Does it make sense to have your new build professionally sealed?

As many Valley homeowners are discovering, home sealing is one of the most effective means of pest control here in Phoenix. If your home has struggled in the past with bark scorpions, roaches, or other pests, home sealing may be the long-term answer to keeping them out. Either applied as an independent strategy or combined with other pest control treatments, home sealing is a great fit for every Phoenix home.

This includes new builds. Newly constructed homes here in the Valley can often struggle with pest problems—especially bark scorpions. As we’ll explore in this article, home sealing is a hand-in-glove fit for a new home. We highly recommend that homeowners consider a new build home seal before moving into the property.

New construction means more pests

Here in Phoenix, most new construction is occurring at the fringes of the West and East Valley, where land that was once desert or orchards is being transformed into new subdivisions. This process, inevitably, disturbs the natural landscape and leads to a proliferation of pests.

If you recently built a new home, have our team perform a new build home seal to keep out bark scorpions and other Valley pests.

If you recently built a new home, have our team perform a new build home seal to keep out bark scorpions and other Valley pests.

The population of native, desert-dwelling species—such as bark scorpions and desert subterranean termites—often blossom as soon as homes (food for termites) and other pests (food for scorpions) move in. Human development also means water is now present on the landscape, which provides an ecological niche for roaches, crickets, and other pests. Finally, any new construction occurring near mountains or rocky outcroppings tends to see a greater number of bark scorpions, since this is their native territory.

The end result is that many new build homeowners find their homes inundated by pests in the first few years. The good news is that these problems are preventable with a pest prevention strategy. At its core, this approach should include professional home sealing.

What is home sealing?

Home sealing is the process of systematically closing, blocking, and sealing the entrances pests use to get into your home. An effective home sealing process starts with a pest professional inspecting the property and identifying places where improvements can be made.

In the context of a new build home seal, a newly constructed home likely doesn’t have significant defects—such as a cracked foundation or an air leak around a window frame—that will allow pests easy entry. However, at the same time, it may be far from impervious. New homes may not have sufficient caulking around gaps, weatherstripping around doors, or meshing covering attic weep holes. In other words, there is certainly room for improvement in every home, and new builds are no exception.

Of course, there are some advantages inherent in sealing a new build that is still under construction. The pest control professional has a small window to access pipes, door frames, and other components of the home that might never be accessible again. This allows us to even more effectively seal out pests.

Call us for professional home sealing here in Phoenix

If you are currently constructing a home here in the Valley, we recommend that you have us out to professionally seal it not long after getting the keys. It’s generally easier for us to implement our 21-step, thorough home sealing process when there is no furniture in the home or boxes in the garage. However, if you have already moved in, we can still seal your home.

To learn more about the benefits of home sealing or to schedule your new build home seal, contact us today. Remember: there’s no better time to put together a solid pest prevention and management plan than from the very beginning.

Why we use Altriset termite treatment for better results

At Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services, our termite control specialists use Altriset to protect homes here in the Valley and Casa Grande. But, just what is Altriset, and why do we use it? In this blog, we’ll review some of the key differences that distinguish Altriset from other termiticides, and why you should call our team for all your termite control and inspection needs.

Not all termite treatments are the same

There are many different termite treatments—known in our industry as “termiticides” and classified separately from pesticides—out there. But, they’re not all the same. Most of the chemicals and treatments you can buy in a hardware store are weaker than those used by pest control professionals: the stronger and more effective the chemical, the greater likelihood that state certification is required to be able to work with it and apply it. Unfortunately, most of these store-bought treatments just aren’t going to eliminate the termite problem or prevent reinfestation over the long term.

Even among pest control companies, there are key differences. Popular termiticides such as Termidor and Premise just aren’t as effective or long-lasting as what we use here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services: Altriset.

What makes Altriset so effective?

Altriset is applied in a trench around the home, forming a line of defense between the soil and your home’s slab foundation. As subterranean termites come into contact with the Altriset-treated soil, they are exposed to the delayed-action formula. In the time before the Altriset goes to work, the termites travel amongst other termites in the colony, widely and quickly spreading the termiticide. Altriset paralyzes the termites’ mouths, preventing them from consuming the cellulose they need to live. This immediately stops the damage to your home and, within days, all affected members of the colony die.

