Keeping The Phoenix Churches Pest Free
Our partners in Phoenix have been experiencing an infestation of cockroaches, termites, and scorpions at many of our smaller inner city churches. The churches are funded from donations from our church members. Unfortunately the demographic of most of our church goers is that of struggling families with little money and lots of faith. Arizona has a very large hispanic population and many of those immigrants work for below minimum wage. This makes it hard for an organization that depends on contributions every Sunday. When we were notified of our pest problem, there were concerns that we couldn’t afford to rid ourselves of the problem. We got many bids from various pest control companies in Phoenix, and they all came in pretty competitive but I knew we wouldn’t be capable of affording anything beyond the initial treatment. We needed monthly spraying at the downtown Phoenix location and knew were going to be short on the services. We held a car wash for a few consecutive weekends and raised enough to hire a company that provided the best pest control Phoenix has in the downtown area, plus they had a mobile app that allowed us to schedule our service times from our mobile phones . Most of church security features run from our mobile apps also, so this was convenient for us and it worked. They came in during the week when the church was empty and bombed the place. The fog spray actually flushed out a massive amount of Roaches and you could see them crawling on the walls and floors of the Church. There termites had been eating away at the wood frame structure in the church interior. After the first fogging, they went in and sprayed the baseboards and cracks in the walls and flooring where there may have been additional pests hiding. We mad multiple follow ups throughout the week with minor treatment for the bugs that survived the first wave of pest control. Since the treatment, we haven’t seen any insects in the church. No roaches, few termites, and no scorpions. We have also added sticky strips along the baseboards to capture anything crawling around when we are not around. The termite treatment will continue as long as we can adored to keep paying for it. The church needs to remain termite free and have a healthy structure. It can become a hazard when termites do to much damage to a structure. The pest control services in Phoenix were enough to get us back to square 1 and reset, but we will need to continue with preventative measures to ensure that the roaches stay out and the termites don’t eat through the church walls.