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Economy Pest Control- A more personal approach to pest control

45 years and three generations strong

Economy Pest Control is open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, and don’t forget to leave a message or send an email if it is after hours, any time of day or night, so the team can help.

Visit their website at economypestcontrol.com or call (530) 273-1766 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Ah, spring.  The flowers! The sunshine!  The…incessant bugs everywhere you go!

April is National Pest Management month, and Economy Pest Control, who just celebrated their 45th anniversary as a third generation family owned and operated business, is the one to call when you get unwanted “guests” in your home or yard. 

Right now, you might be dealing with ants and other insects. As the spring weather begins to heat up a little bit, the ants come marching one by one right into the house.  Rodents are also looking for a nice place to nest and right now they are breeding, so take care of them now before they cause a major infestation.  April brings stinging pests, and spiders are year-round nuisances.  Look out for carpet beetles and bedbugs too.  “This is when things start to get kicked into high gear,” said Stacey Davidson. “Everything is flying and blooming and crawling.  It’s an appropriate month to honor National Pest Management.”

Simply the Best

Visit the EPC team at The Union’s 34th Annual Home, Garden, and Lifestyle show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on April 13-14, where they will have a display of local and exotic insects. They also bring their display to schools and senior centers throughout the year, along with remote control versions of a rat, a spider, and a centipede. Don’t forget to ask to open the “red box” for a view of a rare spider.

The EPC Team

There is a reason that Economy Pest Control (EPC) has been voted Best Pest Control Company by the readers of The Union for the past 17 years, 2002-2018.  They understand that your home and business are investments that you want to protect and keep safe, and that pests can put that security in jeopardy.  They don’t just treat and leave; they value your home and your assets, making sure that their treatments are applied responsibly and accurately.  EPC treats every home and business as if it were their own, which is why EPC is entrusted to treat many homes and businesses in Nevada and Placer Counties each year. 

EPC puts a strong focus on integrated pest management, analyzing each situation to see what best fits all the pieces of any particular pest problem and selecting treatments that fit for each customer.  To know that, EPC makes sure that their dedicated team is well trained in all of the newest regulations and pest control methods.  For instance, for the rodent control service they will trap mice and rats, remove them and recycle them with a local bird save program.

“We try to be proactive in what is going on in the industry; if there is new regulation or label requirement, we want to be the first to take the steps to make that our regular practice,” said co-owner Scott Davidson.  “We like to be responsible in following all new regulations and laws, and able to integrate that into effective pest control.”

To do so, EPC makes ongoing in-house training a regular part of the schedule, bringing in industry experts and offering frequent trainings even for their most seasoned employees.  New hires ride along with a veteran to bring them up to speed on company standards before they are able to go on calls alone.  Continued education, as required by the Structural Pest Control board, is ongoing for the team.   “Following the correct procedure for applications, as written on product labels, is an important part of our job,” Scott said.  “We make sure we are at the forefront of the training and setting a high standard for the service we provide.”

A Family Affair

Steve Stacey and Scott Davidson are the third generation to run EPC

In March, EPC celebrated Founders Day in honor of the late Paul Davidson’s birthday, as well as being the month that EPC was founded on in 1974.  Paul started the business out of his house with the assistance of his wife, Laverne, and grew his clientele by walking the streets of downtown Grass Valley meeting customers.  Some of those first clients are still customers to this day.  In 1993, their son and daughter-in-law took over the business, although they had been working alongside Paul and Laverne since 1975. The third generation: Scott, Steve and Stacey Davidson are now carrying on the family tradition as their parents are now retired. Grandma Laverne stops by the office on Wednesdays to bring a treat and continues to be a prayer warrior, still concerned with the company and community. 

The Davidson family appreciates the team and operates with a family atmosphere. The 21 EPC team members seem to respond well to the family approach since some of their crew have been with EPC for over a decade, and some for over 35 years.  The team works together and plays together, sharing many fun events to celebrate the hard work of the group.

And when you’re an EPC customer, you feel that family atmosphere.  The crew has fun in the office and fun in the field, and genuinely cares about the people they serve beyond the job that they are hired to do.  The EPC team is dedicated to keeping an eye open for those in need and takes the time to lend a helping hand.  “Our company really cares, they are willing to step up and serve,” said Stacey. “We are dedicated to serving the community in unique ways. Those are some of my favorite days.”

In addition to the helping customers in need, EPC is a supporter for local nonprofits that offer so much help to the community. The borders for help are not limited to the immediate community. Scott travels internationally with a team to help build churches, housing, and schools, in Ecuador, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Argentina, Nicaragua, Togo, Kenya, and others.

The customers are quick to pick up on the difference that truly caring about them makes.  In fact, the office wall is full of “Pestimonails” written by customers who appreciate their service, and there are so many that it has to get refreshed every three months because they run out of room.  Every quarter the top three team members who get the most positive responses from their customers get a prize. 

Need to Eliminate Some Pests?

Friendly, knowledgeable service

Besides their strong commitment to integrity, community, and pest removal tactics, EPC stands out in the pest management field in their service practices, as well.  Enjoy personal service without a contract to initiate services; EPC is different in this regard, too.  You can choose what services fit your budget and not get forced into a contract. “With Economy Pest Control, there is No Fine Print. We want to empower our customers with information and pest education, so YOU can choose how you’d like us to help you. We want you to be happy with our service and the results we provide, and we also want you to be happy with your budget, which is why our pricing is always competitive and fair. Our focus is on providing the best customer experience in the industry,” it states on the company’s website.

For both business and residential services, EPC offers a Monthly Control program, Every Other Month program, a Quarterly program and their One Shot program. Their goal is to satisfy your needs, no matter which service you select.  The team also does specialty jobs for bed begs, fleas, roaches and rodents- the occasional pests you hope you never see at your house.   They also offer eco-friendly pest control alternatives so that you don’t have to sacrifice your principles to get rid of the creepy crawlies.

Economy Pest Control is open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, and don’t forget to leave a message or send an email if it is after hours, any time of day or night, so the team can help.

Visit the EPC team at The Union’s 34th Annual Home, Garden, and Lifestyle show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on April 13-14, where they will have a display of local and exotic insects.  They also bring their display to schools and senior centers throughout the year, along with remote control versions of a rat, a spider, and a centipede. Don’t forget to ask to open the “red box” for a view of a rare spider.

If you can’t make it out to the Home Show, visit their website at economyhttps://economypestcontrol.com/pestcontrol.com or call (530) 273-1766 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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