Pest Control Maricopa and a few extra area, including Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Gila Bend, Florence and Coolidge. We cover the entire Valley and sometimes depending on the issues the outskirts. The great thing about us, is that we handle downtown to rural. From Bees to Termites and of course everything in between like snakes and wildlife.
We just don’t kill things, we can often times figure out how they are getting in. The key to pest control is IPM and you hear me saying that daily. If you fix the problem outside before they enter the home, this often times cleans up the problem. Caulking and home sealing is essential in keeping out rodents and pests. Pest Control Maricopa County and all the towns, cities, villages and non-incorporated areas, are covered by our pest and termite services. Since 1981 we have worked hard to be the Professional you need to care for your home and family.
Maricopa County is the largest country in Arizona founded in 1918 and recently celebrated our 100th in 2018. Interesting to note there are approximately 4.5 million people as of 2019. So from 2000 there were 3,072,149 people, 2010 there were 3,817,117 people. That is over 1.4 million in 20 years, some pretty good growth and lots of opportunities in new endeavors and work. We do occasionally have issues with wildlife, moving into areas that previously they were not in. But as we do more construction we move them around.
So if you’re in need of any type of pest control service please check us out at 480-831-9328 or 623-414-0176 ProBest Pest Management www.callprobest.com – Pest, Termite, Rodents and Weeds
OK so Weeds galore can be a real problem especially with HOA communities. Grasses can be an extra challenge as they will grow anywhere and are persistent in growth. There are two basic types of weeds grasses and broadleaf plants.
Now killing them or preventing them, which do you choose? Depends on how much work you want to put into it. Just a few weeds and you can use a hoe, shovel or you can just pull them. If you have a lot then you need some extra help, give ProBest Pest Management a call at 480-831-9328. The cure to lots of weeds is to have a Professional licensed company. Make sure they use a Post Emergent = kills the weeds present and a Pre-emergent = kills the seeds before they germinate. Now the only issue is large rocks – the pre-emergent needs to get to the soil. So you must water it in, it helps a lot.
Remember if you do it yourself. Always read and follow label directions exactly! Wear Personal Protective Equipment, better to Be Prepared than not!
BMP – Best Management Practices
Pest Control, Termite or Weed treatment
BMP’s or Best Management Practices.
NPMA or the National Pest Management Association sets the standard for these practices.
- Always deal with a qualified and licensed company.
- Evaluate pest companies especially those members of NPMA and State AZPPO (Arizona Pest Professional Organization).
- Consider QualityPro companies.
- Ask friends, family and neighbors.
- Get bids.
- Don’t rush your decision, seek out family and other people who may have dealt with this issue.
- Understand any paperwork.
- Do they have current liability insurance.
- Examine and understand the guarantee.
- Buy VALUE not PRICE.
- You can call and seek opinions from AZ Office of Pest Management www.azda.gov
These of course are suggestions and you can add additional items relative to your issues. It is always wise to consider input from friends, families and neighbors. Don’t always trust stuff you find on the internet – half the time that stuff is just false or fake news. I think the biggest issue with me is price versus value, price can reflect low cost chemical, shoddy work and improper methods of treatment. Check with the Better Business Bureau, many companies are accredited through them – such as ProBest Pest Management 480-831-9328.
You may also contact us if you have questions on identification, harborage areas and what they may feed on. Send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
We here at ProBest want to help you make a great informed decision. Please feel free to contact us.
Play – Anywhere, anytime
Anywhere you might play, eat, sleep etc. Have you hear the sentence – “You Are Within 3-6 Feet of a Spider Right Now”? A 1995 popular article by famous arachnologist Norman Platnick begins, “Wherever you sit as you read these lines, a spider is probably no more than a few yards away.” From a 1999 Sierra Club book on spiders: “Wherever you are, there is a spider within a meter of you.” From a 2001 book on nature in the city: “Even in Manhattan, you are never more than three feet from a spider.” These are just some of the myths surrounding the sentence because it really depends on where you are. So what about bugs then, you probably have them all around you and you don’t realize it.
