Battling Fleas & Ticks

Ticks and fleas are known as pest hitchhikers and they cause a great deal of stress for pet owners across the country. They can be a huge nuisance once in the home, and pose as real health dangers for your pet and your family. Because of this, Americans spend about $9 billion a year controlling fleas alone. Flea and tick infestations can be difficult to eliminate, so calling a reputable pest control company is in your best interest.
If you find that your pet has fleas or ticks, first and foremost, call your vet. You can never be 100% positive how long your furry loved one has had the flea or tick problem and their health and safety is number one on the priority list. It is critical that pets be treated at the same time as the home so that neither causes re-infestation. The importance of pest control is paramount and should not be attempted alone. Fleas are known to be survivors and can adapt easily. They also have a long life cycle and can lay up to 20 eggs at a time. A thorough inspection is needed so that the pest control company can determine the size and seriousness of the infestation as well as the best plan of action moving forward.
Once you have decided what pest control services are needed the company will usually give you a list of home preparation needed prior to their visit. You will need to mop and vacuum the entire home and even the furniture (under cushions, etc). Ticks and fleas can both lay eggs indoors so a rigorous cleaning will assist the pest control company greatly in the elimination of these pests! It is also beneficial to wash all linens and pet beds. You should wash and dry any bedding at the hottest temperature you can, or the easier option, discarding pet beds, blankets, or other possible contaminated fabrics. When the pest experts arrive you, your family, and your pets should be out of the house.
Most vets recommend a daily tick and flea check during the summer for your pets. The sooner you identify the problem, the better. If you find that there is a tick or flea problem with your pet look for a reputable pest control company that provides an action plan both inside and outside the house. Many companies provide prevention services that eliminate the pest threat outside of the home before pest infestation becomes a problem inside. As summer rapidly approaches look online for local pest control companies with favorable reviews and who can provide a personalized service specifically tailored to your home, your pets, and your pest control needs.

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Battling Fleas & Ticks

Ticks and fleas are known as pest hitchhikers and they cause a great deal of stress for pet owners across the country. They can be a huge nuisance once in the home, and pose as real health dangers for your pet and your family. Because of this, Americans spend about $9 billion a year controlling fleas alone. Flea and tick infestations can be difficult to eliminate, so calling a reputable pest control company is in your best interest.

If you find that your pet has fleas or ticks, first and foremost, call your vet. You can never be 100% positive how long your furry loved one has had the flea or tick problem and their health and safety is number one on the priority list. It is critical that pets be treated at the same time as the home so that neither causes re-infestation. The importance of pest control is paramount and should not be attempted alone. Fleas are known to be survivors and can adapt easily. They also have a long life cycle and can lay up to 20 eggs at a time. A thorough inspection is needed so that the pest control company can determine the size and seriousness of the infestation as well as the best plan of action moving forward.

Once you have decided what pest control services are needed the company will usually give you a list of home preparation needed prior to their visit. You will need to mop and vacuum the entire home and even the furniture (under cushions, etc). Ticks and fleas can both lay eggs indoors so a rigorous cleaning will assist the pest control company greatly in the elimination of these pests! It is also beneficial to wash all linens and pet beds. You should wash and dry any bedding at the hottest temperature you can, or the easier option, discarding pet beds, blankets, or other possible contaminated fabrics. When the pest experts arrive you, your family, and your pets should be out of the house.

Most vets recommend a daily tick and flea check during the summer for your pets. The sooner you identify the problem, the better. If you find that there is a tick or flea problem with your pet look for a reputable pest control company that provides an action plan both inside and outside the house. Many companies provide prevention services that eliminate the pest threat outside of the home before pest infestation becomes a problem inside. As summer rapidly approaches look online for local pest control companies with favorable reviews and who can provide a personalized service specifically tailored to your home, your pets, and your pest control needs.

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Summer Pests to Expect

Arizona Mosquito Removal

Temperatures are back into the 100’s in Arizona which means that the summer pests we expect are getting closer to showing up!

