Torn screen, cracks, pet waste, pet food, dirty grills, brilliant white lighting like those emitted from CFL lamps), unkempt yards, clogged gutters, overripe fruits, moisture due to the rainy season, dirty recyclables, humidity, standing water, trash sitting out, and amongst the conditions, which attract bugs to your house. If you do not take preventive action immediately by seeking the help of a professional exterminator, you might well have to suffer the consequences caused by these pests. Let us check some of the types of pests typically found in Arizona and the harm they can cause to your house as well to your wellbeing.
• Red fire ants: Do not confuse them for the meek black ants, as the stings of the red fire ants result in a burning sensation, because of the high levels of toxins present in their venom. Each of their stings brings pustules or welts, which can cause allergic reactions, infections. There have been some incidents in which their venom has caused the death of people due to allergic reaction. These pests forage in temperatures between 72 degrees and 96 degrees Fahrenheit; therefore they are most active during early fall, summer, and spring. Although they are active around the year, they tend to stay underground when the temperature exceeds hit 96 degrees.
• Southern black widow: Found all over the southeastern part of the United States, this venomous spider likes to inhabit hollow tree stumps, rodent burrows, and rock and wood piles. Although they are not typically aggressive by nature, they bite humans when they are harassed or if somebody accidentally grabs or pinches them. Their bite is typically painless, but the serious symptoms of their venom makes its presence felt half an hour to two hours after the bite. The symptoms of the venom include severe muscle cramps, rigid abdomen muscles, sweating, nausea, vomiting, restlessness, and in certain cases, increased blood pressure too. The symptoms of their venom is at its peak three hours after the bite, but may persist for several days.
• Wasps and bees: While these insects play an important role in nature, their sting can be excruciatingly painful, and in certain cases, they can be life threatening too. Most people avoid bees and wasps out of fear of their painful sting. The sting of the bee feels like a pinch, but is soon followed by an extremely painful and burning sensation of the affected area. It can also pose serious health implications if you are allergic to its toxins. The venoms of bees and wasps differ; therefore, it might be possible for an individual to be allergic to one and not to the other. To compound the problem carpenter bees can damage your abode if they are able to get inside, as they begin to hollow out the wood beams.
• Flies: Most of us believe that the fly is an annoying bug, which you can prevent from entering your home by installing screen on your windows. However, they still manage to get inside your house through the door. Do not neglect them, as they, apart from their irritating buzzing noise, carry diseases and contaminate your food when they land on them. Eating such contaminated foods can lead to ailments like diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, tuberculosis, as well as other food borne ailments.
• Formosan termite: They are a constant threat to your house and do a lot of damage before you can realize it. Some of the tell-tale signs include small tubular structures on walls and furniture. Sawdust like piles beneath furniture are a sure sign of termite infestation. You can treat the affected area with anti-termite pesticide, only if you are able to find where they are located.
It is not possible for the common people to eradicate these and other pests such as cockroaches, bed bugs, and many others types of pests typically handled by exterminators in Arizona. Your best option is to contact a professional exterminator and let them kill these pests and ensure that they never attack your house again.