Winter Pest Control

As the weather starts to cool down in our Southern Arizona climate, certain pests become more prevalent.  When it gets cooler outside, pests start to enter into homes and businesses for warmer living conditions.  Controlling these pests can be challenging and should be handled by a professional.  Here are just a few Fall pest control solutions for Fall pests.

Bed BugsBed Bug Control
The first step to control is a thorough inspection done by one of our professionals.  We will determine whether or not there is a bed bug infestation, what areas need to be treated, and what preparations are needed for the treatments.  Treatments primarily consist of precise applications of insecticides into known bed bug harborages and potential hiding places throughout the living space.  Bedding encasement’s, vacuuming, and steaming may also be implemented.  At least two additional visits are done following the initial treatment.  These follow-ups are to re-inspect infested areas and apply additional control measures.

 

Pack Rat in tucsonPack Rat Removal
Pack Rat control is best achieved by removing the rodents from an area first.  This can be done through rodenticide bating or trapping.  Once the Pack Rats have been eliminated, any dens they have created are physically removed.  Preventative measures include keeping landscapes trimmed back, throwing away fallen fruits, and sealing gaps and other entry points around the home.

 

 

Cockroaches

Cockroaches
Control can be achieved through a variety of methods.  A complete inspection of the area is necessary to determine sanitation improvements, routes of entry, and major harborage areas.  Reduction of food, water, and shelter certainly can discourage roaches.  The use of residual insecticides, dusts, and bait materials can also be implemented for rapid population reduction and lasting control.  Manholes are often targeted and treated with specialized products several times a year.

 

 

Termite Control

Termite Control
Subterranean Termites can be controlled by applying a liquid termiticide barrier at the foundation of a structure.  This barrier protects the building from the Termites tunneling up and into the framing.  Another form of treatment is a baiting system.  A baiting system is installed around a building for Termites to find and eat.  The bait is taken back the colony and will kill all the inhabitants.  Preventative measures involve moving firewood away from the home, reduce moisture around the perimeter, and making sure the foundation is clearly visible.

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