If you enjoy hot, dry weather and peaceful environments, then you are proud to call Marana, Arizona home. Even though the area has a lot to offer the residents, it’s not without setbacks. The climate is perfect for a range of pests that won’t waste much time when it comes to causing problems, and you will need to know what steps to take if you don’t want to face an infestation. Putting in the effort to learn about the types of pests that you are likely to encounter will go a long way when it comes to reducing the threat.

Termites

Termites are insects that typically feed on wood and can thus pose problems for the infrastructure of buildings. Signs of infestation typically include the following:

  • mud tubes
  • wing piles
  • feces piles
  • hollowed-out wood pieces or distended furniture items
  • small holes in wood planks or boards
  • evidence of swarming behavior

We recommend that homeowners have their property inspected by a licensed professional at least once a year for termites. If an infestation is present, we will provide an option between a liquid termiticide treatment or a combination of liquid and a termite baiting system. We also offer service contracts to provide coverage for treatments of future infestations.

Africanized Bees

Africanized honeybees (“Killer Bees”) are a non-native pest that are prominent in Southern Arizona. Researchers from the University of Arizona have identified that 99% of all wild honeybees in the region are Africanized bees. Each year, Africanized bee attacks result in the deaths of multiple people and pets. If you come across a beehive or a swarm of bees, licensed professionals should be called immediately to evaluate the situation.

Bed Bugs

Although you can spot a range of pests in Arizona, bed bugs stand out from the rest in a negative way. Once bed bugs get into your home or place of business, they will create a nest, and you are unlikely to spot the threat in the early stages. Bed bugs will consume a blood meal every seven days, leaving small dots or welts behind. Even though they don’t spread any known diseases, bed bugs are a challenge to manage and can cause a lot of stress.

Final Thoughts

If termites, Africanized bees, or bed bugs have invaded your property and you want to get the situation under control promptly, you can count on Bills Home Service to get the job done right. The moment you enlist our services, we will set up an appointment to send a trained professional to your location. Our experience, tools, and education allow us to deliver impressive results, and your pest problem will soon be a thing of the past. If you have any questions or are ready to get started, give us a call right away. We will answer your questions and put your worries to rest.