The History of No Bugs

The Incredible Origin Story of Santa Clarita's Premier Pest Control Company

About Our Company

20+ Years of Award-Winning Excellence

We are a family-owned and operated Santa Clarita pest control company with over two decades of experience in residential and commercial extermination. As you’ll read in greater (and more exciting) detail below, our origin story began when we found ourselves needing a safer and more organic method of pest elimination to use at home. After years of successful experimentation, we developed our proprietary Mint X+ and a revolutionary treatment system that shook the industry.

No Bugs developed into a business because we wanted to share Mint X+ with neighbors who needed pest control, but felt uncomfortable with the harsh synthetic products and confusing sales contracts propagated by an overpriced industry. We started going door to door because we had a product and a cost-effective business model that could change people’s lives.

Today, No Bugs is Santa Clarita’s premier pest control provider. No job is too big or too small. With our solid reputation for providing incomparable customer service and effective treatments, we’ve been able to expand our service areas to encompass the San Fernando Valley, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and West Hollywood. But we’ve never lost our values as a local business. You and your family are always our top priority, which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The No Bugs Origin Story

Industry First Mint X+ • A Revolutionary Treatment System • The Right Pricing Structure • 100% Customer Satisfaction

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Chapter 1:
Born Out of Necessity, Created Out of Fear

My name is Tyler Anderson, and I am the founder of No Bugs. My life changed one Saturday morning over a decade ago, when my family was preparing to leave for a trip. At that moment, my two-year-old daughter was strapped in her car seat next to the front door in the living room. When I went to pick up her baby blanket from our canary yellow couch, I noticed a small black dot on the armrest. I flicked it off the couch, assuming it was a piece of fuzz. It flew through the air and landed on my daughter’s car seat (of course).

It wasn’t a fuzz.

The small black spider immediately crawled into the corner of the car seat for safety. I quickly removed my daughter and began searching every crack and crevice for the tiny invader. I accidentally killed the spider during my search, and only breathed a sigh of relief after finding the remains in the area by the seatbelt where my daughter’s legs would have been.

It was a black widow.

At this point, I had been in the termite and pest control business for many years; however, due to my concerns surrounding industry-standard pesticides, I had never once sprayed my own house. When my daughter was born, she had certain sensitivities. We couldn’t feed her certain foods because she had debilitating allergies to unknown ingredients and products. Simply putting a little bit of cottage cheese on her bare skin would result in burn-like welts. She faced similar reactions with insect bites. If a mosquito bit her, she would develop spots the size of quarters on her tiny arms and legs.

So, how could I spray pesticides on my property? I was facing a serious dilemma with no easy answers, and my daughter’s health and safety at risk.

Chapter 1:
Born Out of Necessity, Created Out of Fear

My name is Tyler Anderson, and I am the founder of No Bugs. My life changed on a Saturday morning over a decade ago, when my family was preparing to leave for a trip. At that moment, my two-year-old daughter was strapped in her car seat next to the front door in the living room. When I went to pick up her baby blanket from our canary yellow couch, I noticed a small black dot on the armrest. I flicked it off the couch, assuming it was a piece of fuzz. It flew through the air and landed on my daughter’s car seat (of course).

It wasn’t a fuzz.

The small black spider immediately crawled into the corner of the car seat for safety. I quickly removed my daughter and began searching every crack and crevice for the tiny invader. I accidentally killed the spider during my search, and only breathed a sigh of relief after finding the remains in the area by the seatbelt where my daughter’s legs would have been.

It was a black widow.

At this point, I had been in the termite and pest control business for many years; however, due to my concerns surrounding industry-standard pesticides, I had never once sprayed my own house. When my daughter was born, she had certain sensitivities. We couldn’t feed her certain foods because she had debilitating allergies to unknown ingredients and products. Simply putting a little bit of cottage cheese on her bare skin would result in burn-like welts. She faced similar reactions with insect bites. If a mosquito bit her, she would develop spots the size of quarters on her tiny arms and legs.

So, how could I spray pesticides on my property? I was facing a serious dilemma with no easy answers, and my daughter’s health and safety at risk.

How Does Organic Pest Control Work

Chapter 2:
Searching for a Reliable Organic Solution

I began reading up on organic products and other natural pest control alternatives, including essential oils. This research led me to industry professionals with decades of experience, various chemical manufacturers, and pest control supply company advisors. To my surprise, everyone kept telling me the same thing over and over again: “The natural stuff and organic products don’t work!”

But why couldn’t they work? Nobody could give me a reasonable answer.

