Rodent Pest

4 Common Pests in Arizona and How to Stop Them

We want to be your trusted source of information when it comes to pest control. In Arizona, we deal with all sorts of critters and insects. In some cases, these pests are unique to where we live. In today’s blog, we’ll cover the five most common pests we encounter every day and how you can fight them off!

Termites

Let’s start with one of the most destructive and difficult to deal with pests around, termites.

The Damage

Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage with a single home infestation. The reason is that they eat through wood and they work really well together. This can cause damage to the structure of your home. Additional problem areas include the areas around your doors and windows which can cause air leaks that run up your HVAC bills.

How to Stop Them

There are a number of ways you can make your home less susceptible to a termite infestation. Termites love moisture, so try to avoid allowing moisture to accumulate around your home. You need to make sure your home has adequate drainage. In your attic and basement, this is especially important because termites can run rampant there. You also need to avoid enticing termites by placing firewood or mulch near your home.

Cockroaches

The Damage

Cockroaches may not cause the same amount of damage monetarily as termites, but they can still be a real pest. Cockroaches are unsanitary, unsightly, and can get into your food supply.

How to Stop Them

Cockroaches are attracted to trash, dirty dishes, and crumbs. Keep your home clean and cockroaches won’t have a food source and a reason to stick around. However, if your home is already infested, you’ll need to use more serious measures. You can use traps and other insecticides, but if the problem is widespread. You might need to contact your local pest control company to get rid of all the problem.

Bees

The Damage

While termites and cockroaches can cause damage to your home or your food, bees cause damage mostly to people! Bee allergies can be really dangerous, so you don’t want a beehive hanging out near your home.

How to Stop Them

The best way to get rid of bees is to call your local pest control company. Our team at Arizona’s Best Choice can take care of any bees on your property safely. Unfortunately, bee removal is a dangerous job and the average person can get hurt if they don’t know what they’re doing.

Bed Bugs

The Damage

Bed bugs cause problems because they bite and can affect how well you are able to sleep. This is something that you have to try to nip in the bud. The important thing is to act swiftly to entirely get rid of the problem.

How to Stop Them

There are some things you can do to get rid of bed bugs before you call a professional pest control technician. Luckily, there are some things that are in your favor. Bed bugs do not fly, so they may be easier to contain than other insects. The first step is to clean all bedding using hot water. Vacuuming the bed and the area around it can be helpful as well. If you are still worried about your mattress itself than you can wrap it in a plastic cover.

To learn more about our Phoenix-area pest control services, give Arizona’s Best Choice Pest Control a call at (480) 418-3068 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free inspection to get an estimate on our anti-pest plan.