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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Common Phoenix Scorpions

Many people in the Phoenix area assume that every scorpion they come across is an Arizona bark scorpion. That’s not necessarily the case. bark scorpionArizona is home to dozens of species of scorpions. While all scorpions have venom that they might use to capture their prey, not all scorpions have venom that is harmful to humans. Here in Arizona we don’t have the largest scorpions in the world, and we don’t have the deadliest scorpions in the world, but we do have a scorpion with a rather potent venom: the Arizona bark scorpion. At best, a sting from that scorpion can be rather annoying, or, at worst, the scorpion sting can be extremely painful with longer lasting effects. Deaths from scorpion stings are very rare. People who are prone to have allergic reactions to stings, and those with undeveloped or compromised immune systems (the very young and very old), may have strong or severe reactions. Small pets may also have adverse reactions.   Prevent scorpions from ever entering your property by calling Bug Guardian in Phoenix, Arizona. We are your source for scorpion control services.

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Bed Bug Identification and Pest Control

Bed Bug Identification

bed-bug-smallBed Bugs are blood-suckers mostly found in motels or boarding houses where travelers stay overnight. Bed bugs are often found in buildings used to store second-hand furniture or clothing. Bed Bugs do bite … at night. Next morning you may see dots of blood in a line on bed linen. The blood has a sickly sweet odor. Also look for dried blood deposits around cracks in the bed, bed-head, flooring, bedside furniture and mattress.

NOTE: The resulting irritancy of the anti-coagulant chemical around the bite site can be severe, particularly to people with soft sensitive skin. Scratching is difficult to resist but this can cause infection of the bite area. If this is a likely problem, you should consult a doctor or chemist to obtain appropriate medication.

How do Bed Bugs get into beds?

Bed bugs are transported with luggage, clothing and other articles, but not on a person. It is not possible to know if someone is a ‘bed bug carrier’.

Bed Bug Pest Control

A professional pest controller like Bug Guardian should be called to ensure safe and effective removal of a bed bug infestation. A thorough inspection of the area of infestation is carried out before proceeding with control procedures. All potential daytime infestation areas are located and treated with an insecticide purposed for bed bugs.

Do NOT attempt a do-it-yourself pest control solution using a spray on bed-linens or mattresses. Such use could be a danger to the health and safety of others.

Bug Guardian uses specialized equipment with a variety of insecticides formulas depending on the circumstances. In addition to insecticide dusts or sprays the entire area may require treatment using a fogging machine in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

 

What You Can Do

All clothing, bed linen, curtains, fabrics and like items must be washed prior to insecticide treatment. Wrap mattresses in in plastic bags and place in the sun for several hours. Seal gaps in furniture, floor boards and cracks in wallpaper and other such areas where bed bugs can hide during the day time.

After Bed Bug Removal

High standards of  hygiene helps as an on-going preventative measure. The entire premises should be inspected regularly for signs of bed bug infestation. Prevention of a bed bug infestation throughout a building is more likely if regular attention is provided. Bug Guardian can provide periodic insecticide treatment in any commercial lodging situation where bed bug infestation is likely to occur.

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Tips to Prevent Mosquitoes

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To prevent the health risks that can potentially accompany an already-pesky mosquito bite, be sure to follow these tips to prevent mosquitoes: 

  • When spending time outdoors, apply an insect repellent containing at least 20% DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon-eucalyptus, and reapply as directed on the label. People who are spending long amounts of time outdoors should also consider wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts and closed-toe shoes to limit exposure to mosquitoes. The main type of mosquito that carries Zika is a daytime biter, so taking preventive measures at all times of the day is crucial.
  • Anyone traveling outside of the United States should be aware of travel advisories currently in effect. Pack plenty of insect repellant and protective clothing. If a person falls ill upon returning home, seek prompt medical attention.
  • Mosquitoes need only about a half an inch of water to breed, so homeowners should eliminate areas of standing water such as flowerpots, birdbaths, baby pools, grill covers and other objects where water collects.
  • Even children’s toys like buckets and sandboxes can collect water and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes right in the backyard, so be sure to keep these objects water-free.
  • Empty standing water from containers after each rain event
  • Adjust your sprinkler timers to allow enough time for grass to dry out before watering again
  • Check and eliminate places that accumulate water after irrigating your yard
  • Keep fountains operating or drain the water
  • Keep swimming pools treated and circulating
  • Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets and sprinklers
  • Check air conditioning drain hoses to ensure water is not pooling
  • Replace your outdoor lights with yellow “bug lights”
  • Fill in low spots and level areas within retention basins
  • Screen all windows and doors, and patch up even the smallest tear or hole on screens.
  • If there are concerns about mosquito activity on the property, contact Bug Guardian Pest Prevention.

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German Cockroach Prevention in Arizona Restaurants

german-cockroachYour business is important to you as well as the health and wellbeing of your customers and its continued success if crucial. If at any point your restaurant becomes infested with Cockroaches it’s important to have infestation exterminated by a professional pest control specialist in a timely manner.

 

 

Cockroach Information:

Cockroaches are attracted to warm, moist environments. They spend the daytime hours in dark areas such as under refrigerators, stoves, and false bottoms in kitchen cabinets, the backs of cabinets and between baseboards, floors, cabinets and walls. Cockroaches leave these areas at night to look for food and water. If you see cockroaches during the day this may be an indication of a larger infestation and should contact a Bug Guardian Specialist immediately.  By the point of a large infestation any do-it-yourself pest control attempts will be ineffective against a large population of cockroaches.

 

Cockroach Identification:

The only good cockroach is a dead one that’s why the first step to eliminating the cockroach infestation is to determine the type of cockroach present. At Bug Guardian we use our extensive knowledge of the preferences and habitats of each species to provide more accurate and effective control of the infestation.

 

Cockroach Removal:

The first step to any removal method is the sanitation of the area that the roaches are attracted to. Anything that can be done to eliminate the sources of food and water from the Cockroaches home will help to control the infestation.

 

Once sanitation is complete the next step is extermination of the cockroaches. This is done through the use of trapping, baits, insecticides, and dusts. A pest control technician will suggest which method is best for removal and go over your options.

 

After removal is complete we always suggest having a routine pest control maintenance plan to reduce the risk of infestation from cockroaches or any other pests.Cockroach macro

 

 

At Bug Guardian Pest Control, our goal is to help you in the shortest time possible, while resolving your cockroach problems in the most cost effective manner. All of our technicians are professionally trained and our service is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call Bug Guardian today at (480) 345-2847.

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