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November Pest Control Tips

November is here and that means football, family and Thanksgiving. With all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays, preparing for guests, parties; you can’t afford to be harboring the neighborhood pests. The good news is, these helpful November no-no’s will help you put up the roadblocks!

Holiday Leftovers
Most people would agree that Thanksgiving is the food holiday.  With all that food coming in and out of your home/kitchen, you might find yourself leaving some things behind. Crumbs and spills are a perfect welcome mat for pests, and trust us when we say, they will take advantage of your inadvertent hospitality. Make sure you seal up food properly and do a thorough clean up after each meal.

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Cockroaches Facts, Identification & Control

Any pest problem can be an annoying problem for business owners, tenants or homeowners, but cockroaches often top the list in the most hated pests.  Their resilience and hardiness makes them hard to get rid of.  The pros at AZEX have compiled some tips, tricks and info for how you can identify, prevent, and eliminate a cockroach problem.

 

Identification:

  • Cockroaches can measure over 2 inches in length, depending on the species.
  • Cockroaches can be identified by their 6 legs, 2 antennae and some species even have wings.
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Protect Your Home From A Threat You Can’t See

Termites can cause thousands in damages for home owners and business owners alike.  In fast U.S. homeowners face an estimates $50 billion in repairs per decade due to termite damages.  Even a single attack could leave your with thousands in repair bills.  That’s why AZEX believes you should prevent the problem BEFORE termites can damage your property.  Prevention is the best way to avoid costs, headaches and the hassle of repairing your home or business.  AZEX proudly offers the Sentricon system, which can kill the entire termite colony, and keeps working for up to a year!

termites infographic

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Arizona Bark Scorpion

The Bark Scorpion is one of the many pests that are native to the state of Arizona.  This scorpion delivers a painful and dangerous sting making them one of the most feared insects in the area. If you live in an area with these scorpions you should be aware of what to do if you see one and how AZEX can help keep your home safe.

Identifying Features

scoprion with babiesThe bark scorpion can be identified by it two body parts and long whip-like tail.  Usually Bark Scorpions grow to 2-3 inches long.  They have 8 legs, a pair of pedipalps that are used for grabbing pray and are usually a light to medium brown color. You may also see them carrying their young on their back as seen in the picture to the left. 

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Clean Bed Bug Treatments

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.

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Get Ahead of Year-Round Bugs In The New Year

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.

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Top 5 Scariest Bugs In Arizona

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.

#5:  Rats and Mice

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AZEX SteriHeat – Turning Up The Heat On Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs HATE heat; it’s a well-known fact in the pest control world.  While more and more pest professionals are offering heat treatments to rid homes and businesses of bed bugs, AZEX is taking it one step further with their revolutionary STERIHEAT process. 

Get the Facts:

  • SteriHeat treatments are a 1 time treatment that have an active treatment time of 6-8 hours.
  • Set up and tear down are included in the treatment times – meaning your home or business will be operational after just one full work day!
  • Weather conditions, such as rain, wind or snow won’t effect the treatment accuracy.
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DIY Pest Inspection Guide

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:

  1. Inspect problem areas that can attract pests
    1. Are there tree branches or bushes touching the structure?
    2. In there dense or tall weeds or grass on the property?
    3. Is there pine needles or mulch covering the ground?
    4. Do you have standing water or overly moist areas near your home?
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All About the Dreaded Scorpion

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

Scorpion Diagram

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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