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Termites – The Silent Destroyers

Posted on: April 1, 2017 by in Pest Elimination
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The termite’s ability to chew through wood, flooring and walls undetected gave them the name “silent destroyers”.  There are approximately 2,000 known species of termite in the world and each year they cause over 5 billion dollars in property damage for home and business owners around the world.  By familiarizing yourself with the signs of an infestation and knowing a few key tips to identify a termite issue you can prevent costly repairs.

Detection Tips:

Termite workers and younger termites are often light brown or whitish in color and do most of the “work” for the colony.  Because of their delicate soft body they can dry out easily if exposed to air and sun light.  These termites tend to stay in the nest or underground.  If they venture where you can easily spot them out you can bet there is a nest near by.

 


 

 

Another termite that you might see is a “swarmer”.  These termites are often miss-identified as a winged carpenter ant.  The easiest way to tell the ant and the termite apart is by looking at their body and wing shape.  A flying ant will have 3 sections to it’s body, while the termite will be more uniform in width.  You can also see a difference between the shape of their wings and antennae.  The ant has a bent antennae and two wings on each side.  The termite sports straight antennae and long straight wings as well.

Termites thrive in moist, humid, warm spaces and often construct mud tubes from the ground to their nest.  If the nest is in your home or business this can cause mold problems due to the extra humidity that these tubes allow into the wood.  Some termites even encourage mold to grow because it makes the wood softer and easier to chew.  If you spot any mud tubes or mold you should closely search the area for termite activity.

Treatment Options:

The most effective way to get rid of termites is to schedule a professional treatment.  ProChem ProActive offers a range of treatment options depending on the type of termites you have and the severity of the damage.  After a detailed inspection, the ProChem ProActive technician will offer a treatment plan and schedule the application as soon as possible.  In some cases heat treatments are an option to dry and heat the area to kill the insects without the use of chemical pesticides.  This treatment is most effective against dry wood termites and problems inside the home.

If you suspect that you have a termite problem call ProChem ProActive immediately!

Pests Most Likely to Bug You This Year

Posted on: February 1, 2017 by in Pest Elimination, Uncategorized
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ProChem ProActive is proud to serve the entire states of Nevada and Oklahoma as well as parts of Arizona.  We see thousands of bugs every year and help each of our clients get rid of their pest problems for good.  Each insect problem takes knowledge and experience to treat, both of which ProChem ProActive is proud to provide at every job.  Here are just SOME of the bugs that ProChem ProActive can eliminate for you this year.

 

Scorpions

These venomous arachnids are especially prevalent in Nevada and Arizona.  The scorpion sting can cause nausea, numbness, vomiting and breathing difficulties.  The sting can be especially dangerous for young children and animals.

When temperatures are cool scorpions seek warmer environments, such as inside your home. Proactive year-round treatments are recommended.

 

Cockroaches

There are 4 types of cockroach common to the ProChem ProActive treatment area: American Cockroach (aka Water bug or Palmetto bug), Australian Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach (aka black beetle), and the German Cockroach.  Cockroaches are known for their resilience and heartiness.  They can survive for long periods of time and escape many types of treatment methods.  Depending on the severity of the cockroach infestation, ProChem ProActive has many weapons to eradicate them.

 

Spiders

There are 3 types of spider that are common and potentially harmful in the mid-west and western US.  Your proactive year-round service will reduce the likelihood of seeing one of these creepy-crawlies.  The most common dangerous spiders are: The Brown Recluse known for its brown body and violin shaped spot.  These spiders like to hide in dark small places and usually only bite when threatened.  The next spider is the Black Widow which is easily recognized by the red hourglass mark on their belly.  Symptoms of a black widow bite are fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and pain.  The last spider is the Camel Spider (aka wind scorpions or sun spider).  These spiders exhibit aggressive behavior and may attack for no reason.

 

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs are found in every state in the US and can affect anyone.  They are “picked-up” by hiding in your clothes or personal belongings.  Bed bugs can be extremely hard to eliminate with DIY efforts.  Bed Bug infestations require a professional identification and heat treatment for best extermination results.  ProChem ProActive is known for our expertise in Bed Bug elimination.

 

No matter what your pest problem is, ProChem ProActive can help!  Don’t trust just ANY exterminator – turn to the pro’s and end your pest nightmare today!

