Miyerkules, Hulyo 29, 2015
Some insects eat other insects, which makes them useful especially when the insects they eat are harmful to your home. Wasps are among the insects that are known to feed on other insects, usually bugs, caterpillars, and spiders. On one hand, they seem helpful because they eliminate other harmful insects from your surroundings, however, they can become a dangerous – and in some cases, deadly – kind of pest. Why are wasps dangerous? There are over 100,000 species of wasps, 30,000 of which are still unidentified. The three types of wasps—parasitic, solitary hunting, and social—can be very troublesome not just to other insects, but to humans as well. Their powerful stings can paralyze their prey in an instant, and when used on humans, can trigger a serious allergic reaction that can be fatal in some cases.
Martes, Hulyo 28, 2015
Bed bugs are among the most common pests in homes, be it Phoenix or beyond. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released some worrisome statistics about these creepy crawlies, from the results of the 2015 Bugs without Borders Survey. It seems that the insects are quite at home in the modern environment as 99.6 percent of all professional pest exterminators have dealt with them in the past year. The number hasn’t changed from 2013, but is significantly higher than 15, 10, or 5 years ago. Another consistent point are the top places where bed bugs are found, which are motels/hotels (75 percent), single-family homes (93 percent), and condominiums/apartments (95 percent). In addition, the bugs are also found in high numbers in places such as public transportation, nursing homes, schools, offices, college dormitories, and even hospitals.
Lunes, Hulyo 27, 2015
Just when you thought you could finally enjoy the warm weather in Phoenix, you start to see these winged insects flying around your house. Since warm weather draws the termites out, it may very well be possible that you have an infestation somewhere near your house. This might actually give you the upper hand. When you see termite swarms bursting from beneath the ground and flying about, don’t just ignore them. Call for an exterminator, instead, to stop these unwelcome guests from taking over your home. Identify the Problem The first thing you should do is to identify the problem. You might not actually have termites but flying ants instead. Before you panic and call an exterminator, try to catch some insects so you can identify them.
Linggo, Hulyo 26, 2015
Most people who see a swarm of bees in their backyard are quick to grab the nearest can of bug spray, and spray the bugs to death. While it is understandably frightening to see the bee swarm that can potentially attack you, killing them like this bear some unwanted implications on the environment. In the U.S., honey bees are largely responsible for the progress of the agriculture industry. In the last decade or so, there have been alarming reports of decline in bee population. This is why beekeepers and the authorities are urging the public at large to call for professional bee removal in Phoenix or anywhere else, instead of taking matters in your own hands. A World without Bees If you ever watched the animated film Bee Movie, you might have a good idea of what it would be like to live in a world without bees.
Huwebes, Hulyo 23, 2015
There are things in this world more dreadful than a cockroach on your dinner table. Among these is a cockroach biting you in your sleep. As omnivores, cockroaches feed on both plants and meat. They rarely feed on live meat, though, because they are scavengers. This means they are more enticed to take a pinch off parts made of dead skin cells such as eyelashes and brows, callouses, and finger/toenails. What Do They Eat? Cockroaches are naturally afraid of humans, which is why they feed only at night and find refuge in dark, narrow crevices. And even if winged roaches fly towards you, it’s simply their panicky reaction to the air currents, vibrations, and “scary” actions humans make. You’re more likely to be a part of their menu while you’re asleep and they can freely feast on your dead skin cells and on whatever leftover crumbs you may have on your lips or fingers.
Miyerkules, Hulyo 22, 2015
Bed bugs are one of the most common concerns among people in Phoenix, Arizona. In fact, Phoenix has been named the 28th city with the highest number of people having bed bug treatments in their homes in 2013. Waking up to hard, itchy bumps caused by bed bug bites might be difficult enough, but it’s harder to live with the constant anxiety of being subjected to bites every night. Most people experiencing bed bug infestation will stop at nothing to get rid of these bedtime pests, with some even resorting to extreme measures like setting all their things on fire. Undeniably, people dealing with bedbugs in Phoenix are also dealing with the anxiety, stress, and other psychological effects brought about by their bites.
