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.

Read more

Scorpion Control in Arizona

How To Tell If You Have Scorpions

What Scorpions Look LikeScorpions are a distinctive and well-recognized group of arachnids. They are most easily distinguished by their lobster like appearance, but especially by their fleshy “tail” that terminates in a bulbous sack and prominent stinger. The larger front pincers are used to capture and hold prey while feeding. the stinger is used to subdue prey and for defense.




Things You Might Not Know About Scorpions

Scorpion glows under UVWhen exposed to ultraviolet light (UV or black light),  scorpions fluoresce a light yellow green color. When they fluoresce  they may be easily spotted for capture, physical killed or sprayed with an insecticide from several yards away.


Scorpion Control In Arizona

During dry weather, scorpions are attracted to moisture. Because of this habit, they may be trapped by spreading wear burlap bags and collecting the scorpions during the day. Scorpions are discouraged from areas around homes by removing potential cover, such as stones, lumber, and other debris. Sealing entrances into homes can also exclude them. Applications of residual insecticides can increase scorpion control. Applications should be directed to harborages, such as stone piles. It is not necessary to treat lawns. Exterior foundation treatments every month with a pesticide directed to scorpions will provide control

While it may not be possible to achieve full elimination of a scorpion infestation in your area with this method, a preventative monthly maintenance plan, along with Bug Guardian’s service guarantee can make a world of difference in your goal of pest free living.

Bug Guardian Pest Control offers scorpion control, scorpion removal and scorpion extermination and sealing. Get rid of scorpions with pet & kid friendly,  scorpion control.

For all your Scorpion treatment needs in Arizona please call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention at (480) 345-2847

[cta_bar text=”Are you in need of Scorpion Removal?” button_text=”Find Out How We Can Help!” button_link=”||” bar_color=”accent” button_color=”transparent” button_size=”standard”]
Read more

As Fall ends and Winter arrives


Bug Guardian Pest Prevention reminds homeowners to be cautious of unwanted pests as the season changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOENIX, AZ (1/3/2013) – As the fall season ends and the winter season arrives many homeowners think pests go away until the spring season.   This is not always the case.  The winter season is also a peak time for pests to make their way indoors seeking food, shelter and warmth.   Bug Guardian Pest Prevention, a pest control company servicing the Phoenix, AZ metro area, warns that homeowners are likely to experience increased pest activity inside the home as the seasons change.

“Transitioning from the fall to winter months, smaller pests including spiders, cockroaches and rodents search for a place to take refuge from the cold winter ahead – and houses are a great option,” said Tom Taylor, Owner at Bug Guardian Pest Prevention. “Unfortunately, these pests usually multiply fast, leading to a greater infestation and pest problem.  They can damage homes and can even become a danger to our health from the diseases they carry.”

Experts at Bug Guardian Pest Prevention recommend the following tips to keep pests at bay during the seasonal change:

  • Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home with caulk.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in trash containers with lids.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery well-trimmed and away from your home.

“We also encourage homeowners to always be on the lookout for telltale signs of a pest infestation. If you find rodent feces, hear sounds of scurrying in the walls or observe gnaw marks on wires, it’s best to contact a pest professional to inspect and treat the potential problem,” added Bug Guardian Pest Prevention.

For more information on these pests and how to protect your home, visit:

Read more

The Bug Guardian Gets a New Website


What do you think of the new Website? Let us know on our FaceBook page!



Read more