Have you ever had a question about an insect found in your home or yard? Ever see a bug and wonder what it is or if it is dangerous? The technicians at AZEX get 1000’s of questions every year about anything from ants to bed bugs. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions
Last year for Bed Bug Awareness Week we talked about general bed bugs facts and tips to keep bed bugs from hitching a ride home with you. You can read that article here. This year we want to raise awareness about bed bugs by educating the public about ways to kill and detect bed bugs that actually work. So many people either don’t treat the problem or try dangerous DIY treatments because of lack of money or knowledge. By reading this article we hope to shed some light on just how easy bed bug elimination can be with the right exterminator.
Summer is quickly approaching and with the warmer weather comes BUGS! Azex is here to help you relax and be able to enjoy soaking up the sun, by keeping your home or business bug free. We offer a variety of services that covers all of Arizona’s bug problems.
Ants can be an extremely annoying and disruptive problem. We treat all types of ants including, fire ants, sugar ants, crazy ants, thief ants, odorous house ants, carpenter ants and MORE! Call us for more information and to receive a treatment quote.
For the people that find bed bugs in their home or business, panic is often the first reaction. Tiny bugs crawling on your skin and feeding off your blood isn’t the way anyone wants to wake up! While bed bugs are not known to spread diseases, their presence in your home can cause other medical issues and attempting to kill them can introduce dangerous chemicals and fumes into the air that can be dangerous to you, your family, and your pets.
Ecologically termites are important to nature. In nature, termites breakdown wood for the surrounding ecosystem to recycle. But when they enter your home they can be an expensive problem. By familiarizing yourself with the signs of an infestation and knowing a few key tips you can prevent costly repairs.
Termite workers have a soft white body that easily dries out if exposed to air and sun light too long. Because of their delicate body they tend to stay in the nest or underground. They only venture out on warm, humid days. If you see a white termite, you can bet that there is a nest close by.
Scorpions tend to “bed down” and hibernate during the chilly winter months, this gives proactive home owners the chance to get a head start on their scorpion control plan. Here are a few things you can do this winter and early spring to keep your house scorpion free.
Tip 1: Seal the structure and perform routine maintenance.
Sealing your home will make a impact on how many scorpions are able to sneak into your home. Seal the doors, windows and any areas where there is an opening into the home. You should always seal the structure before any major landscape cleaning or pest control spraying to avoid encouraging the scorpions to come inside. Most times if you see a scorpion in your home, it will be sick or dying. Usually this happens after a pest control spray, as healthy scorpions tend to avoid hums contact.
The rise in bed bug lawsuits has been a widely discussed topic for Property Manager and Landlords in the past 10 years. As the number of court cases rise, the more of a concern a possible legal claim becomes. In the past, the majority of cases we have seen in court involve a guest or tenant suing a negligent business owner or property manager for failing to solve a bed bug related issue. But now, we have seen one of the first cases of a Landlord suing a tenant for failing to comply with extermination efforts for an extreme bed bug issue. Bed bugs cause damage to furniture, walls, carpeting and other areas in an infested home, so it makes sense that a proactive landlord would want to solve any bed bug sighting as soon as possible to avoid further damage. But when a tenant refuses service and doesn’t take any action to keep the bed bugs away, we can see cases like this one…
There are many methods and businesses that promise to kill bed bugs. Some methods require chemicals being dumped into your home, other require many hours of cleaning and discarding furniture to get rid of the pests. While all of these countess DIY options promise to kill bed bugs, the truth remains that these treatments are not very accurate. Many people are still left with a bed bug problem after many DIY applications and inexperienced chemical treatments that can even allow the infestation to grow and spread to other rooms. Do you really want to spend months and 100’s of dollars trying to get rid of bed bugs? There is a safe and easy way to kill bugs by hiring a professional bed bug exterminator that offers heat treatments. AZEX Pest Solutions offers the revolutionary and eco-friendly Steriheat treatment. By using a professional service you can get rid of the bugs in as little as one treatment.
Bed bugs inhabit every country on the planet, will feed on anyone, and can live in many climates. They usually hide during the day and come out at night to feed on our blood while we sleep. They cause sleepless nights, pain and itching (at the site of bites) and paranoia. Many people find themselves asking where did they come from? How did they get here? The history of bed bugs is long, dating back at least 3,000 years. People have used many ways to rid themselves of these unwanted pests, and even tried to find ways to use them to cure medical ailments.
Arizona is one of the few states to be blessed with mild climates year round. While many people may enjoy these warm winter months, the warmth also allows for many insects to remain alive and active year round. Because of this, residents of Arizona are encouraged to stick to a year round pest control plan to make sure their house isn’t home to dangerous and unwanted insects.
Winter pests in Arizona include many of the same pests that you might see during the warmer summer months. Many bugs will simple move indoors to avoid the colder nights and occasional winter storms. Arizona residents should be prepared for these pests to remain during the winter and take precautions as needed.