Unlike many other store-bought and professional-grade termiticides on the market that just kill termites upon contact, the delayed mortality feature of Altriset gives the termiticide time to be spread throughout the colony. In both the field and lab experiments conducted by Altriset, this strategy is highly effective: Altriset found that even adding a few Altriset-exposed termites to a colony of non-exposed termites resulted in a 100% mortality rate.

How long does Altriset protect your home?

Over time, all termiticides eventually begin to wear off and become less effective. This occurs as rain washes out the soil around your home, reducing the prevalence of the chemical barrier. However, one important distinction between Altriset and many other termiticides is that Altriset lasts longer and performs better, with only slight drop-offs in the performance year-after-year. In fact, in a test coordinated with the U.S. Forest Service, Altriset provided lasting protection from subterranean termites for several test homes in Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina for 9 years!

Overall, if you’re looking for a long-lasting termite treatment that will protect your home better for many years to come, Altriset is the right choice.

Is Altriset safe to use?

When safely applied by a professional termite control technician, yes. Altriset is actually the first termite treatment of its kind to qualify for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Reduced-Risk Pesticide Program, and is approved for use throughout the continental United States. It is specially formulated to have a low impact on honeybees, earthworms, and other non-termite organisms.

Overall, the technicians here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services are able to use far less, per-gallon, of Altriset as part of an effective termite treatment strategy than many other brands of termiticide. This lowers the overall environmental impact of our termite treatment.

Call our team for a free termite inspection in Phoenix and Casa Grande

If you have seen evidence of termite activity in or around your home, call our team here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services. We offer free termite inspections in the Phoenix metro area and Casa Grande. We’ll send out a termite control expert to your home to identify the location and scope of the termite infestation. Our technician will then meet with you to review our findings and—if you do have termite activity—discuss your treatment options.

We customize our termite treatment using Altriset for each and every home we work with here in Phoenix. Our technician will take notes on your foundation, the size of your home, and the soil composition and quality surrounding it. All of this can impact how we go about eliminating the current infestation and then establishing a barrier against further termite incursion.

Our team is proud to partner with an effective termiticide like Altriset. We’re so confident in our termite treatment process that we offer up to a 5-year renewable warranty. To learn more about our termite services and our warranty, give us a call.

Here are 5 signs that you may have a termite problem

If you see signs of termites in your home, call Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services for a free termite inspection.

As a homeowner in the Phoenix metro area, it is important to understand the potential warning signs associated with a termite infestation. Termite activity here in the Valley is very common and often very destructive. However, if you catch the signs of an infestation early, you can help prevent destructive damage from being done to your home.

The longer the time that termites have to feast on your home, the more expensive it is going to be to make repairs and treat the infestation. That’s why detecting early warning signs is so important. However, detecting these signs are almost impossible if you don’t know what you are looking for.

In this article, we will discuss 5 of the most common warning signs that you have a termite infestation. If you notice these signs in your home, it’s a good idea to go ahead and call Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services to get started removing them as soon as possible!

What are the 5 signs you have a termite problem?

1. Mud tubes

Mud tubes are what give the termites a way to travel and a source of moisture while they make their way into your home without being exposed or drying out in the Arizona heat. You may notice a mud tube climbing up your home’s foundation, and still see no signs of active termites in or around it. However, if you were to dig around in the tube a bit, you would probably catch a few termites scattering towards safety.

These mud tubes are the subterranean termite’s primary means of travel and almost serve the same purpose as an anthill would for ants. You will find these mud tubes most visible when they are on flat and conspicuous surfaces like foundations, walls, floors, and ceilings. They may also be found in the small cracks and crevices of your home as well, so keep an open eye out for the tubes as they are an almost definite sign of termite activity.

