Pest Control in Gilbert

Gilbert Arizona Pest Control

Gilbert, Arizona is not only home of such attractions as the Hale Centre Theatre, beautiful parks, and the historical downtown district.  Nicknamed “The Nation’s Fastest Growing Town,” it is also home to a wide array of Arizona pests including, but not limited to, scorpions, rodents, termites, spiders, and more…

Bug Guardian Pest Control understands pests in Gilbert, and has developed unique, environmentally responsible pest control programs to solve your Gilbert pest 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 invasive pest issues? (more…)

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Arizona Bark Scorpions are Out of Hibernation

Arizona Bark Scorpions are Out of Hibernation

Meet the Bark Scorpion

The Arizona Bark Scorpion’s notoriety is due to the danger it represents for humans, and with the temperatures warming up they are coming out of hibernation, typically when overnight averages begin to exceed 60 degrees regularly.

An adult Bark Scorpion usually has a length of 2.7-3.1 inches, with males being 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. (more…)

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer from Pests

Bug Guardian Pet Friendly Pest Control

With the warm summer weather upon us we are spending a lot more time outside – and so are our pets. While humans can often effectively dodge unwanted encounters with various insects, pets often need a little help from their humans to stay pest free.

Heartworm Medications offer Dual Protection

Mosquitoes can be a serious threat to our pets, especially dogs, but also cats. They cause heartworms, a condition that, if left untreated, can be fatal to dogs. Putting your pet on heartworm preventative will protect them from this terrible disease. As an added bonus, many heartworm medications have built in flea control. This lets you kill two birds with one stone as you keep your pet healthy and protected from pests.

Keep Food Tightly Sealed and Picked Up

Many insects are attracted to pet food including ants, roaches, and spiders. Store your pet’s food in an airtight container and only put out as much as he or she will eat at one time. Don’t leave pet food sitting out for long periods of time. The food will draw pests near or in your home as well as expose your pet to insects that can injure them like spiders. (more…)

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When to Seek Medical Care for a Scorpion Sting in Arizona

When to Seek Medical Care for a Scorpion Sting in Arizona

First you feel it! OUCH!

It burns! It stings!

Parts of your body begin to feel numb!

Being stung by a scorpion is nasty business, but once you’ve been stung, what do you do next?

  • Most infants, small children and the elderly, especially if they are stung by a bark scorpion, which inhabits large areas in Arizona and New Mexico, should be seen quickly by a doctor since some of the severe reactions occur in these populations.
  • However, anyone who experiences severe symptoms after a scorpion sting will need immediate treatment in an emergency room.
  • Call 911 and/or Poison Control (1-800-222-1222)
  • Continuously apply ice to the sting area.
  • If there is no danger to other people, carefully collecting a dead or injured scorpion into a sealed container to show to the physician may be helpful.
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Dealing With Silverfish

Silverfish in Arizona

Have you ever walked into your bathroom late at night, switched on the lights and been surprised at a small insect squirming away to hide in the cracks behind your sink? Maybe it wiggled away in such a flash, you couldn’t even get a good look at it. Well, you probably just saw a silverfish.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish, otherwise known as fishmoth, are nocturnal insects that are known to take up residence in damp areas. These small pests tend to grow up to 1 inch long and have a long pair of antennae on one end of their bodies with three long appendages called cerci at the other. The silverfish gets its name due to its silvery shine that adults have, along with the wriggling motion that resembles that of a fish. Although silverfish can live in a wide range of environments, they prefer warm, moist areas.

They are usually found in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens. They will be most likely to be found in boxes, shelves, behind walls or wallpaper, in or under sinks, in closets, in bathtubs and even in window or door frames. Adult silverfish can lay up to 50 eggs at a time and have a very long lifespan for an insect – although there’s some disagreement about how long; different sources say silverfish live from two years up to eight years. (more…)

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