PestBear Review

Our Overall Rating (2.2)

Company Review

PestBear is a family-owned pest control company, founded in 1996, with multiple locations across Florida. The Oldsmar location, situated at 3930 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, Florida, 34677, serves Tampa and the surrounding area. PestBear provides complete pest control for residential, commercial, and industrial properties, and it also offers lawn and shrubbery programs. 

PestBear offers all-in-one pest control. It provides services for a wide variety of pests, with a focus on termites, bed bugs, roaches, fire ants, and rodents. It also provides comprehensive lawn care. 

PestBear doesn’t just treat the visible pest issue since it believes that pest control handled in that way can simply redirect pests to other areas of the building and cause further damage. Therefore, its usual regimen for pest control begins with a complete interior clean, a barrier spray around the perimeter, web dusting, and another boundary spray which is reapplied through the service around the entire property. 

PestBear has an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau, but its overall reviews are not favorable. In particular, multiple customers complain that its lawn service uses excessive amounts of product, resulting in dead grass spots on the lawn. There are also reviews that discuss bugs and pests continuing to be a problem after four to six months of treatment. There also seem to be problems with receiving invoices after canceling the service and unclear cancelation procedures. One review said that PestBear didn’t perform the pest control procedure and still billed the customer for that service. 

There seem to be a few technicians that get positive reviews, but the overall company does not seem to be an effective pest control or lawn care service. The Better Business Bureau notes 36 complaints for this location closed in the last 3 years, with 14 of those closed in the last 12 months.

PestBear doesn’t have a breakdown of the cost of different services on its website, but it does note that it provides free quotes. Some reviews mention how much some services cost; mosquito spraying is apparently $40, and one customer paid $89 a month for the preventative perimeter spray. 

PestBear does not indicate that its services are child- or pet-friendly. Due to numerous complaints about the amount of product used and the way that it coats pool covers and children’s playground equipment after the treatment, it is likely that PestBear isn’t the best option for someone looking for child- or pet-friendly services. In addition, one review said that technicians used so much product that the smoke alarms went off, causing PestBear’s technician to remove the batteries from the smoke alarms and not return them before leaving.

Overall, PestBear does not seem to be a well-regarded pest control company. It offers a wide variety of services, but its lack of effectiveness and damage to the customers’ homes and lawns mean that it should not be recommended to anyone.

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Company Pros
  • Large variety of services
  • Free quotes
Company Cons
  • Ineffective pest control
  • Damaging lawn care
  • Billing and cancellation issues

Reviewed By:
Ed Spicer
Ed has been working in the pest control industry for years helping 1,000's of homeowners navigate the world of insect and rodent management. He manages Pest Strategies now helping homeowners around the world!
Overall Rating (2.2)
Company Information
Pests Covered
  • Bed Bugs
  • Termites
  • Cockroaches
Company Details

Date founded: 1996

Address: 3930 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, Florida, 34677

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