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A Scientific Approach to Commercial Pest Control in Arizona

Business properties have various commercial pest control needs in Arizona. Some must adhere to pest-related regulations specific to the industry, such as food processing plants, schools, and medical facilities. Without the correct implementation of pest control and prevention programs, a commercial property could fail an audit, experience a devastating infestation, and ultimately lose time and money.

Our Commercial Pest Control IPM Method

We employ strict protocol in our integrated pest management programs, all of which follow five key steps:

  1. Inspection and Identification, in which we thoroughly inspect a property to detect pest activity, possible points of entry and pest-conducive conditions.
  2. Findings and Recommendations, in which our technicians document the inspection results and recommend a course of action.
  3. Client Communication, in which we discuss the written report in detail.
  4. Implementation, in which we follow the 4 Levels of Control.
  5. Documentation and Follow-Up, in which we maintain a report to address ongoing conditions.

We utilize advanced technology that allows us to document with an accurate timestamp to ensure compliance with the scope of service. Our solutions include detailed reporting and recommendations that better communicate what is happening at your property in real time.

Pest control needs vary by industry, location, and the existence of any current infestations. An experienced Desert Castle Pest Control team member will discuss your facility’s needs, followed by a thorough inspection of your property. Using this information, we can design and implement a customized solution that meets your requirements

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What You Should Know About Pest Control for Apartments

Just like single-family homes and businesses, apartments can develop pest problems — and sometimes they can prove challenging. The presence of multiple residents living in close proximity to one another can lead to the unwitting introduction of pests that tenants would prefer to keep far away. Fortunately, Desert Castle knows not only how to deal with pest issues, but to do so in a way that minimally impacts tenants’ lives.

Where Do Pest Control Companies Spray in Apartments?

Many tenants find themselves worried about coming in contact with toxic substances, something we understand at Desert Castle. Though we are Green Shield Certified and always strive to use non-toxic, environmentally friendly options, exercising caution always makes sense. When technicians visit your apartment, you can expect them to spray around:

  • Baseboards
  • Entryways
  • Cracks and crevices
  • Gaps between walls and cabinets, appliances (e.g., stoves), or other furniture


Why do our techs spray in these apartment areas? They have two goals. First, they want to eliminate any pests already in your property. Second, they want to practice good exclusion practices. This means keeping pests from getting in. This is also why you may see your tech laying out bait packets or examining external areas.

Who is Responsible for Pest Control in a Rental Property?

While responsibility for pest-control services may vary from state to state and municipality to municipality, the duty generally falls to landlords. Most laws and statutes require the landlord to keep the premises habitable, and an infestation of antscockroachesbedbugs, or rodents can soon make a particular location impossible to live in. That being said, a landlord may find himself off the hook for pest control for apartments in one specific situation: when a tenant’s lifestyle or personal choices have directly led to the pest problem.

What does this mean for a tenant? Well, renters should take a few simple steps to make sure that they don’t cause a pest problem. Those steps can include:

  • Washing and putting away dishes after use
  • Wiping counters and tables after meals
  • Sweeping and mopping regularly
  • Eliminating clutter where pests could hide
  • Report any leaks such as dripping faucets, sweating pipes, or leaky seals around windows or doors

To learn more about how to prevent pests in your apartment, read the EPA fact sheet “Preventing Pests at Home.”

How To Keep Pests Out of Your Apartment

Speaking of the EPA, its description of integrated pest management (IPM), an internationally recognized philosophy of pest removal that Smithereen has practiced for years, provides important insights as to how tenants and landlords alike can keep insects and rodents out of housing units. It states, “As a first line of pest control, IPM programs work to manage the crop, lawn, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat.” In short, this means that you should try to manage the exterior of the apartment to prevent pests from entering and maintain the interior so that they won’t want to remain should they gain access.

For the landlord’s part, this means ensuring that all cracks and crevices in and around the structure remain sealed. Maintaining weather stripping around doors and mesh over drier vents or attic access points often helps. Regarding tenants, how to bug proof your apartment basically translates into adopting several best practices, such as:

  • Promptly bagging and removing garbage
  • Cleaning counter tops and other exposed surfaces daily
  • Storing foodstuffs in air-tight containers
  • Vacuuming regularly

Additionally, tenants ought to exercise care when returning from trips or bringing secondhand furniture into their living area since baggage and used items can harbor insects.

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Uphold the reputation of your restaurant as a clean and pest-free establishment through methodical and safe hospitality pest control services. The Desert Castle Food Service Pest Management Program applies a scientific approach to food service pest control, using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures specially designed for establishments serving food in Arizona. Our program allows restaurants, bars, QSRs, and cafeterias to adhere to various federal and state regulations while keeping customers satisfied.

  • Comply with Arizona Food Code regulations
  • Pass Maricopa County Environmental Health Code inspection
  • Adhere to U.S. FDA Food Code
  • Prevent pest activity in kitchens, dining areas, bathrooms, and waste disposal facilities
  • Implement pest prevention protocols based on the specific requirements of the property

The Desert Castle Approach to Restaurant Pest Control

Maintaining a pest-free restaurant allows you to attract customers and stay in line with state and federal Food Codes. These regulations also apply to the proper and safe application of EPA-approved food service pest control products, an area of expertise for Desert Castle Pest Control technicians.

Our experienced technicians are trained in food service establishment requirements and regulations for the state of Arizona. During your first meeting with a Desert Castle Pest Control technician, we will discuss the needs of your establishment and inspect the premises, including but not limited to:

  • Exterior foundation, entryways, and exits
  • Dumpsters and waste disposal facilities
  • Storage areas
  • Janitorial closet
  • Kitchen
  • Dining rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Employee break areas
  • Roof

The Desert Castle Food Service Pest Management Program helps identify areas conducive to common pests and any signs of current activity.

We design a plan that outlines proper cleaning practices for each area of your restaurant, correct dry and beverage storage solutions, and other protocols for your restaurant employees to follow. In order to ensure that your restaurant stays clear of pests, schedule regular Desert Castle Pest Control service: weekly, biweekly, or monthly.

The Desert Castle Food Service Plus Pest Management Program includes all of the above plus specialized rodent control. Add other pest control services for your food service establishment with standalone or separate programs provided by Blue Sky Pest Control.

  • Bee Monitoring and Control Program
  • Gopher Monitoring and Control Program
  • Large Fly Control Program
  • Small Fly Control Program
  • Mosquito Control Program
  • Proactive Bird Management Programs for both nuisance birds and endangered species
  • Scorpion Control Program
  • Stored Product Pest Management Progra

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