1. Seal up any cracks and holes on the outside of the facility including areas where utilities and pipes enter.
  2. Make sure vents are screened and gaps around windows and doors are sealed.
  3. Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed.
  4. Inspect boxes, bags and other packaging thoroughly to curb hitchhiking pests.
  5. Don’t allow food to sit on counters or shelves in open containers.  All food and water sources should be kept sealed unless currently in use.
  6. Clean all food spills regularly.
  7. Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
  8. Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the basement foundation and windows.
  9. Never store food on the floor.  Always lift it up on shelves so that rodents and insects do not have easy access.
  10. Comply will all regulations regarding pests in food service facilities.
  11. A licensed and qualified pest professional is your best resource to ensure these steps are completed properly.

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Are you interested in Arizona Pest Control’s Fun Facts Coloring Book for your kid(s)? It is filled with educational information about desert pests, and the beneficial bugs in Southern Arizona. If you would like a free coloring book for your kids or younger family members/relatives simply email me at ctennenbaum@azpest.com with the subject line “Coloring Book” and make sure you include your mailing address in the message. We will send you the coloring book for free, and they are loaded with a ton of useful information. #Tucson #Sahuarita #Vail #OroValley #GreenValley #Marana #Saddlebrooke #Community #Education

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Here are a few clues that termites may be present in a home:

  1. Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home
  2. Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped
  3. Darkening or blistering of wood structures
  4. Cracked or bubbling paint
  5. Small piles of feces that resembles sawdust near a termite nest
  6. Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills, indicating swarmers have entered the home

Call us today at 886-PEST for a free Termite Inspection.

Experts from Arizona Pest Control recommend the following five simple steps that homeowners can do today to thwart an ant infestation.

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1.       Block off access points. Take time to inspect the outside of your home for cracks and crevices, paying special attention to areas where utility pipes enter. Seal any small holes or gaps with a silicone-based caulk. Keep tree branches and other shrubbery well trimmed and away from the structure.

2.       Eliminate sources of water in and around the home. Indoors, routinely check under sinks for areas of moisture and repair any leaky pipes. Consider using a dehumidifier in damp basements, crawl spaces or attics. Outside, ensure that downspouts and gutters are functioning properly so that water flows away from the home’s foundation.

3.       Keep a clean kitchen. Wipe down counter tops and sweep floors to remove crumbs and residue from spills. Store food in sealed containers, and keep ripe fruit in the refrigerator. Also, make sure to dispose of garbage regularly.

4.       Don’t forget about the pets. After mealtime, keep pet bowls clean and wipe up any spilled food or water around them promptly. Store dry pet food in a sealed plastic container rather than the paper bags they often come in, which can be easily accessed by ants, rodents and other pests.

5.       Work with a pest professional. Eliminating ants can be challenge without the proper treatment. Some species of ants, like carpenter ants, can cause serious property damage while others can pose health threats. If you see ants in your home, contact a licensed pest professional to identify the species and recommend a course of treatment.

 

Visit www.azpest.com to sign up for a free in-home pest evaluation.

Technicians service commercial and residential accounts. Work days are Monday through Friday and one Saturday a month. Technicians must have excellent communication skills, time management skills, the ability to maintain clear, concise and accurate records, and have a team oriented attitude. All Technicians must become state certified in both termite and pest control by the Arizona State Pest Control Commission, within 90 days of employment. All technicians are required to attend industry seminars throughout the year to keep updated on current trends and chemical usage. All employees are subject to a drug test, they must not have a criminal record (felony or DUI convictions), or have an unacceptable driving record over the past five years. Technicians must also be willing to sell Arizona Pest Control services to new customers. They are responsible for maintaining their vehicles and appearing in proper uniforms during all working hours.
EOE: Women encouraged to apply!

BENEFITS:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Pre-set appointments
  • Paid Vacations/sick time
  • Unlimited earning potential
  • Car allowance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Health, dental, disability insurance

YOU PROVIDE:

  • Desire to earn
  • Profession attitude and dress
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience preferred, but will train
  • Well organized, self starter
  • Clean driving record

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Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people’s ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig.

Habits

Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night.

Earwig Control & Prevention

Looking to get rid of earwigs or prevent an infestation in the home? Remove harborage sites such as leaf piles, mulch piles or other vegetation. Seal cracks and crevices well to prevent structural entry for optimal earwig control.

What steps can a restaurant or food service facility can take on their own to prevent/control pest populations?

  1. Seal up any cracks and holes on the outside of the facility including areas where utilities and pipes enter.
  2. Make sure vents are screened and gaps around windows and doors are sealed.
  3. Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed.
  4. Inspect boxes, bags and other packaging thoroughly to curb hitchhiking pests.
  5. Don’t allow food to sit on counters or shelves in open containers.  All food and water sources should be kept sealed unless currently in use.
  6. Clean all food spills regularly.
  7. Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
  8. Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the basement foundation and windows.
  9. Never store food on the floor.  Always lift it up on shelves so that rodents and insects do not have easy access.
  10. Comply will all regulations regarding pests in food service facilities.
  11. A licensed and qualified pest professional is your best resource to ensure these steps are completed properly.

 

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