COVID-19 Response

Pestex is considered an essential business. We are operating at normal business hours and continue to service customers as scheduled.

Download Gov. Baker's list for more information, or contact us if you have any questions. 

See below for more on how we're handling your pest control needs during the coronavirus outbreak and what to expect going forward.

Health and Safety of Pestex Employees

Pestex employees are following recommended strategies outlined by the CDC, including exercising Social Distancing when addressing your properties for pest issues.

  1. Employees have been instructed to stay home if they are not feeling well, without repercussion or fear of lost pay.
  2. Technicians have been informed of Social Distancing practices, and asked not to shake hands or share close quarters with any customers or fellow technicians
  3. While gloves are a standard practice in our industry, wearing of gloves has been made mandatory at all service locations.
  4. CDC guidelines for health and safety as it relates to COVID-19 have been distributed to all Pestex employees.

Staying On Top of Pest Control 

As protectors of public health, we take that job seriously – if we stop, the vermin go unchecked! So, we carry onward….as safe as possible, and in accordance to CDC and local recommendation.

Some Things to Remember

Please help our technicians adhere to Social Distancing norms:

  • Do not shake hands with your favorite Pestex technician and maintain as much distance as possible. The CDC recommends 6 feet.
  • Most residential services are moving outside for springtime treatments, but if you have any issues inside your home we would be happy to provide those services. We just ask that everyone maintain Social Distancing standards.

Keep in Touch

Let us know how you and your family are doing and if Pestex can support you in any other way. It is our hope that through community action and a united approach we are all able to move on from this Pandemic as soon as possible.

Our thoughts are with those that are unwell, be it in health or in business, and thank you for your trust and valued support in Pestex.

Health and Safety of Pestex Employees

Pestex employees are following recommended strategies outlined by the CDC, including exercising Social Distancing when addressing your properties for pest issues.

  1. Employees have been instructed to stay home if they are not feeling well, without repercussion or fear of lost pay.
  2. Technicians have been informed of Social Distancing practices, and asked not to shake hands or share close quarters with any customers or fellow technicians.
  3. While gloves are a standard practice in our industry, wearing of gloves has been made mandatory at all service locations.
  4. CDC guidelines for health and safety as it relates to COVID-19 have been distributed to all Pestex employees.

Staying On Top of Pest Control 

While many Commercial and Restaurant operations are abbreviating business hours, meeting mandatory delivery/take-out obligations, or closing to exercise control of large group gatherings, mother nature continues on, and we don’t want to let infestations abound unchecked. We trust that all of our customers understand that the insects and rodents that we all battle each and every day are not affected by this virus. Just the opposite – they carry uniquely dangerous viruses of their own.

More so, pest populations will thrive and flourish as restaurants and other food facilities scale back operations: these quiet, undisturbed facilities will provide an even more conducive environment for pests to accelerate their reproductive capabilities.
 

We Have Options

At Pestex, we also understand that with decreased hours of operation comes the potential for reduced revenue streams. We are all in this together, so as protectors of public health, we feel it is vitally important that we continue to service our valued clients, albeit at a reduced frequency.  The last thing we want is for all of the hard work that has been expended in your facilities to fall prey to the vermin who now enjoy a quiet, peaceful place to reproduce.  

Therefore, IF YOU DECIDE TO SCALE BACK, we propose to scale back services as follows:

Current Service Frequency

Weekly Visits
Bi-weekly Visits
Monthly Visits

Scaled-Back Frequency

2x per month
1x per month
No change recommended

 

If you do not wish to scale back services, we are happy to extend payment terms to those business that are struggling. We all are.

This quieted period may afford us a great opportunity to work unfettered in a normally busy environment! Please let us know if you'd like to scale back by replying to this email or calling (617) 332-3344.

Keep in Touch

Let us know how your business is doing and if Pestex can support you in any other way. Please do continue to make payments on your account as resources permit, and don't hesitate to contact us should you need any accommodation. It is our hope that through community action and a united approach we are all able to move on from this Pandemic as soon as possible.

Our thoughts are with those that are unwell, be it in health, or in business, and thank you for your trust and valued support in Pestex.

Health and Safety of Pestex Employees

Pestex employees are following recommended strategies outlined by the CDC, including exercising Social Distancing when addressing your properties for pest issues.

  1. Employees have been instructed to stay home if they are not feeling well, without repercussion or fear of lost pay.
  2. Technicians have been informed of Social Distancing practices, and asked not to shake hands or share close quarters with any customers or fellow technicians
  3. While gloves are a standard practice in our industry, wearing of gloves has been made mandatory at all service locations.
  4. CDC guidelines for health and safety as it relates to COVID-19 have been distributed to all Pestex employees.

Staying On Top of Pest Control 

As protectors of public health, we take that job seriously – if we stop, the vermin go unchecked! So, we carry onward….as safe as possible, and in accordance to CDC and local recommendation.

Some Things to Remember

Please help our technicians adhere to Social Distancing norms:

  • Do not shake hands with your favorite Pestex technician and maintain as much distance as possible. The CDC recommends 6 feet.
  • As always, continue to ensure tenants are not present in units for any treatments. We can greet them in hallways or corridors at a healthy distance if they have any questions. This may be increasingly challenging with work-from-home schedules, but please take all precautions necessary.

Keep in Touch

Let us know how your community is doing and if Pestex can support you in any other way. It is our hope that through community action and a united approach we are all able to move on from this Pandemic as soon as possible.

Our thoughts are with those that are unwell, be it in health, or in business, and thank you to everyone who puts their trust and valued support in Pestex.

As a response to growing COVID-19 concerns, Pestex is pleased to offer Disinfection Services to our customers. 

Disinfection Service

Virucide and Germicide, for hard surfaces frequented by human contact:


For Restaurants:
Door knobs, hand railings, POS stations, phones, keyboards, bathroom hardware (sink handles, paper dispensers, etc), kitchen equipment handles and nobs, elevators, requested areas etc.

For Residential: Home office, house phones, door knobs, bathroom hardware, railings/banisters, automobiles, requested areas.

For Multi Unit Complexes: Leasing office keyboards, phones, door knobs, common area bathrooms, common areas, fitness equipment, requested areas, etc.

For Retail/Office Buildings: Office keyboards, phones, door knobs, common area bathrooms, common areas, fitness equipment, requested areas, etc.

For Schools: School offices, keyboards, phones, nurses offices, classroom door knobs/desks/furniture, railings, bathrooms, lockers, requested areas, etc.

Learn more.

What product do we use?

The EPA has determined that Nisus DSV™ is effective against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. EPA instructs applicators to follow the label instructions for (human) coronavirus. Learn more.

DSV At A Glance:

This all-in-one solution is a powerful disinfectant that is highly effective against disease-causing bacteria. But it’s also a sanitizer that can rid an area of germs and fungi that can cause sickness and mold. And it’s a powerful virucide, capable of killing the viruses you’ve read about in today’s headlines.

Questions?

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