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5 Tips to Keep Your Apartment Pest Free

Posted on: October 1, 2018 by in Pest Elimination
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Living in an apartment has specific pest control advantages and challenges.  Here are 5 tips that will help you keep pests out of your apartment.

  1. Eliminate The Living Essentials For Bugs

Bugs are simple creatures.  They simply won’t and can’t move into a place that doesn’t provide them with readily available food and moisture.  Pests will continue to thrive in an area where these two elements are present and will be much harder to get rid of until the living conditions have changed.  Store your food in sealed containers, clear dirty dishes, keep counters and appliances wiped clean and take the garbage out daily.  Routinely check your home for leaks and notify management immediately so the issue can be resolved before bugs find the area.

  1. Clean Up The Clutter

Some pests, like spiders, like to hind in dark and undisturbed areas.  Eliminate these areas in your home by keeping pantries, cabinets, closets and storage areas organized.  Avoid accumulating piles of clothing by using hampers.  Remove any stacked papers, stacks of magazines and empty boxes from your home when you are finished with them.

  1. Seal It Up

Holes, gaps, and cracks make perfect bug “highways” into your home.  Bugs look for these entry areas around doors, windows, plumbing/pipes and at the foundation.  If you see any damage or cracking in any of these locations make sure to tell management right away to get it fixed.

  1. Don’t Try Untested “Old Wives Tales”

Not only are these myths often untrue, they can also be dangerous.  Over the counter pesticides can also fall into this category.  Off the shelf substances are often untested and can be very dangerous for your family and pets.  Don’t put the ones you love at risk of poisoning, allergic reactions, and other health risks by trying DIY methods.

 

  1. Call In The Pest Pros

Even if you are taking all the preventative measures above, you may still see pests in your apartment.  Pests can easily travel in apartments due to the shared walls and close living spaces.  Depending on your leasing agreement you can request pest control services from your landlord or call ProChem ProActive directly to treat your unit.  You can also suggest that your neighbors do the same to reduce the overall bug activity in your area.

 

Have questions?  Call ProChem ProActive today! 

Start Now To Keep Your Home Scorpion Free All Year

Posted on: January 4, 2017 by in Pest Elimination
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Scorpions are one of the most feared insects in the western United States.  Scorpions can deliver a painful sting that can prove to be dangerous.  Many exterminators will do a “chemical spray” to keep the scorpions from entering a home or business.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work and scorpions can still move inside before the poison can do its job.  At ProChem ProActive we are pros at getting rid of scorpions.  We use Thermal Elimination Technology to get rid of pests quickly and effectively.

Here are some tips to keep your home scorpion free.

Perform Routine Maintenance Year Round

Performing maintenance on your yard and home year round will greatly reduce the areas that scorpions can enter the home.  Also, by removing debris from the outside of the house it doesn’t give the bugs a comfortable hiding place.  Clean and maintain your yard, especially nearest to the home, by removing leaves, dead branches, yard clutter and grass clippings.  Also inspect your water spigots and watering systems to make sure they work properly and don’t leak.  All of these tasks will drive scorpions and other insects away from the house, and will allow for an exterminator to properly treat the home.

 Hire the Right Exterminator

At ProChem ProActive we use heat to kill bugs hiding in your home or business.  Heat kills all of the bugs that could be hiding in your walls, under the floors and in furniture.  Heat is especially effective on scorpions, bed bugs, roaches and more!   ProChem ProActive uses thermal cameras to detect where heat could be escaping from your home so that it can be sealed.  This will stop bugs from entering the home and kill any bugs trapped inside.  Thermal Elimination Technology is an extremely valuable tool that not all exterminators offer, so make sure you have a professional, experienced, and proactive exterminator like PROCHEM PROACTIVE!

Still not convinced?  Here are more facts about why HEAT is the right solution for any pest problem:

It’s Fast – Heat kills bugs the FIRST time!  Bugs are killed regardless of their size or location in the treated room or structure.  Scorpions can’t escape the heat by moving to another room, like they can with traditional treatments.  Scorpions are killed, along with any other pest living in the treated area, in just 8-12 hours!

It’s Safe – Don’t put your family in harm’s way by exposure to dangerous pesticides.  Heat is eco-friendly and won’t cause allergic reactions or breathing problems.

It’s Easy – Don’t worry about moving furniture, throwing away bug infested items or doing massive cleaning before the treatment. Heat will permeate the entire structure, and if there are any “cool spots” our thermal cameras will find them and allow the technician to correct the problem.  Heat treats every item in the room without leaving a residue, which means you don’t have to remove anything!

Ready to schedule your Heat Treatment?  Give us a call today and one of our helpful staff will get your inspection and treatment scheduled.  We can be reached at (866) 674-7779 or through our website at http://prochemproactive.com/!  Treatments available in Nevada, Arizona and Oklahoma!

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.

How Heat Can Keep You Bug Free This Year!

Posted on: December 9, 2015 by in Pest Elimination
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Because of their resistance to, or avoidance of chemical treatments, many insect infestations are hard to eliminate.  Bed Bugs, cockroaches, and scorpions are just some of the bugs that can be killed using professional heat treatments.  Heat treatments can be performed all year round and are extremely effective at eliminating pests with just one application.

 

 How does it work?

The science behind heat treatments is simple – bugs (especially bed bugs) are extremely susceptible to heat!  The treatment starts by sealing the infected room or structure by using tarps and Mylar.  One of the unique qualities of heat treatments is that you we can treat one room in a structure while keeping the rest of the building operational.  This is perfect for multi-unit homes and hotels/motels.  Once the room is sealed the heat is applied.  This process takes 6-8 hours to complete.  During this time the room is safely heated to 140-160 degrees.  The Prochem Proactive technicians are specially trained to administer this Thermal Pest Eradication and will monitor the treatment to ensure that the heat isn’t escaping.

 

 

Why is heat better than traditional extermination methods?

There are many reasons that heat is superior to all other extermination methods offered by pest professionals.  Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • It kills the bugs the first time!  Some less successful methods can leave certain bugs alive due to their size, age or location in the room.  With heat, all the bugs are killed regardless of their size or age.  Even the tiniest bugs are susceptible to heat and the eggs are killed before they hatch.  This stops an infestation in its tracks!  That means NO MORE REOCCURING INFECTATIONS!
  • It’s Safe!  Because of the safety of the heat treatments it makes it the best way to kill bugs.  There is no need for dangerous chemicals that can cause breathing problems, skin irritation and allergic reaction.  Prochem Proactive offers heat treatments because they are safer and healthier for their customers, as well as good for the environment.
  • It’s FAST!  To complete a heat treatment can take 6-8 hours from start to finish. Most chemical treatments need to be applied multiple times, taking months in some cases.  This is especially true with bed bug infestations.  Because chemical treatments don’t kill all of the bugs hiding in furniture or walls, the infestation can continue to thrive even after a chemical treatment has been applied.  This not only prolongs the life of the infestation, it also costs money to keep repeating the same treatment over and over again.

 

 

In conclusion, bugs don’t stand a chance with Prochem Proactive’s Thermal Heat Eradication Treatments!  If you have a pest infestation, including (but not limited to), bed bugs, German cockroaches, or scorpions call us today!  We will inspect your home or business to find where the bugs are at and come up with a solid treatment plan that will ensure that all of the bugs have been eliminated.  At Prochem Proactive we provide a 100% Guaranteed Pest Elimination Service. We guarantee to deliver a proposed quote and solution to your pest control needs within 24 hour from your initial contact. We guarantee our pest control services will be done right the first time!  Call us today at (866) 674-7779.

 

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