Welcome to Instinct Pest Management

With nearly 15 years’ experience in the pest management industry, Instinct Pest Management offers professional service to the Darwin, Palmerston and remote areas of the Northern Territory.


Instinct Pest Management will always take great pride in ensuring you have a safe and pest-free home.


Instinct Pest Management can tailor a complete pest management program for your business.


Most pest managers offer a Termite Inspection service, we’re raising the bar by offering a Timber Pest Inspection as standard.

Our story

The founder of Instinct Pest Management, Andrew Critchley, has gained an industry reputation for being one of the best in the business, through distinct knowledge of all facets of Pest Management, including specialist services such as bird control and feral animal management.

Previous experience has been gained through solving pest and termite issues where others had tried and failed. This knowledge has been passed on to others in the industry through training seminars and field training throughout his career.

Providing quality service to you is paramount, and Andrew’s previous role saw him auditing major food manufacturing sites and commercial customers throughout Australia, for a global pest management company.

This same quality standard of service is carried out in every service, of any size. From a simple cockroach service in your home, to termite management of your greatest asset, or even bird management in a public area, you can be assured the quality of service will leave you impressed. Instinct Pest Management gives you the care and customer service of a family owned local business, with the service quality standards of an international company.

Instinct Pest Management carries all applicable insurances and certifications including EPA and NT Health Licensing, Construction Induction (white card), Working at Heights, Elevated Work Platform and Licence to manage pest birds. We are also fully insured to carry out Pre-Purchase Timber Pest Inspections when purchasing a new property, and one of the only Termidor HE accredited small businesses in the Darwin region.

Our Mission

We strive to grow our business in a way that makes us proud, by delivering exceptional customer service with minimal impact to our customer’s lives, businesses and the delicate environment around us.

We build strong and long lasting relationships with our customers, working together to achieve outstanding results in pest management.

We carry ourselves as true professionals and custodians of our industry, working beyond the highest recognised standards and leading innovation through the latest technological and product advances.