2. Swarms

Swarmers are termites that have wings. Both kinds of termites that you will find out here in the desert (subterranean and drywood) both have swarmers in their colonies. Drywood termites will usually have smaller swarms, typically less than 100, while subterranean termites can have thousands in their swarm. You’ll likely notice the swarms outside, but sometimes they can be found inside your home as well.

These swarms are often usually missed by the homeowner, but you can be on the lookout for discarded wings around your home. This will be a sure sign that a swarm has been around. Either way, make sure you call Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite ASAP is your see signs of swarms or discarded wings!

3. Damaged wood

It’s no secret that termites and wood damage go hand-in-hand. Different types of termites will devour wood in different, unique ways. For example, drywood termites will eat across the wood grain, while subterranean termites will follow along the grain of the wood. This wood damage can be detected in any area around your home. There are also many tools that professionals use to inspect homes for termite wood damage. If you see signs of wood damage in or around your home, it’s a very likely sign of termites and you should call in a termite professional.

4. Holes in floors and paint

The damage being done by termites in hidden areas of your home—such as underneath floors, inside walls, and above ceilings—may be the most extensive, but the hardest to notice. However, look for swollen surfaces, chipped or damaged paint, and small surface holes. These are some of the same signs you might see with water damage to a home. This damage also includes a musty, distinct smell.

5. Termite droppings

As with any insect or rodent that can potentially infest your home, one of the biggest warning signs they can leave behind is their droppings. Termite feces, known as frass, can present itself in several different ways. Subterranean termites will use their frass as building material for their mud tubes. Drywood termites, on the other hand, will leave small pellets that look like wood pieces piled up around their active areas. If you notice any frass in or around your home, this is probably a good sign that you have a termite problem that needs to be addressed immediately!

Schedule annual inspections to prevent termites

As a homeowner, your eye for detecting termites may not be well-trained. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced and trained professional come out to your home and take a look. It’s recommended that homeowners schedule yearly inspections of their home to help prevent full infestations.

Between inspections, make sure you are paying close attention to the 5 warning signs of a termite infestation that we mentioned above. If you do happen to notice one of these signs, call the professionals at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services so we can complete a thorough inspection of your home and help you decide on a plan of action to tackle your termite problem before it gets any worse.

4 factors that influence your termite treatment cost in Arizona

As every Valley homeowner knows, termites can be a destructive force once in your home. It’s best to deal with a termite infestation early, before these wood-eaters can do significant damage to the structure of your home and establish a major foothold. However, one question we get from many of our customers concerns costs. In this article, we’ll discuss the factors that influence the termite treatment cost in Arizona, what homeowners should generally expect, and ways that you can save on your termite treatment.

Here’s something that’s completely free: we offer no-obligation, no-cost-to-you termite inspections here in Phoenix and Casa Grande. If you suspect that you might have termites in your home, or you’ve seen physical evidence like mud tubes on your foundation, call us today and we’ll send an expert out to your home to inspect for termites.

What are the 4 factors that influence the cost of termite treatment?

Factor #1: The type of termite

The most-common type of termite that infests Valley homes is the desert subterranean termite. As the name suggests, this termite typically accesses your home from the ground. When they run into the concrete foundation slab, these termites will create mud tubes up the side of the slab to get to the wood frame and their future food supply. Subterranean termites aren’t afraid of heights, however: in many cases, these termites find their way into attics, where they can erect mud tubes between beams and feast relatively undisturbed.

The type of termite can influence your termite treatment cost in Arizona.

Mud tubes are a telltale sign that you need to call our team for a free termite inspection.

The desert subterranean termite is the most destructive type of termite here in Arizona. Their large numbers and the relative ease with which they can get into the home makes them a major threat. Our free termite inspection will work to identify the termite entry point and the type of termite we’re dealing with.

Factor #2: The scope of the infestation

A relatively recent termite breach into your home, caught early by a wary homeowner, is easier and often less expensive to deal with than a prolonged infestation. In the case of the former, it might be a matter of just using a termiticide to kill the existing colony and then doing some minor preventative measures to prevent re-infestation. With a prolonged infestation, you’re not only looking at a much deeper treatment and re-infestation prevention program, but you might also have to deal with the fallout of any property damage caused by the termites.

