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Rottler Pest Solutions About Us

Our Story

It all Started with a $10 Loan for a Spray Tank.

In 1956, Fred Rottler purchased his first spray tank with a $10 loan he received from his wife’s aunt and started a small pest control. A Florissant native, Rottler worked in extermination part-time, spraying homes in North County after clocking out from his other job at St. Louis Car. His timing was on point with the black widow scare of the fifties transpiring and more people moving to the city, helping him keep his one- man pest control show in business.

At this time, a typical house could be treated for around $3.75 to $5.00. A kind-hearted, family man, Rottler made a lot of contacts and acquired even more business through referrals. He continued working for St. Louis Car for about five more years while attending pest control classes at the University of Missouri. Rottler joined the Missouri Pest Control Association and became an expert in termite control and prevention. Throughout his career, he remained active in the St. Louis Pest Control Association, serving as President in 1969, as well as the Missouri Pest Control Association, serving as President in 1973.

Throughout their high school years, Rottler’s sons, Mike and Gary worked part-time after school, on weekends and over summers, helping their dad service homes. After college in the 80s, the sons joined what’s now known as Rottler Pest Solutions full-time to help their father build his business. At the time, annual revenues were around $78,000 and Rottler had just two trucks in the company’s possession.

In 2000, at age 76, Fred Rottler finally retired and left his sons to run the family business as partners. Since then, the brothers have grown the company into a multi-million-dollar operation.

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The Rottler Family Tradition Continues

Today, Mike and Gary continue to instill their father’s family-like service approach in their employees. Rottler Pest Solutions is the largest independent pest control firm operating in Missouri, with over 230 service vehicles on the streets, and over 220 people operating out of nine locations throughout St. Louis, Springfield, Kansas City, and Columbia and Jefferson City areas.

Once offering only general pest and termite control, Rottler’s service offering now encompasses residential and commercial properties and includes everything from ants, spiders and mice to termite control, and wildlife management services. Rottler treatments include attic insulation, and bed bug K-9 inspections.

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Our Mission

Superior Service that Exceeds Expectations

Rottler Pest Solutions is a third-generation company that has been growing since 1956. Our goal is to provide superior service and a steadfast commitment to exceeding our clients’ needs and expectations.

In pursuit of this goal, we have grown to be one of the Top 100 pest management firms in the nation, while maintaining the status of the largest privately-owned pest management firm in Missouri. We’ve been able to achieve this reputation as an organization not only by using the latest environmentally-conscious -proven technologies and employing but with the help of a diverse team of committed and dependable associates who succeed at carrying on the family owned, personal service approach we believe in at Rottler.

Our Promise

If you’re asking yourself if Rottler is the right company for you, keep the following things in mind:

  • Our team of pest control specialists has been serving the St. Louis area for over 65 years, and we’ve grown to be the largest family owned pest management provider in Missouri (and we didn’t do that on good fortune alone).
  • We stand behind our mission to give both our customers and their pests the treatment they deserve. As your service provider, we are dedicated to taking care of your problems, so you don’t have to worry.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with our service, please do not hesitate to let us know. We stand behind our work and welcome the opportunity to make things right.
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QualityPro Certified

QualityPro Certified is not just another certification, license or degree - when you hear the term QualityPro, you know you're working with a nationally-ranked organization that provides renown, remarkable services you can trust.

It’s important to understand that less than 3% of professional pest control companies in the US achieve the QualityPro status, and we’re proud to provide services that meet the qualifications for this industry honor.

Here are the qualifications that must be met to achieve this certification:

  • Every employee has had a comprehensive background check which includes criminal and motor vehicle records.
  • All references of employees have been thoroughly checked.
  • Each company has fully vetted employees that are enrolled in ongoing trainings and education opportunities.
  • Every company maintains a drug-free workplace policy.
  • Each company practices environmentally responsible pest control.
  • Each company offers a clear, easy-to-understand warranty and termite service agreement.
  • All advertising is clear, concise, truthful, and ethical.

We are proud to say that we have been wearing the QualityPro Certification badge since 2004, and we hope it stands as a testament to the commitment we make to our customers.

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PCT Magazine's Top 100 Since 2002

Rottler Pest Solutions is proud to be included in PCT Magazine's Top 100 pest control companies of 2023!