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Tech of the Month: Jaime M.

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News, Tech of the Month

Banks Pest Control Tech of the Month will be Jaime Maldonado. Jaime joined the Banks Team in August of 2015 and has worked his way up to becoming one of our most outstanding Technicians, servicing our clients in the Southwest areas of Bakersfield, including Shafter and Wasco. We are so lucky to have you as part of our team at Banks. Congratulations Jaime on being Tech of the Month and thank you for all your hard...

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Pest of the Month: Fleas and Maggots

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in News, Pest of the Month

As the weather starts to get warmer, flies will become more active. Fly larva, more commonly known as maggots, can be a serious threat to household pets and even humans. A maggot infestation carries a high risk of myiasis (a maggot infestation of living tissue) and humans can contract it. Another carrier of disease is the flea! Since flea bites involve drawing blood from the host, fleas can be a carrier of diseases. Fleas have helped cause epidemics of bubonic plague by transmitting the disease between infected rodents and humans. If a flea infestation is in your home, it’s critical to get a jump on it! For more information on flea infestations, call us today or request a quote by clicking...

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Pest of the Month: Food Pests

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in News, Pest of the Month

The idea of bugs and pests getting mixed up with your food is not pleasant, but it’s more common than you think. The Indian Meal Moth, or flour moth, is attracted to foods such as chocolate, dried fruits, bird feed and dry dog food. Indian meal/flour moths are very crafty and can squeeze into sealed containers! If you find any in your home, carefully inspect any grains (cereal, bread, pasta, rice), spices, dried fruits and any other foods you have that are not in tightly sealed containers. If you suspect you have a food pest problem around your home or office, call the professionals at Banks Pest Control today, or request a quote by clicking...

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Pest of the Month: Rodents

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in News, Pest of the Month

Oh Rats! Have you received a little gift of a dead rodent from your favorite cat or dog? Have you found mysterious droppings around your home, garden, or business? Do you hear the pitter-pattering sounds of little feet in your kitchen or attic? Chances are, you have disease-ridden rodents living near you. If you discover one rodent, it will always lead to many more. Since rats and mice are not native to any specific area, no one is safe from these pests! Along with being very hazardous to human health and damaging to property, rats and mice can prove to be very difficult to get rid of. Rats and mice can chew through nearly anything, including walls and metal, which could lead to food contamination. The diseases they carry can spread directly to humans through handling, rodent bites, and...

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Pest of the Month: Termites

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in News, Pest of the Month

The termites are coming! The termites are coming! As the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, the chance increases for a visit from our little wood-eating enemy known as the termite! Triggered by warmer temperatures and rainfall, termites are extremely destructive and expensive causing billions of dollars in damage to homes each year. You think your work day is long! Termites work 24 hours a day without sleep. And while they primarily feeding on wood, these hungry little critters have also been known to damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can devour living trees and shrubs, but usually attack already-dying plants. While buildings may become infested at any time and without any warning, you should pay attention to the potential for termite infestations when buying or selling a home. Termite...

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Banks in Bakersfield Magazine!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in News

If you picked up the Spring 2015 issue of Bakersfield Magazine, you probably recognized our very own Orland Banks in this Generations issue.  We’re a very proud family-owned Bakersfield business — for over 46 years! Thank you, Orland, for everything you have done for Banks Pest Control and our community! If you haven’t had the chance to read the article, download the PDF...

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