Again, our free inspection is a good place to start. If our technician does find signs of termites or evidence of their activity, they can estimate the relative size and scope of the infestation, giving you a better idea of what to expect.

Factor #3: The size and foundation of your home

Unlike treatment for many different types of pests, a termite treatment must be thorough. In many cases, trenching is required around the entire foundation of the home to block further termite entry or re-infestation. This means that the size of your home—both the square footage and whether or not you have two stories—can influence the treatment quote.

Your foundation type—which is often dependent on the age of your home—can also influence the treatment needed and the estimate we’ll provide. Termites can either climb the outside of the foundation or enter through plumbing entry points below the slab. In some cases, foundation cracks also provide a hidden means of termite entry.

Factor #4: Your termite warranty

This one is ultimately up to you as the homeowner, but we advocate for the longest-possible warranty we offer: our 5-year warranty. Here’s why this is important: termites are notorious re-infesters. Attracted by the pheromones of now-dead termites, desert subterranean termites and other species will often attempt to return to your home in future years, even after our initial service eliminated the original infestation.

We offer a complimentary one-year warranty, but you can expand that year-by-year up to 5 years. That’s a half-decade of peace of mind, where you’ll know that any termites that do return, we’ll come back out and take care of for you.

For estimates on termite treatment cost in Arizona, call us!

Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services is proud to be the premier termite treatment company here in Phoenix and Casa Grande. If you want to learn more about our services or about termite treatment cost in Arizona, we’re the team you want to call. And don’t forget: we offer a free termite inspection. If you think you have termites, that’s a good place to start.

Choose AZ Best Pest for your commercial pest control in Phoenix

You’ve worked hard to make your business what it is. When pests invade your space, they’re more than just an annoying nuisance: they could be threatening your property or your livelihood. You need a team you can trust with your commercial pest control in Phoenix. It’s time to call Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services! No matter what your pest control needs are, we can help. Our technicians do more than just handle pests for your business: we provide businesses and those who run them with peace of mind.

We're your trusted team for commercial pest control in Phoenix.

Call Arizona’s Best Choice for commercial pest control in Phoenix.

Do you suspect you have pests? Whether you’re dealing with roaches in your restaurant or termites in your tenement, start by contacting our team for a free pest inspection here in Phoenix and Casa Grande.

The leading name in commercial pest control in Phoenix

From scorpions and termites to pigeons and roaches, we’ve got you and your business covered. We offer free inspections, so you know what you’re dealing with, and our results come with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Our technicians treat interiors as well as exteriors.

We’re more than a spray-and-pray pest control company. In contrast, our highly trained and experienced technicians work with you to formulate a battle plan for taking on pests and keeping them out of your business for good. This often involves a well-rounded, multifaceted approach that both removes the current infestation while also putting up barriers to pests returning.

Of course, the safety and comfort of your business, customers, and employees is paramount. That’s why we specialize in a delicate touch that works around your hours and the unique needs of your individual business.

Be proactive when it comes to your pest control

You can try to take care of your pest problem on your own. One problem with that is you don’t have the technology or experience to know if the issue has been fully dealt with; there’s a chance your solution was only a stopgap. The only way to truly handle the issue is to work with professional technicians.

Know that our technicians have been certified by the state, and they have the abundant experience necessary to know how to take care of a variety of pests that can try to move in. We’re highly familiar with treating a variety of commercial sites:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Commercial offices
  • Property management

Give us a call today

If there’s even a possibility your place of business has a pest problem, it’s best to look into it immediately rather than wait, which can result in the issue getting worse. Our company has 20 years of solid experience taking care of Phoenix and Casa Grande’s pest problems, and we’d love to do the same for you.

When you need pest or termite control services here in the Valley, contact our team here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services by calling us at (480) 986-8500. We’re proud to be your source for commercial pest control in Phoenix!

Here are the 3 major signs you have termites in your home

Termites can cause thousands of dollars in property damage in a short amount of time, causing them to be one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. These small insects eat wood and can cause substantial damage to the structure of a building. Termite damage typically is not detected immediately, but there are 3 major signs you have termites in your home. We’ll review these signs in this blog post.

