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What to Look for. If you have a problem with ants, birds, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, mites, pantry pests, rats, silverfish, yellowjackets or similar pests look under General Structural Pest Management below. If the problem is termites, look under Termite Management. These lists will give you names of companies and pest control operators (PCOs) that provide IPM services. After looking at the list, if you still need help deciding how to choose a PCO, go to the following link: www.ourwaterourworld.org

 

Check for County of Operation. The companies below will work in a number of Bay Area counties. Counties served are listed in parentheses after each company listing.

 

Fewer Pesticide Applications. Integrated Pest Management or IPM is an approach to pest control that utilizes regular monitoring to determine if and when treatments are needed and employs physical, mechanical, cultural, biological and educational tactics to keep pest numbers low enough to prevent intolerable damage or annoyance. Least-toxic chemical controls are used as a last resort.

 

IPM methods lead to fewer pesticide applications, reducing contamination of air and water. Generally, the companies on this list emphasize monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, and use least-toxic pesticides as a last resort. Some of the termite companies offer non-toxic treatments such as microwaves, heat, and electrogun. Others offer least-toxic treatments such as borates or termite baits.

 

Conventional Treatments. Though these companies provide IPM services if asked, some of them may suggest a conventional treatment first. For instance, some of the termite companies will suggest fumigation for drywood termites. If the treatment suggested poses problems for you, ask them about alternatives. If you are still unsure about the treatment suggested, go to www.ourwaterourworld.org and and check the fact sheets for your pest, or double click on Ask the Expert at that site, or call BIRC at 510/524-2567.

 

Alternate Termite Treatments. If drywood termites are discovered in your home, you might not have to fumigate. Drywood termites can be killed by heat. Some providers on this list use either microwaves, convection heaters, or high voltage electricity to heat termites to lethal temperatures. BIRC has publications that describe these methods in detail. You can order them by writing BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707 or by calling us at 510/524-2567 or by emailing us at birc@igc.org. We also have publications on borate treatments and termite baits.

 

PCO Survey. The list of providers comes from a survey of San Francisco Bay Area pest control companies conducted by BIRC in late 2003. From the survey, IPM service providers were identified. If you wish a copy of the screening survey, contact BIRC, PO Box 7414, Berkeley, CA 94707; 510/524-2567; 510/524-1758; birc@igc.org.

 

Disclaimer: BIRC is providing this list as a public service. Referral is entirely on the basis of the survey. The company’s work has not been audited, and BIRC makes no warranties either expressly stated or implied for the results of any particular treatment. However, if you have a problem with any of these companies, please let us know. Email us at birc@igc.org

 

Acknowledgment: Funding for the pest control operator survey and this referral webpage has been provided by the Bay Area Pollution Prevention Group (BAPPG), a committee of the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies. Additional funding was provided through an Agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) pursuant to the Costa-Machado Water Act of 2000 (Proposition 13) and any amendments thereto for the implementation of California’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the SWRCB or the Bay Area Pollution Prevention Group, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation of use.

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General Structural Pest Management

[Ants, Birds, Carpet Beetles, Clothes Moths, Cockroaches, Mites, Pantry Pests, Rats, Mice, Silverfish, Yellowjackets, etc]

 

A-PRO PEST CONTROL, 75-C Cristich Lane, Campbell, CA 95008, 408/559-0933, Fax 408/371-6255; email aproinc1@aol.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort] [Santa Clara, Alameda, San Mateo]

 

A RELIANT SERVICE PEST CONTROL, PO Box 1246, Grover Beach, CA, 93433, 805/249-7107, Fax 805/481-6652; email obriengrobch@aol.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort] [San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara]

 

ASHBY TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 12788 Hwy 17, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, 831/338-6415, Fax 831/338-7776, [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized] [Santa Cruz]

 

ASHFORD PEST CONTROL, 181 Yachtsman Drive, Vallejo, CA, 94591, 415/218-3002; Fax 707/643-6507; [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort][San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda]

 

BAY COUNTIES TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 620 Gold Ridge Rd., Sebastopol, CA, 95472, 707/829-1515, Fax 707/829-1560; [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort] [Marin, Sonoma]

