Traditionally bed bugs have been eradicated with chemical sprays and powders that slowly kill bed bugs on contact. After witnessing countless allergic reactions, and negative heath effects in various news articles the innovators at AZEX developed a way to kill bed bugs quickly, affordably, and IMPROVE the air quality in your home, all at the same time!
Introducing Azex SteriHeat
The Azex SteriHeat process uses filtration which is essential for indoor air quality. The owner of AZEX believes that indoor airborne particulates generated by convective heating processes, such as most bed bug heat treatments, require the use of engineering control, specifically filtration, to manage the aerosol. This is an integral part of the AZEX SteriHeat process and should be a standard in all bed bug heat remediation efforts where a convective process is used.
As part of Bed Bug Awareness Week we are covering one of the most asked bed bug questions; How to I avoid getting bed bugs? Nobody wants to bring bed bugs home from their summer vacation! A bed bug infestation can be a very un-nerving experience. Bed bugs can have countless psychological effects on their victims by combining paranoia and insomnia. And with summer in full effect AZEX Pest Solutions wants to remind travelers that bed bug awareness is KEY in preventing the spread of infestations. A few simple tips and tricks can keep you bed bug free this summer and can prevent the spread of existing infestations.
As temperatures warm up in Arizona many rodents are going to become more active. In the winter rats, mice, and other pests hibernate to keep warm. As temperatures rise they will begin venturing out from their dens in search of food and new places to nest. This “busy season” for vermin means that we must be diligent in our efforts to keep pests from entering our homes. One of the most commonly seen rodents during this time of year is the “Roof Rat”. The roof rat is actually just a black rat, although than can be many other colors and can be easily identified by their long scaly tails, large ears and small bodies. Roof rats love to climb and can often be found in trees, shrubs and attics, hence the name “Roof Rat”.
Remove all potential source of food from the premises, such as bird seed and garbage. Routinely harvest ripe fruit and pick up all fruit that has fallen to the ground from surrounding trees. Avoid storing food in garages and storage sheds unless the location is rat-proof. Keep trash cans closed and with tightly fitting lids. Repair any leaking faucets, sprinklers and/or piping. Do not allow standing water.
Bed bugs have been a burden to homeowners and business owners alike throughout the U.S for 100’s of years. These blood sucking insects are enough to drive people mad and cause many rumors and myths. AZEX Pest Solutions is here to debunk some of these myths and educate the public with information regarding the blood sucking insects.
The method around this popular DIY bed bug treatment is to sprinkle baking soda around the bed bug infested areas. After a few days you should vacuum the baking soda up and repeat the process until all the bed bugs are dead. The baking soda is believed to absorb into the surface fluids on the outer layer of the bed bug’s shell and cause them to become dehydrated.
Imagine having everything you own in garbage bags throughout your house. You can’t sit on your furniture without getting up with MORE bites. Sleeping is nearly impossible; every time you lay down you feel tiny legs crawling over your body (even when they aren’t there). This is the tale of a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are notoriously known for being hard to eliminate and coming back time and time again, often causing psychological effects on the residents of the infested home. Some people joke about “bed bug PTSD”, but it may be truer than you might think.
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.
Dogs have been used for their wide range of smelling abilities for decades. From drug to bomb detection, k-9 units are an essential tool in many law enforcement efforts. Some species of canines have been shown to contain over 300 million scent receptors in their nose (compared to humans 30 million). These scent receptors help them track scents in the rain, mud, and snow while distinguishing even the smallest differences.
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.
If you have read any of the AZEX Pest Solutions previous blog posts you are well aware the bed bugs have made a major comeback in the United States. AZEX Pest Solutions is deep in the war against bed bugs and has been making great strides in reducing the number of bed bugs in Arizona; however, we still need your help. Educating the public about bed bugs is essential to the success of the AZEX mission to eradicate bed bugs from our state. While bed bugs may not be something that most people WANT to think about, with the 700% population increase that we have seen in the past few years, it is becoming something that NEEDS to be discussed.