Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control: Quality Animal Control in Ottawa & Gatineau

At Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control, we are the extermination experts.

We provide both pest and wildlife removal to all our residential and commercial clientele throughout the Ottawa Valley and surrounding area, including the Outaouais, QC region. In order to be there when you need us most, we are available to provide our quality services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Residential Services

Are you noticing large congregations of carpenter ants around your home or are scurrying mice keeping you up at night? Talk to Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control about the efficient and affordable pest and wildlife removal services we can provide you. When pests reside in your home it is not only a nuisance, but it can also raise health concerns for you and your loved ones. Let our licensed experts assess your situation and have you living comfortably in your home again in no time.

Commercial Services

Pests and wildlife in or around your business can be a huge deterrent for potential customers and may even turn away some of your loyal patrons. Make sure to contact our highly trained and licensed experts to quickly and confidentially remove these unwanted annoyances from your commercial space or government building. With your privacy in mind, we are available to arrive in unmarked vehicles. With a service from us, you are sure to gain many more satisfied customers, and we look forward to adding you to the list of ours!

Call us today for all your animal control needs.

About us

Licensed and Experienced Exterminators in Ottawa Valley

At Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control, we are dedicated to your satisfaction and we strive to provide Ottawa Valley and the surrounding areas with high quality, prompt residential and commercial extermination services that won’t break your bank. For your convenience, our professionals can speak both English and French.

Our Owner

Our owner is equipped with 15 years of experience and is well-versed in many of the common and not-so-common pest control issues you may be facing. When you’re dealing with pest or wildlife control problems, he will be on-hand promptly with a team of professionals prepared to quickly and effectively remove your nuisance.

Our Team of Licensed Professionals

When you call Vermitek for all your extermination needs, you can rest assured our team of licensed professionals will punctually arrive and provide a polite, friendly and hassle free experience for you. Our experts have the knowledge and training needed to put your pest problems to rest!

Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control’s Satisfied Customers

At Vermitek Pests and Wildlife Control, we aim to provide top quality pest and wildlife removal as well as a superior customer experience for all our clients. As evidence of our dedication, we have compiled a collection of testimonials from our satisfied customers. We invite you to read through them and see the kind of service we could offer you. If you are challenged with a wildlife or pest issue, we look forward to adding you to our list!

  • Quality Service, Reasonable Price

    Thank you Mathieu for catching that huge raccoon in our attic! You provided great, quality service. Very professional, polite, friendly and reasonably priced. What more can you ask! We will definitely refer you to our friends and neighbours!

    – Maria M.

    Maria M.

Pest Control Services

Pests in your home can not only be an unsightly nuisance, they can also cause damage to your home or to your health.

When you are confronted with small, hard to rid pests like carpenter ants, wasps or cockroaches in your home or business, call on our expert and licensed staff to effectively and efficiently eradicate them and provide information on preventing the problem from happening again. We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction with our service.

Wasps and Bees

Wasps do far more good for humans by controlling pest insect populations but they can sometimes build their nest in areas that can be a nuisance to us. All wasps build nests. Whereas bees secrete a waxy substance to construct their nests, wasps create their familiar papery abodes from wood fibers scraped with their hard mandibles and chewed into a pulp. They are distinguishable from bees by their pointed lower abdomens and the narrow “waist,” called a petiole, which separates the abdomen from the thorax.

Types of Wasps

Wasps are divided into two primary subgroups: social and solitary. Social wasps are colony builders, such as yellow jackets and hornets. They are started from scratch each spring by a queen who was fertilized the previous year and survived the winter by hibernating in a warm place. When she emerges, she builds a small nest and has a starter colony of worker females. These workers then take over expanding the nest, building multiple six-sided cells into which the queen continually lays eggs. By late summer, a colony can have more than 5,000 individuals, all of whom, including the founding queen, die off at winter. Only newly fertilized queens survive the cold to restart the process in spring.

Social Wasps

A social wasp in distress will let out a pheromone that sends nearby colony members into a defensive, stinging frenzy. Unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly. Only females have stingers, which are actually modified egg-laying organs. With this being said, some homeowners will try to remove the nest themselves. Not knowing if they are highly allergic to the venom of stinging insects, this can have serious to life threatening reactions to the body.

Solitary Wasps

Solitary wasps, by far the largest subgroup, do not form colonies. This group includes some of the wasp family’s largest members. Whereas social wasps use their stingers only for defence, stinging solitary wasps rely on their venom to hunt. Please don’t hesitate to call Vermitek for wasps or bees on your property.