For more information and to download a bug identification guide visit http://prochemproactive.com/common-bugs-found-inaround-your-home-or-business/

 

Chemical vs. Heat Treatments

Posted on: September 1, 2016 by in Pest Elimination
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Even the cleanest, most educated families can be subject to a bed bug infestation.  Bed bugs will infect any home, business, or public location, making them one of the easiest bugs to “pick up” in your everyday life.  Once you have bed bugs you are faced with tough decisions. Do I call an exterminator?  What kind of treatment should I choose?  Should I try one of the DIY chemical treatments I found online?  ProChem ProActive is here to help you make those difficult decisions and get your life back on track…Bed Bug FREE!

Many exterminators will offer the traditional chemical treatments to kill bed bugs, while this method can be effective in some cases, there are many drawbacks both to your health and the environment.  With heat you can kill bed bugs in as few as 8 hours, plus it’s safe, effective and keeps the environment clean; Which is why ProChem ProActive ALWAYS recommends a Heat Treatment for every bed bug problem.

Chemicals vs. Heat Treatments

Chemicals

  • Have been known to cause skin irritations, allergic reactions, breathing problems, and even nerve damage and cancer
  • Pest control chemicals have been linked to over 80 poisonings
  • Bed bugs have evolved to be 1000 times more resistant to traditional chemical treatments in the past 10 years
  • Chemicals contaminate the environment
  • Traditional chemical treatments are less effective against bed bugs, and won’t kill the eggs until they hatch, requiring many follow up treatments to end the problem

Heat Treatments

  • Bed bugs are extremely susceptible to heat above 120 degrees
  • Heat treatments don’t leave behind a chemical residue
  • The problem can often be solved in 1 treatment (follow up inspections are recommended to ensure the bugs are 100% gone!)
  • Heat kills all stages of the bed bug life cycle, even the eggs!

Want more info?  Call ProChem ProActive for more information about our Thermal Heat Treatments and other advanced bed bug services.  We can SOLVE your bed bug problem, just give us a call – 1 (866) 674-7779

Common Bugs Found In/Around Your Home or Business

Posted on: August 1, 2016 by in Pest Elimination
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ProChem ProActive is on a mission to rid all homes and businesses in Nevada, Arizona and Oklahoma of any unwanted pests.  We offer a wide range of services to accommodate all of our customer’s needs.  One of the most important steps in a successful bug elimination treatment is identifying the problem correctly.  Sometimes it can be hard to know what type of bug you have, but, by using the information below you will be able to describe your problem more effectively and give our technicians the best information to help you get rid of those pests.

 Common Bugs to Oklahoma, Nevada, and Arizona

Ants:  (all areas)  Ants can be annoying and even destructive pest to have.  ProChem ProActive treats all types of ants, indoors or out.  We treat carpenter ants, fire ants, sugar ants, odorous house ants and more!

Bees:  (all areas)  We use environmentally friendly methods to rid homes and businesses of hives and nests.  Honey bees are very helpful to the environment and should be handled with care.  While Yellow Jackets and other wasps can be aggressive and should be eradicated before any unsuspecting person disturbs their nest.

Bed Bugs: (all areas)  Bed Bugs are one of the few year-round pests that effect all states in the US.  Bed Bug’s aren’t picky, and will inhabit any home or business.  ProChem ProActive specializes in heat treatments that kill bed bugs in as little as one 8hr treatment.

Roaches:  (all areas) ProChem ProActive treats all kinds of roaches using a combination of heat and pesticides.  We can solve your German cockroach (or any other type of roach) problem today!  And don’t forget our 100% satisfaction guarantee!  Learn more about out cockroach treatments by giving us a call at 1 (866) 674-7779

Scorpions:  (Most active in Nevada and Arizona)  Scorpions can be a dangerous problem for families and business owners.  Schedule routine pest sprays to keep scorpions and many other common household pests away all year.

What is this bug, and how do I get rid of it?  This is one of the most common questions we get on a daily basis.  With the hundreds of different bugs that are native to our area, it can be difficult to identify each and every one.  That’s why we have created this helpful guide to aid in figuring out what type of pest problem you may have.  By looking at this chart you can give our service technicians a clear description of the problem.  Download the print quality file here.

Are Bed Bugs stealing from your business?

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by in Pest Elimination
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Bed Bugs can be an extremely expensive problem for any business.   Many people mistakenly think that hotels/motels are the only businesses at risk for a bed bug infestation.  This false thinking has caused many businesses and employees anxiety and lost profits.  In the past 10 years we have seen bed bug infestations in movie theaters, on public transportation, in hospitals, and of course in hotels and motels.  It only takes one person that has been exposed to bed bugs to spread an infestation to a new location.  That means that every office and business location is potentially at risk.  Luckily ProChem ProActive has the simple and effective solution to keep your business pest free!

