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Pest of the Month: Black Widows

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in News, Pest of the Month

Did you know that black widow mating is violent and occasionally ends with the female spider eating her male partner? This violent ritual is the reason why these spiders were given the particular name ‘black widow’. Aside from this, the black widow is actually a solitary creature. The warmer weather will bring these spiders out of hiding, where they will start to make their homes under ledges, rocks and plants where their webs can be easily strung. Be careful though, because if disturbed or provoked they may bite. BlackWidow spider bites leave two puncture marks and their venom will cause redness and swelling. These bites cause tremendous pain that will spread over the entire body. If you get bit by a black widow seek medical attention immediately! If you see a black widow and suspect there might be more in...

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Pest of the Month: Mosquitos, Avian Flu, Zika Virus

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in News, Pest of the Month

Don’t become a victim to Mosquitoes this summer! These pests thrive in hot weather and can be a threat to your health. Mosquitoes can harbor deadly diseases such as Zika and West Nile virus, which are passed on through their bites, and can be transmitted to humans or other mammals. The Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and potentially cause birth defects. West Nile virus can cause serious health issues including fever, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and skin rashes. Protecting yourself during these hot months are crucial, so make sure you’re prepared and informed. Using mosquito repellant spray is a common and easy way to prevent mosquito bites. To ensure your families safety Banks Pest Control can also install fine mesh screens on windows and doors to keep these pests out of your home. For...

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Pest of the Month: Handyman services

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in News, Pest of the Month

Banks understands that home is where the heart is and that’s why we offer a variety of Handyman Services in addition to our already superior pest control services. We offer a helping hand for those much-needed repairs you’ve been putting off around your home or business. Our Handyman Services include wood repairs, toilets, faucets, sprinklers, and the best part is that our services are fast, reliable and affordable! Not sure if we can do it? Give us a call at (661) 323-7858 or visit http://bankspest.com/handyman-service/ to request a free...

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Pest of the Month: Termites, Dry Wood Termites, Subterranean Termites

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in News, Pest of the Month

What could be worse than uninvited guests? Termites! As the days get warmer, termites become more active and will search for shelter and food, which includes your home. These home wreckers are often mistaken for ants because the two look so similar, and when termites swarm they are often misidentified as “flying ants”. Other termite misconceptions include water damage. What looks like water could actually be termite damage! These signs include buckling wood and swollen floors and ceilings. Termite infestations can also produce a scent similar to mildew or mold, fooling most people. Don’t mistake these signs, call Banks Pest Control immediately at (661) 323-7858 if you think you have termites, or request a quote by clicking...

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Pest of the Month: WDO Reports

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in News, Pest of the Month

Buying or selling a home? Then you’ll need a WDO report! This is an inspection and written report performed by a qualified pest management professional to check for Wood Destroying Organisms like termites, wood destroying beetles, and wood decaying fungi. Getting a qualified pest management professional to do your inspection is the only way to keep your future home free of wood eating pests, so call Banks Pest Control! We are licensed and certified to issue WDO reports and can exterminate any Wood Destroying Organisms found in the structure. With over 40 years of experience, Banks Pest Control can ensure that your future home is free of these pests. Have your realtor give us a call at (661) 323-7858 for a quote and to schedule an...

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Tech of the Month: Marcos Pedmolo

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in News

We are proud to announce that the Banks Pest Control Tech of the Month is Marcos Pedmolo.  Over a year ago, Marcos joined our excellent team with 10 years of expertise in the pest control industry. Marcos services the North of the River area and does an outstanding job with all of our clients. Our tech of the month Marcos has a strong work ethic and is always on time and ready to work.  Great job and keep up the good work...

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