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10 Poison Free Tips to Keep Rodents Away

Rodents are not only an unnerving sight to see in your home, but they can also be quite dangerous.  Mice and rats can chew through papers, boxes and even electrical wiring.  Electrical damage by rodents has been known to and cause fires in your home and could even cause serious injury to your family members.  In addition to the destruction and annoying messes in your home, rodents can also contaminate your food and spread diseases that cause many serious health risks.

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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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Steps to Keeping Your Property Rodent Free

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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Busting Myths: DIY Bed Bug Home Remedies

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.

 Baking Soda

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.

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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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Rodent Control

Rodents are a big problem for many Americans, and pest management professionals should be experienced at eradicating rodents quickly.  Listening to questions and concerns of clients and asking critical questions is part of the rodent elimination process. The initial inspection is also an extremely important step in rodent extermination. 

Here are 10 signs that the AZEX Pest Solutions technicians will look for when inspecting a home or business for rodent activity.

  1. Rodent Tracks – Tracks can be seen in outdoor soil or inside in dusty areas where the tracks would be undisturbed.  The pattern and shape of tracks will let a trained technician know what type of rodent has been present in the area.
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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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The Ultimate Pest Q & A

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

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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