How to Get Rid of Scorpions from Your Home

October 8, 2019

Scorpions are a problem for many individuals in the Phoenix, AZ area. These nuisances may reach 7 to 8 centimeters in length and are frightening to people who are scared of insects. Not to mention, scorpions can harm you and your family. Although only one type of scorpion found in Arizona is deadly, the stings hurt and could cause a serious reaction from the venom. At Wagner Pest Control, we provide one-time scorpion removal as well as routine scorpion prevention, and we stress the importance of starting the process during the cooler months. About ScorpionsScorpions are classified as arachnids because they have eight legs. They have a segmented tail that often has a venomous stinger. Additionally, scorpions have what resembles a set of claws, known as a pedipalp. Some adult scorpions are as small as 9 millimeters. Once the temperatures start dropping, scorpions hibernate and nest. If you take the necessary precautions … Continued

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Common Ants in Phoenix and How to Keep Them Out of Your Home

September 8, 2019

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that ants in Arizona create some serious problems. From fire ants to crazy ants to everything in between, these six-legged insects are some of the most notorious pests in the Southwest. While you may not experience concerns with every kind of ant, you’ll certainly run into some problems with the colonies around your home or yard every now and again. It’s time to know your insect enemies! Common Type of Ants in Phoenix While not exhaustive, these five ant types are the worst of the worst. Fire Ants: They bite, they sting, and they just keep building more nests. These tiny red ants pack a punch three times their size. Crazy Ants: The perfect foil to fire ants, crazy ants use their folic acid to burn homeowners when threatened. Odorous House Ants: These black soldiers lead to some of the most common … Continued

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How to Get Rid of Mosquitos in Your Backyard

August 12, 2019

Get Rid of Mosquitos in Your BackyardThere are certain times of the year folks just dread being outside, dusk being the most notorious for annoying pests to ruin a beautiful evening. It’s no joke when they say they will get eaten alive by bugs sitting out too long. Mosquitos can be more than an irritating pest, leaving the average adult as a carpet of swelled up bug bites, itching and scratching for hours to get relief. Many folks try body bug repellent sprays or citronella smoking urns, but those are superficial measures that don’t always seem to deliver the desired results. And the only real defense often seems to be to stay inside, losing the enjoyment of the cooler evening temperatures. Fortunately, there are a few different ways to get rid of mosquitos in your backyard and hopefully take back control of your desert oasis. Remove Any Standing Water Standing … Continued

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