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CimeX Awarded A 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Cimex Control Pest Management is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

About CimeX Control:

Our pest control company takes on residential, commercial, and industrial projects in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. In addition, we offer our services to homeowner associations (HOA). Our team has the skills, experience, and in-depth knowledge of pests needed to create a comprehensive extermination strategy. Throughout the process, we will create detailed reports to keep you up-to-date.
We execute our plans, then follow up on the results. Our team will maintain your property to make sure your pest situation is addressed and under control.

To ensure that you get the best possible pest control service in the area, we never cut corners. We’ve worked with the best vendors and professionals in the industry for decades. In addition, we use modern technology and chemicals to eradicate even the most stubborn pest infestations.

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Pest Control Tips: Dealing With Cockroaches, Termites, Rodents and Scorpions

1. Put up food to keep cockroaches at bay

Cockroaches are a most undesirable summertime pest that are also a threat to our health by consuming our food and contaminating our indoor environment. Cockroaches live and thrive where there is food, warmth, and moisture, making the summer prime time for them to make an appearance in your home.
Because they flourish where food and moisture are readily available, it is extremely important to maintain good sanitation techniques in your home, as well as utilizing good exclusion practices. By removing sources of food and water from cockroaches, as well as sealing cracks, crevices, and holes where they like to hide, you can help to prevent their appearance in your home.

2. Stay a step ahead of rodents

You may never see a mouse or rat unless an infestation is severe. Look for the following signs of rat or mouse infestation. Rodent droppings around food packages, in drawers or cupboards, and under the sink. Nesting material such as shredded paper, fabric, or dried plant matter. Signs of chewing on food packaging. Holes chewed through walls and floors that create entry points into the home. Stale smells coming from hidden areas. Discourage rats and mice from taking up residence on your home by removing food and water sources, and items that can provide them shelter.
Seal holes inside and outside the home to keep rodents out. This may be as simple as plugging small holes with steel wool, or patching holes in inside or outside walls.Remove potential rodent nesting sites from your property, including leaf piles and deep mulch. Clean up food and water sources in and near your house. Keep kitchen garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids. Turn compost piles to cover newly added food scraps.

3. Tackle stubborn termite infestations

Rainstorms drive flying termites to mate during warm weather, moisture from rain also contributes to water damage in homes, thus attracting termites and other pests. In addition, rain can make getting rid of stubborn termite infestations even more difficult.
Make sure you check your home for any signs of Termites or Dry Rot and have it addressed ASAP. This is something you do not want to wait on, for the damage not seen can be substantial. Over 5 Billion dollars in damage is caused every year by Wood Destroying Insects.

4. Use caution when dealing with scorpions

There are 90 species of scorpions in the United States but only one, the Arizona bark scorpion, has venom deadly enough to kill a human. This species is usually yellow-brown and less than three inches long. Even though most scorpion stings are not deadly, their sting is still very painful, so it is best to avoid them.
If you encounter a scorpion, you should proceed with caution. You can try to remove the pest yourself by scooping the scorpion into an empty container and discarding it, but be sure to wear protective clothing such as gloves and long sleeves. If you would prefer not to approach it, you can call a pest control professional for help.
To help avoid encounters with scorpions in and around your home follow the following steps. Eliminate standing water. Seal cracks and crevices, especially around doors and windows where they can gain access to your home. Inspect cabinets, closets, and other dark places on a regular basis. Clear away brush, debris, and woodpiles from the perimeter of your home. Keep firewood about 30 feet away. Scorpions feed on other insects such as crickets. You can help eliminate crickets by turning outdoor lights off at night.
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Why Continue Pest Control Through Fall And Winter?

Spring and summer are busy months for pest control services. Blooming trees and warm weather bring swarms of insects and other pesky critters. Many people turn to pest control technicians to solve their infestation problems during this time of year.

What few people fail to realize is that pest control treatments should be scheduled year round to keep bugs away from their home or business. By understanding the risk of discontinuing pest control during the fall and winter, you will see why it’s so important to stay a step ahead of pests year round.

Avoiding expensive and challenging pest problems

If your pest control program is discontinued in the fall and winter months, you’ve left an open door for insects and critters to descend on your home or business. Instead you should rely on treatment methods tailored to the pest problems in your area, year round.

Some pests such as stink bugs, beetles, ants, flies and termites seek shelter as the temperature drops. Once the infestation begins, they can be difficult to manage. Some insects spend the fall and winter months reproducing, which means an even larger amount of insects when spring and summer return. Without pest control during these months, a larger, more expensive problem, may arise. You will also risk the diseases and viruses that accompany most pests.

Winter rodent infestations

During the winter months, rodents often squeeze through cracks in the walls of homes and businesses. These rodents do so to escape the winter weather. Rodent infestations are one of the most common winter pest problems. If you prepare ahead of time and put pest control methods in place, you can avoid this frustrating issue.

Recruiting pest control help

By continuing a year-round pest control program, you can stay ahead of pest problems in your home or business. This will help you avoid costly, frustrating infestations. If you’re looking for a pest management team you can trust, call us for a free inspection. We build relationships with our clients so they feel free to communicate with us about their unique challenges. We also tailor our plans to each pest problem, making sure we remove critters the first time. Call us at (602) 688-4985 or send us a message at ftorres@cimexcontrol.com.

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New CimeX Control Team Member

We are excited to welcome Darian Cabanelas to the CimeX Control family. He comes with many years experience in Pest Control and has been a licensed applicator for over 5 years and holds Qualified Party licenses as well.

Darian will be a very important piece to our organization as we grow. His attention to detail is remarkable and very welcomed to our organization.

I’m also happy for my own selfish reasons. I finally have help. He does not mind snakes, which is something I will not deal with.