Checking your home periodically for signs of termites could help you discover an infestation before the damage becomes severe. Of course, the best way to know for sure that you do or do not have a termite infestation is to contact the team at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services. We offer free in-home inspections and estimates in the Valley and Casa Grande.

Here are the signs of termites:

#1. Clicking noises

If there are termites hidden deep within your walls, chances are you won’t be able to see them. But, you may be able to hear them. The fact that they create hollow tunnels and caverns in walls while leaving a thin layer of wood at the surface allows them to go undetected for months.

As termites eat wood, their mandibles make soft clicking noises. When this sound is multiplied by the several thousand insects that belong to a single colony, it because audible when you listen carefully. If you hear a clicking sound when your house is quiet, your home may have a termite problem.

#2. Termite tubes

Another major indicator of termites is the presence of brown clay shelter tubes. Termites build these structures along foundation walls and use them to find food, protect themselves from predators, and travel through a building.

These tubes are small and narrow when a colony first builds them, but the tubes are widened over time. The wider the shelter tubes, the more damage has been done to your home. Having your home inspected annually by Arizona’s Best Choice Pest and Termite Service is a great way to discover termite tubes before the insects cause much damage.

However, you can also do a quick check at home. Walk around your home and look at the foundation for any mud tubes. Then, go into the attic and use a flashlight to look at the wood beams. Termites will often make mud tubes to travel between beams.

#3. Hollow wood or sagging floors

One of the most obvious termite warning signs is the presence of hollow wood. The insects leave huge, hollow caverns in wood, causing severe structural damage. You can check for this by periodically tapping the walls of your house. If you’re tapping studs and the sound being returned is hollow, it could be an early alert to termite damage.

Do you have a basement or a second floor? This same hollowing out of support beams could lead to sagging floors on either your ground floor or second floor. The presence of a sagging floor is a major, dangerous indicator of a termite infestation.

If you’re seeing signs you have termites, call us!

Based on these tips, if you suspect that you have a termite problem, contact us at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services. We’re proud to offer termite treatment options throughout the Phoenix metro and Casa Grande, and we offer free pest inspections and estimates.

Here’s how you can spot the signs of a termite infestation

A termite infestation in your home is very bad news. The sooner you can detect a termite invasion, however, the more likely that you can minimize the damage these insects will do your home. That’s why it’s important for Arizona homeowners to be aware of the signs of a termite infestation.

get-rid-of-termites-professionallyHere at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services, we offer free termite inspections in the Valley and in Casa Grande. If you suspect that you have termites, it’s time to call in the experts. Contact us online to get started today.

Detecting any damage

Many homeowners first realize they have a termite problem when they see damage caused by the insects. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to schedule a termite inspection:

  • Many tiny holes in the wood (about the size of a nail)
  • Fissures or cracks in the wood
  • Small tunnels made from mud or soil on the home’s foundation
  • Sagging, drooping, or discolored drywall
  • Peeling paint
  • Buckling or blistered wood or laminate floorboards
  • Loose tile
  • Doors or windows that are difficult to open
  • Wood with a hollow sound or honeycomb appearance
  • Quiet clicking sounds in the walls

In addition to structural damage, you might also find piles of discarded termite wings that look like fish scales, mounds of termite droppings, or even live swarms of the insects. Some termite species shed their wings when they mature.

The live bugs look almost like ants but range in color from white-to-light brown. The droppings are a dark brown or black powder that collects on the outside of the termite tunnels.

Preventing a termite infestation

You can take a few proactive steps to lessen the chances that termites will decide to set up shop at your property. Here’s a few things to watch out for:

  • Remove wood and dead trees from your yard or property.
  • Keep firewood and construction materials in a dedicated shed, as far from your house as possible.
  • Build outdoor structures with treated wood, which repels termites.
  • Spread landscaping mulch away from your home’s foundation.
  • When possible, direct the flow of water (from your hose or irrigation) away from the foundation of your home, so that the soil near your foundation is consistently dry.

