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CimeX Control Rated #1 For Pest Control In Arizona

We’re proud to announce we were rated #1 in the Pest Control category for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona! For 22 years, the publication has been referenced every day by company officials to help them make decisions for their businesses and families. We are happy to have a place next to so many fantastic business leaders in Arizona.


Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business is the result of the largest business opinion poll taken in Arizona. Results are based purely on voters opinions. It is not based on annual revenue or the number of employees. Participants give their recommendations based on quality of products, services and with whom they would recommend doing business. 


Thank you to our customers for making your voices heard and recommending CimeX Control. We appreciate all of you!


-CimeX Control

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Lovebugs are more than just a feeling

February is the month of love. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at one little known insect in the southwestern United States: the lovebug. This march fly is a nuisance to those living along the Gulf Coast and the southeastern region of the United States. For those of us in the southwest, these insects are less of a bother. Continue reading to find out where these fascinating insects got their reputation for love.


Lovebug mating habits


The lovebug, or Plecia nearctica, is a march fly commonly seen in Florida and other states along or near the Gulf Coast. You may be wondering about their nickname. The name lovebug is thought to come from their fascinating mating habits. Lovebugs can often be seen flying around in pairs. This is actually part of their mating process.
The process takes hours and takes place primarily in summer. During their romantic rendezvous, the male attaches to the female and stays connected during flight. The process can take up to 12 hours. Female lovebugs die less than four days after they laying between 100 and 350 eggs.


Damage from lovebug swarms


Lovebugs don’t bite or sting, but they can be destructive to your car. After driving through a swarm of lovebugs, their acidic remains can damage car paint and clog car radiators if left there. A healthy coat of wax can protect your vehicle, but those living in the southwest U.S. will probably never encounter enough lovebugs to cause serious damage.


While lovebugs may not be bothering you anytime soon, our pest control services can help you tackle other infestations. Contact CimeX Control 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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Why Cockroaches Are So Hard To Kill

Cockroaches are one of the most resilient creatures on the planet. They hide in walls, sewers and cupboards. Cockroaches are one of the most hated pests. With such world-renowned hatred, how do they manage to survive? Here’s why they are so hard to get rid of on your own.

The American Cockroach

Over 3,500 species of cockroaches live in the world, but only 30 species have adapted to live around humans. There’s one cockroach you probably know better than you would like: the American cockroach. This species is actually from Africa and it made its way to the US by infesting boats in the 16th century.

The American cockroach is a master survivor. Its genes are associated with chemoreception. That’s how a roach smells and tastes its environment. They are much better at sniffing out food than other insects, with over 154 olfactory receptors for smell! The American cockroach is not a picky eater. They go for things like book bindings, toenails, blood, cardboard and even each other!

Why these pests are so tough

The American cockroach has genes called cytochrome p450s, which help it survive poisonous chemicals. The roach also has a strong immune system that kills harmful fungi and microbes. This makes the most unsanitary environment look like a 5-star resort to the average American cockroach.

Keeping cockroaches away

While cockroaches may be hard to kill, there are a few easy ways to keep them away. Roaches survive in and enjoy unsanitary conditions, so cleanliness is one way to keep them at bay. Store food in airtight containers, remove trash regularly and keep your basement dry. It’s also a good idea to plug holes in your walls and drains. Cockroaches can climb from the sewer to the plumbing in your bathroom sink.

If you already have an infestation, you will need professional help to resolve the problem. For cockroach infestations in the Phoenix area, contact the professionals at CimeX Control. 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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When DIY Pest Control Doesn’t Work

As a homeowner, you can take certain steps to keep pests away from your home. There are DIY methods that sometimes work: keeping food sealed tight in the pantry, using herbs to repel certain bugs, or placing traps. What about situations where pests are out of control? Homeowners have a certain set of tools that only work in some conditions, but professional pest control methods reign supreme. Here are situations where you would need the help of a pest control professional.

Rodent infestations

Rodents can cause structural damage to your home, apartment or office. Mice and rats will gnaw at books, paper, wood and more to build their nests. They will also chew on wiring and defecate inside your home. These are not pests you want living anywhere near your home or office.

Rodents can cause significant damage within a short amount of time, so it’s important to take care of the problem. Pest control professionals have a set of tools to handle rodent infestations. Many DIY rodent control methods involve the use of store-bought traps. These are not pleasant to dispose of, especially if the rodent is still alive. Pest control professionals can take care of this for you.

Cockroach control

Once cockroaches breed in your home, they are difficult to stop. Some DIY methods include setting out a deadly solution for the cockroaches to eat. These solutions later kill the cockroach. This doesn’t always work to solve the overall problem – since you have hundreds living in unseen places and they will not encounter the solution.

CimeX Control Pest Management

Cockroaches can carry deadly diseases, transferring E. coli and salmonella from one food source to the next. No one wants to get sick because of a cockroach infestation. If you know you have a problem, contact a pest control professional as soon as possible.

In addition to rodent and cockroach infestations, there are other pests that are difficult to control on your own. If you have a pest control problem in the Pheonix area, contact the professionals at CimeX Control. 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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How To Keep A Pest-Free Pantry

Pantry Pest Control

“Pantry Pests” is a term for bugs that feed on packaged goods. These pests will infiltrate your pantry and eat your food unless you take steps to keep them at bay. Regular infestations can lead to food waste and cost you money, and the same things that attract pantry pests can also attract mice. A mice infestation can contaminate your food and cause disease. Grossed out by the prospect of pest in your pantry? You should be. Follow these tips and you can keep your pantry pest-free.

Clean your pantry

To get started, take everything out of your pantry and wipe down your shelves. Spilled food like pasta, flour, spices and nuts are targets for pests. Wipe up any spills and go over the shelves with a disinfectant to remove bacteria. If you see mouse droppings, contact a pest control professional for extermination. Mice hide when humans come around, but droppings are a sign they’re in the area.

Inspect items and repackage

Inspect food packages for signs of infestation. Look for evidence of damage like holes or tears. If an item has been contaminated, throw it away. Anything not in a glass or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid can be easily contaminated. Place the items in glass containers instead or store them in your fridge.

Maintaining a pest-free pantry

The best way to keep pests out of the kitchen is to keep food contained and inspect your pantry regularly. Always wipe up spills as soon as you notice them. Keep vulnerable items in the fridge or freezer. If you currently have a pest problem, call a pest control professional for help. Infestations should never be allowed to grow as they can cause costly problems down the road or cause disease.

CimeX Control Pest Management

If you have a pest control problem in the Pheonix area, contact the professionals at CimeX Control. 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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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.

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Angie’s List Super Service Award

Cimex Control Pest Management

 Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

 

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.

Fernando Torres & Ann Torres

Owners

Ftorres @CimexControl.com

480-364-7499