Insects are making a comeback this spring, keeping exterminators on their toes. The summer months are the busiest time of year for exterminators because when the sun comes out, so do the bugs.  The number of bee calls have the phones ringing off the hook. So fare it has definitely been a busy bee season.

The best way to keep all pests out of and away from your home is with preventative treatment. If you’re having a bug or bee problem at home, call the professionals. Home remedies usually aren’t strong enough to get rid of all of the creepy crawlers.

Don’t forget about ants, flies and other stinging insects. Many of these pests are more prevalent during the summer, and therefore more likely to show up during outside gatherings and parties.  Ants, yellowjackets and flies are attracted to typical barbecue fare, and mosquitoes are especially active at dusk. Not only can each of those pests become a nuisance for homeowners, but they also pose significant health risks to you and your guests. Ants can contaminate food and house flies have been known to carry more than 100 different kinds of disease-carrying germs. Mosquitoes can leave behind much more than just an itchy red bite, and are known to carry diseases like West Nile virus, malaria and dengue fever.

Bug Guardian Pest Control can help with these issues give us a call today.

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The Importance of Pest Control

If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to never underestimate the importance of pest control. Without proper prevention and extermination in the event of an infestation, there are some horrible things that can go wrong that will cause problems for not only your home, but the well being of your family.

Here are a few reasons why you should remember the importance of pest control and consult with professional pest extermination services.

These Pests Can Cause Serious Damage to Your Property
The structural damage that will occur if your home is infested by damaging bugs like termites will eventually lead to even more expensive repairs. In an average year, termites are responsible for up to $2 billion in property damage in the United States. Financial issues resulting from structural damage is one of the most frustrating parts of homeownership and dealing with pests. Don’t let these bugs destroy your property anymore. Call pest control services today.

Certain Bugs Can Even Harm You and Your Family
Certain bugs have vicious bites or painful stings that can harm anyone in your home. In addition to the physical pain, flies and other airborne bugs often carry diseases that can get you and your family sick, as well as ruin your food. Termite infestations can be so severe that they can cause serious structural damage that could potentially put your family in direct risk as well. Don’t let these pests harm your family in any way; call professional help today.

Infestations Lead to Overwhelming Stress
Your home should be a place where you and your family can just relax and not worry about a thing. If pests overrun your property, however, you won’t be able to enjoy your home, sleep, or even think about anything other than getting rid of these unwanted guests.

As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to protect both your family and your entire property from these annoying and potentially damaging bugs. Don’t wait until the damage is too severe, because you’ll end up spending much more on repairs than you want. Never forget the importance of pest control and talk to Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today.

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Arizona Bark Scorpion are Out of Hibernation

The Arizona Bark Scorpion’s popularity is due to the danger it represents for humans and with the temperatures warming up they are coming out of hibernation.

An adult Bark Scorpion usually has a length of 2.7-3.1 inches and males are larger than females. They are yellow with marked horizontal lines in the back; the tail is thin with a stinger that has a very pronounced curvature.

Bark Scorpions are stealthy predators with very fast and efficient movements, and although they appear to be less harmful than black and large scorpions, they have one of the higher levels of toxicity in their venom.

Like all other scorpions, they have fine hairs all over their body which they use to recognize the terrain and to detect their prey and threats. They have eight articulated legs and thin, but firm pedipalps (pincers) which they use to hold their victims.

Being nocturnal creatures, scorpions ambush their victims. They feed on small and medium insects like beetles, spiders, crickets, cockroaches and other scorpions.

The potency of most types of scorpion stings are about the equivalence of a bee sting. However, the venom of a Bark Scorpion is much more severe with very intense pain accompanied by hot burning sensation.

In some cases its sting can become substantially more serious, causing breathing difficulty, numbness, vomiting, and even convulsions. Difficulty swallowing is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. When the above symptoms are present, victims must seek emergency medical care where anti-venom is available.

The most vulnerable are infants, young children, the elderly and those with compromised immunity in poor health. Domestic pets are also vulnerable.

