Matthew Mills, president and CEO of Pacific Shore Holdings, Inc., started a rattlesnake prevention unit four years ago after meeting with fire department personnel who were receiving numerous phone calls for snake removal.
The calls were interfering with their ability to answer other, potentially more serious calls. It was then that Mills began to develop his line of products, Nature-Cide, and create a pest management company.
Today, Mills receives enough calls for his services that he needs to purchase a second service truck to meet the demand for visits to local properties.
“A lot of these other companies out there, they go in and spray,” Mills said. “For the same price that you’re paying for these companies, they don’t offer a real, managerial solution.”
Mills will send someone to walk around a property and figure out a unique plan for total pest management. He won’t just spray to kill an infestation, but he will look for ways to prevent and manage pest control, helping create a long-term solution. And he’s familiar with the Malibu area, making him aware of the need for services like this in the immediate area.
The Nature-Cide products, each a blend of natural ingredients like cottonseed, cedar and clove oils, are safe to spray around pets, children and gardens, but are just as effective as chemical-ridden options.
“All the chemical products that are out there are poisonous,” Mills explained. Nature-Cide’s line, which includes an All Purpose, Indoor, Outdoor and Bed Bug sprays, are all 100% chemical free. And what better time to have Mills make a visit to your property than summer, when the rattlesnakes are out in full force?
“Wood piles, debris, water leaks, areas near pools that should be fenced … those are going to attract rats and snakes if they’re not protected properly,” Mills said. “They’ll eat the poison and it’ll kill them, but if a population of rodent or reptile has a place where there is water, they’re going to go there every time.” Mills points out issues like these so residents have a better chance of preventing visits from rodents and reptiles.
And pest management just faced a big change.
“As of July 1, consumers will no longer be able to buy any rodenticide,” Mills said. “So you won’t be able to buy rat poison at Home Depot. The only way you can control rats or rodent population with poison is to have a pest management service come in and we’re one of the only ones out there that does it 100% naturally.”
As of May, Mills has been fully licensed to go indoors and spray an entire property. This licensing allows Mills to make a complete and thorough assessment of a property and work with the property owner to figure out a pest control plan.
For more information on the Nature-Cide line and to order products, visit nature-cide.com.