Welcome to ARV Pest Control
ARV Pest Control was started in 1990 as a small side business. The founder, Arnie Ruter, discovered a successful niche in the pest control industry by focusing on rodent control, especially gophers. Within a few years, the business had grown substantially and Arnie was working full-time as a pest control operator.
When Arnie decided to leave Southern California, he sold the company to a good friend, Tom Kok. Tom and his wife Sheri are the owner operators of ARV Pest Control today. Since purchasing the business in 1996 , it has grown rapidly.
Two sons, Ryan and Andrew have grown up during that time and both have substantial experience working in various aspects of the business. Andrew works part-time with us in the field. He is fully licensed to perform pesticide applications and is also a college student who is working toward his degree. Ryan has completed his college degree and works full time as an electrical engineer in San Diego County. He is our IT specialist and help us keep our technology up to date and running smoothly.