Arizona’s unique climate makes it susceptible to a number of household pests that can become a serious problem. Some of these pests are overtly visible, but others are not. You may not be aware that you have an infestation until it is too late. A pest issue is nothing to be lax about, especially since the health of your family and the integrity of your home depend on it. Keep reading for the top three most common pests in Arizona.
Termites are a huge issue in Arizona. Since their colonies exist underground, it is common for them to cause major damage without the homeowner being aware of it. Termites eat unprotected wood and can destroy foundations, garages and floors without being outwardly seen. Arizona is a hotspot for termites because it is on top of a subterranean termite belt.
Ants are a common insect all across the US, but some species are dangerous pests. Fire ants have a painful bite, and are common in Arizona. They make large ant hills and swarm and bite children or pets that accidentally step on them. The carpenter ant is also common in Arizona. Similar to termites, they chew through wood and can wreak havoc on a home. Carpenter ants tunnel through damp wood to build their colonies and can weaken and damage wood behind the scenes. They are commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens, so if you see them you should call a professional immediately.
Scorpions are unique to the west and especially Arizona. These pests have a painful and dangerous sting. If you are stung by certain types, you have to head to the hospital immediately for medical attention. Scorpions prefer shade and citrus trees, so you should pay special attention if you have those in your yard. They are small and have translucent bodies, which makes them hard to spot.
If you think you have a pest problem, call Yuma Pest Control to get your consultation scheduled today. We have over 10 years of experience in the Yuma, Arizona area and are familiar with every kind of pest. We are committed to keeping Arizona residents healthy and pest free. Remember, whether you see the effects of a pest or not, they can still be causing damage to your home. Give us a call or visit our website to set up your consultation today.