Best Earwig Control Services in Phoenix AZ
ID / Biology / Behavior:
Earwigs are Insecta from the order Dermaptera (Greek meaning derma (skin) and pteron (wing)) coined by Charles De Geer in 1773.
Earwigs are characterized by the cerci (forceps-like pincers on the abdomen): male cerci are curved – female cerci are straight, used to capture prey and for defense.
The common Earwig is an omnivore, eating plants and ripe fruits – gardeners take note! People erroneously believe that Earwigs burrow into people’s ears. Although this is mostly myth, Earwigs may crawl into ears and some can bite – hence, perhaps, the name.
Earwigs are abundant throughout the U.S. but more common in southern and southwestern locations. Most Earwigs are nocturnal and inhabit small crevices. During daylight hours, they can be found on household walls and ceilings. During summers, they tend to be found in damp areas (sinks and bathrooms).
Prevention Tips / Treatment:
Most important in controlling Earwigs is eliminating any hiding places. Move any encumbrances away from your home foundation. This “zone” should be 6-12 inches wide. Adjust outdoor lights to shine toward the house – this will attract them away and into the darker areas of your property.
After these self-help projects are completed, your WATTS Pest Prevention professionals have the products and equipment for effective treatment and control.
For more Earwigs information or to request a FREE, NO OBLIGATION Earwigs Inspection and proposal for your review – call 24/7 (855) 469-2887 [855-GO WATTS].
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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).
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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.
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- Convenient, On-Time Service! Our service approach won’t ever leave you waiting on us!
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- 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!
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- Comprehensive Coverage! We offer the most comprehensive pest coverage this industry offers!
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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!
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