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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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Pest of the Month: Pigeons

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

Birds can be beautiful but they can also be a nuisance, especially pigeons! Classified as bird pests, pigeons can carry insects such as fleas, lice, and ticks. Because of the insects and diseases they carry and transmit, they are often called flying rodents. Pigeons have become dependent on humans for their food and shelter, gathering in areas where they can find both. Their droppings can be especially harmful, as it can damage and deteriorate structures. Other bird pests to watch out for are House Sparrows and European Starlings. Banks Pest Control is an expert in bird mitigation, implementing the best methods and techniques to keep pigeons and other bird pests off specific areas on structures. If you or your business are having problems with these pests, give us a call at (661)...

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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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