In the story above, you can see how bed bugs have invaded an unsuspecting business and caused damage to their reputation.  Once people see a report like this, they are much less likely to want to visit that business for fear that they will bring bed bugs home with them.  Even a rumor of bed bugs can cause a drastic drop in business.  Business owners need to stay proactive against bed bugs and perform routine inspections multiple times per year to avoid any bed bug sightings.  The biggest mistake a business can make when dealing with a bed bug issue is not acting fast enough.  Even a single bed bug sighting should result in a full professional bed bug inspection.  If the proper treatment is applied quickly, the issue can be solved before your customers hear about it.

In addition to lost business and a ruined reputation, a bed bug infestation can also result in expensive lawsuits.  For more information, visit our “Bed Bugs in Court” article here…(Link).

Here are some simple steps for business owners to follow if bed bugs are sighted:

  1. Bed bugs need to be treated as soon as possible after being sighted. Call in the bed bug elimination specialists – ProChem ProActive.  Call us at 866-674-7779 and schedule a bed bug inspection.
  2. Follow all of the preparation instructions that your ProChem ProActive technician gives you. It is important to listen and follow all instructions to avoid spreading the problem.
  3. ProChem ProActive will perform a highly effective heat treatment to kill all of the bugs (even the eggs!)
  4. Schedule routine inspections throughout the year to avoid any other bed bug sightings

ProChem ProActive makes getting rid of bed bugs as easy as possible.  A bed bug sighting doesn’t HAVE to mean lost business.  Call today to learn how ProChem ProActive can help you keep bud bugs away all year round!

Bed Bug Awareness Week 2016 : OH NO! I have bed bugs!

Posted on: June 6, 2016 by in Pest Elimination
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Bed bugs are striking fear into the hearts of people around the world.  Bed bugs are often found in homes, at hotels, on public transportation, in movie theaters and office buildings.  To celebrate Bed Bug Awareness Week, we have made a short list of what to look for and how to avoid bed bugs!

 What to look for and where:

Bed bugs are flat wingless insects that grow to about 0.2 inches as an adult.  When they are just nymphs their body is nearly transparent. but as they get older their body changes to a brownish or reddish color.

You can often find bed bugs in your mattress, especially around the seams and ribbing.  They are also seen in bedding and sheets, in the box springs, under the bed near the walls, inside drawers of near-by furniture, under carpets and pads, in curtains and even inside the walls and ceilings.  Once bed bugs have found a home in a room it is not uncommon for them to spread to near-by rooms through walls and flooring.  Bed bugs can be found in any plush furniture, any wood furniture, in potted plants and near windows, behind wall art and under rugs.

 How to avoid bed bugs:

If you don’t have bed bugs now, consider yourself lucky and take these simple steps to avoid getting them in the future.

  1.  Don’t take in used furniture without first cleaning and inspecting it.
  2. Always do a quick inspection of your room when staying at hotels and motels.
  3. Use hard luggage instead of soft duffle bags or backpacks.
  4. NEVER sit your luggage on the bed, always place it on a rack or on a tile floor.
  5. Always wash any clothes bought at thrift stores.  Use the hottest water and drying temperature for each item before placing them in your drawers.
  6. If you go somewhere that has bed bugs always remove any clothes and leave any bags or luggage in the garage or outside before entering your home.  Also, always alert management if bed bugs are found in a public place.

Bed bugs can effect anyone!  If you have bed bugs in your home or business call ProChem ProActive today.  Having bed bugs doesn’t mean you are dirty, unorganized or lack cleanliness.  Bed Bugs aren’t picky and will spread to anyone or anywhere.  Solve the problem quickly by calling in the experts and ask about K-9 Detection and Thermal Heat Treatments.  We can solve your bed bug problem in a little as 8 hours!

Call Us: 1 (866) 674-7779

Serving Nevada, Arizona & Oklahoma

 

The Bed Bug Experts

Posted on: May 1, 2016 by in Pest Elimination
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In order to call yourself an expert in any field many hours of study and experience is required. Regardless of the work and dedication that it takes to be a true expert, many companies claim to be professional extermination experts without any of the experience and study required to actual use that title.  When hiring an exterminator it is important to research the company before trusting that they are true “bed bug experts”.

Here are a few tips to use when hiring an exterminator:

1.  Look for a licensed pest control company who specializes in bed bug elimination.  Many pest control companies focus on yearly chemical sprays for ants, cockroaches and spiders.  While almost all companies offer these standard treatments, some also “throw in” that they also treat bed bugs without doing the proper training to actually eradicate these pests.  Bed bugs can be difficult to eliminate for an untrained technician and improper extermination attempts can cause the infestation to move or spread to other places in the structure.

