CheckMate offers mosquito as well as insect and rodent treatment

Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to swat mosquitos at your next outdoor event? Michael Flores, owner of CheckMate Termite & Pest Management located in Denham Springs, has brought a traditional style of pest control and business practices to the area, and his party-spraying service has proved particularly popular.

Starting at $59.95, the company will spray down a yard or outdoor venue prior to a special event like a wedding, barbecue or crawfish boil.

“We get it cleared out so people can enjoy the event without worrying about bug issues,” Flores said. Twenty-four hours notice is required to book the service.

Michael Flores, owner of CheckMate Termite & Pest Management offers services with and without contracts.

Michael Flores, owner of CheckMate Termite & Pest Management offers services with and without contracts.

CheckMate is new to Denham Springs, but Flores, who began his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, brings more than a decade of experience in pest control. He trained in Texas in the traditional pest control method of targeting cracks and crevices rather than using baits and gels, he said.

In 2007, Flores opened his business while still living in Texas. After meeting his now-wife, he relocated to Denham Springs, and the local company was started in October 2012.

The company can eliminate ants, roaches, termite, fleas, ticks and other insects as well as rodents.

Flores said he hasn’t had to do much advertising.

“Business has been good; I’ve been really blessed,” Flores said. “We’re a small mom-and-pop company, and we treat everyone like they’re part of the family.”

He said he often calls his customers just to make sure everything is okay and they aren’t experiencing problems.


CheckMate Termite & Pest Management, 225-270-0788; www.checkmatepestonline.com
“It’s not just a customer thing; it’s a personal thing,” he said.

Flores said the party-spraying service opened the door to him offering non-invasive pest control, which Flores described as maintaining a pest-free barrier around your home eliminating the need for a pest control specialist to come inside.

But, he added, “People don’t like bugs, and I understand some people want to be more aggressive than others. We still spary indoors if that’s what the customer wants.”

CheckMate offers an annual perimeter and yard spray, which often takes care of a customer’s problem. This service is great for customers who are busy because they don’t need to be home for the treatment. All of his products are people, pet and plant friendly, Flores said.

Flores takes the time to educate his customers about what products he’s using, how they are going to work and what to expect after a treatment.

“If I learn something about pest control, I want to pass it on,” he said. “It builds a trust between us, and it’s going to be a customer who calls me back.”

CheckMate provides services on a contractual or non-contractual basis for residences and businesses. Ask for details of their various plans.