While your garden and home may have less insects during the cooler winter months, that doesn’t mean that you are 100% in the clear. There are many pests that still cause issues for homeowners and businesses throughout the winter months. Keeping a year round pest control treatment schedule is key to keeping these pests controlled all year long.
When the temperatures drop and before snow begins to fall, pests will start looking for a warmer place to stay for the winter. That means the insects will invade your home to beat the cold. Below are some pests you need to consider when making your winter pest plan.
In the Prescott/Phoenix area the AZEX technicians are constantly dealing with the “fear factor” of some bugs. Some pests are just “scarier” than other, which of course is very subjective and may or may not mean that these bugs/pests are dangerous. Here we take a quick look at each of these pests and evaluate if they are actually dangerous and what you should do if you spot of these creatures.
The very first step in any pest control program is inspecting the environment where pest activity is suspected. Identifying problem areas around your home can also help in preventing future pest problems as well.
Here are some tips to perform a successful pest inspection:
Inspect problem areas that can attract pests
Are there tree branches or bushes touching the structure?
In there dense or tall weeds or grass on the property?
Is there pine needles or mulch covering the ground?
Do you have standing water or overly moist areas near your home?
As we are nearing warmer weather, many Arizona residents are gearing up for their yearly pest control services and preventative measures. One of the most hated insects native to Arizona is the Scorpion. Their painful sting can be dangerous, especially to small children, pets, or elderly.
Scorpions are arachnids and are related to spiders, mites, and ticks. Scorpions have 8 legs, an extended segmented body, an erectile tail, and a stinger. The first segment of the scorpions body is called the cephalothorax and includes the head, eyes, mouth, claws, and 4 of its legs. The claws are used to seize prey and defend the scorpion against predators.
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
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.
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.
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.