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Arizona Bark Scorpion

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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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Before Your Summer Vacation – Bed Bug Awareness Tips

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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.

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Steps to Keeping Your Property Rodent Free

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Step 1: Eliminate Food and Water

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.

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Azex Bed Bug Dog Boot Camp

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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.

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DIY Pest Inspection Guide

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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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Bed Bug Awareness Week 2016: Azex Pest Solutions, Is Keeping Bed Bugs Away!

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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.

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Tenant Sued for Bed Bug Infestation

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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…

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“The Heat Is On”, and bed bugs don’t like it!

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Bed bugs – just two little words that strike fear into the hearts of business and home owners alike.  A bed bug infestation can mean countless hours lying awake at night, missed business opportunities, and risk of lawsuit…..but it doesn’t have to. Bed bug exterminators have found a way to get rid of bed bugs in a quick and eco-friendly way without the use of chemicals.  AZEX Pest Solution extensive experience using AZEX Heat and the Steriheat process to kill bed bugs is changing the way we kill bed bugs in Arizona.

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K-9 Detection – The Super Smellers

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For centuries dogs have been used in many professions for their extraordinary sniffing abilities.  From drug detection, to search and rescue, and even bed bug detection, dogs are used throughout the world to help their human companions in their line of work.  Recently dogs have been undergoing specialized training to sniff out bed bugs in people’s home and business.  Intelligent exterminators are increasingly offering detection dog services to ensure that a room, home, or place of business is bed bug free

 

How Strong is the “Super Smell”?

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