 

BIO-PEST, 427 Aaron St., Ste. E, Cotati, CA 94931, 707/795-2200, 800/246-7231; [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort. Non-chemical emphasis] [Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino]

 

CAM AM PEST CONTROL, 332 Poplar Ave., Redwood City, CA, 94061, 650/369-1514, Fax 650/369-1514, [Branch II Pests. Industrial, residential, institutional accounts. Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort][San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara]

 

CLARK PEST CONTROL, 2515 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509; 925/757-5890, Fax 925/757-7907; mbrown@clarkpest.com; www.clarkpest.com [Customers must specifically ask for IPM Service, including no perimeter sprays] [Contra Costa, Marin]

 

CRANE PEST CONTROL, 2700 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA, 94118, 415/922-1666, Fax 415/922-1666; craneinfo@cranepestcontrol.com; www.cranepestcontrol.com [Branch II Pests. Specializing in commercial accounts, medical facilities, food processors, food services, institutions. [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized.] [Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz]

 

DEWEY PEST CONTROL, 411 N. Buchanan Circle #9, Pacheco, CA 94553; 925/521-9950, Fax 925/521-9954; bcalhoun@deweypest.com; www.deweypest.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized.][Contra Costa]

 

DONOVANS PEST CONTROL INC, PO Box 6277, San Mateo, CA, 94403, 650/365-1900, Fax 650/365-1969, customerservice@controlpests.com; www.controlpests.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized][San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda]

 

ENSURE PEST CONTROL, 2022 Judah St., San Francisco, CA 94122; 415/731-5288; Fax 415/731-5287 [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized][San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa]

 

GBS PEST CONTROL, 916 South Claremont Street, San Mateo, CA 94402; 800/547-2847, Fax 800/547-2801; t.reif@2genesis.com; www.2genesis.com [Customers must specifically ask for IPM service, including no perimeter sprays. Commercial only, no residential accounts] [Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco]

 

HITMEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC THE, 2150A Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, 707/526-6055, Fax 707/526-6038, hitmen@callatg.com, www.hitmenpest.com [Minimize pesticide use. Wide range of pests, including rodents. Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized. Alternate termite treatments provided. See below.][Sonoma, Marin, Napa]

 

IPM BIOCARE, PO Box 159384, San Rafael, CA  94915; 800-799-2273, Fax 707/586-2759; mike@ipm-biocare.com; www.ipm-biocare.com [Bird specialists] [Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, Contra Costa]

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KEEP EM AWAY PEST ELIMINATION, 517 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577, 510/385-6882, keepemaway@msn.com [Baits, gels, traps, exclusion. General pests, birds, and rats. Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized][Alameda, Contra Costa]

 

ORKIN PEST CONTROL, 80 Tanforan #1613, South San Francisco, CA 94080; 650/246-3680, Fax 650/246-3683; south-san-francisco@orkin.com; www.orkin.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized][San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz]

 

PESTEC EXTERMINATOR CO, PO Box 2393, Antioch, CA, 94531, 925/757-2945, Fax 925/755-2678, lagurto@pestec.com; www.pestec.com [Exclusion, non-chemical methods emphasized][Contra Costa, San Franciso, Alameda]

 

RATS TO ROACHES, PO Box 6692, Santa Rosa, CA 95406, 707/578-9913, Fax 707/578-9913, sbugboy@sonic.net, www.sonic.net/~sbugboy [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, spot treatments, pesticides minimized][Sonoma, Marin]

 

SENSITIVE SOLUTIONS DBA, 1175 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA, 95008, 800/808-9146; 408/378-0441, Fax 408/378-6312; sensol@comcast.net; www.killroy.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort][Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz]

 

STANDARD TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 4035 Judah, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94122; 415/661-7378; Fax 415/661-6383; chessmaster2054@yahoo.com; www.termiteandpest.com [Monitoring, exclusion, sanitation, baits, least-toxic pesticides as a last resort. Bee and bird specialist][San Francisco, San Mateo]