Be sure to check out this article for more on the signs of a termite infestation.

Dealing with the signs of a termite infestation

A professional inspection by an experienced termite specialist is the best course of action if you suspect you have termites. However, any existing signs of termite damage may mean that the problem is already well-entrenched. If you’re concerned about termites, you may even want to schedule an annual inspection and preventive treatment.

Call in the experts at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services

Call us here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services to schedule a free termite inspection. We have been serving homeowners in Phoenix and Casa Grande for more than 20 years, and have more than 7,000 loyal clients who will speak to our effective treatments and outstanding customer service.

Here’s why we hire the best pest technicians in the Valley (and Casa Grande!)

When you call us to service your home, you want to know that our pest technicians will take care of you, your home, and your family. At Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services, you know we will value you as a customer because of how we value everyone we employ.

Pictured: Our pest technicians are amongst the best in the Valley.In this blog, we’ll review some of the ways that we treat our employees, and why you should call our pest technicians for your pest control needs.

Why do people love working for us?

At the end of the day, our business is not about a number and a dollar sign. It is about people building lives for their families. Each of our pest technicians is working to create a meaningful life in and around their career.

People love working for Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services for many reasons:

  • We prepare our employees for success. With extensive training and support, they are equipped to grow professionally and personally.
  • We offer jobs in Casa Grande, Mesa, and Phoenix.
  • Our compensation is fair and competitive.
  • After 20 years in business, anyone can build a lifelong career with us.

Our technicians take pride in the work they do and the company they work for.

Why should employee satisfaction matter to customers?

Simply put, a company has a personality and habits in the same way people do. When a business treats their employees unfairly, they will not have their clients’ best interests in mind, either. We invest in the success of our staff through training, stability, and support.

This is also an investment in our customers, because happy workers who are well-trained and taken care of will go above-and-beyond for our clients. Our business is like a family. The strong bond between us and our pest control techs, makes us want to take care of each other and work together to make our customers happy.

Schedule your free inspection from our great pest technicians!

At Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services, we have a deep desire to give the best quality of work to each and every customer. Whether you want your home treated for scorpions, termites, or other pests, we have the most effective tools around.

Get started by scheduling a free pest inspection for your home.

Why we use Altriset termite treatment here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite

If your home has termites, you don’t have time to fool with products and so-called experts who might not live up to their hype. Here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite, we rely on our experienced employees as well as Altriset termite treatment to take care of termites. Here, we’d like to tell you why.

Here’s how Altriset works:

When it comes to taking care of termites, the way Altriset works is it prevents termites from gnawing away at your property by paralyzing their mouthparts. Once termites come into contact with the product, it doesn’t immediately take effect, allowing them to continue their normal habits without them becoming “suspicious.”

This allows for more termites to be exposed. Altriset also provides lasting effects, and even better is the fact that it lasts for a while, better ensuring that every single termite is eradicated.

We’re also proud of the fact that this termite product attacks termites and only termites. This means you can treat your property without worrying about harming helpful bees and earthworms. We see no need to do more harm than good to organisms that do more good than harm.

You might also be worried about the effects of the pesticide if you have animals or children who might come into contact with it.

Here are the benefits of Altriset:

There are also several benefits to be enjoyed by using Altriset. For instance, the product has been officially registered as reduced-risk by the Environmental Protection Agency. It also has a low use-rate per gallon.

Once the fromula has done its job, it continues to do its job long afterward, meaning there’s less chance of you experiencing a re-infestation. This healthy “shelf life” also means that you don’t have to spend more money than necessary on additional treatments.       

Outside of Altriset, there are a number of benefits you receive when you leave the job to us. Our technicians offer free inspections, so you know for a fact what kind of pest problem you have, and we offer 100% guaranteed termite service for your full satisfaction.

Choose AZ Best Pest: the team that uses Altriset termite treatment

Be sure to contact us here at Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite to find out more about Altriset and all other pest control products and plans we offer. See how easy it can be to handle pests when the job is left to the pros.

