Pestec is IPM certified by EcoWise and Green Shield
Pestec is a winner of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation IPM Innovator. Named San Francisco 'Best of the Bay' for pest control two years in a row.
Pestec is an early adopter of new technologies and practices. This applied research allows us to develop new risk-reducing strategies for managing pests. This includes the use of digital pest control solutions.
Pestec has been family owned and operated since 1985
San Francisco Pest Control Providers
For more than 30 years, Pestec has provided pest control services to commercial and government customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our service area includes the City and County of San Francisco, San Mateo County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and Santa Clara County.
We offer various pest management services, including the control of rats, mice, ants, cockroaches, and yellow jackets. We also provide pest prevention consultations for new construction projects, Integrated Pest Management assessments, and training for facilities to manage pests proactively.
Unlike traditional pest control and exterminator companies, Pestec focuses on pest prevention and pest management over the long term, avoiding quick-fix solutions to pest infestations that do not provide lasting results. Traditional pest control relies heavily on pesticides, but we use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.
IPM is a comprehensive, environmentally sensitive approach to managing pests. This science-based, common-sense approach for reducing populations of disease vectors and public health pests uses pest management techniques that focus on pest prevention, pest reduction, and the elimination of conditions that lead to pest infestations.
We have successfully accumulated a collection of least-toxic practices to control pests. And by doing this, we have reduced our pesticide use to a minimum.
Implementing an IPM plan and program of prevention and monitoring can decrease costs for our clients over the long run.
Pestec is also the only company in the country that certifies its entire operations through EcoWise Certified and Green Shield Certified. We are an ever-evolving company that uses industry-leading techniques to better the places and communities we live and work.
I was getting bitten pretty much every night and suspected that it was bed bugs. After a few sleepless nights, I called out one company to do a hand/manual inspection, and they said it was just carpet beetles. I wanted a second opinion so after a few more sleepless nights, I called Pestec to do a canine inspection. From Day 1, the customer service was ON POINT. After that, each visit and interaction from Pestec was professional and courteous. Best of all, here we are 3 months later with no bed bugs! - Ashley D.
I just wanted to say thank you to your hardworking crew for always being so on top of it at our property. I've only had nothing but positive experiences with Pestec. In an industry that gets inundated with complaints, I hope this sheds some light on the great staff that you have working for you (which I'm sure you are already aware of). - Melody A.
BAAAAD ant invasion that the usual Terro baits didn't take care of, even after two weeks, so I called Pestec. On time, courteous, knowledgable, honest. And I don't have to be afraid of the baits and other treatments they use, or worry about the effect on my family or pets. Might take longer to work than the usual toxics other companies use, but I'll take IPM over speed any day. - Lauren W.
Great service!Diligent and knowledgable and thorough. Pedro Castro was my exterminator. Great guy. We had rats years ago. He eradicated them. Then recently had a small mouse and he was very helpful as well. Both times did proofing on the house. Thank you!! - Illya
We've had two horrible pest experiences. The first time, we called Orkin, and they basically did nothing, plus the service was expensive and totally impersonal. The second time we called Pestec, and they were amazing. We had a perplexing situation that took a couple of visits to figure out and by the third time the CEO Luis showed up and was determined to find the problem. He ultimately visited us three times and the team (Valentine was also great) worked very hard -- including moving a 25 foot ladder around the entire perimeter of the roof to find and close all holes and busting out a wall to investigate behind it. They were sympathetic and responsive to my concerns and the source was finally discovered and problem eliminated. If you have a pest issue in the Bay Area, this is definitely who you should call. - Elena S.
