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The 5 Most Common Pests in Phoenix, AZ
Cockroaches, Tarantulas, Bed Bugs, Bark Scorpion, Fleas and Ticks are the Most Common in Phoenix, Arizona
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Sept 21, 2023

Top 5 Pest in Phoenix

You might love living here in Phoenix, but you probably don’t like the pests that come along with life here in the Grand Canyon State. The beautiful warm climate that draws you to Phoenix is also what draws a multitude of pests, from cockroaches to scorpions. There are many common pests in this area, just like any other major city in the country.

But here in Phoenix, there are five common ones to be on the lookout for. If you spot any of these pests, call your trusted Phoenix exterminator right away.

1. Cockroaches

Brown-banded roaches and German roaches: these are the two most common cockroaches in Phoenix. It’s easier to avoid an infestation when you keep a clean house. The minute you start letting dirty dishes pile up, crumbs litter the counters, or spills accumulate under appliances, cockroaches can start to congregate.

Once they set up shop, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of them without professional help. Even once a professional has removed the initial infestation, you may need to have them perform ongoing preventive treatment on your property to ensure they don’t come back.

Learn more about cockroach treatment in Phoenix, Arizona

2. Tarantulas

Tarantulas look scary and intimidating, to be sure. But they can also bite and inject you with venomous poison. Most tarantulas, however, will flee before they attack, so you’re probably more afraid of them than they are of you. And most tarantulas in Phoenix, if they do bite, only cause mild skin irritation with their venom. Still, it’s best not to take a chance. Call your trusted pest control company in Phoenix to get them out of your home.

3. Bed Bugs

Another common Arizona pest, bed bugs are a nuisance pest that live off your blood and leave itchy red rashes. It doesn’t matter how clean your house is. There’s not much you can do to prevent them. Usually, they hitch a ride into your home on used mattresses and luggage. Because they reproduce quickly, infestations can easily get out of control. You can do your part by washing all your bedding in hot water but you will most likely need professional treatment such as fumigation.

4. Fleas and Ticks

Summer is peak season for fleas and ticks, and they usually get into your home by way of your pet. Once fleas infest your furniture and bedding, they can be very hard to get rid of. They bite and leave itchy red marks on humans and pets. Ticks get inside from clothing and pets, and can transmit Lyme disease. You don’t want to share your home with either one of these pests, so have a pest control company on speed dial. If you do find you have fleas, ask your vet about flea treatment medications you can try.

Learn more about flea and tick control in Phoenix, Arizona

5. Bark Scorpions

These are small, yellowish creatures that are hard to spot in your house because they only come out at night. In the day time, they hide in dark, cool places, such as cracks around your home’s foundation. They crawl into your home seeking shelter and water, but you don’t want to come across one of these guys. They have a nasty sting that can lead to severe pain and swelling, difficulty breathing, numbness, frothing at the mouth, and convulsions.

Learn more about Scorpion control in Phoenix, Arizona

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If you’ve spotted any of these creatures in your home, yard or business, contact us for a free pest control quote and inspection at 602-338-9223. Our Phoenix pest control experts will take a look, and determine the best treatment for the type and extent of insect and rodent invasion you have.


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