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Shop Local

Shop Local – Invest in your community!

So as if it wasn’t bad enough, this Covid -19 thing hits. The big boys can weather the storm but what about the little guys, and what about the servers, waiters and small local Mom and Pops employees. One thing I started doing was tipping those folks a little better, OK I’m not rich but I’m trying to start somewhere. When I’m at my office we go out to lunch, we are constantly thinking of new places and sometimes we hit gold. One place is Geno’s Pizza Republic and https://www.facebook.com/genospizzaandcheesesteaks

Trying Times:

There are going to be trying times for all of us, many have lost their jobs or been forced to cut hours. I know, I know these commercials we are stronger, we are a team. They are just words and we must put the action into place, strengthen the economy and help the small businesses. Remember those chains have big bucks behind them, the local small guy (just like you) are living that paycheck to paycheck. We have employees and we know how it hurts, so remember them as you get out and about.

Where did the bugs Go:

By the way, bugs and rodents didn’t go away during this issue. If anything they encountered something unusual – no people discarding food and waste everywhere. The rodents in New York began feeding on each other and things they normally wouldn’t feed on. So tough times for all, do encourage waste and if learn anything from this – think of the food we waste. I saw on tv that we waste 24 pounds of food each month. Just think of the real homeless and those kids that go to bed hungry every night. While I’m on this rant here is a group feeding America’s children – https://www.feedingamerica.org/ I’m all about spending money here in the US versus anywhere else, and I do care about the world let’s fix it here first. Shop Local!

Snakes

Snakes

Snakes

The snakes are out and now is the time to watch where you step or put your hands. We put out a lot of rodent stations, black in color and the snakes love the heat and protection. They also occasionally get a treat when a mouse or rat stumbles in. So lets imagine that you’ve seen some rat feces or maybe a rat. Why should you be concerned? Not only will they try to get into your home but they carry diseases and parasites like ticks. Most of us have pets, like cats and dogs and rats can cause real issues even biting our pets. So with rats comes snakes, when rats are plentiful in a neighborhood snakes are often found. The snake below was found at a customers home near the pool area, can you only imagine what might happen?

So be aware of your property, if you see rodents call ProBest. If your unsure about any holes or openings – call ProBest? Play it safe and call the Number 1 Pest Control Company in Gilbert, Arizona. We are here to help you design a safe and pest free home. Home sealing is another measure to ensure that rodents and pest don’t enter your home. We will come out and inspect your home and come up with a plan to seal it up, including all holes and entry points. Over the years molding and caulking fails and allows wildlife and pests attempt to enter. Sealing is a BIG help.

  1. Reduce Clutter
  2.  Pick up fruit that has fallen
  3.  Reduce or get rid of weeds
  4.  Check your property frequently look up and down
  5.  If you have a shed check it from time to time.
  6.  Fix leaks
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Customized Service

Every house and business is unique, some have flat roofs, tiles or shingles. Is it a bird and/or rodent? Customized is the way to go, let us the Pest Management Professionals guide you to a fix. There is some exclusion work that can be done and we will recommend that service.

We always do an inspection first, then we evaluate and make the plan. Yes you can also inspect your house and I suggest monthly. Call us for your free inspection 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176. Customized Service is the way to go.

1. Check outside and inside

2. Check for holes

3. Check screens, weep holes and vent louvers

4. Check high and low

In the head

In the head

Often times we called out when someone is being bitten by something in the house. You know that creepy feeling when you start thinking about it. Then you obsess about it and then your head explodes. OK I’m kidding about the head exploding, but you know the feeling.

In the head

Pocket Gophers

Pocket Gophers

Pocket gophers can be quite the destructive pests, they eat roots and often go unnoticed until the plant is dead. Look for those suspicious dug up soil patterns in the grass or dirt. Females and males share some burrows and nesting areas if their territories border, but in general they tend to hang out in their own tunnels. Even though they can look all cuddly they are still a wild animal and in it for themselves.

Did you know?

  • Breed in early Spring to early Summer.
  • The typical gopher can move approximately 1 ton of soil each year.
  • Not known to carry a significate source of disease.
  • They have often been known to carry external parasites
  • Known Predators—including owls, hawks, snakes, weasels, cats, dogs, and coyotes—eat pocket gophers.

Pocket Gophers

Value

Value exactly what is it?

the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
“your support is of great value”

So what do you get with most pest control? Is there a value, often times is an unknown because you really can’t see the result or can you? The Pest Company comes out and you may or may not see them do their work. Maybe you used to see 3 scorpions per month and now you see none. Do they talk with you or leave you notes on their service?

Facts – Bed Bugs

Facts on Bed Bugs

Facts are important and it is vital to stay up to date on these items about bed bugs especially when traveling. If you find bed bugs ask for a new room on the opposite side of hotel. Bed bugs are almost invisible when born, then they get a blood meal and start turning a darker color. Don’t just check the bed, check the areas around the bed like the drawers and baseboards. It’s not just the bed. See the tips for some great information to pass along.

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Photo by PPMA

Bed bug tips by PestWorld

 

Product for mice and rat prevention

Product Repels Mice and Rats

Product PRO-PELL is an all natural repellant made up of essential oils that contain the smells and tastes that rodents hate. The oils bind to the foundation and are not easily washed off. One gallon of finished material covers approx. one 2500sq ft home. Apply to house foundations, sheds, under decks, hatchways, garage door openings and area’s of rodent activity.

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product

How It Works:

Mice sense of smell is 2.5 times greater than a humans. They feel most comfortable when they can run along side walls with their whiskers touching. This puts their nose right next to the foundation which has been sprayed with PRO-PELL. The smell forces the mice to go elsewhere preventing them from entering the structure. After PRO-PELL dries it can’t be smelled by humans but can by mice for up to 60 days.

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