Bug Guardian can help you fight these pest with some of our Scorpion Home Seal service.

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DIY Pest Control: Problems & Dangers

DIY pest control

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when it comes to pest control comes down to do-it-yourself solutions gone awry. Oftentimes, the very pest he or she is trying to eliminate or prevent is actually drawn indoors more-so through the use of misplaced baits and/or traps.
When dealing with pesticides and baits/traps, it is 100% necessary to be trained in the use of chemicals and to understand what the repercussions could be for you and your family.
Pests can make their way into any home. The negative connotations associated with a possible pest issue should not hinder a homeowner from reaching out to a pest control company that will handle the problem most efficiently and professionally. DIY solutions are not a quick fix, and can potentially cause even more of a headache. Reach out when you need help to receive professional insight and solutions.
When it comes to pest control, expertise is important – not just because it’s the fastest way to eliminate pests, but because it’s critical to controlling pests safely. Too often, we uncover botched DIY pest control attempts that ultimately result in a call for professional help. While that’s concerning from a pest control perspective, and can cost homeowners more money in the long run, it is even more upsetting when the methods attempted put homeowners at risk for harm.
Other instances of misdirected DIY are less dire…for example, using traps to kill ants but never identifying their source. (In most cases, this means that ants will return.) Knowledge is the most powerful form of pest control, so before covering your home in traps, consider turning to a professional who is certified to keep family members and pets safe and sound.
The DIY pest control market is strong, with homeowners seeking ways to manage pest control needs on their own. Home pest control remedies aren’t always effective, however, so it is important to consider the long-term cost when thinking about DIY.
DIY pest control can in the worst cases be dangerous. There are instances, Froio says, where people have burned down their homes or harmed or killed others when using pest control materials and methods that they don’t understand. Many times, people also over-apply pest control materials, which can be dangerous to the occupants of the home.
Bug Guardian Pest Prevention is here to help. Beyond addressing your immediate pest control needs, we’ll help you understand the pest prevention and exclusion techniques, both indoors and out, that lead to more effective solutions.

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DIY Pest Control: Problems & Dangers

DIY pest control

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when it comes to pest control comes down to do-it-yourself solutions gone awry. Oftentimes, the very pest he or she is trying to eliminate or prevent is actually drawn indoors more-so through the use of misplaced baits and/or traps.

When dealing with pesticides and baits/traps, it is 100% necessary to be trained in the use of chemicals and to understand what the repercussions could be for you and your family.

Pests can make their way into any home. The negative connotations associated with a possible pest issue should not hinder a homeowner from reaching out to a pest control company that will handle the problem most efficiently and professionally. DIY solutions are not a quick fix, and can potentially cause even more of a headache. Reach out when you need help to receive professional insight and solutions.

When it comes to pest control, expertise is important – not just because it’s the fastest way to eliminate pests, but because it’s critical to controlling pests safely. Too often, we uncover botched DIY pest control attempts that ultimately result in a call for professional help. While that’s concerning from a pest control perspective, and can cost homeowners more money in the long run, it is even more upsetting when the methods attempted put homeowners at risk for harm.

Other instances of misdirected DIY are less dire…for example, using traps to kill ants but never identifying their source. (In most cases, this means that ants will return.) Knowledge is the most powerful form of pest control, so before covering your home in traps, consider turning to a professional who is certified to keep family members and pets safe and sound.

The DIY pest control market is strong, with homeowners seeking ways to manage pest control needs on their own. Home pest control remedies aren’t always effective, however, so it is important to consider the long-term cost when thinking about DIY.

DIY pest control can in the worst cases be dangerous. There are instances, Froio says, where people have burned down their homes or harmed or killed others when using pest control materials and methods that they don’t understand. Many times, people also over-apply pest control materials, which can be dangerous to the occupants of the home.

Bug Guardian Pest Prevention is here to help. Beyond addressing your immediate pest control needs, we’ll help you understand the pest prevention and exclusion techniques, both indoors and out, that lead to more effective solutions.

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