Spider Control for Scottsdale Homes

How to get rid of spiders in your Scottsdale house and stay safe from bites.

Fear of spiders is consistently ranked as one of the top phobias in America. Whether it is an evolutionary trigger that kept our ancestors alive or the result of Hollywood horror films, spiders have a reputation as being creepy, crawly, venomous pests.

But spiders aren’t all bad. They do provide a form of natural pest control by catching insects in their webs. However, that doesn’t mean they have an open invitation to come into our homes. A spider infestation can cause contamination of food in kitchens or pantries, and depending on the species, there could be health risks if family members unexpectedly happen upon a web or lurking spider. Taking action to prevent spiders goes a long way in avoiding these risks.

Keep garages, attics and basements clean and clutter-free.

Most spiders seek out secluded, undisturbed areas where they can build a web to catch their next meal, so an attic or basement that has been left unused over the past season could be harboring these pests out of sight. Avoid leaving clothing and shoes on the floor and consider storing them inside plastic containers. It is also advised to shake out all clothing that has been in a hamper before wearing or washing.

Seal any cracks or crevices around the home.

Spiders can crawl into homes through damaged window screens or cracks in the siding. The outside of homes should be inspected for these defects seasonally as weather and changes in temperature can cause or worsen existing problems.

Inspect items such as boxes of decorations and grocery bags before bringing them indoors.

Packages are often left on the front step if delivered when you’re not at home, and groceries might be placed on the driveway while unloading. These are opportunities for spiders and other pests to crawl onto bags and boxes and be carried inside. Inspecting packages before bringing them into your home reduces this risk.

If a spider bites you, contact your primary care physician for medical advice.

Species such as house spiders and cellar spiders pose no health threat to people. They don’t have very strong mouthparts, so if they tried to bite, they wouldn’t be able to pierce the skin. These spiders are simply nuisance pests, but they are much better off living and laying eggs outside.

Other species such as black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders do have the ability to pierce the skin and inject venom. Their bites cause varied reactions in people, but are very rarely fatal with proper treatment. Symptoms include localized pain, fever and nausea. In the case of a brown recluse spider bite, there’s also a possibility for skin necrosis at the site of the bite.

If you have an infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional.

Being proactive about spider control will reduce the likelihood of any species making a home in your abode and possibly harming a member of your family. But if you suspect you have a spider infestation in your home, Bug Guardian Pest Prevention to identify the species and properly remove the pests.

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Winter Pest Proofing in Arizona

One noticeable change in the outdoors as winter approaches is the absence of flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and bees. We associate these pests with summer and fall, a nuisance to outdoor activities, and are thankful that the colder weather brings relief from their stings and bites. But a lack of flying pests does not mean a lack of all pests during the winter.

Whereas mosquitoes and bees were flying overhead in the summer, mice, cockroaches, and spiders could be crawling underfoot during the winter. These pests are seeking shelter from the cold, and unfortunately our warm homes seem cozy to them too. It is important to take preventative measures to keep pests out because they can cause more hazards than just cobwebs in the corner. Rodents are known to carry diseases such as Salmonella and Hantavirus, certain spiders can bite, causing serious side effects, and cockroaches can be a trigger for asthma and allergies.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has several tips that every homeowner can use to help prevent these winter pests from gaining access to the home.

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home to help prevent rodents from getting inside. Be sure to check the areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home. Mice and ants can make their nests in wood piles and easily gain access to your home if the pile is nearby.
  • Rodents can hide in clutter, so keep storage areas well organized, and store boxes off of the floor.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains. Extra attention should be paid to kitchens and bathrooms as these areas are particularly vulnerable to cockroach infestations.
  • Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens in windows.
  • Screen vents to chimneys. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

Winter brings enough worry about home damage with wind, snow and frost. Following these tips will help reduce the likelihood of your home experiencing other seasonal problems due to pests. When winter pests are kept outdoors, your home becomes a healthier place to host holiday parties and spend time with family, and that is what the season should be all about.

If you suspect you have a pest infestation, call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today!

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Pest Control in Scottsdale Arizona

triggers_pests_lgScottsdale Arizona is not only home of such attractions as the Heard Museum and the Phoenix Zoo, it is one of the top-rated resort communities in the country. Nicknamed “The West’s Most Western Town,” it is also home to a wide array of Arizona PESTS including, but not limited to, scorpions, rodents, termites, birds, weeds and more…

Bug Guardian Pest Control understands Scottsdale Arizona Pests, and has developed unique, environmentally responsible Pest Control Programs to solve your Scottsdale Arizona Pest Control problems.

We don’t rest until we’ve eliminated your last Pest. With 6 days a week service (closed on Sunday, same day service in most cases), and because of our “100% Satisfaction” guarantee, what do you have to lose except your Scottsdale Pest Control problems!

Our Pest Control Program starts with a detailed inspection of your residential or commercial property. Not all pest problems are the same and some can require some very unique strategies to get the problem under control, which is why communication with you, the customer, is so very important. In speaking with you about the types of pests and sighting locations, as well as completing a visual survey of potential problem areas, your technician will then develop a customized plan of attack based on your specific needs.

CALL NOW! Start enjoying your Scottsdale Arizona property again with the peace of mind knowing Bug Guardian Pest Control has you, your family, and your investment protected from Pests.

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Brown Ticks Prevention Gilbert Arizona

Brown ticks in Gilbert Arizona

Brown tick control in Gilbert Arizona

Brown ticks in Gilbert Arizona

This tick gets its common name from its overall reddish brown color and that it is common on dogs. Both sexes are reddish brown in color but females turn a bluish-gray color when engorged with blood. They can be introduced to urban dwellings by pets.

Bite can cause tick paralysis in dogs, and (very rarely) in humans.

If you believe ticks have become an issue on your pet & property, it is important to take action as soon as possible. Fortunately, you can protect yourself & your family in the greater Phoenix area with our effective tick control services. Your pets will need to be treated by a veterinarian, or a vet approved flea/tick product, such as Advantix or Frontline. Special attention should be paid to lawns, shrubbery, & pet beds. Areas that can provide harborage for these pests such as piles of building materials in the yard, also need to be addressed. If you have indoor pets, your flooring, upholstered furniture & particularly areas that your pet sleeps, must be treated as well.

Whether you need commercial pest service or residential pest service. Contact Bug Guardian Pest Prevention for a free inspection and quality that no other company can surpass.

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