Martes, Hulyo 21, 2015
For years, termites have been the cause of headaches and woes among homeowners because of their ability to slowly eat away at homes, causing damages to the structures. In fact, Phoenix was recently named the seventh most termite-infested city in the U.S. for 2015, only trailing behind cities in California and Texas. This fact drives home the point that termite infestation is a huge problem for homeowners everywhere. Termites are very active in all 50 states (except in Alaska), and on average, termite infestations can cause damage to the home by as much as $8,184. Most homeowners, however, tackle their termite problem incorrectly, which can only cause more harm than good. A trusted Phoenix exterminator debunks some myths that homeowners still think to be true about termites and termite infestation.
Lunes, Hulyo 20, 2015
Birds make good pets. They are easy to care for and train, and offers meaningful interaction. Recent studies show that keeping birds is good for your mental health; however, some birds can cause more harm than good, especially when uninvited. Pigeons are the best example of birds that can turn from pets to pests. While they look adorable, pigeons can be troublesome when they start living in your Phoenix home’s attic without your knowledge. Dangers of Pigeon Infestation Pigeons may seem harmless but they can be a perfect mechanism for spreading disease as they travel great distances. They are known to carry over 40 types of parasites and host over 60 types of infectious diseases.
Miyerkules, Hunyo 24, 2015
Nobody wants bed bugs in their homes. They’re tiny blood-sucking vampires that can take over your entire house in a matter of days. Worse, they don’t just linger in your beds as their name suggests; they can hide just about anywhere their little legs will take them, right to the smallest spaces and crevices in your home. The best thing you can do is to get in touch with a pest management company to perform heat treatment in your home, but you also have to do your part. Prepare your home for treatment against bed bugs in Phoenix the right way to ensure that these pests are effectively driven away from your home. Spring clean your home even if it isn’t spring Preparing your home for heat treatment starts with a thorough cleaning of any bed bug-ridden area in your house. Start with the bed, furniture, the floors, baseboards, and even behind outlet or switch covers.
Lunes, Hunyo 22, 2015
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, billions of dollars in structural damage are caused by tiny pests known as termites. These little wood-munching creatures are experts at burrowing deep into your homes foundation and causing serious damage from within. Once you see signs of termite damage, you should immediately contact a termite exterminator in Phoenix to prevent these pests from causing more catastrophe to your home. Here are a few things to consider in choosing an extermination company. Outstanding Credentials When you’re looking for a company, you should make sure that they have something to show for the quality service they guarantee. Conduct a background check on them to find out how long they’ve been in business, what their clients say about them or their methods, and what their policies are. You should also make doubly sure that they are licensed and insured.
Sabado, Hunyo 20, 2015
Paper wasps are named as such because of how their nests are constructed. Those familiar honey-comb like nests we often see attached on eaves and ceilings are actually made of plant material processed with the insects’ saliva to achieve a paper-like effect. Unlike other species, wasp nests have no outer shell so the cells in which they keep their food and young are pretty exposed. The queen usually builds her nest on the onset of spring. For people, paper wasps can be considered both a blessing and a curse from nature. These critters aid natural pollination by feeding on nectar and help control pest populations by hunting other insects such as caterpillars and feeding these to their larvae. As the larvae grow, they help expand the nest to accommodate future generations.
Huwebes, Hunyo 18, 2015
The season of blooming flowers, lush trees, and clear blue skies has finally arrived in Arizona. But while it’s the best time to get out, take a stroll by the park, and melt those winter blues, critters such as ants, spiders, scorpions, termites and a lot more may already be moving into your home. You can find them in your bed or inside your house structure, or they might surprise you from out of the blue. Worst, they may sting, and you’re probably aware that some can be really dangerous. Follow these tips from a Phoenix pest control specialist to keep these unwelcome visitors out: # 1 Block bug entryways Bugs tend to sneak through even the narrowest slits. Repair worn weather-stripping and torn window screens; opt for fine mesh screenings as replacement. Add tight-fitting thresholds on your exterior doors, and fill in cracks in you fascia boards, foundation, and exterior walls using caulks or other types of sealants.