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So many people are under the impression that “You can’t kill scorpions, you have to kill their food source so they will stop coming!” That statement has been used for decades by companies who don’t have the knowledge or the power to do things properly!
The fact is that scorpions have very poor eyesight and do not know whether you have ‘food’ on your property or not! They do wander around scouting for food, but feel for movement and tend to follow a ‘breeze’ rather than hunting by sight. If you tend to leave doors or windows open ‘just a crack,’ it’s the best map for scorpions to get into your house. Your best defense against scorpions entering your sanctuary, is the best pest control company around, American Desert Pest Control!
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Bees hives normally get overcrowded in time and the bees split up to find a new home. Swarming bees can be alarming to see, but very harmless. They will occasionally “rest” up to 72 hours and then suddenly disappear. If you find that bees are suddenly aggressive to you or anyone else, including pets, call American Desert Pest Control at 480-888-2772. If the bees are aggressive, they are building a nest nearby or they are Africanized and either way need to be removed before they ruin your walls or hurt someone.
Arguably the most venomous spider in North America, the female black widow is the one to avoid here. Thankfully they are easily spotted by the red hourglass (or, in some cases, a series of red dots or bars) on the belly and no one has died from bites in the past decade. However, bites can cause some serious symptoms such as vomiting, chest pain and breathing problems.
Millipedes and Centipedes
When threatened, millipedes often curl into a tight ball or spiral in the soil. Though they cannot bite, many millipedes do emit poisonous or foul-smelling compounds through their skin. In some cases, these substances may burn or sting, and may even discolor your skin temporarily if you handle one. Some of the brightly colored millipedes secrete cyanide compounds. Large, tropical millipedes can even shoot a noxious compound several feet at their attacker’s eyes.
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Centipedes, on the other hand, are known to have “poison claws.” The legs of the centipede’s first segment aren’t legs. Instead, they’re modified to form venomous fangs, which they use to inject paralyzing venom into prey. These special appendages are known as forcipules, and are unique to centipedes.
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If you are EVER bitten by something and the site looks worse after 3 days, go immediately to the doctor and tell them you may have been by a brown spider! Antibiotics will almost always prevent this horrific result!
How do you think the Brown Recluse Spider got its name?
They are reclusive! They tend to live in dark, undisturbed areas. They thrive in human-altered environments. They can occur indoors or outdoors. In favorable habitats, their populations are usually dense.
There are eleven species of necrotizing (flesh destroying) spiders that inhabit The United States! The Brown Recluse is one of six that live here in Arizona.
NOTE: Roaches are the cause of many health problems in humans, including asthma!
The German cockroach is the most common indoor species, especially in multiple-family dwellings. They prefer food preparation areas, kitchens, and bathrooms because they favor warm (70° to 75°F), humid areas that are close to food and water. Severe infestations may spread to other parts of buildings. This species reproduces the fastest of the common pest cockroaches: a single female and her offspring can produce over 30,000 individuals in a year, but many succumb to cannibalism and other population pressures. Egg laying occurs more frequently during warm weather. The female carries around a light tan egg case (about 1/4 inch long) until 1 to 2 days before it hatches when she drops it. Sometimes the egg case hatches while it is still being carried by the female. Each egg case contains about 30 young, and a female may produce a new egg case every few weeks.
It is important to know that there are several types of roaches that need different treatment to control. Therefore, you must use a company that can accurately identify and treat each problem correctly and precisely!
We have an 80+ year-old Grandmother who’s Granddaughter moved in with her and called us because the house was full of roaches! When we returned two months later to start her bi-monthly treatments, she hugged me and said, ‘It’s so amazing to know that when I see something moving on my wall, it’s just an eye floater and not a roach!’ She later told me that her blood pressure has gone down and she can sleep peacefully knowing that roaches are not in her house!
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Adult tarantula hawks are nectarivorous. The consumption of fermented fruit sometimes intoxicates them to the point that flight becomes difficult. While the wasps tend to be most active in daytime summer months, they tend to avoid high temperatures. The male tarantula hawk does not hunt; instead, it feeds off the flowers of milkweeds, western soapberry trees, or mesquite trees (females feed on these same plants, as well). Male tarantula hawks have been observed practicing a behavior called hill-topping, in which they sit atop tall plants and watch for passing females ready to reproduce. Females are not very aggressive, in that they are hesitant to sting, but the sting is extraordinarily painful!
Silverfish and firebrats are primarily nuisance insects, usually causing little damage. Although very uncommon, the potential exists for large, uncontrolled infestations of silverfish and firebrats to damage paper, book bindings, wallpaper, cereals, starched fabrics, leather, fur, silk and rayon. Silverfish and firebrats are not associated with the spread of any disease.
When silverfish or firebrats are sighted or their damage is suspected, inspect basements, closets, storage areas, and other potential silverfish and firebrat sites to determine the source of the problem. Set out sticky traps to help determine where silverfish and firebrat numbers are the highest. Silverfish and firebrats can wander through buildings as they search for food and can be found away from food sources. Sometimes this source may be in inaccessible sites. Concentrate management efforts at the source of the infestations.