Carpenter Ants


Carpenter ants reside both outdoors and indoors nesting in moist, rotting wood, causing significant structural damage. They do not eat wood; they hollow out tunnels and push out the ”sawdust” out of their nest. Some carpenter ants are black or red in color, their size is based on their role in the colony. Sizes vary from 5/16 inch (0.8 cm) to 1 inch (2.54 cm). Distinctive large jaws, elbowed antennae, smooth and rounded upper thorax, look for a single-segmented pedicle (waist) constricted between the thorax and abdomen.


Queen lays 9 to 16 eggs the first year and may live up to 25 years. Eggs complete their life cycle in about 6 to 12 weeks.


The black carpenter ant is a common invader of homes. In their natural habitat, carpenter ants aid in the decomposition of dead, decaying trees. They normally nest in logs, stumps, and hollow trees. However, the large, dark-colored workers often invade homes in search of food, they may excavate moist, rotting wood and other soft materials (such as foamed plastic insulation board) to make satellite nests. Rarely will the expansion of a nest into a building’s wooden timbers cause structural damage. With that being said, it is important to do a proper treatment by a professional. Homes built in wooded areas are especially subject to infestation.


The application of insecticide sprays to areas where the foraging ants may come in contact with them will eliminate the colony. It is unlikely that the satellite colony can be eliminated without the use of one or more of the materials applied by professional pest management companies. Locating a carpenter ant nest can be difficult. Don’t hesitate to call Vermitek Pest Control.


Cockroaches are incredibly common pests that infest houses and other structures and like to live where there is food, warmth and moisture. Even the spotless homes can have roaches. There are multiple different species of cockroach that can be found in the Ottawa area, most common are German, brown banded. They are mainly active at night. German cockroach infestations most often begin when someone unknowingly brings an infested item into a home or building.

German cockroaches often produce up to 40 eggs in one egg capsule. She can produce 8 egg capsules in a lifetime. Though large enough to be seen, egg capsules frequently escape human detection, as female cockroaches either carry the egg casing until just before the eggs hatch (German cockroaches) or lay the capsules in sheltered areas like cracks, crevices, and debris on the floor. Brown-banded cockroaches even glue their egg cases to ceilings, doors, picture frames, and the undersides of furniture.

Cockroaches can carry salmonella, E.coli, dysentery, gastroenteritis are classic bacterias. With their rapid breeding cycle it can become an infestation very quickly. Call a professional to deal with the situation. Vermitek can help.

Is there a larger animal causing nuisance to your property, take a look at our wildlife control services and see how we can help.
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Get Rid of Bed Bugs

There’s nothing that disrupts the comfortable, relaxing environment of your bedroom and home like bed bugs. If you suspect that these pests have made their way into your home, your best bet is to get fast, effective removal solutions from a pest control specialist. Vermitek will inspect your home, including the most likely locations for bed bugs to hide—beds, linens and upholstered furniture. After this thorough inspection, we’ll be able to provide you with a customized solution that’ll rid your home of these unwelcome creatures.

If you’re worried that bed bugs have made their way into your house, there’s no time to wait. Call Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control today for a bed bug removal appointment. We can also get rid of bed bugs that have made it into commercial or governmental spaces—just call us!

The Life Cycle of Bed Bugs

In order to combat bed bugs, it’s important to understand their life cycle. These nocturnal, dark copper coloured insects can feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Their small bodies allow them to hide in the nooks and crannies of your home, including floor cracks, carpets, beds and upholstered furniture.

The Egg Stage

A bed bug’s life cycle begins as a milky coloured egg. A female bed bug can lay as many as 500 eggs throughout her lifetime, sometimes 5 eggs per day. Bed bug eggs are approximately 1 millimetre in length, just about the size of two grains of salt. The eggs will hatch within 2 weeks and immature bed bugs begin to feed as soon as they can.

The Nymph Stage

After 5 molts, a bed bug will begin to resemble an adult bed bug, but is not yet sexually mature. Young bed bug nymphs are a light yellow or tan in colour and older nymphs have begun to replicate the reddish-brown appearance of adult bed bugs. In order to properly complete a molting cycle, a bed bug nymph requires a blood meal. Nymph bed bugs usually molt and become adults within 5 weeks.

The Adult Stage

After reaching sexual maturity, bed bugs will often feed weekly. The lifespan of a bed bug usually ranges from 4-6 months, but some bed bugs may live up to a year in cool conditions even without food.

Treating Bed Bugs

Treating bed bugs is an ongoing process. First, the team from Vermitek will inspect your home or business, properly assessing all possible entry points and identifying potential breeding grounds. We’ll look for bed bugs dead or alive, as well as skins cast off during molting, small black flecks of fecal material and eggs.

Depending on our findings, we’ll then implement a bed bug treatment programme designed for your home or business. We’ll use the latest tools and technology to best combat a bed bug infestation. We offer bed bug treatment plans that are safe for you, your family and your pets.

