Kick Roof Rats to the Curb!

Kick Roof Rats to the Curb!

Roof rats are not native to the greater Phoenix area, but they have become an increasing problem here over the past several years. Having moved here from warmer coastal climates, they are prone to seek shelter during the cooler months, causing them to invade your home...
Kill Bed Bugs With Heat

Kill Bed Bugs With Heat

Heat treatment is a proven non-chemical method of killing bed bugs. All life stages (adult, larva, and eggs) die within minutes at a temperature of 122 degrees F. Unlike many pesticides, bed bug heat treatment will penetrate and force heat into all of the harborages...
Is There A Season For Scorpions?

Is There A Season For Scorpions?

I am frequently asked if there is a season for scorpions. I assume that because people are asking me this question, they are seeing more scorpions than normal, but the funny thing is there really is no, “season” for scorpions, per se. Get Scorpion Control Here Mating...
Is There A Season For Scorpions?

Bark vs Desert Hairy Scorpion

Scorpions are a special fear for those of us who live in desert areas. They are the “bogeyman” insect of the Southwestern US. Movies have given them a bad name but they haven’t taught us much about these fascinating creatures. They won’t tell you which ones are truly...
What Are False Chinch Bugs & How to Get Rid of Them

What Are False Chinch Bugs & How to Get Rid of Them

What are False Chinch Bugs? False chinch bugs are very small insects that like to hide in grass and weeds. They’re a particular problem for farmers and ranchers who manage pastures. False chinch bugs migrate throughout the year as certain areas dry up. They look for...
Understanding Desert Crickets

Understanding Desert Crickets

If you aren’t a native of Phoenix, pest control issues here might startle you a little bit. Take the desert crickets for example. If you’re accustomed to a tiny, black insect with a small, sweet chirp then the Jerusalem cricket will come as something of a surprise...
Desert Weed Control in Arizona

Desert Weed Control in Arizona

Maintaining a yard in a desert climate isn’t easy. Weeds grow and flourish in Fall and Spring, but remain an issue year-round. The lack of moisture and nourishing soil makes growing vegetables or grass difficult, but weeds still find a way to survive! Many homeowners...
More Phoenix Pests To Control – Springtails

More Phoenix Pests To Control – Springtails

A Springtail or Collembola issue came up recently. A Phoenix pest control customer with a severe case of springtails contacted me and went to her home to make a comprehensive inspection to see if we can alleviate the problem. Adults and immature Springtails are...