Over 50 Years of Experience Serving Edmonton & Western Canada!

Ecopest works tirelessly to provide top-quality pest control services throughout Canada

Ecopest Inc. is a pest management company that provides pest control services in Alberta and takes care of a wide range of Tree Spraying and Sanitation Problems. With over thirty years of being in business, Ecopest has developed the reputation for being the best pest control company by consistently providing quality services and having won Consumer Choice Award for 11 consecutive years in Edmonton and the area. Pest control services range from Bedbugs elimination to Pigeon control with promising solutions to all pest control problems. The company’s goal is to provide pest control with minimum impact on the environment. As the largest independent Pest Control Company in Edmonton, Ecopest provides professionals trained to employ innovative and eco-friendly methodology in all aspects of pest control.

Our Beliefs

Ecopest believes in integrated pest management solutions. We can achieve optimal control of any pest situation with minimum environmental impact. It is a necessity in today’s environmentally conscious society. With many environmental issues confronting us all, we believe that professionals conduct pesticide applications using best practices.

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    Our Team

    Amin Poonja

    President & Founder

    Amin Poonja is a professional biologist and has worked in pest management and public health for over 30 years. He has worked in Africa, Europe and North America.

    He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa and a postgraduate in pest management from Simon Fraser University.

    He served as president for the Pest Management Association of Alberta and was a member of the board of directors of CPMA (Canadian Pest Management Association) from 2002 to 2008. Also been Yellow Pages, advisory board member, from 1995 to 1999.

    Over the last 20 years or so, he has been actively involved in volunteering on various institutional bodies, including being Chairman of the Aga Khan Education board of Edmonton, member of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for Canada, Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board for Edmonton and member of MRJC (Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre) Edmonton.

    Sameer Thawer

    Operations Manager

    Sameer’s interest and passion for pest control began as a summer pest technician at Ecopest while completing his education in Engineering.

    Upon graduation from Engineering, Sameer joined Orbis Engineering as a Junior Project Engineer and led the Project Planning Department with the scope of maintenance planning, shutdown planning and management; Project Management of various Projects in diverse industries and business development.

    This management and industrial experience, coupled with his pest control exposure, equip him to successfully lead as our Operations Manager at Ecopest.

    Neil Ritokoski


    Neil has had a lifelong interest in the natural world of invertebrates and plants with a career spanning forestry, landscaping and structural pest control. He was involved in forestry in several fields, including dutch elm disease, regeneration studies including hands-on regeneration planting, botanical identification and insect pest collection and identification. In landscaping, Neil has experience in landscape construction, landscape maintenance, golf course maintenance, landscape design, and landscape pest control, which also required identifying botanical and invertebrate issues. Last but not least, Neil has over ten years of experience in structurally integrated pest management. As a supervisor at Ecopest, he takes care of the supervision of the pest control technicians, client relations and quality assurance of the Ecopest scope of work.

    Integrated Pest Management

    One of the most critical aspects of the pest control industry is developing eco-friendly treatment methods to minimize pest infestations with minimal environmental impact. Ecopest is currently implementing and developing methods to monitor and treat insects in Edmonton.

    Ecopest focuses on an integrated approach to pest control to minimize pesticide application and specialize in environmentally preferred alternatives. Monitoring pests and assessing the level of infestation aids us in the reasonable and practical use of pesticides. Aside from the environmental abuse, legislation has prohibited pesticides as merely a preventive approach for insect control.

    Pest Control Services in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Saskatoon and Regina.

    Ecopest offers professional pest control services for residential, commercial and industrial clients.

    Partnerships & Awards

    Canoe Procurement

    Edmonton’s Canoe Approved Supplier

    Solicitation Number: RFP #042821

    We are proud to be a Canoe Approved Supplier! It is an honour and we look forward to working with all of our partners! Please click for more information to find out about Ecopest as a Canoe Approved Supplier.

    The Canoe Procurement Group of Canada is a partnership of like-minded municipal associations across the country. The associations work together to provide member organizations access to preferential pricing on trade-compliant purchasing programs that leverage the collective buying power of all involved.

    SARM Trading Services Pest Control Products approved supplier

    Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) recently completed a Pest Control Products RFP solicitation. In compliance with the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and other regional trade agreements across Canada, only vendors that responded and received a successful contract award can be promoted as an approved vendor through the SARM Trading Services Program.

    We are pleased to announce and inform you that Ecopest received the successful award as the SARM Trading Services Pest Control Products approved supplier. The new contract offers SARM’s members preferred pricing, a wide range of products, and enhanced customer service support.

    As of October 12th, 2021, Rural Municipalities of Saskatchewan can start ordering through Ecopest. There is a link on the SARM website’s Pest Control page (https://sarm.ca/services/trading-services/pest-control) to place orders and view the current pest control products available from Ecopest.

    SourceWell Award

    Solicitation Number: RFP #042821

    We are proud to be awarded the SourceWell Award! It is an honour, and we look forward to working with all of our partners! Please click for more information SourceWell Award – Ecopest.

    Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 325 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to reinvest in member communities strategically.

    Consumer Choices Award Winner

    Ecopest is proud to win the Consumer Choice Award for 13 consecutive years in Edmonton Pest Control services. We have won this award for 13 consecutive years for providing excellent services to our clients.

    Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in North America to recognize business excellence by conducting independent market research that is statistically accurate. It is a true reflection of the marketplace as it represents the opinion of consumers and buyers across Canada.

    The research methodology is unbiased because it is free from the influence of advocate groups, industry insiders or any other third party. Only people from a specific city are surveyed, and only their answers are tabulated to determine the top-ranked service provider for their respective business sector in a specific city.

    The winner of this survey becomes the Consumer Choice Award Winner for their category for the survey year. Winning Edmonton businesses are honoured at a Gala.

    Consumer Choice Awards are presented to winning businesses in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saskatoon, St. John’s, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.


    QualityPro Canada

    • Ecopest is a QualityPro Certified Company
    • QualityPro sets the standards of excellence for professional pest management companies and their employees through education, training and certification, providing consumers protection and confidence when selecting a nationally accredited company.
    • Less than 3% of Companies in North America have this designation.


    • Ecopest is a GreenPro Certified Company
    • GreenPro recognizes pest management companies committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, and comprehensive and effective pest control services by minimizing pesticide exposure to humans, nontarget animals, and the environment.
    • Less than 300 Companies in North America have this  certification

    Safety & Compliance Certification

    Ecopest Inc. is a pest control company that prides in its health and safety program and its health and safety record. We are holders of the following safety and compliance certifications:

    COR: A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to companies that develop health and safety programs that meet established standards. A COR shows that a certified auditor has evaluated the employer’s health and safety management system and meets provincial standards. These standards are established by Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

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