Vanguard Pest Control Review

Our Overall Rating (4.8)

Company Review

Vanguard Pest Control was founded in 2002 in Meridian, Idaho. It has grown to serve all cities in the Boise metropolitan area, including Meridian, Nampa, Fruitland, Parma, Star, Eagle, Kuna, Marsing, Weiser, Homedale, Garden Valley, and more. Vanguard will treat your home or business against pests common in the area such as ants, bedbugs, spiders, fleas, wasps, millipedes, hornets, box elder beetles, crickets, silverfish, centipedes and millipedes, and rodents. It offers customers a six-foot barrier around the house, granulating service for lawns and flowerbeds, removal of webs and nests, and helpful responses to any questions or concerns. 

Customers are overall very happy with Vanguard Pest Control. Reviewers left primarily five-star reviews, commenting on the effective treatment options, the high-quality customer service, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff. A couple of reviewers complained that the service treatments didn’t have good results and that Vanguard charged a $76 cancellation fee, which they didn’t appreciate. However, most customers were happy enough to leave high reviews about the company’s family-friendly service. One reviewer mentioned that the technician took his shoes off; another related how the company had provided free or discounted service when she was going through a hard time and short on money. 

Vanguard is a family-owned company that promises the same or next day service and always calls the day before a treatment to communicate with customers. It also provides free inspections and estimates and currently offers a 50% off initial service coupon on its website. Customers can also get half off service for referring a neighbor. It appears that the company charges based on the square footage of a home in general, but there are no significant complaints about pricing from customers–one mentioned a price of $350 a year and $89 a month. 

Because Vanguard uses only treatments that are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency, the products break down more quickly than higher chemical options. Therefore, the company does require that customers sign up for a full year of service at quarterly intervals so that it can effectively reapply treatments as necessary. It offers a 100% guarantee for the contracted time of service with free treatments in between service calls if necessary. It also promises to refund customers for at least one visit if it fails to solve their problems. All of Vanguard’s technicians are highly trained, bonded, licensed, and insured. 

Overall, Vanguard Pest Control appears to be a very effective pest control company with high customer satisfaction. The technicians are knowledgeable and all the staff provide excellent customer service. Despite a few issues with ineffective treatment, they maintain a strong presence in the Meridian, Idaho, area. 

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Company Pros
  • High-quality customer service
  • Guaranteed and environmentally friendly service
  • Wide service area
Company Cons
  • Require one-year contract
  • Higher prices
  • Occasional solicitations

Reviewed By:
Ed Spicer
Ed has been working in the pest control industry for years helping 1,000's of homeowners navigate the world of insect and rodent management. He manages Pest Strategies now helping homeowners around the world!
Overall Rating (4.8)
Company Information
Pests Covered
  • Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Spiders
  • Fleas
  • Crickets
  • Mice
  • Rats
Company Details

Date founded: 2002

Address: 104 E. Fairview Ave. Suite 274, Meridian, ID 83642

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