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How to Find the Best Exterminators & Pest Control in San Mateo County

When it seems like you've tried everything to control ants, wasps, termites or cockroaches, mice and rats, or even pigeons and other bird problems, the next step is a call to San Mateo County pest control services. Experienced with insect and rodent infestation, San Mateo County exterminators can quickly eradicate your pest problems with the latest methods and products. Many companies also perform live animal trapping of that problem critter. Control of nuisance animals includes animal relocation such as raccoon removal, possum removal, and other animal pest removal services.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best pest control companies in San Mateo County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated September 27, 2013

 The TOP 10 Exterminators & Pest Control Companies in San Mateo County CA

Coastside Termite Control & Repair
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(650) 726-6757
PO Box 116
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Pest Control License #2387, State Contractors License #644583
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 PCOC  (Pest Control Operators of California) Chamber of Commerce-Half Moon Bay

Areas Served: San Mateo County incl. Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor Vlg, Burlingame, Colma,...
Services: structural pest control, termite extermination, termite radication
Key Brands: Termidor Termite Control, Tim-bor Insecticide & Fungicide

Premier Termite Inc
(650) 726-7756
PO Box 266
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Alert Pest Control Co Inc
(650) 756-2225
182 School St
Daly City, CA 94014

Chem Tech Exodus Termite & Pest Control
(650) 365-0155
889 Stanton Rd
Burlingame, CA 94010

JK Control Co
(415) 468-2002
200 Valley Dr # 35
Brisbane, CA 94005

SP McClenahan Pest Co
(650) 326-8781
1 Arastradero Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028

A&R Termite Control
(650) 347-9512
1118 E 5th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402

Areas Served: San Mateo, Hillsborough, Foster City, Atherton, Belmont CA, Redwood City, Menlo Park
Services: extermination services for termite problems, ant problems, silverfish, wasp removal

How to Find the Best Exterminators & Pest Control in San Mateo County 



Pest control companies in San Mateo County are legally required to have a state license from the Department of Pesticide Regulation for any pest control done outside, and a state license from the Structural Pest Control Board for any pest control done inside buildings. Pest control companies doing both must have both licenses. Additionally, companies doing termite control usually perform repairs of termite damage as well for which they also need a state contractor's license.   If the pest control operator uses employees, they are legally required to have workers' compensation insurance to protect you the customer from being liable if that employee is injured during work performed at your property.

Pest control services in San Mateo County are not legally required to have liability insurance; however, all pest control companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses you the customer in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.



Pest Control Services in San Mateo County CA Perform Numerous Services
Exterminators don't just get rid of bugs such as cockroaches, spiders and termites. They can also eradicate a number of annoying and potentially harmful vermin such as mice, rats and pigeons and other problem birds. In many cases, pest infestations pose certain health risks, so the total removal of the pest population is essential. Since most consumer-rated pest control products are not guaranteed to wipe out whole nests (and consumers aren't trained in proper application), pest control companies and exterminators are vital to pest problem remediation.

Some pest control services specialize in urban wildlife control, live trapping in San Mateo County and nuisance animal relocation services for that problem critter. Control of nuisance animals can include raccoon removal, possum removal, skunk removal, and the control and removal of squirrels, gophers and woodchucks. Other pest control companies provide mole trapping and removal, bat control and bee removal involving bee nest relocation. Some of these companies also offer dead animal removal, animal damage repair and animal exclusion services to prevent unwanted wildlife from returning to your home or property. The various forms of treatment include moisture barriers, bird barriers, bat exclusions, sump pumps, electro-guns, microwaves, foams, heat treatments, and perimeter treatments. But if you're looking for more humane and environmentally friendly forms of pest abatement, several exterminators share your concerns.

Many pest control services are certified to service industrial, commercial, residential or food service environments with insect problems or moles and squirrels. They'll employ various forms of rodent control, including rodent seal out, rodent cleanup, rodent infestation proofing, rat control, mice control, baiting and trapping, and dead animal removal for commercial clients.

Good exterminators and pest control services often have an entomologist on staff and such expertise enables them to completely eradicate just about any creepy-crawly infestation you've been overrun with, including silverfish, fleas, ticks, moths, bees, cockroaches, spiders, ticks, wasps, crickets, drywood termites, earwigs, subterranean termites, pillbugs, carpet beetles, bed bugs, Argentine ants, carpenter ants, carpet beetles, sowbugs, and various pantry pests. Pest control experts can also eliminate or relocate bats, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, foxes, pigeons, snakes, and even scorpions.

