Pest Control in Arcadia, AZ 85018

Arcadia Pest Control 85018

Welcome to Arcadia

Arcadia, Arizona is not only home to prime real estate, beautiful homes, and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. Arcadia is known as one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in Arizona. However, like many Arizona towns and cities, Arcadia is also home to a wide array of Arizona pests including, but not limited to, roof rats, scorpionsrodents, termites, spiders, and more…

Bug Guardian Pest Control understands pests in Arcadia, and has developed unique, environmentally responsible pest control programs to solve your Arcadia 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?

Roof Rat Invasion

The area of the Valley that would become known as Arcadia was established as a collection of citrus fruit orchards, which performed extremely well due to the fertile soil to the south of Camelback Mountain. As the Phoenix area grew, the value of this lush land was recognized and parcels of land for home building began being sold. Over time, the neighborhood grew to become some of the most sought-after real estate in the Valley. (more…)

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Pet Friendly Pest Control

Pet Friendly Pest Control

Part of the Family

Your pets are part of the family, and we know how important it is to keep them safe outdoors as well as indoors. Pests that affect humans will also affect our furry friends, some even more so. That’s why safe, pet friendly pest control should be top of mind when looking for a service provider.

When you see evidence of pests in your home or yard, your first inclination may be to reach for the strongest bug spray you can find. However, while pesticides will likely kill whatever unwanted visitors are infesting your home, they can also be harmful to your pets. With pet safe pest control products and techniques, you can be sure your pets are safe from pests, as well as the treatments used to keep them away.

Pest Dangers to Pets

Fleas & Ticks

The first set of pests you may think of when it comes to your pets are fleas and ticks. These parasites can cause problems ranging from skin irritations to diseases and infections. Make sure to use flea control products often, and perform inspections on your pets after spending time outdoors. (more…)

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Stripe-Tailed Scorpions

Stripe Tailed Scorpion

Arizona Stripe-Tailed Scorpion

The Stripe-Tailed Scorpion, otherwise known as the Arizona Devil Scorpion or Wood Scorpion, is home to Arizona and parts of New Mexico and California. Officially known as Paravaejovis spinigerus, it grows to about 2-3 inches, and usually tan to dark brown in color with darker stripes across its back. They have a slightly stockier build than their Bark Scorpion counterparts, with thicker appendages and tails.

Their primary habitat is along the desert floors and hillsides of the Sonoran desert, often found under rocks. Like other scorpions, they seek out moisture and stable food sources, hibernating during the day and going out at night to hunt and mate. (more…)

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Pest Control in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley Pest Control

Welcome to Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, Arizona is not only home of such attractions as destination golf courses, beautiful trails & parks, fantastic shopping, and a vibrant restaurant scene. Paradise Valley is known as one of the most luxurious towns in Arizona, where you’ll find many top-end resorts and spas. However, like many Arizona towns and cities, 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 Paradise Valley, and has developed unique, environmentally responsible pest control programs to solve your Paradise Valley 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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Commercial Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control in Arizona

Every business owner, office manager, and floor supervisor knows the importance of maintaining a clean and safe work environment for employees as well as customers. Commercial pest control is of utmost importance to ensure work spaces are free of invasive insects, scorpions, and rodents.

A business not adhering to local, state, and federal guidelines is susceptible to being closed or shuttered, meaning loss of income for owners, investors and employees. Pests can introduce diseases, cause damage to infrastructure, and even lead lawsuits. Beyond that, a company not providing a pest free environment is simply unattractive to work in and do business with, and potentially harmful to your reputation.

From restaurants, to offices, to warehouses, to healthcare and agricultural settings, all businesses should go above and beyond to protect the workplace from pests. Owners and managers should ensure they are working with a commercial pest control company that can provide that level of service as well.

Finding a Commercial Pest Control Provider

To make sure you are providing a safe environment, communicate with your commercial pest service provider about your specific needs. This may include any noticed problem areas or pests, environmental concerns, and documentation needs. (more…)

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Ant Control in Arizona

Ant Control Phoenix

Ant Control is Necessary

Have you found an ant mound in your yard or somewhere near your home?

Ant Control in ArizonaAnt control in Arizona is important as ants affect us adversely in many ways:

  • Stinging or biting
  • Invading and contaminating food
  • Nesting in lawns, golf courses or within premises
  • Stealing seeds from seed beds or feeding on germinating seeds
  • Defoliating or gnawing into plants and plant products
  • Fostering other landscape pests (e.g. aphids or scale insects on ornamental plants)
  • Gnawing holes in various types of fabrics
  • Removing insulation from telephone wires or other equipment
  • Killing young poultry, birds, livestock or game
  • Simply annoying humans and animals with their presence
  • Possibly transmitting certain human diseases after crawling over sputum, feces, carrion and so forth


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Types of Arizona Cockroaches

Types of Cockroaches

There are several different types of cockroaches that are common to Arizona. These are known as the German Cockroach, American Cockroach, and Oriental Cockroach. These three cockroach types differ in appearance, behavior, and life cycle. Determining which type of cockroach you are dealing with can help in understanding how best to control and eradicate an infestation in your home. (more…)

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Is a Scorpion Home Seal Worth It?

Scorpion Home SealScorpion Prevention in the Home

A scorpion home seal can be one of the most effective ways to prevent scorpions from entering your home in Arizona. The best way to avoid scorpion encounters in your home is ensuring they don’t find a way in!

A scorpion home seal consists of ensuring points of entry into your home are properly sealed off, including the foundation, thresholds, door frames, utility lines and more. This not only prevents access for scorpions, but for other pests as well, such as ants, spiders, roaches, and more. Bark scorpions can enter through extremely tight spaces, much like other insects, so eliminating potential entrance points for scorpions comes with the added benefit of preventing other pests from entering the home and becoming a problem. (more…)

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Desert Hairy Scorpions

Giant Hairy Desert ScorpionA Scorpion by Many Names

The largest scorpion in North America is known as the Desert Hairy Scorpion, and is common throughout the Sonora & Mojave deserts in the American Southwest, including Arizona. There are a few variations of the species that are extremely similar, identified by slight differences and geographic location. Officially known as Hadrurus Arizonensis, the Desert Hairy Scorpion is also known as the Giant Hairy Scorpion, Arizona Hairy Scorpion, and Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion, and are often used interchangeably.

How They Live

The distinctive feature of the Desert Hairy Scorpion is the large sensory hairs that cover its body, which are very apparent when you observe these scorpions close up. These hairs are used to detect other animals, picking up on touch, air currents, and chemicals of potential prey. As the largest of North American scorpions, they are known to grow up to about 6”, with a relatively stocky body and thick appendages. (more…)

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Arizona Rats vs. Arizona Mice

Roof Rat Pest Control

Rats and mice in Arizona display different behaviors, so identifying which invasive pest you are dealing with can determine the most effective treatment approach. Both can and will over time cause damage to your home or business and introduce potential contamination that may lead to health problems. Here, we’ll explore how you can tell whether you are dealing with mice or rats in your Arizona home or business.

Differences in Mice & Rats

Mice in Arizona are smaller in general than rats, averaging 3-4 inches in length (plus a 2-4 inch tail) and typically weigh around 1-2 ounces. The most common mice in Arizona include the house mouse and deer mice.  

Mice, by nature, are very curious animals, which leads them to boldly explore all corners of your home or office. Their curiosity only adds to their aptitude for getting into hard to reach and hidden areas in the building. They can flatten their bodies and squeeze through the tightest of spaces. Mice are used to living side by side with humans, and often depend on them for food and shelter, making homes and offices highly susceptible to infestations. (more…)

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