Arizona Bark Scorpions in Cave Creek

The Arizona bark scorpion is known for its venomous sting, which can be lethal, especially for small children and elderly people. For this reason alone pest prevention for your home in Cave Creek should be a top priority to protect your family and property from infestation.


scorpionIf you are unsure of what a Bark Scorpion looks like here are some facts:

  • Light brown to brownish yellow in color
  • Pincers are elongated and thin
  • Thick, lobster-like pedipalps
  • Tail is also slender and yellow to light brown in color


Its venom can cause severe pain. Symptoms such as numbness, frothing at the mouth, difficulties in breathing, muscle twitching and convulsions can be observed on a human that has been stung.


If you believe that your home has played host to the Arizona Bark Scorpion call the professionals at Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today!

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Bee Control & Removal in Anthem

As Spring flowers begin to bloom in Anthem Arizona the pollen count rises and so does the appearance off bees. Bees will travel as far as 2 miles to gather for their hive. But could their hive be located in your Anthem home or business?
Africanized bees are known to sting in much larger numbers than European bees. Both Africanized and European honey bees have the same physical appearance; therefore, all honey bees should be treated with the same caution as Africanized bees.
We recommend professional removal of all bee swarms (newly arrived bees) and established bee hives as soon as discovered. Their presence is a health and safety risk to people and animals in the surrounding area and often results in costly property damage if not removed. Bee removal or extermination should never be attempted by persons without professional training and protective equipment.

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How to Remove a Tick from Your Child: A Guide for Parents

Ticks are familiar to many of us in Arizona,where they are found year-round in most of the state.There’s no doubt that these parasites are scary, but that doesn’t mean you have to wrap your kids in bubble wrap or lock them in their bedrooms. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about removing ticks, that way you can relax when the kids head outside to play.

How do I remove a tick from my child?

A tick has bitten your child and is still latched to your child’s skin, what do you do next?

“The best advice for parents who find a tick attached to their child is to not panic,” says Kristen Nordlund, a public affairs officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “There are simple steps they can take to remove the tick with a set of fine-tipped tweezers.”

The following tick removal process comes directly from the CDC:

  1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
  2. Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal.
  3. After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
  4. If your child develops a rash or fever within the next few weeks after the tick was removed, take them to a doctor and make sure to tell him or her about the recent tick bite.

Ticks usually need to be attached for several hours in order to spread a disease. For example, the blacklegged (or deer tick) needs to be attached for about 24 hours to pass on Lyme disease. It is also important to know that not everyone who gets Lyme disease will have the “telltale” bull’s eye rash. It’s always a good idea to have your child tested more than once for a tickborne disease because sometimes tests can come back as false negatives.

We know ticks are still terrifying, but we hope you feel better prepared with this information. If you feel that your home has a pest problem feel free to call Bug Guardian Pest Prevention today at (480)345-2847.

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