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Pest of the Month: Rodents

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in News, Pest of the Month

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t let it be ruined by rodents. Like us, rats and mice prefer a warm and cozy home during the frigid winter months. This means they will seek out homes and buildings with lots of food and water sources during this time of year. Access is very easy for them due to their small, flexible bodies. Rats and mice can spread disease to humans through contact with their feces, urine, saliva, or bites. This also includes indirect contact through ticks, mites, or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. If you find mysterious droppings around your home, garden, or business and hear pitter-pattering sounds of little feet in your kitchen or attic, this could mean that these pests are living near you. Have us kick out these unwanted guests by giving...

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Tech of the Month: Chris C. and Jaime M.

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in News, Tech of the Month

Banks Pest Control Technician of the month will be shared by Chris Carreon and Jaime Maldonado. Chris is a highly motivated technician that goes out of his way to make sure his customers are taken care of, and has won this award multiple times over the past year. Jamie services our clients in the Seven Oaks area and has developed into one of our best technicians in the last few years and we look forward to having him as a part of our team for many more! Thank you Chris and Jaime for a job well...

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Pest of the Month: Gophers & Squirrels

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in News, Pest of the Month

Gophers and squirrels provide comic relief in cartoons and movies, but there’s nothing funny about these pests in your home or on your property. These members of the rodent family can be be real headaches. Gophers prefer to remain underground where they can dig. Their runways can be up to 18 inches beneath the surface in a burrow system and a home range can take up to 700 yards. They will destroy your yard and can cause hundreds and thousands of dollars in damage. Gophers and Squirrels both carry fleas and ticks which have diseases that can lead to illness for you or your pets. If you think either of these pests have made your home their home, call us at 661-323-7858 and request a quote...

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Tech of the Month: Henry C.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in News, Tech of the Month

Banks Pest Control Technician of the Month will be Henry Chappa. Henry has been a part of our Banks team of technicians for three and a half years, servicing our clients in the Rosedale area. He goes quietly about his work and is very humble in his achievements. Thank you Henry for your hard work and dedication to your customers. We look forward to having you as part of our team for many years to...

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Tech of the Month: Sean J.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in News, Tech of the Month

Banks Pest Control Technician of the Month is Sean Johnson! Sean is a long-standing and loyal team member, having received multiple Technician of the Month recognitions in his 15 years of service with us. Sean services one of the largest accounts in our company, located in the west side of Kern County. We are very blessed to have Sean on our team. Thank you Sean, Great...

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Pest of the Month: Bats

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in News, Pest of the Month

October can be scary, but you don’t need to be afraid of our pest of the month! Most bats like to keep to themselves and not be disturbed. There are over 1,100 different species of bats around the world, and they make up 25 percent of the total mammal species in existence. Most bats stick to a diet of fruit and bugs—some will feast on over a thousand mosquitoes every night. Unlike these docile creatures, Vampire Bats do drink blood. Most of their victims are livestock and other mammals, but their tiny, sharp teeth are capable of inflicting a nasty bite to people. Problems arise when bats get into homes and commercial buildings. They can carry dangerous diseases like rabies and carry mites on their skin. If you suspect that a bat has made your home or office his...

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