Some pest control companies are licensed for pest control for outdoor vegetation. Plant life is vulnerable to pestilence such as bugs and rodents, and these pest control companies can manage folivorous parasites and pests with tree spraying, sudden oak death treatment, rose and ornamental spraying, poison oak control, tree injections, and deep root feedings. Additionally, some pest control companies offer more than pest eradication, such as escrow services, underfloor work, structural damage repairs, and wood control. Several pest control companies also offer 24 hour service, same day service, regular maintenance, and single application treatments. 

IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in San Mateo County
Some pest control services in San Mateo County promote their expertise in IPM or Integrated Pest Management. IPM is intended as an environmentally sensitive approach to pest control that seeks to reduce the use of pesticides by looking for ways to take advantage of the life cycles of the pest species and their interaction with the environment.  IPM places an emphasis on prevention methods first to avoid the threshold where treatment becomes necessary. But once pest eradication is required, methods that use changes to the environment, mechnical control such as trapping or weeding, or non-pesticide chemicals such as pheromones are preferred over pesticides.  Only if further evaluation shows these methods are not sufficient is targeted spraying of pesticides used. Broadcast spraying of non-specific pesticides is considered a last resort.

Bee Removal in San Mateo County
Some pest control companies specialize in bee removal. Bees are technically not a pest species, but rather a beneficial insect that pollinates flowers and agricultural crops and they almost never sting except in defense against someone disturbing or attacking the bees nest directly. However, you may not want a bee nest in your yard. These bee removal companies are experts in removing bees by relocating them rather than killing them unnecessarily. This is different than exterminating wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets which are aggressive and likely to sting, unlike bees.

 

Some Exterminators and Pest Control Companies in San Mateo County Are Far Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these exterminators in San Mateo County: Coastside Termite Control & Repair, Chem Tech Exodus Termite & Pest Control, Alert Pest Control Co Inc, Premier Termite Inc, JK Control Co, SP McClenahan Pest Co, A&R Termite Control, Clark Pest Control, Complete Pest Control, Day & Nite Pest Control. Other companies for pest control in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA that might still be in business include: Hastie Termite Co, Golden Gate Termite Control, Any & All Pest Control, Cam AM Pest Control, Chief Stewart's Pest Control, Bee Busters. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Exterminators & Pest Control Companies in San Mateo County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Exterminators in San Mateo County CA 




When it comes to hiring for pest control n San Mateo County CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the companies you're considering hiring:


• How long have they been in business? If they are a franchise, how long has that local owner specifically been in the industry as opposed to the national franchise?


• How long have they been doing pest control in San Mateo County specifically? (Different regions have their own unique soil conditions, weather and moisture issues that will effect pest control methods. Their length of experience doing pest control in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

 
• How many jobs do they do each month that are similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, outside versus inside pests, specific pest species to be removed such as termites versus ants, or bird control versus bee removal, etc.?


• Can the pest control company give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of extermination or relocation done who you can call as references? (All pest control services bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• What method and products will they use and what are the advantages and disadvantages of their methods compared to that of other pest control services?

• How long should it take the pest control services to eradicate the infestation, and will complete insect control or rodent control require any return visits?

• In the event that the initial pest control fails, are repeat treatments free?

• Do they provide a warranty for their services?

• Will you need to leave your home pest control procedures, or avoid use of outdoor areas that have been treated and for how long?

• Will their initial estimate be detailed and in writing, and is there a written guarantee?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All pest control companies in San Mateo County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All pest control companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

When you've chosen the best pest control service in San Mateo County for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the state for either outside or inside pest control. (All pest control companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
 
 

 

 

Exterminators in San Mateo County Apply Many Brands 

The chemicals used by professional pest control companies in San Mateo County are much more effective (and in some cases, more volatile) than what laymen have access to. The best exterminators use reputable, EPA approved products to perform exterminating treatments. Many of the top pest control companies in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA are able to provide services such as ultrasonic pest control, electronic pest control, organic pest control and natural pest control that use fewer or no chemicals or harmful insecticides that could endanger your family or pets.

