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Pestec Exterminator Co.

Diane Agurto Phone: 415-671-0300

VP for Marketing Fax:

1555 Yosemite Ave #46 Website: www.pestec.com, www.ipmprovider.com

San Francisco CA 94124 Email: dianeagurto@ipmprovider.com

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Pestec offers service that is economically feasible for clients, and ecologically responsible.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

IPM involves a scientic method to control pests using monitoring, inspection, looking for alternatives to pesticides, taking action, and finally evaluation.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

We offer different types of services tailor made to the needs of the client. For example, after using exclusion and trapping to manage a rat infestation, we monitor on a regular schedule.

How are pest problems identified?

We use sticky traps and visual inspections. After inspecting, the pests are examined in our office. When necessary, we work with an entomologist.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

Exclusion, rodent and insect proofing, screens, caulking and sealing cracks and crevices, repairs. Sanitation is extremely important to remove pest-friendly environments. We work with clients and clean attractive environments such as drains, garbage disposal areas, leaky faucets, weedy areas near the outside of the structure, potting plants, and anywhere food accumulates.

 

Do you use biological controls?

We are exploring working with an insectory to use biological controls, such as beneficial mites to control populations of pest mites, ladybugs to control aphids.

 

Do you use borates?

Yes, we use borate liquid baits and also use borate crack and crevice treatments.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Fipronil baits for ants and cockroaches are used as a last resort. Other chemicals are Avert (abamectin), and insect growth regulators such as methoprene and hydroprene.

What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

diatomaceous earth, rosemary oil, garlic oils, borates, and rodenticides

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Our liquid oils are only used for spot treatments. Synthetic chemicals are applied in the form of containers, bait stations, inside cracks and crevices and wall voids.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Exclusion, insect and rodent proofing.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Steam cleaning, extensive vacuuming and other sanitation measures.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

N/A

 

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites We are in the process of receiving our license to treat for termites. Options include heat treatment, sand barriers, and inspection and replacement of damaged wood.

cockroaches For oriental cockroaches, cleaning, sanitation, diatomaceous earth and borates as a last resort; For german cockroaches, steam cleaning and vacuuming, borates and baits.

fleas flea traps and extensive vacuuming.

carpenter ants Niban baits (boric acid)

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) soap treatments, caulking and sealing, diatomaceous earth, and use of attractants outdoors

crabgrass N/A

dandelions N/A

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Using threshhold levels, we judge success by control of pests, by avoiding pesticides, and satisfaction of client.

References Please contact for references.