Summer is a fun time. Full of swimming, camping trips, outings with the kids, and more. But summer is also a great time to get caught up on some important chores like dentist appointments, oil changes, and cleaning out closets. While you're compiling that list of chores, don't forget to put pest control on on there. While the summer days can quickly get away from you, pest control isn't something that should be put off. Don't wait for a family member to step on a scorpion, or for your home to become infested by spiders. Make pest control a priority this summer, and take care of your pest problems, before they even have a chance to begin.
Why Summer is a Perfect Season for Pest Control
During the summer is when desert pests really thrive. These pests are made for a climate as dry and hot as Phoenix, Arizona and they become more active during this season. Whether your pest problem consists of dangerous insects that have the potential to sting and bite, or obnoxious pests that can quickly take over your home like cockroaches and spiders, it's important to take control of your pest problem before it gets out of hand.
Summer is the optimal time to call a professional pest control company and get your home treated for pests. Better yet, get your home on a regular pest control rotation so that you will get consistent protection from pests all year long.
You might think that pest control isn't a big concern during the summer months, but take a look at the list of summer pests that are active when the weather heats up outside.
Every Arizonans most dreaded creepy crawly! Unfortunately, summer is prime season for you to start seeing some serious scorpion activity! In the cooler months is when scorpions will nest. However they won't be nesting around homes that are treated for scorpions. So start scorpion treatment during the summer to prevent them from nesting near your home when those temperatures start to drop.
The "bee problem" in Arizona usually begins around springtime (March or April) but carries through the summer. Almost the entire population of bees living in Arizona are Africanized Honey Bees or Killer bees as they are also known. These bees have a heightened aggression level and have been known to attack without being significantly provoked. Watch out for those bees this summer, and make sure to call a professional pest control company for removal!
Just like bees, these flying & stinging insects can turn a fun family pool day or a picnic into a disaster in no time. They aren't as aggressive as bees and will not attack as easily, but should they feel threatened, will in fact sting. And, unlike bees, wasps have the ability to sting multiple times which, as you can imagine, would be quite painful. To avoid bees this summer watch for nests, avoid fragrances, and watch out for food and drinks when they are outside. If you do find a wasp near your home, do not attempt to remove yourself! Call a professional for help!!
Even though we don't have to deal with mosquitos as much here in Arizona as they do in Alabama, they are still out and about. You will usually encounter mosquitos most often around water and when it starts cooling off a bit from sunset to evening time. So if you're out watering your plants when the sun is setting, you might find yourself with some red mosquito bites when you head back inside. Protect yourself with mosquito repellant!
Summer in Phoenix doesn't just scorching heat, it also means monsoon season. During monsoon season, we are known to get a good amount of raining flooding drains and sewers which are home to many cockroaches. So where do they go once their homes are flooded? You guessed it- right into yours! Once they are inside, they can quickly take over. They don't typically have a food preference, really anything will do. Cockroaches usually pass up homes that have been treated for pest control, so make sure to call your pest control company before those cockroaches go looking for a new home.
How to find a quality pest control company?
Pest control companies in Phoenix Arizona are a dime a dozen, and it can be difficult finding the companies that are honest and will do the best job controlling the pests around your home. So how do you know what pest control companies you can trust with your home and will produce the best results? Here are a few questions to ask before hiring a pest control company.
Do you offer free evaluations/ inspections before service?
A quality pest control company will not charge you to come to your home and tell you whether you do or don't have a pest problem to deal with. Look for a company that offers free pest evaluations before any service is performed.
Is the service 100% guaranteed?
Any excellent pest control company will have no problem standing behind their service. They will want you to feel at ease knowing that if the problem persists after the service is performed, they will come back until the job it done.
Are their technicians certified and experienced?
In order to have the necessary knowledge to effectively treat your pest problem, technicians should be certified. Make sure to ask your pest control company about this, and also ask how many years of experience do their technicians have on average. This will give you a great idea of how knowledgeable your pest control technician is.
Will I receive a detailed report?
At the end of a service, your technician should provide you with a detailed report explaining what was found, the treatment that was performed and in the specific areas of your home. These reports important to keep in your records, so make sure that you are provided with one at the end of any service.
Getting your home treated for pests this summer
At KY-KO Pest Prevention, we want you to have a fun, safe, and enjoyable summer. If we can help you with your pest control to make sure your home is pest-free this summer, please give us a call. We are a quality pest control company that is dedicated to our customers and would be happy to help you solve your pest problems!