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Termite Management

Drywood Termites

Borates

ASHBY TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 12788 Hwy 17, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, 831/338-6415, Fax 831/338-7776 [borates, Premise] [Santa Cruz]

 

BAY COUNTIES TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 620 Gold Ridge Rd., Sebastopol, CA, 95472, 707/829-1515, Fax 707/829-1560 [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Marin, Sonoma]

 

CARDIFF PEST CONTROL, 2701 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062, 831/475-4214, Fax 831/475-1756, buglove@pacbell.net [Termite baits, borates, Termidor] [Santa Cruz, Monterey]

 

DEWEY PEST CONTROL, 411 N. Buchanan Circle #9, Pacheco, CA 94553; 925/521-9950, Fax 925/521-9954; bcalhoun@deweypest.com; www.deweypest.com [Termite baits, borates, heat, Termidor] [Contra Costa]

 

GARDEN PLUS CO INC, 2695 East Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA, 94565, 925/473-9200, Fax 925/473-1414; cconover@pestdefense.com; www.pestdefense.com [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Napa, Sonoma, Solano]

 

HITMEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC THE, 2150A Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, 707/526-6055, Fax 707/526-6038, hitmen@callatg.com, www.hitmenpest.com [Localized termite treatment when possible, termite baits, microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Marin, Napa]

 

LEADING EDGE PEST MANAGEMENT, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. 202, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523, 800/471-5555; 925/689-2222, Fax 925/689-2244, whatbugs@aol.com; www.LeadingEdgePM.com [Termite baits, heat, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, and Sacramento]

 

LINGRUEN ASSOCIATES, 1555 Yosemite #54, San Franciso, CA, 94124, 415/822-2324, Fax 415/822-1464, lingruen@sbcglobal.net [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise] [San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin]

 

NORTHWEST TERMITE CONTROL INC, 112 Commercial Court Suite 4, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407, 800/281-2710, 707/528-7776, Fax 707/528-0142, www.northwesttermite.com [Microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Santa Clara]

 

STANDARD TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 4035 Judah, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94122; 415/661-7378; Fax 415/661-6383; chessmaster2054@yahoo.com; www.termiteandpest.com [Borates, Premise, Termidor][San Francisco, San Mateo]

 

Electrogun

HITMEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC THE, 2150A Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, 707/526-6055, Fax 707/526-6038, hitmen@callatg.com, www.hitmenpest.com [Localized termite treatment when possible, termite baits, microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Marin, Napa]

 

NORTHWEST TERMITE CONTROL INC, 112 Commercial Court Suite 4, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407, 800/281-2710, 707/528-7776, Fax 707/528-0142, www.northwesttermite.com [Microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise][Sonoma, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Santa Clara]

 

 Heat

DEWEY PEST CONTROL, 411 N. Buchanan Circle #9, Pacheco, CA 94553; 925/521-9950, Fax 925/521-9954; bcalhoun@deweypest.com; www.deweypest.com [Termite baits, heat, borates, Termidor, Premise][Contra Costa]

 

LEADING EDGE PEST MANAGEMENT, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. 202, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523, 800/471-5555; 925/689-2222, Fax 925/689-2244, whatbugs@aol.com; www.LeadingEdgePM.com [Termite baits, heat, borates, Termidor, Premise][Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, and Sacramento]

 

Microwaves

CLARK PEST CONTROL, 2515 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509; 925/757-5890, Fax 925/757-7907; mbrown@clarkpest.com; www.clarkpest.com [Termite baits, microwaves,Premise, Termidor] [Contra Costa, Marin]

 

HITMEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC, 2150A Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, 707/526-6055, Fax 707/526-6038, hitmen@callatg.com, www.hitmenpest.com [Localized termite treatment when possible, termite baits, microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Marin, Napa]

 

NORTHWEST TERMITE CONTROL INC, 112 Commercial Court Suite 4, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407, 800/281-2710, 707/528-7776, Fax 707/528-0142, www.northwesttermite.com [Microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Santa Clara]

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Subterranean Termites

Borates

ASHBY TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 12788 Hwy 17, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, 831/338-6415, Fax 831/338-7776 [borates, Premise] [Santa Cruz]

