For example, if you have an ant infestation, the ants will take the bait with them to their nests and spread it throughout the entire colony. On the other hand, spray products usually break down fast, and to work effectively, they must be in direct contact with the targeted insects, which is hard to do for the insects you do not see.
The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Team uses both sprays and baits depending on the type and severity of the infestation.

Why Do The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Focus on the Outside of the Home?

Some pests and insects live and breed outside your home. The Local Guys – Pest Control services are designed to eliminate the infestation where it originates. When we get rid of the pests and insects outside of the property, we prevent them from getting inside.
It is more convenient for our clients when we work outside their properties since they are not required to be home during the treatment process.

Do You Have Any Testimonials or Reviews I Can Check Out?

We are a trustworthy and reputable pest control company and our customer’s satisfaction is our top priority! We welcome you to read our testimonials and online reviews from our previous clients. You can view our reviews on our website or on Product Review. However, the best way to make sure that we are the best is to ask a friend or a family member who hired us before. We have been in business for a while, and we are pretty sure that the chances are high that we have provided our services to someone you know.

Are Your Technicians Licensed and Insured?

Yes, we are a fully licensed and insured pest control company.

All of our technicians are uniformed and have:

  • Full licencing to operate
  • Insurance of $20,000,000 in public liability insurance
  • Current Police clearance check
  • Current working with children’s check (WWCC)
  • First aid certificate
  • Working safely at heights certificate (where required)
  • Gun licence (where required)

We are happy to provide you with copies of our certifications if this is something you require. We encourage our clients to ask for licenses before hiring a pest control company to ensure they are in safe hands.

What is a Termite Swarm?

Termite swarms exist when a termite colony has become so large that the new reproductive termites leave to start new colonies somewhere else. If you find signs of ‘swarmers’ in and around your property, this is likely sign of a termite infestation. Termites require professional help and the sooner the better! The longer you wait to have a termite inspection and treatment done, the more time you leave for the termites to damage your home.
The good news is… The Local Guys – Pest Control Melbourne Team is here to help!

Do You Guarantee Your Work?

Yes, we are 100% confident in our practices and the quality of our services. We offer free service periods because we are that confident. For example, for cockroaches, we offer a free service warranty for 3 months after the primary treatment. This means If you noticed any cockroach activity during this period, give us a call and we will return to your place and retreat the areas of concern immediately. For more information on our free service periods, we recommend you have a chat with your The Local Guys – Pest Control technician.

Regarding termite protection, we have a partnerships with Australian leaders in termite management systems, such as Exterra. Exterra offers a $250,000 timber replacement warranty on homes when you have a termite management system installed (conditions apply).

We have these warranties in place to give you the peace of mind we know you are after! We understand the discomfort that comes with pest infestations, so we want to help take the stress out of these experiences!

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