Everyone has that one critter that makes their skin crawl, especially if you live in Arizona. The heat makes the craziest creepy crawlies come out of their hiding places. Whether your critter arch nemesis is the tarantula or the centipede or everything in between, it’s time to handle these unwanted crawlies like a boss. Check out these ways to handle pesky critters in Arizona.
First of all, know they exist
For those of us, who live in Arizona, it’s time to stop avoiding the fact that we have pesky critters in this part of the world. It’s safe to say that we also have some of the worst! You’re better off facing the fact that they do exist, instead of pretending they don’t. Trust me!
Use the “warding off” method when you can
I have no desire to spend my days hunting down these pesky critters close to my home. However, one trick I do have is warding off as many of these critters as I can. If there is something I can use to keep them away, I do! For example, not leaving trash in my backyard is one way to keep some of these pests away. I try to keep things as clean and tidy as possible! A little trick I discovered was keeping a bird feeder in my backyard. The birds are fed and happy, but they also help keep some of the grossest bugs away from my house!
Make sure you have no holes on the outside of your house
Also known as sealing your home, you want to make sure there is no way for these bugs to get into your home. This task isn’t always easy because bugs and critters can find their way into the smallest hole. Take the time to look for these holes and then fill them! Look for screens that may have the tiniest hole in them. Spraying bug-spray around your house isn’t a bad idea. By keeping certain bugs out, you’ll also keep other unwanted critters away. Did you know that the scorpion loves crickets?
Yard maintenance is a must
One of the most popular critter in Arizona that we’re all trying to avoid is the snake. There are a few deadly snake species around here. There are also non-deadly snake species that just scare us all to death! With this in mind, yard maintenance is a must. Snakes like to hide in places that we are least expecting. You can avoid inviting these creatures into your yard by keeping up on your yard. Make sure you have zero clutter in your backyard. A good example would be random toys where grass can grow exceptionally tall around. Also, keep your trees and bushes as trimmed as possible! Make sure you don’t leave containers laying around in which water can collect.
Call the professionals
At the end of the day, you can only do so much! You might drive yourself crazy trying to keep these pesky pests away from your home. It’s more than okay to call the professionals. Responsible Pest Control Services is known for their impeccable scorpion and pest control services in the valley. They use responsible methods to keep your family and pets safe. Not only that, they GUARANTEE pest control of pesky critters at affordable prices. Sounds like a win, win, right?!
Currently, Responsible Pest Control Services is hosting a Worst Scorpion Infestation Contest 2018 for the Greater Phoenix AZ Valley area! So many valley residents have a “worst” scorpion infestation story so why not share it? Everyone who submits their story will be entered for a chance to win an entire year of free pest and specialized scorpion control.
You don’t have to wait to win the contest though! Responsible Pest Control Services is the best pest control service in the area so if you don’t want a horror story with those pesky Arizona critters of your own, give them a call today!