 

BAY COUNTIES TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 620 Gold Ridge Rd., Sebastopol, CA, 95472, 707/829-1515, Fax 707/829-1560 [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Marin, Sonoma]

 

CARDIFF PEST CONTROL, 2701 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062, 831/475-4214, Fax 831/475-1756, buglove@pacbell.net [Termite baits, borates, Termidor] [Santa Cruz, Monterey]

 

DEWEY PEST CONTROL, 411 N. Buchanan Circle #9, Pacheco, CA 94553; 925/521-9950, Fax 925/521-9954; bcalhoun@deweypest.com; www.deweypest.com [Termite baits, borates, heat, Termidor] [Contra Costa]

 

GARDEN PLUS CO INC, 2695 East Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA, 94565, 925/473-9200, Fax 925/473-1414; cconover@pestdefense.com; www.pestdefense.com [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Napa, Sonoma, Solano]

 

HITMEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC THE, 2150A Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, 707/526-6055, Fax 707/526-6038, hitmen@callatg.com, www.hitmenpest.com [Localized termite treatment when possible, termite baits, microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Marin, Napa]

 

 LEADING EDGE PEST MANAGEMENT, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. 202, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523, 800/471-5555; 925/689-2222, Fax 925/689-2244, whatbugs@aol.com; www.LeadingEdgePM.com [Termite baits, heat, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, and Sacramento]

 

LINGRUEN ASSOCIATES, 1555 Yosemite #54, San Franciso, CA, 94124, 415/822-2324,Fax 415/822-1464, lingruen@sbcglobal.net [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise] [San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin]

 

NORTHWEST TERMITE CONTROL INC, 112 Commercial Court Suite 4, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407, 800/281-2710, 707/528-7776, Fax 707/528-0142, www.northwesttermite.com [Microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Santa Clara]

STANDARD TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 4035 Judah, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94122; 415/661-7378; Fax 415/661-6383; chessmaster2054@yahoo.com; www.termiteandpest.com [Borates, Premise, Termidor][San Francisco, San Mateo]

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Termite Baits

BAY COUNTIES TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL, 620 Gold Ridge Rd., Sebastopol, CA,95472, 707/829-1515, Fax 707/829-1560; [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise][Marin, Sonoma]

 

CARDIFF PEST CONTROL, 2701 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062, 831/475-4214, Fax 831/475-1756, buglove@pacbell.net [Termite baits, borates, Termidor][Santa Cruz, Monterey]

 

CLARK PEST CONTROL, 2515 West 10th Street, Antioch, CA 94509; 925/757-5890, Fax 925/757-7907; mbrown@clarkpest.com; www.clarkpest.com [Termite batis, microwaves, Premise, Termidor] [Contra Costa, Marin]

 

DEWEY PEST CONTROL, 411 N. Buchanan Circle #9, Pacheco, CA 94553; 925/521-9950, Fax 925/521-9954; bcalhoun@deweypest.com; www.deweypest.com [Termite baits, heat, Borates, Termidor, Premise] [Contra Costa]

 

GARDEN PLUS CO INC, 2695 East Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA, 94565, 925/473-9200, Fax 925/473-1414; cconover@pestdefense.com [Termite baits, Termidor, Premise] [Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Napa, Sonoma, Solano]

 

HITMEN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL INC, 2150A Bluebell Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, 707/526-6055, Fax 707/526-6038, hitmen@callatg.com, www.hitmenpest.com [Localized termite treatment when possible, termite baits, microwaves, electrogun, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Sonoma, Marin, Napa]

 

LEADING EDGE PEST MANAGEMENT, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. 202, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523, 800/471-5555; 925/689-2222, Fax 925/689-2244, whatbugs@aol.com; www.LeadingEdgePM.com [Termite baits, heat, borates, Termidor, Premise] [Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, and Sacramento]

 

LINGRUEN ASSOCIATES, 1555 Yosemite #54, San Franciso, CA, 94124, 415/822-2324, Fax 415/822-1464, lingruen@sbcglobal.net [Termite baits, borates, Termidor, Premise][San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin]

 

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