With the permission of a few curious pest control customers, I began testing various products, from essential oils to lady bugs to praying mantid – you name it, I tried it!

Living in Santa Clarita, I had two things working against me: We might live in a desert area, but most of the locals want beautiful tropical gardens in their front and backyards. And understandably so! But the downside of excessive Santa Ana heat is needing to use a lot of water to keep those plants alive. Unfortunately, these two factors combine to create the perfect environment for insects to thrive and flourish.

It also degrades all pesticides.

And that’s the key reason pest control companies refuse to offer a similar service. The only way to effectively utilize a more organic product with less synthetic pesticides is to commit to repeat treatments based on weather conditions. This method sets a precedent that is great for families but doesn’t fit the outdated profit model of the industry.  

Chapter 2:
Searching for a Reliable Organic Solution

I began reading up on organic products and other natural pest control alternatives, including essential oils. This research led me to industry professionals with decades of experience, various chemical manufacturers, and pest control supply company advisors. To my surprise, everyone kept telling me the same thing over and over again: “The natural stuff and organic products don’t work!”

But why couldn’t they work? Nobody could give me a reasonable answer. 

With the permission of a few curious pest control customers, I began testing various products, from essential oils to lady bugs to praying mantid – you name it, I tried it! 

Living in Santa Clarita, I had two things working against me: We might live in a desert area, but most of the locals want beautiful tropical gardens in their front and backyards. And understandably so! But the downside of excessive Santa Ana heat is needing to use a lot of water to keep those plants alive. Unfortunately, these two factors combine to create the perfect environment for insects to thrive and flourish.

It also degrades all pesticides.

And that’s the key reason pest control companies refuse to offer a similar service. The only way to effectively utilize a more organic product with less synthetic pesticides is to commit to repeat treatments based on weather conditions. This method sets a precedent that is great for families but doesn’t fit the outdated profit model of the industry.  

Creating a New Pest Control Company

Chapter 3:
Redefining Pest Control in Santa Clarita

I decided to build a new pest control company, a different kind of pest-control company, one that was built around a service model of unlimited visits to re-treat the home. In order for this to work I had to treat homes extremely close to each other and build a very dense route, and know exactly how much to spray when to spray it and where to spray it.

It meant I had to have the right pricing structure, the right type of customer, the right location, and most importantly the right kinds of employee. Taking employees from other companies would never work, everyone had to be “home grown” it was a whole new ideology in the pest control business.

Over the last few years we’ve been able to modify our treatment plans. Accommodating those who can’t afford monthly service by offering a bi-monthly or even a quarterly service. To get the desired result we’ve had to add low impact man-made synthetic products, use of specifically designed backpack sprayers. In doing this we noticed a great synergistic effect that with low impact synthetic products and natural organic essential oils. It seems as though we get excellent coverage, it last longer and is extremely effective on broad spectrum of insects… It’s the best of both worlds! The pest-control yesterday and the pest-control of tomorrow meeting together!

We however have not changed our service policy – we spray the least amount at the lowest levels to protect your home your family and your pets from the overuse of pesticides! In the event the bugs come back we will return to anyone of our customers’ homes the same day they have a problem. 

We can do this because we’re local and we care!

Chapter 3:
Redefining Pest Control in Santa Clarita

I decided to build a new pest control company, a different kind of pest-control company, one that was built around a service model of unlimited visits to re-treat the home. In order for this to work I had to treat homes extremely close to each other and build a very dense route, and know exactly how much to spray when to spray it and where to spray it.

It meant I had to have the right pricing structure, the right type of customer, the right location, and most importantly the right kinds of employee. Taking employees from other companies would never work, everyone had to be “home grown” it was a whole new ideology in the pest control business.

Over the last few years we’ve been able to modify our treatment plans. Accommodating those who can’t afford monthly service by offering a bi-monthly or even a quarterly service. To get the desired result we’ve had to add low impact man-made synthetic products, use of specifically designed backpack sprayers. In doing this we noticed a great synergistic effect that with low impact synthetic products and natural organic essential oils. It seems as though we get excellent coverage, it last longer and is extremely effective on broad spectrum of insects… It’s the best of both worlds! The pest-control yesterday and the pest-control of tomorrow meeting together!

We however have not changed our service policy – we spray the least amount at the lowest levels to protect your home your family and your pets from the overuse of pesticides! In the event the bugs come back we will return to anyone of our customers’ homes the same day they have a problem. 

We can do this because we’re local and we care!

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