My lovely cat caught a mouse, killed it in the house and then left it on my bed for me. I was panicking thinking that if there's one, there's others, and my biggest fear was that one of them was going to gnaw on me while I slept. So I checked out the reviews for Pestec and so appreciate them sending Alfred out to take care of the problem. Alfred was very patient with my questions, made me realize that we could beat the mice (ended up being a rat which is even more icky) at their game, and he set out to get rid of them. He did the inspection and pointed out the different areas that needed to be plugged, patched, covered over, etc, and explained to me what I needed to do to keep rodents out. He did the follow up visits, always checking various areas to see if there was anything I missed. Alfred was absolutely awesome and Pestec, if you're reading this review, Alfred is an outstanding representative of your company. As I told him today on the final visit, I hope I never see him again, but if any other issues come up, I wouldn't hesitate to give Pestec a call. - Judy N.
Pestec treated my apartment for bedbugs a week ago and I haven't seen a live insect since then. Pestec's employees are environmentally conscious and use pesticides sparingly. They idenfitied the source of the infestation, treated the infested area with cedar oil, used a small dose of pesticide, and recommended taking practical steps like encasing my mattress. The only thing they could have done better is to tell me that it requires two people to encase a mattress. - Elaine T.
Excellent customer service. I contacted Pestec because I thought we had bed bugs. Colin, the office manager was professional, knowledgeable, and patient. I was panicked that we might have bed bugs. Colin thoroughly answered my questions over the phone and my long list of questions over email. The information he provided was very helpful and I can use it to prevent bed bugs from entering into our home. Valentin inspected our home with his K-9. He arrived on-time and explained how the inspection process would work. After the K-9 inspection, he thoroughly checked bed frame(flipped bed frames), mattress, sheets, wall hangings, sofa, all the places that the K-9 suspected of bed bugs. The inspection took about 1 hr. Thankfully, we do not have bed bugs. Valentin was knowledgeable as well and gave me suggestions of what could be biting us since it's not bed bugs. If I have pest in the future, I will definitely contact them again. - Traveler Y.
I can't recommend Pestec highly enough. We had a biting insect problem. We were getting bitten daily by something we couldn't see - stressful and frustrating. Pestec and a number of other companies I enquired with thought the cause could be rat mites. Pestec sent their rat and insect specialists and after finding rat evidence and leaving insect monitors were able to confirm that rat mites were the source of the bites. Whilst another company would have been happy to sign us up to a year's contract of chemical spraying Pestec were adamant that we needed to remove the source of the mites, i.e. the rats. They located holes in our basement walls and signs of rats around the property. Getting rid of rat mites is not an easy fix and took time, but what Pestec recommended was absolutely the way to go. They carried out rat trapping, located a nest in the crawl spaces of the basement and dusted pesticide in key points (which is safer than spraying particularly as we have a newborn) to kill rat mites whilst the rats were being caught. We then had the basement holes where rats can get in closed up. All of the staff at Pestec were so helpful. Jessica in the office always took the time to answer my many questions when I was trying to figure out what the hell was happening. Luis, Pestec's CEO, also visited. He is a real expert and genuinely cares about helping people solve pest problems. - Kimberly
We were getting mysterious bites in our home. Zach of Pestec identified the problem as rat mites, found where the rates were entering, sealed up the house and dusted the crawl space. He trapped all the rats and none have come into our house since. Sans rats, the rat mites died off and for the first time in six months we're not getting bitten. Zach knew just what to do, explained his plan clearly and consulted us every step of the way. We are greatly relieved and very grateful to Zach and Pestec. - Sam Z.
Licenses and Certifications
Pestec is licensed and certified for pest control services in the state of California.
Our licensure and certifications show we are committed to our profession. We do not take our responsibility as protectors of public health lightly.
When you partner with us, you can guarantee that you are working with a legitimate pest control company dedicated to providing our communities and stakeholders with the best services.
Here are the various licenses and certifications we hold and pest control associations we are a part of.
Pestec is licensed through the Structural Pest Control Board of California. License #4935. Pestec is licensed through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). DPR License #37080.
Pestec has 100% of its Integrated Pest Management services certified as IPM through two third-party certifiers, EcoWise Certified and Green Shield Certified.
Pestec is an authorized and certified installer of Bird Barrier and Bird Buffer products.
Pestec belongs to various trade associations such as the National Pest Management Association, Pest Control Operators of California, and the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California.