Everything You Need to Know About Pest Control in Phoenix
Hire a locally owned and operated pest control company, because no one likes to find creepy crawlies roaming about their house. Some of these pests can hosts diseases and spread other unwelcome germs and bacteria throughout your home.
Whether these pests make you jump with fright or if you simply find them to be a mild annoyance, most of us tend to agree: We’d rather them not be there.
This is why, when it comes to pest control in Phoenix, it is wise to be thorough and careful in everything you do. Because of the climate in Arizona, these pests are plentiful – and they want to escape into the cool environment of your home every bit as much as you do after a little bit of time out in the heat.
The Importance of Professional Pest Control
No one likes having pests in the home. Some of them have far too many legs, gross us out, and they can creep up on you out of nowhere and frighten those who are more on the squeamish side. But aside from them giving you the heebie-jeebies, why is pest control in Phoenix so important?
As it happens, there are two other essential reasons to keep your home pest-free:
They can harm your things: Many of the pests we help to exterminate are capable of damaging your belongings. They can be destructive to any number of things, whether it’s paper, furniture, clothing, your walls, or – in the case of termites – the very foundation of your home.
By keeping these pests at bay, you can keep your important documents, your wardrobe, your furniture, and your home safe. Here at WATTS Pest Prevention, we’re in the business not just of eliminating these pesky critters – we help you to protect your home.
- They can harm you: Even more important than harming your things, these critters can harm you. Some bite or stink, and the result can be anything from a painful pinprick to a venomous wound that requires medical attention. Aside from this, many also carry dangerous diseases and bacteria that can be transmitted to you and your family.
Keep those on your property safe by giving us a call – we’ll keep you and your family safe by keeping these critters at bay!
The Most Common Pests in Phoenix
The Phoenix area hosts many of the same pests you’ll see across the US. But in addition to commonly found pests, the desert environment also hosts a number of added threats like scorpions and tarantulas.
In your Arizona home, you should be prepared to contend with the following pests:
Termites: Once these little guys make their way into your walls, it is no parade trying to get them out. While termites are a threat in most of the United States, the battle against the bugs is even more significant here in Phoenix. This is because a large portion of the state of Arizona sits atop one of the United States’ most active subterranean termite belts.
What this means is that termites build massive underground colonies that can contain as much as 2 million individual termites. They use debris and mud to construct tubes, allowing them to have access to above ground wood – such as that in your home.
As if that wasn’t enough, subterranean termites aren’t the only type of termite plaguing Arizona. You also may encounter drywood termites, which travel inside infested wood and don’t require much moisture. These pests are able to remain undetected for long periods of time, until bits of wood eventually start to overflow from the tunnels inside the wood.
Termites are one of the costliest and most headache-inducing pests to rid your home of, but with the right termite control in Phoenix, you can make sure to get rid of the problem once and for all.
Ants: Ants are a major problem throughout the US, and Arizona is not an exception. Fire ants are among the most troublesome because of their painful stings. Carpenter ants are a close second because of their ability to tunnel into damp wood so they can build their nests. While they don’t eat wood in the way termites do, they can wreak havoc in moist environments, such as your kitchen or bathroom.
Cockroaches: There are many species of cockroach that call Arizona home, and all are known for their ability to carry around germs.
Of the five most common cockroaches in Arizona, the two that are most often found indoors are the German and American cockroaches. They are very difficult to get rid of, as they eat not only pet and human food, but also glue and leather.
Other types of roaches can find their way into your home through cracks, drains, and more, including the Brown Banded Cockroach.
Tarantulas and More Spiders: While tarantulas don’t often enter homes, they are frequently spotted outdoors. They’re not dangerous, but their bites hurt, and their large size makes many people squeamish.
Many other types of spiders inhabit Arizona, and not all are as harmless. Some examples include the brown recluse and black widow, both of which have dangerous bites that would require someone to seek immediate medical treatment.
Scorpions: All scorpions are technically venomous, but the sting of most is no more harmful than a bee sting. Still, you likely don’t want one in your home!
The smallest scorpion found in Arizona also happens to be the most dangerous. This is the bark scorpion. It’s 2-3 inches in length, including the tail, and it injects in its victim a highly toxic venom that results in intense pain, as well as sometimes breathing difficulty or even convulsions. Immediate medical treatment should be sought out if someone suffers a bark scorpion sting.
Ticks: Over 25 tick species populate Arizona, but most of us will only come in contact with a few of them.
The brown dog tick is most often seen inside buildings and homes, and while they prefer dogs, they will feed on humans. In addition, these little critters can carry Rocky Mountain Fever, which is a potentially dangerous disease that requires swift medical treatment and likely antibiotics. It’s important to note that Lyme disease is rare in Arizona, as the ticks carrying it are not well adapted to Arizona’s dry climate.
