Aptive Environmental Review (2020)

Pests can be a constant nuisance in your home, and it seems that they make their way back inside month after month. Taking this recurring issue to mind, Aptive Environmental offers proactive seasonal protection for your property.

There are many options when it comes to pest control services, and it takes time to do the proper research when finding the right provider. House Method has investigated Aptive’s services and provided a summary of the business to help you determine if they’re the best pest control provider for your home.

Best for the environment

  • Environmentally responsible solutions only
  • Free online or over the phone quotes
  • Treats three target areas, plus any hotspots

Aptive Environmental services

Aptive simplifies pest control with just one comprehensive pest control option: the Four Seasons Protection Plan. This plan is designed to provide both active and preventative treatment. It includes an initial visit followed by quarterly applications once per season.

Aptive prides itself in using an environmentally friendly approach for all treatments and services. Its mission is to keep both your home and the environment protected throughout their process. The products used are child- and pet-friendly and naturally created, reducing toxicity levels.

Pests treated by Aptive

  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Spiders
  • Rodents
  • Centipedes
  • Fleas
  • Mud daubers
  • Scorpions
  • Ticks
  • Wasps
  • Yellow jackets
  • Grain beetles
  • Granary and rice weevils
  • Meal moths
  • Aphids
  • Crickets
  • Earwigs
  • Millipedes
  • Pill bugs
  • Silverfish
  • Snails

All of Aptive’s offerings are included in this basic plan. Unlike its competitors, Aptive does not offer additional services such as termite or bed bug removal.

The initial visit includes both an interior and exterior inspection. This will allow the technician to develop a tailored plan for your property. They will also treat all cracks and crevices, spider webs and wasp nests, and treat the foundation of your home as well as your garage.

This plan guarantees the removal of pests within 30 feet of your home. The products are designed to withstand weather and will not wash away in the rain. While most follow-up visits will treat the exterior, the technician will examine and treat the inside of your home as needed.

Aptive will provide follow-up visits at no additional charge if you run into any issues between scheduled service appointments.

One downside of the environmentally safe treatment process is that it cannot eliminate existing eggs. According to Aptive, there are no products on the market powerful enough to penetrate eggs that also meet their safety standards. However, if eggs are identified, Aptive will return within 30 to 45 days to kill any hatched eggs and surviving pests.

Locations

Currently, Aptive is only available in 23 states. Check the list below to see if your state is covered:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Cost breakdown

While Aptive only offers one plan, the exact price will depend on your home’s size and location. We received a quote for a 2,000 square-foot home in Pittsburgh, PA. Under these circumstances, a customer could expect to pay between $560–$620 annually. 

New customers may be eligible for a discount upon sign up. For an accurate quote for your property, call 855-904-0143 or visit their site.

Customer reviews

Aptive Environmental is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has an A- rating. They also have a 4.5 star rating from customers. Read what some of its customers are saying:

Michael K. on April 1, 2020, said:

“Aptive hires the most professional individuals as a part of their team. Caleb was very courteous, respectful and practiced social distancing while remaining very thorough in his treatment of our property. Over 30 years in my home I have had several pest control companies come and go, but without reservation, Aptive is the very best. Thank you Caleb for your professional service.”

Edward S. on March 30, 2020, said:

“Had my first encounter with them today. They were right on time, explained what was being done. I observed the technician working in the yard, it appears he did exactly what he said and reinforced their policy of any problems they will come back out.”

Victoria J. on February 27, 2020 said:

“I had a severe millipede problem in my basement. I contacted Aptive Environmental and they sent the technician to assist me and explain the process. He immediately set himself to take care of the problem and returned as much as it was needed during the 3 month initial period. It has been almost a year and I am so pleased with his service and pleasant attitude.”

Shari J. on January 10, 2020 said:

“Aptive does a great job of ridding my home of creepy crawlies. Chad has been doing a great job of protecting my home by regularly spraying inside and out and giving suggestions on how to maintain a bug free environment. He is dedicated, friendly, trustworthy and professional.”

Company comparison

Here’s how Aptive Environmental stacks up to top competitors in the industry: 


Orkin

Terminix

Rentokil

Aptive
Score 94 / 100 92 / 100 85 / 100 81.5 / 100
Award Most comprehensive plans Most
reputable
Best for regional expertise Best for the environment
States Available 47 47 46 23
Annual Cost Range $790–
$980
$550–
$700
$600–
$1,220
$560–
$620
BBB Rating N/a A- N/a A-
Online Chat?
Website Visit Site Visit Site Rentokil.com Visit Site
Phone # 877-871-4752 866-458-5559 844-334-1157 855-904-0143

 

Frequently asked questions

Is Aptive Environmental worth it?

Aptive is a worthy choice for professional pest control. The company treats many common household pests through a comprehensive, year-round pest control plan.

What does Aptive Environmental use?

Aptive uses products that are completely organic. They are derived from Chrysanthemums and made with the lowest level of toxicity possible. The products contain natural pyrethrin, and are child- and pet-friendly. 

Who owns Aptive Environmental?

The pest control company is owned by entrepreneur David Royce, who founded the company in 2015. Royce has created and sold three pest control businesses, including Alterra, which he sold to Terminix in 2015. 

What do pest control companies do?

Pest control companies inspect, identify, and treat current pests while preventing future infestations. While Aptive offers only one general pest control plan, most pest control companies offer plans that protect against common household pests and specialty add-on services for termites and bed bugs. 

Final thoughts

House Method gives Aptive a score of 81.5 out of a possible 100. While it’s a new company in the industry, its modern, environmentally-conscious techniques set its treatment apart from its competitors. It’s also clear that Aptive has a good relationship with current customers from the abundance of positive reviews. 

While Aptive’s safe treatment plans may not be able to address every problem, they are designed for preventative measures. Their process is made to be long-lasting to protect your property yearlong. Aptive also simplifies the purchasing process with only one comprehensive plan. 

If Aptive is the right choice for you, give them a call at 855-904-0143 or visit their site for a free quote.

Company information

  • Company name: Aptive Environmental
  • Company type: Private
  • CEO: Vess Pearson
  • Year founded: 2015
  • Headquarters: 5132 N. 300 W. Ste. 150, Provo, Utah, 84604
  • State availability: 23
  • BBB rating: A-

Methodology

At House Method, our goal is to save homeowners time and money, so we’ve done all the research for you when it comes to pest control and remediation efforts. We highly recommend only the best exterminators that our team would use in our own homes. 

We developed a 100-point rating system to numerically compare the companies to each other. 

  • Plan options (35 points): Companies that offer more plans and flexibility on services to address specific issues were given a higher score. 
  • State Availability (5 points): Those that offer coverage in fewer than 45 states were deducted points for availability. 
  • Trustworthiness (10 points): This factor is based on whether companies have money back guarantees, service guarantees, and additional satisfaction assurance measures.
  • Customer Service (30 points): We considered accessibility (including on weekends and holidays) of technicians and customer support. 
  • Additional Benefits (20 points): Companies that offer further conveniences such as an app, comprehensive resources, and other benefits were rated higher. 

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