Rodent Pest Control and Exterminator Services

Have rodents made your space their space? Have they created damage to your property? You can reclaim your space with our three-part response. We help residential, commercial and government clients in the San Francisco Bay Area get rid of rodents and prevent re-infestations through trapping and exclusion.

Our protocol for rodent abatement has been certified as 100% Integrated Pest Management (IPM) through EcoWise and Green Shield. By not using rodent poisons or using them as a last resort, we are able to prevent the potential for secondary poisoning of non-targets. For more information on secondary poisoning and the risks to predators visit the Hungry Owl Project.

Signs of a Rodent Infestation

  • Sightings of live mice or rats
  • Rodent droppings, urine stains and rub marks
  • Gnaw marks on wires, food packages, wood and other parts of the structure
  • Nesting material like paper, cotton, or other fabrics
  • Biting pest symptoms from ectoparasites

An Integrated Pest Management Approach

  • Inspection – Look for droppings, urine stains, rubbings, nesting material and gnawing
  • Identification – Determine what species of rodent you are dealing with
  • Documentation – Structural, cultural and sanitation deficiencies and give recommendations for necessary changes
  • Examples: Broken screen vents, trees touching the structure, open garbage cans
  • Trapping – Traps will be placed based on the behavior of the identified species
  • Exclusion – Seal entry points that are allowing the rodents to get into your property
  • Ectoparasite management – Targeted treatment of ectoparasites if evidence is identified
  • Follow-up – Check traps, remove rodents and evaluate the rodent management program

Our 3 Visit Rodent Trapping Service

1st Visit

  • Inspect your property for evidence of rodent activity inside and outside
  • Document sanitation and structural issues contributing to the infestation
  • Generate an estimate for rodent proofing. We offer a 6 month guarantee for our rodent proofing services. The rodent proofing work will typically be completed prior to the third service.

2nd Visit

  • After one week, our technician will return to check the progress of the trapping plan
  • Remove rodents that have been caught and replace traps as necessary
  • Due to the neophobia of rats, a week is a necessary amount of time to wait for trap inspection

3rd Visit

  • Assurance visit to ensure the rodent population has been eliminated
  • All traps and caught rodents will be removed
  • Rarely is a fourth visit necessary
Technician inspecting exterior of building for rodent entry points
Technician setting a rodent snap trap
Two technicians installing screen mesh to prevent rodents

With a traditional exterminator

  • Use of one control method
  • Quick fixes that waste time and money
  • Potential secondary poisoning to predatory birds or pets

With Pestec

  • Use of multiple methods including physical controls and habitat modification
  • Long-term prevention by sealing up your home to prevent re-infestation
  • Protection of your family, pets and the environment by using non-chemical controls
Schedule Your 3 Visit Rodent Service