If you live in Arizona and want to safeguard yourself and your property from pests, learning to take the right steps at the start is vital. Without warning, ants, spiders, scorpions, roaches and crickets can come onto your property and cause trouble.

Learning to spot the warning signs at the early stage of an infestation will work wonders to help you contain and manage the threat. Allowing a pest issue to get out of hand can make the situation worse than needed, and not everyone knows where to turn for support. Reaching out to a team of dedicated pest control experts is wise if you don’t want pests to get the best of you.


You are likely to ignore a single ant walking across your kitchen floor, but looking the other way is a mistake you don’t want to make. Ants that find food or water in your home will return to the colony and notify the other ants of the resource, and you will face an invasion before long. House ants won’t harm you if they get on your skin, but they can taint your food if you don’t stop them before they locate it. Fire ants can give a painful sting that will cause skin irritation and redness.


Spiders like to get into homes and businesses that have dark and quiet areas, such as basements and closets. Most spiders are not deadly but can cause pain and discomfort when they bite. Spiders are not aggressive toward humans and do their best to avoid them if they can. Although they won’t go out of their way to attack a person, they will bite if you get too close or step on them by accident. Unless you address spiders when you first detect their presence, they can spread faster than you would think.


Since they are resourceful and resilient creatures, roaches are hard to manage once they decide to invade. They avoid light and will hide behind your walls during the day or when you turn on the lights in your building. Having garbage or open containers of food around your property will attract these pests, but they also like moist areas.


Scorpions that get into your home or office can kill other pests that you might want to avoid, but they are also a threat if you are not careful. Scorpions strive to avoid human contact because they don’t see people as food. They will, however, sting if they believe you are threatening them, and the symptoms are similar to a bee sting, causing localized swelling, redness and skin irritation that can last for several days.


If you live in the country and leave a window cracked at night, you will hear the song of crickets when the sun sets. People have mixed feelings about the sounds crickets make, and some people can’t stand to hear them. No matter your thoughts on the noises made by these insects, it’s important you know that crickets can harm gardens and destroy crops.

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If pests have gotten into your home or office, Yuma Pest will have your back and come to the rescue without delay. Our team uses integrated pest management practices that are safe for the environment, people and your pets. Pick up the phone and contact us right away so that we can turn your pest issue into a problem of the past.