Commercial Pest Control for Schools

Protecting school students and staff with industry best practices and long-term pest control solutions.

Pest problems are an annoyance and safety risk for school sites, impacting hundreds and sometimes thousands of students and school staff. Infestations can occur in the classroom, schoolyard, library, canteen, IT rooms, kitchens or community spaces and can develop at any time throughout the year.

Our team use leading pest control practices and have experience working in public, private and catholic schools across Melbourne. If you have a pest problem at your school site, contact us for a free quote.

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    Why schools must invest in pest control

    Pest problems cause significant disruptions to school staff and students, impacting indoor and outdoor activities. Beyond this, pest problems can affect your school community’s health and safety. To ensure your school is not affected by pest problems, invest in regular preventative measures and address any potential pest problems as soon as they arise.

    If your school facility has a pest problem or hasn’t been assessed recently, get in touch with our team.

    Recommended pest control precautions

    The most common places for pest infestations at schools include the canteen, school locker area, schoolyard, classroom and offices. The risk of a pest problem rises if food is regularly stored or consumed in the area. To avoid pest problems in your school, we recommend you take the following precautions:


    Remind students not to keep any food in their locker overnight.


    Students and staff should always bring their food in sealed containers and store appropriately.


    Dispose of rubbish in the appropriate bin and regularly replace bin bags.

    Avoid pooled water in gutters and drains as this can act as a breeding ground for pests.

    Engage regular pest servicing to stay on top of any pest outbreaks. Book your service here.

    Pest control treatments for schools

    The most common pests treated at schools include rodents, ants, cockroaches, wasps and birds. To treat your environment, we follow a simple 5-step process designed to quickly and safely eradicate pests.

    1. Inspect.

    We complete a thorough inspection to identify the extent of your pest problem. We assess the damage and determine the best pest treatment. 

    2. Quote

    We present a quotation with a treatment plan, detailing how we can help your school to eliminate pests. 

    3. Treat

    We complete the agreed treatment safely and efficiently using industry-best practices. Depending on the nature of the problem, after-hours treatment may be required to protect the safety of school staff and students. 

    4. Report

    We provide a service report outlining the outcome of your service as well as future recommendations.

    5. Maintenance

    We offer maintenance and inspection services to keep your school pest-free in the future.

    Why to avoid DIY pest control and trust the professionals

    Groundsmen or school community members often attempt pest control techniques for a fast and cost-effective way to eliminate pests. While some DIY approaches may be temporarily effective, the toxins released by pesticides can be harmful to school staff and students if not used properly. It is recommended that only trained professionals carry out pest control methods for the health and safety of all.

    Our team are trained in the safe use of pesticides and pest control methods, ensuring minimal interruption to your school’s daily life. We are well known in the community with over 20 years’ serving the Government, Private and Catholic education sectors. We have accredited membership with HIA (since June 1995) and AEPMA, and all of our staff have a Working with Children Check.

    Working with Perkins Exterminators

    We have provided comprehensive pest control services to the Melbourne community for over 40 years. We use industry best practices and fully comply with all OH&S requirements specific to each school site. We use approved products authorised by the Environmental Protection Agency, we only apply chemical methods when required, and we reduce risk by using precise and controlled methods to eradicate pests. When working with Perkins Exterminators, you can expect a professional, effective and thorough service.

    Get a Quote

    We help Melbourne-based schools to eradicate pest problems. For a pest control treatment or preventative service, contact the Perkins Exterminators team today.