Serving York Region since 1983

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Residents and businesses in Richmond Hill, have been engaging the services of York Pest Control since 1983.


At York Pest Control, we are committed to providing safe and effective solutions to all of your rodent and insect control problems. 

We implement an integrated approach to pest management, one which is both supported and encouraged by the Ministry of the Environment. The residents of Richmond Hill have been using the services of York Pest Control since 1983.

The town of Richmond Hill was officially incorporated on June 18, 1872 as a village and the first council meeting was held on January 1, 1873 under the leadership of Abraham Law as Reeve. Richmond Hill's development was in no small part due to its proximity to Toronto, as it was frequently visited by farmers on their way to Toronto markets and by people travelling along Yonge Street to and from communities further north. 

The Town of Richmond Hill started out as a small settlement located partially in the Township of Vaughan and partially in the Township of Markham.  Over the years, Richmond Hill has grown considerably, yet it has remained a friendly, distinctive community with strong historical roots. That is why the Town's un-official motto is "A little north, a little nicer."

European Fire Ants

Recently, European fire ants have been spotted in parts of the Greater Toronto Area, including Richmond Hill. Though these ants do not pose a serious threat to humans, they do have a painful sting, and they can cause significant damage to their environment. Because of this, the the Town of Richmond Hill has developed a strategy to deal with this invasive species. You can access the Town of Richmond Hill's brochure on this pest here. In cases where large European fire ant populations are causing negative impact to natural areas and adjacent property, Town staff will attempt to limit the ant population with the use of baits. Additionally, the town will post signage in affected areas and to remind residents of the need for personal protection. Some suggested methods of protection from fire ant stings include wearing long sleeves, pants, and socks in those areas in which colonies may have taken up residence, and using residual pesticides as a chemical barrier around door and window frames to prevent the ants from entering a dwelling.

If you suspect you have European fire ants in your yard, please e-mail the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department's Natural Heritage Section ( with "European Fire Ant" in the subject line and your address in the body of the e-mail, so that we can confirm and identify populations and problem areas across the Town. Identifying European fire ants before their colonies spread is a critical step in avoiding a more serious and widespread problem.