The Sonoran Desert around Green Valley, Arizona, is deceptive. Although it appears to be home to little life, it actually harbors a great number of insects, rodents, reptiles and mammals. Spiders, centipedes, scorpions, ants, termites, butterflies, moths, cicadas, leaf hoppers, beetles, bees, wasps, and flies are among the thousands of insects that call this desert home.
Although these desert inhabitants are vital to the ecosystem, most people prefer that these critters stay in their natural habitat. As people develop the desert landscape, animals, insects, and plants also adapt. Rodents find attractive living spaces in homes and gardens. Termites quickly damage wooden structures and furniture. Even invasive species such as bedbugs adapt to new surroundings.
A professional pest control service can help you control unwanted pests in your home or commercial property. The highly trained and state licensed professionals at Bill’s Home Service will identify the pest issue and develop a treatment protocol to eliminate the problem.
Bedbugs may be calling your upholstery and mattresses home. Bedbugs are very small insects that feed on the blood of mammals. Their bites result in itchy, red welts. Although bedbugs do not carry disease, scratching bites can lead to infection.
Although not native to Arizona, these insects quickly take up new lodgings. Because they are small and live in cracks and crevices, they are easily transported in personal belongings such as luggage and clothing. They can also enter your home on second-hand furniture.
There are a few things you can do to control bedbugs. Wash sheets and other bed linens in very hot water. Vacuum mattresses thoroughly, making sure to get into crevices, seams and the underside. However, pest eradication professionals use industry techniques that reach every nook and cranny of a room to rid your home of these troublesome pests.
Mice and rats can wreak havoc in a home. The several species common in the Green Valley area transmit several diseases. Although rare, they can harbor fleas that cause bubonic plague. Rodents contaminate food with saliva, urine and fecal material and can chew through wood. They are also agile climbers, easily scaling walls and entering homes through utility lines.
Rodent eradication can be difficult because they nest in walls, attics, and spaces between floors. A pest professional can rid your home of these troublesome pests. Technicians will work with you to eliminate nesting sites and sources of food. They will also recommend ways to plug places of entry. Professionals will place baits and traps as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Subterranean termites are a significant pest in the greater Green Valley area. These termites live in underground nests that can be several hundred feet from their food source. They enter buildings through cracks in foundations and walls or gaps around utility pipes. They can do significant damage before they are seen. Look for mud tubes, piles of wings, insect parts or sand-like granules around wooden architectural elements or furniture. For successful treatment, it is best to call a pest eradication professional.
Bill’s Home Service Company provides both residential and commercial treatment for termites, bedbugs and other pests that bother Green Valley residents. We provide free termite and general pest control estimates. We take the time to make sure you understand the pest issues you’re facing and answer any questions you may have. Our technicians are licensed and certified by the state of Arizona. Contact us today at 520-200-7043.