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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.

Arizona Bark Scorpion: Here’s what you need to know about this pest

The Arizona bark scorpion is well known for its venomous sting. The sting of the bark scorpion can be very dangerous, particularly for children and seniors.

They are common in the hot, desert climate of central Arizona, particularly in the Phoenix metro area. They are most common in the summer.

Arizona bark scorpions are a dangerous nuisance around the house. In this article, we will provide information about these scorpions, and the steps you can do to remove the threat from around the house.

We offer a free scorpion inspection here in the Valley and Casa Grande.

Pictured: A bark scorpion on the hunt.

Get to know the Arizona bark scorpion

Arizona bark scorpions generally grow to a size of up to 3 inches long. They’re not the largest scorpion around, but don’t let their size fool you. They’re still more dangerous than many larger scorpion species.

They are generally brownish-yellow in color and feature dark, lengthwise bands. Unlike some other types of scorpions, the bark scorpions have thick lobster-like pincers. The pincers of the scorpions are elaborate in size while the tail is slender with a sting at the end.

In the wild, Arizona bark scorpions are usually found under crevices, rocks, and in trees. However, sometimes they also make their home indoors, particularly in the drawers, tubs, sinks, and cabinets. They are active at night and generally ambush their prey. As predators, they hunt roaches, crickets, and other insects.

Bark scorpions can climb

Unique to scorpions, Arizona bark scorpions are capable climbers, and can even hang upside down from a ceiling. They can climb walls and other objects having rough surfaces. However, they cannot climb smooth surfaces such as the glass.

That’s led to an old Arizonan DIY trick of putting the legs of baby’s cribs in glass mason jars, so that scorpions cannot climb into the crib. (Personally, we’d rather just take steps to get rid of the scorpions!)

A painful sting

Bark scorpions tend to prefer areas with access to prey and water. They prefer to hide and run. They’re not aggressive by default toward humans, but they can attack when they feel threatened or cornered.

The sting of the bark scorpion is painful. Symptoms include numbness in the affected area, difficult breathing, frothing at the mouth, muscle twitching, and possibly convulsions. Allergic individuals are especially at risk.

While the Arizona bark scorpion is considered potentially deadly, there have been very few deaths in Arizona from a bark scorpion since data began being tracked in the 1960s.

How to detect and remove a bark scorpion infestation

Bark scorpions tend to slip between tiny cracks inside the foundation of the house (This is one of the reasons that home sealing is an effective deterrent to scorpion entry). Other hiding places include kitchen cabinets, spaces under the cabinets, shelves, and closets.

Bark scorpions have another unique property: they glow brightly when exposed to UV light, such as that from a common blacklight. This means they’re easy to spot at night in a dark room.

An experienced scorpion control professional can make a thorough investigation to detect bark scorpions inside the home. If a scorpion is found, the professional will try to catch the scorpion while wearing the protective gloves and clothing.

The pest control professional can also use a spray in hard-to-reach places where the scorpions might be hiding. They can also eliminate the food source of the scorpions such as spiders and crickets from the house to get rid of the scorpion problem for good.

Give our team a call

Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services can provide you with experienced and trusted professionals who can get rid of bark scorpions in Arizona. The professionals can detect the presence of the scorpion inside the house, and get rid of the threat in an environmentally friendly and safe manner.


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Effective Scorpion Control In Arizona

Did you know the area in which you live (Phoenix, Arizona) has the largest number of scorpions present in whole Arizona? Yeah that’s right. According to the research done by Arizona State University there are approximately 7000 scorpion sting reported from Phoenix as they mapped the areas according to zip codes to find out the areas having largest presence of scorpions. Well that’s scary! You would probably know that’s true, as you encounter with many of them in everyday life. Some people think that’s easy to control scorpions by use of pesticides. Yeah, I also consider this statement to be true to some extent, but do you know about the effects which those pesticides would bring? Most of you don’t, even some will cry PFFT! “I don’t care as long as pesticides are killing those creepy pests”. Well you should care. It is the matter of your own safety & for this purpose it is recommended that you should hire a professional to do that job.
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Why hire a professionals?
Why you should hire a professional? First of all you can harm yourself as you don’t know the consequences of where should pesticide be or not be sprayed. Pesticides are strong toxic materials. They should be dealt with immense care. Secondly you can never match the quality which you will gain by hiring a professional for the job of pest control. They know what they are doing. You will be surprised from the way they work. For example, did you know that scorpions mostly move out of their habitat during nights for the purpose of prey? If yes then it’s good enough, but how are you supposed to find out in which places they are hiding, even during night, if they plan not to move out of their habitats on that particular night? These are the question of which professionals know the answers to. Let me tell you professionals will use ultra violet lights to capture them, as scorpions or any other kind of pests for that matter, will not be able to hide themselves under those UV lights. This is one of many advantages that you will gain by hiring a professional. Seriously they know much better than you about their job & if you will try to do their job without them, there can be serious consequences to deal with, so professionals are a must for scorpion control in Phoenix!

Killing is not the only way to exterminate scorpions.
Did you know, fungal infections are the source of loss of 30% of crops all over the world? Yeah. Unfortunately that is true. So it is immensely important to develop new kind of fungicides, & did you know scorpions have an advantage for crops? Yeah that’s also true. They have a major advantage as they are used for control of fungal parasites. According to the researchers, the venom of scorpion can be used as fungicide, as it is used to save the scorpion itself from the growth of fungal parasites. So, why kill the scorpions if we can give their lives a purpose? Yeah we shouldn’t. Instead of using pesticides to get rid of them, call professional pest control people who will, instead of killing those creepy creatures, get a benefit out of them. Apart from having benefits from agricultural point of view, there are few other researches being carried out on venom of scorpion to find out cures to different diseases which include Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, heart diseases etc. It is also said that as a result of some researches, that venom of scorpions can help in prevention of cancer cells from passing. However it is too early to say it with certainty. The point is constant research is being done on the venom of scorpion & they are needed for this purpose. Alive. So capturing them instead of killing them will carry huge advantages so that further research should be carried on.
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Some useful ways to prevent yourself from scorpions after being cleared out.
It is easy to understand that even professionals don’t have magic wand from which they would be able to exterminate all the scorpions of your area all-together. We give our customers some pieces of advice so that they may be able to prevent themselves from scorpion danger in future. Firstly you should see the places that harbor scorpions & you should apply preventive measures. For example, scorpions can be found underneath almost anything including firewood, dog houses, umbrellas, old roll of rugs in yard etc. So you should do your best to keep your house as tidy ad possible. As explained earlier scorpions wander around for prey mostly during night time. So make a common practice not to leave a doorway opened at night otherwise you would be inviting them yourself. Don’t leave the doorway opened whether you leave them opened for your pets or some pleasant weather, besides scorpions it is not a good habit anyway. There are several appliances in the home such as a dryer or gas fireplace that has vents leading to the outside. Make sure you properly apply wired mesh around those vents so that scorpions don’t find a way to enter in to the home apart from having so many preventive measures.
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Why us?
Now the matter is how to choose who is best to do this job. There are so many companies who offer pest control, but you are seeking for the best, aren’t you? Arizona’s Best Choice Pest & Termite Services is the company you are looking for. Certainly you will prefer the people having more experience, over those inexperienced people who are found in large numbers in the market. Arizona Pest Control being the best scorpion control in Phoenix are in the market for past 15 years & the most valuable thing they got is their satisfied customers. We are not only relieving you from these creepy crawlers but also helping the humanity as we provide these creatures for research purposes. Having certified & highly trained staff we are sure that no one is not even near enough to beat us in our work.