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Pestie

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LAST UPDATED: March 5th, 2023

Pestie, founded in 2019, is a subscription based, do-it-yourself pest control service company that delivers safe, regionally-based sprayer kits right to your doorstep. The cost of a kit starts at $34 per application for an annual plan, or you can pay $49 for a one-time application purchase. Kits include everything you need, from pesticide to tools, and step-by-step application instructions.

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The Good

  • DIY Pest Control Service
  • Affordable Pest Control
  • Comprehensive Pest Solutions
  • Eco-Friendly Pesticide
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Pestie Reviews

DIY Pest Control Service

Pestie seeks to disrupt the pest control industry by putting the power into the hands of the homeowner through its mail-based, DIY pest control solutions. That means no salesperson knocking at your door or high costs associated with contracts or technicians. The Pestie process is cost-effective and simple:

  1. Pestie delivers a professional-grade pest control kit directly to your door.
  2. You spray the pest control product on the area surrounding your home.
  3. Pestie sends you another kit when it’s time to reapply.

Each Pestie pest contol kit comes with an ergonomic electronic sprayer, pesticide formula, mixing bag, protective gloves, and step-by-step instructions. Pesticide formulas are professional-grade, safe for people and pets, and location-based, meaning that your pest control solution is designed to target the specific pests in the area where you live. 

Pestie’s products are easy to use: Simply combine water and the pesticide concentrate in the application mixing bag and spray around the foundation, windows, door frames, garage doors, and window wells. You can also spray around porches, under decks, inside garages, and in any other cracks or crevices surrounding your home’s exterior.

If you have any issues with your kit or the application process, Pestie has on-call experts who can help.

Affordable Pest Control

Pestie is one of the few pest control companies with completely transparent pricing. Customers have three subscription options, all with free, one-day to two-day shipping:

  • One-time purchase — $49 for a single application
  • Pay as you go — $39 per application; pay when each application ships, get one kit every season
  • Yearly subscription — $136 today; $34 per application with four kits shipped throughout the year

Pestie also has a flexible cancellation policy through which you can cancel your subscription at any time without fee or penalty.

Comprehensive Pest Solutions

Pestie provides tailored pest control solutions for every state in the country to coincide with the specific pests, climate, and regulations of each state. As a result, the company boasts an extensive portfolio of covered pests, including some of the following in all varieties:

  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Moths
  • Beetles
  • Wasps
  • Bees
  • Cockroaches
  • Worms

Pestie has a solution for nearly any pest problem.

Eco-Friendly Pesticide

When used as directed, Pestie's products are both kid-safe and pet-safe. Products are plant-based and designed to mimic the pest suppressing properties of the chrysanthemum flower. The company’s pest control concentrate uses a micro-encapsulated formula meant to eradicate bugs from the inside, while also withstanding both rain and sunshine for a longer-lasting solution than traditional, non-encapsulated pest control formulas.

Pestie's products are also safe to spray on plants, trees, bushes, and grass — but they should not be applied to vegetables or fruit.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Like many pest control companies, Pestie offers customers a satisfaction guarantee. In the events Pestie customers are not 100 percent satisfied with the results of their treatment, Pestie will do whatever it takes to make things right — and that includes a full refund of all purchased products.

Pestie Reviews

On BestCompany.com, 89 percent of Pestie reviews are 4 or 5 stars. Satisfied customers frequently highlight the following about their experience with the company:

  • Affordable and easy-to-use product
  • Effective pest treatments — many customers indicate that they saw less or no bugs after one or two applications
  • Excellent customer service that replies to questions or concerns almost immediately

In addition to these positive reviews and ratings, it is worth noting that the majority of satisfied Pestie customers and subscribers would recommend the company's services.

While the majority of Pestie reviews are positive, some customers have mentioned shipping delays and issues with having enough formula to spray around their home. However, Pestie customer service is quick to respond to issues or concerns you may have, and appears to work quickly with customers to find solutions.

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The Bad

  • No Bed Bug or Termite Control
  • No Additional Services
  • Not NPMA-Affiliated

No Bed Bug of Termite Control

Pestie doesn't offer any pest control solutions for bed bugs or termites, which do typically need to be handled by a technician as they can be far more invasive than other pests.

No Additional Services

As Pestie is a DIY pest control company, it does not provide additional services, such as wildlife control or rodent removal, attic or crawl space inspection and treatment, or lawn and garden care. The company does not offer additional safeguards or repair services in the event of termite damage either.

Not NPMA-Affiliated

Pestie does not appear to be affiliated with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a nonprofit that promotes best practices in the pest control industry. While this is not an indictment of the company’s products or policies, certifications from the NPMA — including QualityPro and GreenPro — indicate to customers that the company has implemented the latest standards of both professionalism and the use of truly eco-friendly products respectively.

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The Bottom Line

Pestie’s products are cost-effective, tailormade to each region in the nation, and are easy to apply. If you’re looking for pest control solutions, but don’t want to deal with pushy, door-to-door salesmen, or pay for services you didn’t ask for, then Pestie is the right company for you. While Pestie lacks several of the qualities of traditional pest management providers (professional inspections, additional services, etc.), it also lacks many of their drawbacks.

Pestie reviews on BestCompany.com are primarily positive with 89 percent of customers giving the company a 4 or 5 star rating.

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Jim S Orem, UT

Pestie is a good idea poorly executed. Shipping for my order took about a week, but when I placed the order they promised next day shipping. Then they didn't send me enough pesticide to actually spray around the full perimeter of my house. I only had enough to complete 3/4, and that was applying MORE SPARINGLY than what their instructions recommended. After 2 weeks, it looks like there hasn't been a decrease in ant activity which is our main problem. Maybe if they had sent enough pesticide it would have worked, maybe not. Either way we are disappointed. The site left us with no way of leaving a review, it seems like their review system online is rigged to make them look good. Overall, a shady company that doesn't live up to it's promises.

8 months ago

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Reply from Pestie

Thank you for your feedback Jim. We are so sorry you experienced a shipping delay. We are usually able to get your order out the same or next business day and then it can take anywhere from 2-5 business days to reach out. From time to time we do see delays in shipping with USPS. We can always send you a free booster application so you can get a solid bug barrier laid down. Our regular shipment will cover a home up to 5,000 sq feet. Our team would love to chat about the size of your home and your application experience. As for the reviews, every customer who opted into marking emails will get a chance to leave a review. Our system will send an email a few weeks after your first order. We don't want to send reviews too soon as we want to make sure customers have time to use the product and see the results. Often times we find customers reach out before leaving reviews so we are able to get everything sorted for them. We are happy to help you and you a booster sent out so you can finish treating. Please email our team at [email protected] and they will get you taken care of 👍

Jul. 18th, 2022

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Nichols Whitesburg, GA

The first shipment, the pesticide was leaking in the box so not a full treatment. The second one came intact, the sprayer is not very strong and the gloves are a joke. I am hopeful that it works.

1 year ago

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Reply from Pestie

Thank you for the feedback! We are so sorry you received a damaged order. We inspect every box of product we send out, however, sometimes in shipping, the boxes can get damaged. We also recently redesigned our sprayer and it's now more reliable, twice as powerful, and reusable! You will receive our new sprayer in your spring shipment. Thank you again for leaving us a review. If you have any questions with your next order please reach out to our customer care team :)

Apr. 22nd, 2021