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According to the +California Academy of Sciences your home might not be as free from insects as you think! #TechnicalTuesday  
It turns out homes in San Francisco are Full of Bugs! Find out what Cal Academy entomologists are learning about arthropods.
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Cockroaches have developed a way to avoid certain baits! This could have new implications for pest management professionals. Learn how you can manage cockroach infestations even with bait aversion. #wackywednesday  
Recently, researchers have discovered that cockroaches now have bait aversion. They avert glucose, which is a common ingredient in cockroach baits.
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Our employees are the ones who keep Pestec going, and today we celebrate the accomplishments of our service supervisor Patrick! #MondayMotivation   #HappyMonday  
This week Pestec celebrates the 5-year work anniversary of our employee Patrick! He has excelled within the company and continues to grow in his career.
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Pestec’s Pollinator Defender™ Ant Management System is a unique ant pest control method that reduces the risks traditional exterminator practices pose to indigenous #pollinators  . The traditional short-term pest control fix to ants has been to apply broad spectrum insecticides around the exterior of structures. These insecticides are designed to have a long-lasting residual effect and act as a barrier against invading ants. The most commonly used residual insecticide in #California  has an active ingredient recognized by the State Water Quality Board as a “bad actor,” or as a water pollutant that has been observed at toxic levels within San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California natural waterways. Pestec has rediscovered and continued to develop the use of reduced-risk ant management strategies as an alternative to traditional control measures. #TechnicalTuesday  
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#Cockroach  control is most effective with sanitation, prevention, and baiting. Read more below! #FactFriday  
Pestec uses methods for cockroach control. This includes sanitation, pest prevention and baiting. Baiting reduces risks to non-targets and the environment.
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Prevention and sanitation are key in controlling rodent infestations!!
Subway rats, the free lunch will soon be over.
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How will bait aversion affect the pest management professional? Learn more here! 
Recently, researchers have discovered that cockroaches now have bait aversion. They avert glucose, which is a common ingredient in cockroach baits.
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This week marks the 19th annual #MosquitoAwarenessWeek  . It is led by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). Their goal is to protect the public’s health and well-being by providing environmentally sounds mosquito control programs. Pestec also supports mosquito awareness this week and throughout the year. We provide mosquito abatement to the city and county of San Francisco and offer residential mosquito control. Prevention is key to controlling mosquitoes and keeping diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, and west nile virus at bay. being proactive by regularly monitoring your home can be a big help.

Here are some places to inspect:

Outdoors

puddles
swimming/wading pools
plant saucers
tires
bird baths
junk piles
roof gutters
storm drains
outdoor furniture
abandoned cars

Indoors

flower vase
pottery
water bottles
shower/sink drains
leaky faucets
dishwashers
undisturbed toilets

So we urge you to use Mosquito Awareness Week as a kickstart to prevent a mosquito infestation at your home. Prevention is key to #mosquitocontrol  so follow the tips above regarding standing water to deter breeding. We want to keep your home and your community free of vector related diseases. If you suspect your home, indoor or outdoor, might have an infestation please contact Pestec today for an inspection! #TechnicalTuesday  
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Did you ever think an insect could smell like gourmet cheese?! #WackyWednesday   #antcontrol  
Scientist Clint Penick discovered that the scent of odorous house ants (Tapinoma sessile) smells more like blue cheese than anything else. Learn more here!
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People often consider pests to be pests all of the time and that there needs to be zero insects present in the world. However, pests are not always pests!  #mythmonday  
With over a million of different species of insects identified worldwide it is unrealistic to assume that every single insect is a pest.
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Water conservation is something we have to think about every day here in the San Francisco  #BayArea  . If anyone has used this method to find leaks let us know how it works! #thirstythursday  
Leaky toilets can waste 50 gallons of water per day. Find leaks in your home with the FREE water conservation items in the DIY Energy Savings Toolkit. It… - City of San Jose, CA - Google+
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During this time of the year, you might be noticing snails everywhere. You see them in your lawns, gardens, porches, and sidewalks. They are garden pests but did you know that they can also be contributing to your rodent problem? Rats are omnivores and will eat just about anything, including snails! Watch to learn how to control snails and prevent a rodent infestation or call us today if you need more help! 
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1555 Yosemite Ave #46 San Francisco, CA 94124
888 N. First St., Ste. G San Jose, CA 95112
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Introduction

Pestec specializes in award winning residential, commercial and municipal pest control using integrated pest management in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Pestec is an Ecowise Certified and Green Shield Certified integrated pest management provider and has adopted green technologies and strategies to combat pests.

Pestec also specializes in pest control for hospitals and health care facilities, schools and educational institutions, hotels and resorts, food service providers, property managers, home owners, and apartment tenants. As a certified integrated pest management provider, Pestec can provide sustainable reduced-risk pest control to customers in California.

Pestec believes that pests are Life out of place, in the wrong place at the wrong time, and focuses on preventing building conditions that are conducive to pest life through comprehensive inspections, sanitation recommendations, habitat modifications, and structural repairs, instead of traditional exterminator pesticide spray applications. Pestec has adopted the precautionary principle as a tenet of reduced risk pest control.

Pestec can provide integrated pest management consulting services for parties interested in developing integrated pest management plans and policies for their buildings, businesses or cities. Integrated pest management is now included in LEED Green Building Certification and green building supervisors have a partner in Pestec as a certified integrated pest management provider.  For more information about Pestec please contact us.