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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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Pest of the Month: Earwigs

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

Earwigs don’t bury themselves into people’s ears, but they are fast moving insects known for their large pincers. These appendages are only used for mating or as a defense mechanism, although they sometimes latch onto people with their pincers. These pests prefer damp places outside, but will make their way into your home if they are faced with inclement weather. Once inside your home, they will seek refuge in spots such as the garage where there is more moisture for them. Making sure that water drains away from your home and garden can help reduce the number of earwigs that appear near your home. If you suspect an infestation, call Banks Pest Control at (661) 323-3858 or request a quote...

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Tech of the Month: Vincent A.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in News, Tech of the Month

Banks Pest Control Technician of the Month will be Vincent Arias. Vincent joined our team in March of this year and has developed into a valuable Technician by helping us in many ways. Vincent drives to and from Tehachapi each day, servicing our clients in the greater Tehachapi areas and Lake Isabella. He is a delightful addition to our team, singing his way into the office every morning which helps set the mood for the day. Keep singing Vincent, and thanks for your hard...

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Banks Pest Control in The Bakersfield Californian!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in News

Banks Pest Control was mentioned on the front page of The Bakersfield Californian doing what we do best, getting rid of pests! We performed a “bat exclusion” from a commercial building downtown, which housed hundreds of bats! We are proud to offer our services to residential, as well as commercial buildings in Bakersfield, Tehachapi and Taft. Click the article to see...

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Pest of the Month: Springtails

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in News, Pest of the Month

Springtails are very small, wingless insects known for their ability to jump several inches high. They have a tail-like mechanism tucked under the abdomen; when disturbed, this appendage functions as a spring, propelling them into the air away from any danger. Talk about jumpy! Springtails prefer moist areas, like gardens, where excess organic material enables them to congregate and breed. Unfortunately, this could also mean inside your home in house plants or other moist areas. Even though Springtails don’t bite humans or pets, they can become an annoyance due to their large population size. If you need help removing these jumpers from your home or garden, give us a call at (661) 323-3858 or request a quote...

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