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Control the Pests

Every location comes with its own variation of vermin. You may encounter issues with pests in the River Region that you’ve never dealt with before. We are here to help you identify and prevent the local pests!    

What are the most common local pests?  

We deal with termites year-round. Ants, mice, and roaches are also very common in the River Region. 

What can I do to prevent fleas?  

The first step in flea prevention is to have your pets professionally treated.  Fleas need a host to feed. If you keep their host treated, they’re less likely to become a problem inside. Additionally, you should vacuum, vacuum, vacuum!  

How do I prevent roaches/palmetto bugs? 

As with any pest, exclusion is best. Anything you can do to prevent a pest from entering your home is the best start. These large roaches are drawn to light, so remember to keep your blinds closed at night. Additionally, changing outside lights to sodium vapor bulbs will prevent attracting not only roaches but many different pests to your home. 

What pests should I watch out for?  

Black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders are the two most dangerous spiders we deal with in the River Region. With all pests, identification is key. Black widow spiders are recognizable by the orange hourglass shape on their abdomen. Brown recluse spiders are identified by a “fiddle” shape on their back. 

What is a termite bond and is it really necessary?  

There are two types of homes in Alabama; those that have termites, and those that are going to get termites! We recommend that all homes have protection from termites. There are two main types of guarantees—a Retreatment Guarantee and a Damage Replacement Guarantee. A Retreatment Guarantee generally covers control of the termites that may infest your home, but it does not offer anything for the repair of damage. A Damage Replacement Guarantee offers control of the termites and also offers the customer the guarantee of having damage repaired.  

Neal Boyer 

Neal is the Sales Department Manager with Cook’s Pest Control in Montgomery. He has been with Cook’s for nearly 10 years. He grew up in the River Region, having graduated from Prattville High School, and going on to attend Troy University Montgomery. He and his wife of 13 years currently live in Deatsville with their two daughters. Neal has a passion to serve the communities of the River Region, and a heart for his customers. 

Where Should I Put My Money?

Today, more than 100 million Americans are using credit unions, and here is why!  

Most credit unions offer the same financial products and services as banks, from checking accounts and mortgage loans to mobile banking and online bill pay. We’re truly full-service financial institutions. Plus, because of the way credit unions are structured, we can offer our members competitive rates on savings accounts and loans. 

Become A Member, Become Involved 

Through Credit Unions, you gain more than an account—you gain a voice in the community! 

Credit unions are nonprofit organizations, and we are owned by our depositors. When someone opens an account at a credit union, they become a member as well as a customer. Our members have input into business decisions, share in our success, and help us give back to and improve the communities where they work, live, learn, and worship.  

Keep Your Money Safe 

Your money is safe with any federally-insured financial institution. Deposits entrusted to credit unions are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Like the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which insures most bank deposits, the NCUA is an independent government agency created to protect depositors. This insurance does not cover money that you have in investments.  

Be A Part of Something Bigger 

Credit unions are inherently community-based, and we enjoy serving our members and neighbors by donating our time, talents, and funds. We’re deeply committed to helping everyone in our community thrive financially, personally, and professionally, so we provide many online financial literacy resources in addition to one-on-one individual attention. 

Most credit union members join with a small deposit into a share or savings account, so they immediately enjoy great rates. At MAX, anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in our growing service area, or is a relative of a MAX customer, is eligible to join. Upon joining, our members become an integral part of something bigger — an organization that exists for the benefit of its members and the communities it serves.  

Kammey McCord is a Sales and Service Manager and Relationship Consultant at MAX Credit Union. Kammey has worked at MAX for 13 years and has served in several leadership roles with community and civic groups during that time. She is a graduate of Auburn University Montgomery and Troy University. Kammey and her husband reside in Prattville with their two sons.