Wasps and Bees: These pests are extremely common in Arizona, especially when the hot summer months roll around. Some are solitary creatures, while others prefer to live in large colonies.
Although these pests tend to be more annoying than dangerous, allergies are not uncommon. At the same time, killer bees are more aggressive than other species and may attack in swarms. All in all, you’re better off keeping them away from your property.
Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are considered a major problem across the United States, in everything from homes, to hotels, to dorm rooms, and beyond. Where people gather, so do bed bugs – but not if you know how to keep them at bay.
While they’re not truly dangerous, their bites itch and can cause uncomfortable rash. They are difficult to eradicate and will hitchhike from place to place.
Birds: Did you know that birds, including their droppings, and nest, can carry 60 different diseases that can be passed along to humans? Not to mention, those droppings can be unsightly and turn people away, and not everyone considers birdsong to be the stuff of fairy tales.
Some of the more screechy species of bird either need a few singing lessons or need to get off your property with bird (Pigeon) control in Phoenix.
Crickets: Aside from the annoyance of their constant chirping, these critters can damage clothing, paper products, furniture, and even your walls. By keeping these creepy crawlies at bay, you can keep your belongings safe your home a quiet and peaceful sanctuary at night.
Rodents: No one likes rodents, but aside from eating your leftovers and being generally cringe-worthy, these little guys can host some pretty deadly diseases.
Deer mice are especially common in Phoenix. These rodents can destroy your furniture, mattresses, clothing, and more – even chew through wiring and pose a significant threat of fire.
By rodent-proofing your home, you can save yourself the headache of dealing with them in the first place, safeguarding your home, possessions, and family from damage and diseases.
Weeds: While weeds aren’t like the other pests we’ve covered on this list, they are pests in your lawn that you don’t want there – and they’re persistent and easily spread. Like anywhere else in the US, you’ll find them here in Phoenix.
However, with the right methods and weed control in Phoenix to fight back, you can rid your yard of them once and for all.
Along with the Arizona heat comes pests of various types including the desert dwelling scorpions, ants, cockroaches, rodents, termites, weeds, pigeons and more…
WATTS Pest Prevention understands pests and has developed unique, environmentally responsible Pest Prevention Programs to solve your pest problems. Place your trust in us. With over 14 years of experience, you can be confident with the team at WATTS Pest Prevention, knowing your problems will soon be a thing of the past.
For safety and to maintain a healthy lifestyle, our pest elimination services produces, and periodically upgrades, appropriate management protocols to meet changing needs.
Pest extermination has been around as long as we have had written records. Clearly, the products, methods, tools and control protocols have passed through many evolutions. Today, pest control is regulated – locally and, when necessary, federally – ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations.
To work in theGet rid of Pest industry, pest elimination experts (specialists, technicians) are educated, tested and licensed. To keep licensing up-to-date, there are mandatory tests/retests. When the OPM (Office of Pest Management) schedules such testing – classes are available for all employees. To maintain or renew license(s), our technicians must take test(s) based on new or edited material.
We’re here when you need us. With 24 hour, 7 days a week service (same day service in most cases), and because of our “Pest Free, Or We’ll Waive The Fee” guarantee, what do you have to lose except your pest problems!
CALL NOW! Start enjoying your property again with peace of mind – knowing WATTS Pest Prevention has you, your family, and your investment protected from Pests.
A successful program for controlling pests requires more than the mere application of pesticides. Such methods used in Arizona include the client’s cooperation in properly preparing and maintaining the property being serviced. Properly preparing and maintaining a Pest-free environment includes:
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A Pest Control Service in Phoenix that You Can Rely on
With all these pests running amok in Phoenix, Arizona, it’s no wonder that so many pest control companies crop up, promising to rid homes and businesses throughout the city of all sorts of pests.
Here at WATTS Pest Prevention, what differentiates us from many of these other companies is that we follow through on our promises. We show up on time, armed with the tools and materials we need to show the pests on your property that we mean business. Our methods are tried and true, and we strive to be a resource for pest control Phoenix can rely on.
In addition, we are an exterminator in Phoenix that prides itself on being environmentally responsible. We understand that our efforts to rid your home of pests can have an impact on the environment, and we do everything in our power to reduce that impact as much as possible. While they may be unpleasant to us humans, harsh chemicals and other methods of exterminating these critters from your home can have some unintended consequences. This is why we use environmentally responsible methods – ridding your home of pests without harming Mother Earth.
Finally, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Whether or not you have pests in your home, we are here to help. Allow us to rodent proof your home or put other measures in place to ensure that you never have to deal with these creepy crawlies at all. On the other hand, if they’ve already invaded your property, we can rid your home of all unwelcome critters and keep it that way.
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Whatever your current pest situation is, get in touch with us today to see how we can help. Get an instant quote by contacting us now and take the first step towards a pest-free Phoenix home!