Hotel pest control: 5 pests and how to deal with them

There’s nothing that hurts the bottom line of any hotel, motel or bed-and-breakfast quite like a pest infestation. Guests expect a clean, safe environment. Any pest problems, and it’s not just them who won’t be rebooking—your online reviews will take a hit, as well. That’s why hotel pest control is important.

Hiring professionals to handle your lodging pest control needs is equally important. In this blog, we’ll run through the top pest problems that plague hotels and motels, and why experts are best trained and equipped to handle them.

Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services is your top choice for effective commercial pest control in Phoenix and Casa Grande. To schedule service for your business, contact our team.

Hotel pest control matters5 most common pests in hotels and motels

Just like homes, hotels and commercial businesses can have all manner of pest problems. Here are the top-5 pests that you need to look out for and get hotel pest control to deal with:

Bed bug infestation

There’s no two ways about it: bed bugs are the most dreaded pests in hotels and motels. Nothing will kill your business faster or expose you to greater legal liability than bed bugs. Nothing will ruin your reputation faster—even if the extent of the actual infestation is limited.

Your team should regularly be spot-checking beds, furniture, and more for bed bugs. We recommend giving us a call for both preliminary and post-discovery bed bug inspections and treatment.

Bed bugs can spread from room-to-room faster than you’d think, and you don’t know the true extent of the problem until you have a professional inspect your rooms. If you close your eyes and hope the problem goes away, you’re heading for disaster.

Rodents (mice and rats)

Rodents like to be where warmth, humans, and food are. Hotels and motels are the juncture of all three. Rodents are not just gross (although they totally are) or disease-carriers (although they totally are), but they can also cause property damage and bigger problems. Rats and mice living in walls have been known to chew through electrical cords and start fires.

Our team can set up discrete traps after our preliminary inspection, and work with you on a defined plan for getting rid of all rodents and preventing re-infestation. This will likely include a mixture of traps, blocking entries, and perhaps changes to how trash and food waste is disposed at your hotel.

Prevent a cockroach infestation

They’re disgusting. If a guest finds one of these in their room, you can expect to receive a very angry call or perhaps worse. The guest is well within their rights: cockroaches represent a great health threat. They carry a large number of deadly pathogens that can cause serious diseases.

Roaches in a home are one thing, since the factors that led to their proliferation can be tightly controlled by the homeowner. However, in a hotel setting, they’re very difficult to get rid of without the intervention of a professional. That’s because guests often eat and drink in their rooms, and there are plenty of places for roaches to hide and breed.

Arizona’s Best Choice can help you get rid of your roach problems with a series of traps, treatments, and advice on how to eliminate the roach’s food supply.

Get rid of the flies

Most hotel owners and managers probably wouldn’t put flies on their top list of pests that they think of needing to deal with. However, flies are a big hassle for guests, and eliminating them is important. However, traditional means of elimination—such as fly swatters and flypaper—aren’t going to “fly” with your guests.

We have multiple means of helping you get rid of flies for good. In addition to our treatments, we’ll suggest plants and ways to discourage flies from hanging around your rooms, lobby, and common areas.

Termite Prevention

Most guests aren’t going to notice termites. However, your entire property could be endangered by a termite infestation, ruining your investment and possibly even leading to you needing to close the hotel to have repairs made. That’s a lot of lost revenue and spent cash on dealing with a problem that can be prevented with effective termite control.

Just like we do for property management companies, we can help your hotel manage your termite treatment needs. We use an effective treatment and back our work with a warranty. Our team is thorough. It’s one of the most effective ways of dealing with termites.

For hotel pest control, call us

It’s important that you handle things right with your guests. Trust, communication, honesty, and doing the right thing by your guests goes a long way. So does corrective action, which is why it’s so important to call in the professionals as soon as possible.

Here in Phoenix and Casa Grande, Arizona, Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite is, well, the best choice out there for commercial pest control and hotel pest control services. Our highly trained and professional technicians have years of experience working with hotels and motels.

Get started with an estimate and a bid. Contact us today, or give us a call at (480) 986-8500.