Bite marks

Bite marks and pipes or wires, what’s the damage from? My first guess is rodents, they love to gnaw things which in turn helps to keep their teeth from growing to long. Don’t wait until they attack your pool pump or air conditioning – I’ve heard that that can cost upwards of $350 +++++. See the picture and the Bite mark, can it cause a fire, you bet ya? Don’t wait call ProBest today 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

I think fire ants which like vibration maybe rodents are drawn to the noise. Maybe the wires are like the car engines years ago that had a waxy coating from soy on them. Whatever it is they like to gnaw so don’t let them destroy your car or pumps.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches can be real scary if they are in your home. Do you know some can actually fly or at least glide somewhat. If the one in your home is this BIG, you need to call ProBest right away 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176.

OK they ever get that big, well maybe in prehistoric time but not anymore. By the way if they were that big a show wouldn’t do it and they would be easier to find and get rid of. By the way, I’m kidding but if you have German Cockroaches you really need us. The longer you put it off the more they breed and reproduce. How about a few facts?

  1. One female can can produce thousands in just one year.
  2. They tend to gather together after birth.
  3. Egg cases are not susceptible to insecticides.
  4. German Roaches can and do change their normal behavior.

Quality

Quality is a buzz word with me, to me it’s about your Word. Back in the day your handshake met something. I try everyday to meet and exceed our work, we strive to be be honest and sincere with all of our work.

One story from a few years ago – We did an inspection for home-seal, when arriving for work it had appeared it was done. Good job on us. It’s the old adage, pretend someone is watching all the time and do good work.

Strive to be the best, Call a Pro… Call the Best. ProBest! 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

Shower Pan

The Shower pan is technically that device which keeps the water from going everywhere. The bathtrap area is the area in the picture with the pipes letting the water go to the plumbing and out of the house.

Now visualize the termite people coming out to spray under the slab before its poured. That show box size area is higher with dirt and when the plumbers come in to finish they take away dirt. They also take away any trace of liquid termiticide and therefore = termites.

See the termite tube in the right side of the hole, that is how all the damage occurred. Inspect, investigate and then solve the problem. In this case impossible to see the shower pan so a surprise happens. Call ProBest for an inspection today 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

Grass Eaters

Grass Eaters termites are a little different in that they prefer desery landscapes versus eating your home. Gnathamitermes – tube building desert termites because they attack dead grass, weeds, and the outer portion of cactus and trees. Again remember they only eat dead cellulose or wood.

Often times we are consulted to termites on trees etc, generally you can leave them alone as they typically don’t damage the tree. On the other note, more termiticide on a property may prove valuable. Grass eaters can get inside and damage books and paintings but generally don’t do structural damage. So from a termite point of view its good to take action and get them away from your property and stuff.

Electric

Well its inevitable when you do termite work you are going to hit a few pipes. Normally I think of water pipes not electric. In my 30 years of doing pest control work, I don’t recall hitting an electric line so this week was it. Woo hoo and no injuries, just a breaker that popped.

The problem was we have no idea where the construction people lay the lines. In this case it was diagonal from the water spigot. No chance of knowing where they are and no chance of guessing. You wouldn’t expect lines to criss cross the garage floor, but we hit one in that situation, no where close to any water device.

Termite work can be dangerous, pest control and wiring. Use a reputable company, one that will help if they encounter an issue. Call ProBest today for any termite or pest issues 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176

Carpet & termites

You return home from vacation and there it is Carpet & termites. Now what do you do, call ProBest Pest Management of course 480-831-9328. This is a result of a crack in the foundation and the termites found their way into the home and through the carpet.

Easy fix for a termite company, take up the carpet and treat the crack in the slab. Termiticide does fail and once that crack begins to expand it moves the barrier treatment. So don’t just look around the foundation edge of the house or the ceiling, if you spot something like this connect immediately so we can assess the root cause.

If you ever decide to take up carpet and replace with tile or wood and you find cracks in the slab, call us. It is easier to fix the problem before the time is in place, never looks the same.

Recessed lights

Recessed lights, vents or any device in your ceiling allows an entry into your home for pests. As you check your light, vents etc look for space between the ceiling and the device. Those holes they make in the drywall are often larger that the device fitting through.

Use a caulking material and make that gap go away. This also helps in keeping the cold air in and the warm air in depending on the time of year. Those Recessed lights etc are a quick way in for numerous pests, so fix them and this also will save you money and who doesn’t like that. Remember that scorpions only need the thickness of a credit card to sneak in. Owning a house takes effort but together with a reputable honest Pest Company such as ProBest Pest Management 480-831-9328 it will be a breeze.

Advertising idea

Advertising ideas where do I start, what works what doesn’t. OK I have no idea, I do know which works the best for me right now – referrals. That being said what media form is the best, is it newspapers, magazine, billboards – I’ve tried most.

FaceBook seems to garner most of the activity for me right now, but in a month it might all change. Demographics change as well, a study by BASF suggest that women generally purchase pest control.

So on the advertising idea thoughts, any idea I try reevaluate and move on. So if you have any ideas what might work, send me an email. Never hurts to ask for advice, right?