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April

Flea and Tick Pest Control for Your Peoria

Most Peoria pet owners know the importance of keeping their pets free from fleas and ticks – they can cause itching, irritation, and the transmission of harmful diseases.  But what most pet owners don’t know is that only a very small fraction of the infestation actually occurs on the pet – 95% of the infestation [...]

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April

Warmer Weather means more Pests in Arizona

Arizona residents know that in February we move from the winter chill into warmer temperatures in the 80s. With this warmer weather also means an increase the pests around your home in the Valley. The warmer the weather gets, the more insects we will be seeing. This means that with the warmer climate comes an [...]

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March

Scorpion Removal in Scottsdale

There are more than 45 species of scorpions found in Arizona. Most common in the Scottsdale area is the Bark Scorpion which also happens to be the most venomous and only lethal scorpion in Arizona. The sting of the Bark Scorpion is can be fatal to young children, the elderly and those who are allergic to the venom.

Scorpions are often found in the desert, although there are many urban habitats that are attractive to the scorpion. Scorpions are often found near mountains, buttes and the outskirts where there has been little urbanization.

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March

Hiring a Pest Management Professional

The most effective way to deal with a bed bug infestation is to hire a Pest Management Professional (PMP), frequently known as an “Exterminator”. If you try to control bed bugs on your own you are likely to fail. When looking for a PMP take the time to do some research and find a good company. The cheapest may not be the best option.

Questions to Ask the Pest Management Professional

When looking for a PMP to help you, we recommend that you ask the following questions:

Are they licensed? Ask

Arizona bark scorpion

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March

Arizona Pests Q & A

At Bug Guardian we wanted to take the time to answer some of the questions you have about Arizona pests. It is our hope that with this knowledge you will be able to better understand the pests that live around us and if the need arise contact us with all your pest control needs.

What makes homes attractive to pests?

Pests are attracted to food, water and shelter. Exclusion techniques and removing food and water sources will help deter pests. Simple measures such as keeping food in sealed containers and cleaning up

DIY pest control

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March

How to Keep Your Arizona Home Kitchen Pest Free!

Kitchens have always been a gathering place in the home; however, there are some unwelcome visitors homeowners would rather not gather in the place where we store, cook and eat our food – pests! Cockroaches, rodents, fruit flies and pantry pests can all easily find their way into kitchens contaminating foods, spreading bacteria and ruining a “sacred” space in the home. At Bug Guardian we have a list of way on how to keep your Arizona home kitchen pest free!

Keep counters, floors, pantry shelves, cabinets and sinks clean, as crumbs and

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March

Signs of Fleas in Anthem Arizona

Signs of Fleas in Anthem Arizona

Many signs can indicate flea activity.  A common indication would be pets that repeatedly scratch and groom themselves. This is caused by the discomfort of the flea activity as the adult fleas feed on the pet’s blood. People also may experience bites which leave behind itchy bite marks (a medical doctor can be consulted, since there are other sources of skin irritation beside fleas). Flea dirt, the adult flea feces, also can indicate activity. Flea dirt looks similar to coarse ground black pepper and may

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February

Rodents 101

During the winter season, it’s estimated that rodents seek shelter in more than 21 millions homes in the United States. This means that many homeowners will likely be dealing with mice or rats in their abode over the next few months – and you could be one of them.

Rodents can spread dangerous diseases and can cause major property damage, so it’s important for homeowners to familiarize themselves with the types of rodents that invade homes this time of year. Here is a guide to help you identify common mice and

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February

What Restaurant Owners Can Do To Prevent Pests

Pests can affect more than just homes and office buildings – they can also affect businesses like restaurants. When a restaurant has a pest problem, finding a pest control company to eliminate the infestation may not be their only issue. They could suffer from unhappy customers, bad ratings, low sanitation scores, and more which makes it paramount that you prevent pests.

If you’re a restaurant owner, there are several habits you can develop to prevent pest infestations, including:

FOOD STORAGE

Before accepting food shipments, inspect them for any signs of pests.
Store food in airtight storage

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February

Arizona Pest Control vs Prevention

Arizona Pest Control vs. Prevention

Preventing pests from entering your home is more important than controlling them once you have a problem. Pest infestations and the risks they pose to your home or business are easily avoided with a combination of DIY pest prevention steps and regular professional treatment. That is why Bug Guardian’s  program focuses on pest prevention, not just pest control.

Much like building a fence, pest prevention techniques accomplish three goals: exclude pests from entering your home, removing things that may attract them into your home, and creating a