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Abell Pest Control Inc

Phone: (416) 675-3305Fax: (416) 675-6727View Additional Phone Numbers246 Attwell Dr, TorontoON M9W 5B4 Send email to Abell Pest Control Inc

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A BBB Accredited Business since 30/11/2011

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised Abell Pest Control Inc's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 2 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Problems with Product / Service2
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Billing / Collection Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

1 Customer Review Customer Reviews on Abell Pest Control Inc

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 1 Customer Review

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (2)
07/21/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

Paid for full service, follow visits have not happened.
Contacted for service January 8, paid for full service which included a follow up visit in Feb and March. On March 29th contacted Abell as nothing had happened since January. They sent out a new technician for what they called his first visit. Second visit never happened. On May 25th I contacted Abell again and was told, with apologies for the service, that I would get a call from management. That call has never happened.

Desired Settlement
They offer a money back guarantee - I believe that I have been patient enough to have reached that point.

Business Response
I have spoken with the Mr. ****** and offered to upgrade their 100 day rodent control program for a full one year residential home protection program, including the usual 17 pests covered based on the money that they have already paid.
I also stressed that we wished to solve their pest issues, not forget about them as he felt we were not responding to his inquiries. He seemed pleased to hear this and wished to proceed and we will make every effort to continue to provide excellent service. I will also assign one specific technician to be responsible for his account.
***** ******
Abell Pest Control

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
I have spoken with *****, and we have agreed to a one year residential home protection program dating from resolution of this problem. This is satisfactory to me.

04/13/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

company has disappeared, they do not return our calls and did not come back to remove mouse feeding stations
we paid 279.00 in sept 2014 and after a few visits we could not get a hold of anyone from this company.

Desired Settlement
would like my money back to inadequate service

Business Response
First Service September 17th, 2014. The customer contacted Abell about a mouse problem, we agreed to a $279 service that included a 100 day guarantee (September 17th to December 15th, 2014). It was explained to the customer that this program includes 3 services. The warranty period is written on the first service ticket. On this first ticket we explained details on the problem and what we did including utilizing a number of bait stations.

Second Service October 8th, 2014. We came a second time and provided comments to the customer that no feeding in the bait stations was found. We asked them to clean up the old mouse droppings (that's we tell if new mice droppings are being left) and to seal the gaps in the pipes where mice could gain access from the outside.

Third Service November 25, 2014. We included an inspection of the property and left additional comments.

Fourth Service December 15, 2014. Technician arrived at 2:30, the time agreed upon by the customer. At this time normally the bait boxes would have been removed from the property. The customer was not home for the appointment. We left a note in the mail box.

The gaps in the pipes were not sealed as we had recommended to the customer. These holes allow mice access from the outside. In Integrated Pest Management program for mice would involve baiting for mice, but also for the customer to resolve these structural problems that allow for additional mice to enter the home. We did provide the customer a guarantee period at the outset of the program which we honored. A mice control program does not offer permanent control, especially if the house has structural issues that allow mice to come in from the outside.

We checked ******* voice mail. No messages were left by this customer during this entire period.

We did see from the complaint that we had not removed the bait boxes, as the customer was not home. We would be happy to arrange to remove them if the customer wishes.
We are happy to attach our warranty:
Abell's Guarantee is Simple, your contractual pest is Gone and Guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with the services provided to you within the guarantee period, you will receive a Full Money Back Refund! All Abell Sanitation and Structural Recommendations must be complied with and follow up services allowed for during the guarantee period to be eligible for any refund.

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 03/04/2006Business started: 01/01/1924
Business Management
Principal: Mr. John Abell (President)
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr Mike Heimbach (Director, Business Development and Marketing)
Business Category

Pest Control Services

Map & Directions

Map & Directions

Address for Abell Pest Control Inc

246 Attwell Dr

Toronto, ON M9W 5B4

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1 Locations

  • 246 Attwell Dr 

    Toronto, ON M9W 5B4(416) 675-3305
    (888) 949-4949
    Fax: (416) 675-6727
    Fax: (416) 675-6727

Industry Comparison ChartX

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*Abell Pest Control Inc is in this range.


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  • (888) 949-4949

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