Maybe a silverfish in your attic, a cockroach under a kitchen cabinet, maybe an earwig off the back patio or your children are at play. The reason is that they outnumber us and by big numbers, its just that they are so small and often not visible to our naked eye.
You can always call A Pro…
So pest control often plays a part in the management of these pests, here in Arizona we have Bark Scorpions and they can sting and cause pain and fear. They normally don’t kill anyone but the sting is painful and can cause more serious trouble to younger children and older adults. Black ad Brown Widow spiders can cause significant more damage and I recommend wearing gloves while doing work outside or in the garage or attic. Cockroaches, flies and rodents can spread diseases and can seriously damage your intestinal tract. That is why I call myself a Public Health Professional and I’m here to stop those bugs and pests from getting to your family and friends. As always if you have questions, have a picture a picture or just need some advice give us a call 480-831-9328
TOP 10 Tips
Watch the useful Tips video below to get useful, helpful techniques for preventing bugs from getting into your home or business. I have to think that most people dislike bugs getting into the home and frankly there is no reason to put up with them. Home-sealing is probably the most economical as it will help to lower electric bills both in Winter and Summer. Keeping the heat or cooling systems at peak efficiency and keeping $$$$ in your pocket.
Think outside your house, think about the roof and out buildings. You will have to think like that pests or at least think how they might enter the house or shed. While we might need a door, they can find access through a hole.
Do you remember watching those wild west cowboy movies and watching those tumbleweeds aka Russian Thistle? Not everything is a cactus in Arizona.
They aren’t native to Arizona and probably were brought in from Asia with the pioneers.
The picture above is that tumbleweed but in its green and growing stage. When they die, they turn brown and wither but there is a secret you may not know about. That tumble thing they do, its really about spreading their seeds about 100,000 per plant. The old dead tumbleweed blows around with the help of the wind, spreading their kind to the four corners of Arizona – OK every corner of Arizona not just Four Corners (if you understand this reference post a comment) lets see how quick you folks are? On a serious note after the weeds life comes to an end, it becomes extremely brittle and become a target for any brush fires.
As our weather becomes hotter and hotter, ticks become more active and need food. Guess what, that is an animal maybe your dog or cat or maybe you. I had a question today and wasn’t sure how to answer it – customer asked about ticks in her pine tree? Ticks when born seek a meal and will climb to a height on average with an animal. So maybe 4-6 foot at the most and they do not drop from trees when they see an animal, I don’t think their eyesight is that good.
Here are a few tips for you and your pet.
- When hiking keep an eye out for pests, when you arrive home check yourself and your pet.
- Know what to look for and the difference between ticks and Bed Bugs.
- If you decide to use a Pesticide on your pet, bring that to the attention of your Pest Management Professional. For example if you decide to use a product with Fipronil and then the Pest Operator uses that product in the yard there could be some concerns.
- Check out this website – very informative. www.peteducation.com and specifically this page “Ingredients in Flea and Tick Control Products“
When you plant bushes, trees or plants next to your home, are you creating an environment for pests and termites? Probably so. My rule of thumb is not to plant anything within 2 feet of your structure. Normally this is what I call the dripline of your home, that is the area of the roof over hang. Sometimes we really don’t have a chance, the picture below is an example of this. Because of the sidewalk there isn’t any room and when and if a termite job is required on this home, all those plants will probably be destoyed or hopefully they can be moved. The other issue is when the plants attract pests, could they then move into your structure? So think before you plant and things should be OK on the bug side…
Weeds are everywhere…
Weeds got you down, they are plentiful here in Arizona right now. The plant above is London Rocket – flowering takes place from January to May. Flowers are pale yellow, rarely white, narrowed at the base, and roughly 1/10 to 1/6 inch (3–4 mm) long. Small clusters of flowers grow at the stem tip. London rocket reproduces by seed and we recommend a pre-emergent to prevent the seeds from growing. This plant weed is a winter annual broadleaf plant and if you remember a favorite of False Chinch bugs.