I think the question I get asked the most at this time of year is “Why am I seeing more bugs in my house than any other time of year”?
So lets imagine that you are a bug and all of sudden it rains and I mean it rains hard. Your home becomes wet or flooded, you react by trying to go higher and that might be your home. You see the bug doesn’t know your house from a tree or a rock.
It doesn’t rain and the bugs that you feed upon aren’t coming by your place, so you have to go out looking for food. That bug comes to your home and climbs and climbs just looking for food.
So if we can think like a bug, attack you where you live or hangout – then we stop you. If I was a bug this is where I would hangout and this is one area we treat.
I have noticed lately especially after the rains that we have had numerous calls about flying biting mosquitoes. With all the monsoon rains, a lot of the things that hold water have had the chance to really set things in motion for the issues with biting pests.
Water can accumulate in any container that can hold water, fountains that aren’t working and any indention in the ground. So again I will mention surveying your property monthly or at the very least when the rains occur.
Remember the 3 things that most living things need:
Some mosquitoes are well suited for inhabiting local areas but some can travel up to mile just to feed. So tip over those devices that can hold water, don’t forget saucers for planters.
There are a lot of ways to figure out what that bug may be, there are apps and others who offer many ways of informing you on that bug. We may not have an app but you can still send us that picture – all I ask is that you make it as clear as you can.
Here are the ways to send that picture to us:
480-577-2003 office cell phone – text us that bug
and of course you can always send that bug to us at 425 W. Guadalupe Road #110, Gilbert, AZ 85233 (pack it so it would be smashed).
As the weather begins to change, critters will begin to find warmer areas and this could be your home or business.
In our desert environment they will often times build nest near cactus and often times will use those spines within their nest. I never could understand how they could use those spines without getting stabbed.
They will feed on berries, nuts and any type of vegetable material will find water where available including some plants.
So what can you do to prevent rodents from getting into your structure?
- Fill in any holes around your structure, check at the roof line as well.
- Check any holes on your property.
- If you notice a lot of spines or cactus parts, investigate.
- If you notice rodents feces or a smell in a garage or shed, investigate.
- And, of course if you see rodents – investigate.
Stored product pest include such pests as Beetle, Moths and Weevils. Another pests that deserves a distinction of menace also includes rodents like mice and rats. I really like the idea of using glass bottles to store products away from the pests that might try to get to them. You get the benefit of reducing pests and you can see what the product is.
Just another great idea that incorporates IPM or Integrated Pest Management.