Alright Chandler folks, summer’s here and it’s blazing! But guess what? You’re not the only ones enjoying the sizzle. A whole lineup of critters are ready to make their grand entrance. So, grab your magnifying glasses and let’s meet Arizona’s summer pests. Knowledge is power and it’s time to arm ourselves!
The Cast of Characters: Who’s Who in the Summer Pest Parade
Let’s introduce you to the main players, so you know exactly who’s crashing your summer party.
- Scorpions: With the armor and the tail, they’re like the knights of the pest world. They dig the heat, and they’re gonna be around. Watch out for the Bark Scorpion; it’s got a sting you won’t forget!
- Mosquitoes: The buzzing bandits! With all the monsoon moisture, mosquitoes are gonna be breeding like there’s no tomorrow. Keep an eye on standing water and stock up on repellents
- Ants: Arizona’s got all sorts of ants – harvester ants, fire ants, you name it. They’re on the march, and they’re looking for goodies. Keep that picnic basket sealed!
- Roof Rats: Wait, rats in the summer? Oh, you bet! These guys love fruit, and with trees in Chandler bearing fruit, they’re gonna be sniffing around.
- Termites: Yep, even in the summer. They’re less active, but they don’t take a vacation. Make sure you keep an eye out for any mysterious mud tubes or wood shavings!
The High Noon Showdown: Keeping Pests at Bay
Alright, now that we know who we’re dealing with, let’s talk strategy. Here’s how you can keep these summer pests from taking over.
Seal the Gates!
Make sure there’s no easy way in:
- Seal cracks and holes in walls and foundations.
- Install or repair screens on windows and doors.
Cut Off the Supply Lines
Don’t make your home a pest buffet:
- Keep food in sealed containers.
- Clean up crumbs and spills ASAP.
- Trim fruit trees and pick up fallen fruit.
Call in the Cavalry: Professional Pest Control
Sometimes, the infestation is too big for a lone ranger. When the critters are making themselves at home, it’s time to bring in the pros.
Picking Your Posse: What to Look for in a Pest Control Company
In the Wild West of pest control, you need the sharpest shooters. Here’s what to look for:
- Specialization in Arizona Pests: Make sure they know the local pests inside and out.
- Customized Pest Control Plans: Your property is unique, and so are your pests. The company should offer tailored plans.
- Safe and Effective Methods: You want the pests gone, but not at the expense of your family’s health or the environment.
- Ongoing Monitoring and Support: The pests might be back, and so should your pest control company.
When The Bugs Gotta Go!
Chandler, the summer is a time for pool parties, BBQs, and enjoying the sun – not for battling pests! Be vigilant, take preventive steps, and don’t be afraid to call in professional help when you need it.
Remember, it’s not just about comfort – some of these critters pack a punch, or a sting, or… you get the idea. Keep your home a sanctuary for your family, not for pests.
So, get out there, keep your eyes peeled, and don’t let the pests put a damper on your Arizona summer – When the Summer Bugs Gotta Go, Call Beadle Bug Patrol at 480-659-5422. Happy pest-hunting!