The final step is to monitor your home or business. We’ll work with you to see if the bed bugs return. If they do, the team from Vermitek is only a phone call away.

Humane Wildlife Control

Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control is your resident expert on humanely removing all wildlife causing annoyance or harm to your home or business. We are equipped to handle a multitude of animals from mice and rats to raccoons and bats. After a service from us we are sure you’ll be satisfied to have your home or office back to its peaceful presence. For your convenience, we are available 24/7!


The successful elimination of a rodent such as mice or rat infestation in or around a house or commercial building often depends on three separate procedures: sanitation, rodent proofing and the eventual elimination of the mice or rats. Although sanitation of the infested area and the rodent proofing of all structures can be time consuming, they are extremely important aspects of an effective rodent control program. Conditions that foster an infestation of rodents must be identified and eliminated before control can be successful. At Vermitek we are experts at rodent proofing your residence or business.

The Norway Rat & House Mouse

The Norway rat and house mouse often live in close proximity with humans and can be serious pests under certain conditions. They can carry and transmit organisms that can cause disease, damage or destroy buildings and electronic equipment by their gnawing behavior, and contaminate surfaces with their waste products.

Rodent Proofing

Rodent proofing a building consists of changing structural details to deny rodents access to the interior of the building. Openings as small as 1/4 inch can admit mice, and a gap of 1/2 inch will permit young rats to enter a structure. Rugged surfaces such as brick walls or the parting on a cement foundation are ways that mice, even squirrels or raccoons can climb to enter a building. Any wall vent, either it be for dryer, exhaust hood fan or bathroom fan exhaust for example on a brick wall should be screened to prevent rodents from entering. Doors should fit snugly in frames (especially garage doors if attached to the house) or be fitted with sweeps or channels to eliminate openings. Various gaps/cracks should be filled with caulking or wire mesh and sometimes a combination of both. These are some examples for rodent proofing. By calling an expert in this field will help you know what should be done. Not all structures have the same entry points.

How to Know If Rodents Are in Your Space

Evidence of rodents can be determined by one or a combination of specific signs. When in the home, rodents can frequently be heard gnawing on wood or climbing between the walls. They also emit squeaks and can sometimes be heard fighting over food or mates. Droppings can be found along frequently traveled paths, near nesting sites, among food caches or other areas the rodents frequent. The odor of wet or dry urine may also be present in these areas. Footprints or tail marks may be observed on dusty surfaces. Dogs or cats may excitedly probe an area of floor or wall, or any other harborage site, especially if the rodents have recently invaded the area. Rub marks may be found on vertical surfaces such as walls or entrance and exit sites, where dirt and oil from rodent fur leave darkened patches or streaks. Rodents gnaw on a variety of materials such as aluminum, mortar and plastic. Tooth marks or chips of gnawed material may be found around baseboards, doors and windows, cabinets, furniture, or stored materials.

Rodents also gnaw at cracks or small openings in an attempt to enlarge openings and gain access to structures. Nests composed of furniture stuffing, shredded paper or other soft materials, and food caches of nuts and pet food will sometimes be discovered when residents clean out garages, tool sheds, attics, closets or other storage areas. Rodents come in all shapes and sizes, which one do you have? We can help you. Call Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control.


Are loud noises from your attic keeping you up at night? You are likely dealing with an unwanted nocturnal house guest, a raccoon. Raccoons, known for their climbing ability, often enter your attic by pushing up where your soffit meets your roof or through attic vents or plumbing mats. Although not often, they can reside under your deck or in your shed or garage.

With a quick call to Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control, you can humanely and effectively save yourself from the annoyance of these pesky animals as well as avoid any further damages to your home or health.


Skunks are known best for the strong stench they omit when they feel threatened. When it comes to skunk removal, do not try to attempt it yourself as you will likely end up on the receiving end of that odor. Rely on our licensed and experienced professionals to handle all your skunk issues for you.


If you notice a bat flying around your home or business or you can hear it squeaking inside walls, you likely are dealing with a colony. Getting rid of bats in your home is very important as they can carry dangerous diseases like rabies. Let our professionals come to your home or business and take care of your bat intrusion today. Our experts are equipped with the tools and knowledge to safely and effectively remove these protected animals.

Call us now for all your wildlife removal needs.

Contact us

When pests or animals have entered their way into your living space or business, the licensed and professional team at Vermitek Pest and Wildlife Control is here to help. Our experts are equipped with the tools and knowledge to safely, efficiently and effectively rid your space of any unwanted pest or animal. From ants, bees and cockroaches to mice, raccoons or bats, we can handle it all. With a service from us, you can rest assured you’ll be saving yourself not only from annoyance, but also from costly repairs to property damage as well as alleviating the health concerns that come with many of these unwarranted guests. To best serve you, we are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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