Hire a Pro for Your Pest Problem

Hire a Pro for Your Pest Problem

 

When you moved into your home, you probably didn’t expect to share it with uninvited guests. But pests will move in anywhere they can find food, water, and shelter. When you see pests, it’s best to have professionals deal with the infestation. Here’s a look at a few reasons why:

Different pests require different control methods.

The correct way to eliminate rat infestations is vastly different from the one used for spiders. Likewise, getting rid of bees isn’t the same as treating a home for termites. Different pests require different approaches. When you hire a professional to handle your pest problem, he or she can accurately identify the pest and develop an effective solution.

Contact with pests can compromise your health.

Another reason to skip a DIY approach to pest management is into contact with pests and their droppings. exposure can compromise your health. Pests spread all sorts of diseases and can cause adverse reactions. You might even be allergic to some of them, such as bees or cockroaches. Pest control experts have the right equipment and training to prevent the spread of diseases.

Pest experts can identify the source of the problem.

If you notice an ant crawling along your table, squishing it won’t solve your ant problem. There will likely be hundreds more ants right behind. Pest experts are trained to investigate the source of the infestation, along with eliminating the infestation itself. A professional can advise you on exclusion methods, property modifications, and lifestyle changes that can keep your home safe from future infestations.

The team at Essential Pest Control has expertise in identifying and eliminating all sorts of pests that bother Arizona homes and businesses. Call us at (520) 886-3029 to request an estimate for your property. We’re based in Tucson, but have a broad service area throughout the Green Valley, Vail, and Oro Valley areas.

Bees, Wasps and Hornets – How to Tell Them Apart

Bees, Wasps and Hornets – How to Tell Them Apart

It is prime season for bees, wasps and hornets to peruse flowers and backyard barbecues, making making it highly likely to encounter one of the three.

Despite the fact that they are all capable of stinging you, the three are actually pretty different.

 

Honey Bee

Honey bees are likely the most common type of bee you’ll come into contact with. They have hairs covering their body to help them collect pollen. Bees usually range in size from a quarter of an inch to up to an inch long.

 

Wasp

Most wasps have a narrow or pinched waist and are black or have various markings of white, orange, or yellow. (Yellow jackets usually have yellow and black markings.) Unlike bees, they don’t have much hair. Wasps also tend to range in size from a half inch to an inch long.

 

Hornet

 

European hornets are large and reddish-brown with yellow stripes on their abdomen. Bald-faced hornets, on the other hand, are mostly black with a white pattern on their face, giving them a “bald” look.

If you are any problems with bees, wasps or hornets, don’t hesitate to call Essential Pest Control.

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The dangerous 6 – 6 dangerous insects to lookout for

The dangerous 6 – 6 dangerous insects to lookout for

 

This list of the 6 dangerous insects is an interesting one to say the least. One insect on the list is near the top for all animals in North America.

 

Bees – The most lethal insect. Bees rank highly across animal-related death research, earning the label “America’s most lethal animal” in 2015.

In a typical year, nearly 100 American deaths are caused by bee stings

Black widow spiders – A neurotoxic bite

A 2015 Washington Post analysis found that spiders kill about 7 people each year, most common in the southern and western areas of the United States

 

Brown recluse spiders – Human tissue destroyer, the brown recluse spider, which is found in the Southern and Midwestern states, is one of the few whose venom can cause serious wounds and poisoning, according to Poison Control.

 

Mosquitoes – Most dangerous creature on the planet. Mosquitoes aren’t just a backyard nuisance; they can bring deadly diseases including West Nile virus and Zika.

 

Arizona bark scorpions – A painful sting, unusual symptoms. The most dangerous species of scorpion in the United States is found in Arizona as well as parts of California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.

 

Kissing bugs – Blood-sucking disease transmitters. Kissing bugs are blood-sucking insects that bite humans on the face, particularly around the mouth and eyes, and transmit disease.

 

Do you have questions or concerns about any of the pests on this list? Give us a call and schedule your free pest control inspection. Don’t forget to visit out online bug I.D. at www.essentialpest.com

Bees Can Destroy Homes From the Inside Out

Bees Can Destroy Homes From the Inside Out

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Bees can do so much more damage to your home than most people think. Bees Can Destroy! Aside from the physical damage and potential allergic dangers these pests cause, they can also cause serious and expensive damage to the actual structure of a building.

Here are some of the various forms of damage that bees can inflict on a residential or commercial property.

Mold and Dry Rotting

When bees form a beehive within the confines of your home’s walls, the infestation itself will cause damage. But dry rot and mold will also spread after the beehive dies within the wall, or if the bees can’t keep the hive at a cool temperature. Bees typically have upwards of 50 pounds of honey within their hives, so when the hive dies and begins to warm, all that melted honey will ooze out and cover your home’s walls. After a while, with the melted honey sticking to the inside of your walls, the mold and dry rot will increase and cause expensive and devastating home damage.

If you suspect a hive is inside your home, don’t simply assume that cold temperatures will solve the problem for you. Always contact a professional bee removal service as soon as possible.

Moisture Barrier

This is probably the most damaging consequence of bees inside a home: the removal of the home’s moisture barrier inside the walls. Once the hive moves inside your walls, the nest will expand once more and more honey is produced. Once the hive expands to a certain size, it will begin to press against the moisture barrier and the building felt of your walls. The bees will chew through this barrier and get to the actual surface of the wall, causing even more damage as they do.

Don’t let bees destroy your home from the inside out! Avoid major repairs and contact Essential Pest Control if you’re in need of Tucson bee removal services today. 520-886-3029