Pest Control products, if misused, can potentially poison or otherwise harm you, your children, or your pets.PLEASE NOTE:
Professional pesticides are only permitted for use by your licensed Pest Control professional! When their use is deemed necessary, WATTS Pest Prevention technicians follow stringent policies and procedures governing such use
We utilize an Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) approach for Arizona Pest Control. This comprehensive approach includes:
- Inspection - Service specialists conduct a thorough inspection of the property.
- Identification - Pests are identified for appropriate control measures.
- Environmental Modification - All possible environmental modification solutions are considered prior to any material application.
- Material Application - When a thorough inspection has been performed, a proper identification has been assessed, and all environmental modification options have been made (if applicable), a material application will be performed in a judicious, environmentally responsible manner.
A successful Arizona Pest Control program requires more than simply relying solely on your recurring Pest Control services. Understanding that recurring Pest Control plays a critical role, supplemental Pest Control methods include the client’s cooperation in properly preparing and maintaining the property being serviced. Properly preparing and maintaining a Pest-free environment includes:
Interior Considerations: Seal holes in walls and around pipes, cables and wires. Seal cracks and crevices with paint or caulk. Seal other holes ¼” or larger. Fix leaky plumbing. Correct excessive moisture problems. Remove clutter. Organize storage rooms/closets. Store Pest nesting material (fabric, paper, rug scraps, plastic, and insulation) in Pest-proof containers. Clean and screen drains. Cap drains in basement floors. Store human and pet food in Pest-proof containers. Maintain excellent sanitation conditions. Dispose of Pest- or Rodent-infested goods. Remove fecal matter (rodents, bats, birds). Sanitize animal fecal matter after removal. Investigate secondary Pest potential from primary Pest infestation (e.g. fleas, mites).
Exterior Considerations: Cut vegetation back from building walls at least 18″. Remove ivy and other vines from sides of buildings or nearby trees. Trim back tree branches that touch or rub against building. Seal and/or repair air conditioning unit(s). Seal holes in walls and around pipes, cables, and wires. Seal other holes ¼” or larger. Repair damaged roof. Move compost into Pest-proof containers. Fix leaking irrigation. Eliminate standing water. Maintain properly functioning drains. Maintain order in storage shed(s) and/or garage(s). Store Pest nesting material (fabric, paper, rug scraps, plastic, and insulation) in Pest-proof containers. Store grass seed and pet food in Pest-proof containers. Remove debris, lumber and/or rock piles. Move firewood piles as far away from the structure as possible. Cut grass and eliminate weeds. Remove fallen fruit or nuts. Remove fecal matter (rodents, bats, birds). Sanitize animal fecal matter after removal. Investigate secondary Pest potential from primary Pest infestation (e.g. fleas, mites).
Price Promise - At WATTS Pest Prevention, we are committed to operate in a financially sound manner, considering every cost incurred, in order to provide superior services at extremely reasonable rates to you, our customer.
Product Promise - WATTS Pest Prevention is committed to not only being environmentally responsible with the materials that we use, by utilizing technologically advanced measures such as I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) and low impact materials approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and certified with the N.O.P. (National Organic Program), we also choose to conduct our day-to-day business operations with these same considerations toward being environmentally responsible.
Performance Promise - WATTS Pest Prevention is committed to providing a service experience that is not only exceptional and unmatched in our industry but also custom tailored to meet your specific needs. Did I mention that it boasts an amazing “Pest-Free, Or We’ll Waive The Fee” Guarantee! Simply stated, we have perfected our unique Pest Prevention process! WATTS Pest Prevention is a family owned and locally operated company. What this means to you is:
- Convenient, On-Time Service! Our service approach won’t ever leave you waiting on us!
- Professionally Dressed Technicians! Say goodbye to the average “bug guy!”
- Owner Investment & Involvement! I’m here when you need me!
- Careful Consideration To You & Your Property! We even wear shoe covers inside!
- Exceptional Service Experience! Every time!
- Availability! 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week, our team is waiting for you…CALL NOW!
- Comprehensive Coverage! We offer the most comprehensive pest coverage this industry offers!
- Guaranteed Service Results! Ask about our “Pest-Free, Or We’ll Waive The Fee” Guarantee!
My PROMISE means your PROTECTION™!
Marc A. Watts Sr.
PRICE, PRODUCT AND PERFORMANCE PROMISE
If you select one of our eligible Pest Prevention Programs and observe any covered pest(s) in-between regularly scheduled service visits, or you were not completely satisfied with the last service we provided, Watts Pest Prevention will respond to correct the problem within forty-eight (48) hours*. If we fail to respond within forty-eight (48) hours, or fail to correct the problem, we will refund your last service charge. See Service Agreement for more details!
*Excluding weekends and holidays.
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