The following is a partial list of the professional-grade compound brands used by local Redwood City CA area extermination and pest control companies: Sentricon, Pest Defense System, EcoPCU, Steri-Fab, PI Contact Insecticide, Precor, Ultracide, Whitmire, EcoEXEMPT, Viper, Petcor, Nixalite, Woodpecker, Terro, Pantry Patrol, Maxforce, Pro Control, Advantage, and Drax.

 

 

Resources About Exterminators & Pest Control in San Mateo County 


Associations & Licensing for Pest Control Services and Exterminators
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CAPCA California Association of Pest Control Advisers (http://www.capca.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
DPR Department of Pesticide Regulation (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/)
GC Green California (http://www.gree.ca.gov/)
NPMA National Pest Management Association (http://www.pestworld.org/)
PCOC Pest Control Operators of California (http://www.pcoc.org/)
SPCB Structural Pest Control Board (http://www.pestboard.ca.gov/)

Exterminators and Insect Control Companies Web & Media Resources
California Agriculture Magazine
Pest Control Technology Magazine
Pest Control Magazine
Probe Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Pest Control in San Mateo County within the following zip codes:

94026, 94401, 94063, 94010, 94080, 94016, 94065, 94096, 94037, 94060, 94074, 94025, 94015, 94027, 94044, 94062, 94403, 94402, 94005, 94017, 94014, 94021, 94030, 94002, 94018, 94404, 94028, 94038, 94061, 94070, 94011, 94066, 94083, 94019, 94098, 94064, 94128 and 94020

 



Pest Control Belmont CA

Clark Pest Control Belmont CA 94002
Sunset Tree Service & Pest Control Belmont CA 94002

 

Pest Control Brisbane CA

Cook & Associates Brisbane CA 94005
JK Control Co Brisbane CA 94005
X Pest-Exterminators Brisbane CA 94005

 

Pest Control Burlingame CA

Chem Tech Exodus Termite & Pest Burlingame CA 94010
Earl's Pest Control Inc Burlingame CA 94010
Hastie Termite Co Burlingame CA 94011
Terminix International Co Burlingame CA 94010
Western Exterminator Co Burlingame CA 94010

 

Pest Control Daly City CA

Alert Pest Control Co Inc Daly City CA 94014
G&M Inspection Co Daly City CA 94017
Markoff Structural Pest Control Daly City CA 94014
Prevention Inspections Service Daly City CA 94015


Pest Control Foster City CA

Pacific Coast Termite Inc Foster City CA 94404


Pest Control Half Moon Bay CA

Coastside Termite & Pest Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Premier Termite Inc Half Moon Bay CA 94019


Pest Control La Honda CA

Bee Humble Bee Removal La Honda CA 94020


Pest Control Menlo Park CA

Peninsula Animal Trapping Menlo Park CA 94026

 

Pest Control Millbrae CA

Clear Skies Pest Elimination Millbrae CA 94030

 

Pest Control Pacifica CA

AOK Pest Elimination Pacifica CA 94044
Eureka Valley Pest Exclusion Pacifica CA 94044
Proof It Pacifica CA 94044
Steeple Jack Service Pacifica CA 94044

 

Pest Control Pescadero CA

Bay Area Bee Busters Pescadero CA 94060


Pest Control Redwood City CA

Chief Stewart's Pest Control Redwood City CA 94061
Complete Pest Control Redwood City CA 94064
Palmieri Pest Control Redwood City CA 94063
Three Counties Termite Control Redwood City CA 94064

 

Pest Control South SF CA

Al's Pest Control South SF CA 94080
Berry's Pest Control South SF CA 94080
Orkin South SF CA 94080
Prevention Inspection Service South SF CA 94080
Terminix International Co South SF CA 94080


Pest Control San Mateo CA

A&R Termite Control San Mateo CA 94401
AAA Animal Removal San Mateo CA 94402
Can Am Pest Control Service San Mateo CA 94402
Donovan's Pest Control Inc San Mateo CA 94403
Kali Termite San Mateo CA 94402
Orkin San Mateo CA 94402
Prevention Inspection Service San Mateo CA 94402

 

Pest Control Woodside CA

Any & All Pest Control Woodside CA 94062