2.  Ask any potential exterminators about the tools that they plan to use to get rid of the bed bugs.  Heat treatments are one of the best and most accurate ways to eliminate a bed bug infestation.  If your exterminator isn’t trained in bed bug heat treatments, best to call someone who is!  Heat treatments can solve a bed bug problem in as little as 8 hours.  Don’t let an inexperienced company waste your time with other treatment techniques that will take multiple treatments and maybe even months to complete the eradication.  Every exterminator should supply you with a clear and concise “plan-of-action” that they will use when treating your home or business.

3.  Make sure that the company you are hiring is actually going to do the work.  Many companies will sub-contract the bed bug work out to someone else.  Make sure you are actually speaking with the person that will be responsible for the treatment!

4.  Hiring a company that offers K-9 detection is also another great tool to use when treating bed bugs.  A K-9 can find bed bugs hidden where even the best human technician can’t see.  Make sure that the handers and K-9s are regularly trained and experienced.  It requires a specially trained dog and handler to perform a successful search.  If you can, find out what the K-9 units success rate is to help you decide.  The best teams can be up to 97% accurate.

5. And finally pick a company that you trust and that will work with you until the problem is solved.  The worst thing, after getting bed bugs in the first place, would be for a company to come in and treat your property and then disappear.  If the problem isn’t solved with the first treatment, any professional company should be willing to do a follow up treatment to ensure your satisfaction.  EVERY professional bed bug exterminator will also advise a follow up inspection to make sure there isn’t any underlying bugs waiting to start another infestation.

When hiring a pest exterminator it is important to do your research.   Prochem ProActive has over 12 years of experience in bed bug elimination. We use state-of-the-art equipment from convectex.com to ensure that all of our heat treatments are the BEST they can be.  We offer a 100% guaranteed pest elimination meaning that we will work with you until ALL of the pests are gone and you are satisfied with your service.  If for any reason you weren’t happy with the initial service we will return and do everything we can to make sure that you are happy and the bugs are gone.  ProChem ProActive is licensed to provide heat treatments and can usually solve a bed bug issue with 1 treatment. The Prochem Proactive K-9 detection unit is also one of the best K-9 units in the area.  Our dogs perform regular training and re-fresher courses to ensure they are at their BEST for every inspection.  For our multi-housing and Hospitality customers – Our K-9 Unit can search up to 100-200 rooms per day: which saves you time and money!

 

Don’t be fooled by the competition!  ProChem ProActive has the BEST bed bug ELIMINATORS around!  We will eliminate the pests, not control them!  Call us today for more information and to schedule an inspection.

Call Us: 1 (866) 674-7779

Here We Grow Again – ProChem ProActive’s New Oklahoma Branch Is Now Open For Business!

Posted on: April 14, 2016 by in Pest Elimination, Uncategorized
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ProChem ProActive have been eliminating bugs in the Las Vegas, Nevada area for over 15 years. The company started as ProChem Pest Solutions, which opened its doors at the beginning of 1999.  The mission of this new company was to give the customer what they want, a quality service at a fair price. This attitude pushed ProChem Pest Solution’s into unbelievable growth thanks to referrals from many happy customers. In 2013, ProChem Pest Solutions became ProChem ProActive. This new name reflects the goal of prevention instead of reaction.

In September of 2015, ProChem ProActive expanded out of Nevada and opened a new branch in Sterling, Oklahoma.  This new office services Lawton, Chickasha, Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas.

ProChem ProActive believes that effective pest control is a process, not a one-time turn and burn action. ProChem’s pest elimination technique is a three tiered process that has been time tested and proven for many years. ProChem also believes in utilizing the newest technology and best quality equipment to solve every pest issue.

One of ProChem’s most effective services is their specially trained K-9 bed bug detection unit. By using highly trained dogs, ProChem can save residential and commercial customers time and money by detecting bed bugs early.  Bed bug detection dogs are 97% accurate, which is significantly better than their human counter parts, which can search a room with 30% accuracy.  The dogs can inspect an entire room in 3 minutes or less and can detect even the smallest bugs and eggs.  ProChem ProActive is the first and only pest elimination company in the Sterling, Oklahoma area that offers this advanced bed bug detection method.

ProChem ProActive offers a wide range of services to solve all of your pest related issues.  From household ants, roaches, bed bugs and more – ProChem ProActive will keep your home or business pest free all year long! ProChem also offers 100% guaranteed pest elimination and competitive pricing to all of their loyal customers.

For more information, give ProChem ProActive a call at 1 (866) 674-7779 or visit www.prochemproactive.com.