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All About the Dreaded Scorpion

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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. 

Scorpion Facts

Anatomy

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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.

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The Ultimate Pest Q & A

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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

What makes homes attractive to pests?

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Summer Bug Problems – Solved with AZEX

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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:

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.

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Termites – Detection and Extermination

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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 Detection

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.

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Get A Head Start On Scorpions

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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.

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Keeping Your Family Safe From Bed Bugs This Summer

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bbugs1As summer kicks off with kids getting out of school, many families are planning  vacations and kids summer camps.  But, while you are out planning the best vacation ever, bed bugs are gearing up for their prime time as well.  Nearly half (49 percent) of  all bed bug infestation calls occur during the summer months.[1] Also in a study compiled from the NPMA’s 2011 Bed Bugs in America Survey, “…Nearly 80 percent (of people surveyed in America) are most concerned about encountering bed bugs at hotels; 52 percent on public transportation; 49 percent in movie theaters; 44 percent in retail stores; 40 percent in medical facilities; 36 percent in their own homes; and 32 percent equally pointed to places of employment and friends’ homes.” [1]  With the frightening rise of bed bug infestations nationwide, precautions should be taken to prevent bringing  unwelcome critters home from your family vacation.  Here are some tips to avoid these unwanted guests.

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