Scorpions Tempe

Scorpions can be found over all the continents except Antarctica and they live in a variety of habitats.  Scorpions are in the Arachnid class, like spiders, mites and ticks.  They have an external skeleton and a segmented body with four pairs of segmented legs.  There are more than 1500 species of scorpions world wide, and more than 70 species in the United States.  Regardless of species scorpions all have a crablike appearance with four pairs of legs, a pair of pincers and a long, segmented tail that curls upward and a venomous stinger on the end.

Scorpions are predatory. They consume all types of insects, spiders, centipedes, crickets, etc.  Larger scorpions may eat small lizards, snakes and mice.  They capture their prey with their pincers and if needed paralyze them with their venom. Then they spray them with an acid spray that dissolves tissues, allowing the scorpion to suck up the remains.

All scorpions are venomous, but only about 25 species have enough venom to be dangerous to humans.


Scorpions in Tempe and the Phoenix, Arizona area

While there are many species of scorpions living throughout the Southwestern Desert there are basically 3 species prevalent in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

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Arizona Hairy Scorpion

The Arizona Hairy Scorpion is the larges scorpion in the Phoenix, Arizona Area.  It is about 5 – 7 inches in length, yellow in color with darker coloring on top of the body.  Small brown hairs cover the body.  It is venomous, but not very potent.  However, an allergic reaction to a sting could be dangerous.


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Stripe-Tailed Scorpion

The Stripe-tailed Scorpion is also known as the Devil Scorpion.  It is light brown with darker brownish striped on the upper side.  It measures 2.5 inches in length.  It is venomous but not considered dangerous.


Bark Scorpion

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The Bark Scorpion is of light brown color, up to 3” in length with a thin tail, about 1/16 inch wide.  It is the most venomous in the Phoenix area and is dangerous to people.

These scorpions, like all scorpions, are nocturnal and hide during the day.  Some will hide under logs, or under rocks, some in cracks and crevices and still others will live in crawlspaces.  Some dig and hide in burrows.


Tempe Scorpion Prevention and Control

Piles of rock, firewood, boards and other loose debris provide a habitat for scorpions and a place to hide.  Keep your home – including the crawlspace and garage – as well as your yard free of debris.

Since scorpions feed on bugs you can reduce the amount of food supply by spraying pesticides around the perimeter of your home, and in your garage to keep the bug population down.

Keep grass closely mowed near the home. Prune bushes and overhanging tree branches away from the home.  Store garbage cans in a frame so they rest above ground. Install weather stripping around loosely fitting doors and windows and keep window screens in good repair.  Plug weep holes in brick veneer with steel wool  or small pieces of screen.  For your personal protection always wear shoes and gloves when working outdoors.


Tempe Scorpion Control & Extermination

Scorpions are difficult to control with regular insecticides.  Very likely you won’t be able to obtain scorpion insecticides with the retired strength to exterminate them.  It is recommended that extermination be left to the professionals. You can reach ours at (480) 719-8636.

Tempe, Arizona Mosquito Control

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Get relief from mosqitoes; call us today!

Mosquitoes are the cause of more human deaths than any animal on the planet. If you also consider the fact that the mosquitoes we have here in Tempe, Arizona are better adapting to the urban conditions then you can see why we’re worried.  Our Tempe, Arizona mosquito control experts understand these risks and take the responsibility of protecting your property very seriously.

While exterminators can have a significant impact on the mosquito population in an area, it is not feasible to provide complete removal of mosquitoes.  At Tempe Rodent & Pest Specialists we make it our goal to decrease the mosquitoes in your area by 85%. We know that our customers would love to be able to get rid of their mosquito threat completely, but that’s not something that any pest control company can do.

After you call one of our Tempe, Arizona mosquito control professionals we’ll come to inspect your home or business. During this inspection we will identify the type of mosquito and the source.

We’ve had the most success when we’re able to attack the mosquito population at the adult, as well as the larva stage. If you’ve seen a number of mosquitoes then you need to call our Tempe, Arizona mosquito exterminators at (480) 719-8636 as soon as possible!

Tempe, Arizona Ant Removal

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Call us for expert Tempe ant removal!

Nobody enjoys getting ants in their house. Tempe Rodent & Pest Specialists can help you with ant extermination in the Tempe, Arizona and surrounding region. There are numerous types of ant problems you might be experiencing as ant issues in Tempe, Arizona may take on numerous forms.

Before you select just any Tempe, Arizona ant exterminator to handle your issue, contact us to find what to ask about when hiring a Tempe, Arizona pest control company.

Ants are tricky to get rid of of since they easily adapt, and gain entry through tiny cracks and other small areas.  Additionally, ants can climb and are very strong insects–and many times over the counter treatments don’t do a good job killing them. If you want expert ant removal then give us a call at (480) 719-8636 today.

Tempe Cockroach Removal

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Cockroaches can carry over 30 diseases!

Unfortunately, Tempe cockroaches are more common than we’d like, and nobody enjoys dealing with any insect problem, let alone cockroaches.  If you have cockroaches, don’t be disgusted with yourself.  Many times it’s not your fault whatsoever. The number of cockroaches invading clean homes is definitely on the rise.  Even if you keep your apartment or home clean, that doesn’t mean that your neighbors do the same.

Cockroaches have also become more common with the higher number or foreclosed homes or abandoned buildings. Cockroaches that reside in these foreclosed homes will eventually run out of food, and once that happens they’ll come looking for food in your home. Fortunately, a well-trained Tempe cockroach exterminator can get rid of your cockroach problem and help to protect your home from future potential invasions.

Tempe Roaches

Cockroaches can survive in conditions that other pests cannot because of their adaptable nature.  This can sometimes make cockroaches difficult to detect, get rid of, and exterminate.  Tempe cockroaches are not only disgusting, but they’re also a health hazard to have in your home. Roaches often carry bacteria, which can easily be transferred to humans. Roaches can contaminate dishes, kitchen surfaces, and food itself. In humans, this can cause food poisoning and other issues.

Preventing Cockroaches Tempe

Roaches are able to enter your home through just about any crack they can find. The best way to prevent cockroaches from entering your home is to caulk the gaps around pipes, baseboards, windows, and doors.  You should also remove any excess scrap paper or cardboard around your home, including your garage, attic or basement. Cockroaches are often attracted to scrap cardboard and paper. Storing food in sealed containers is another important preventative step to take, as food left out will simply attract insects.

Tempe Cockroach Removal

In our experience, in-store solutions for cockroaches are ineffective. Our cockroach solution is stronger than anything you’ll be able to buy in a store. We’ve had some customers who waited three years before finally calling us to get rid of the cockroach problem! All of our cockroach services are guaranteed to get rid of your problem and they’re reasonably priced. If you suffer through your cockroach problem for just one more day, that’s one day too many!  Give us a call at (480) 719-8636 today and we’ll send out our cockroach specialists to get rid of your problem.

Tempe Bees, Wasps, & Hornets

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Call us for Tempe bee, wasp and hornet removal!

If you live in Tempe you’re likely to have a bee, wasp or yellow jacket problem at some point. If you currently ave a stinging insect problem and you’re looking for a top-quality Tempe bee removal specialist, then you’ve come to the right place! Tempe Rodent & Pest Specialists has bee and wasp removal specialists who’s focus is protecting your home, family, pets, or customers from the harms of stinging insects. We currently offer both residential and commercial bee removal services, and can do almost any job imaginable.

Our staff works throughout the Tempe, Arizona area to remove the threat of Tempe bees and other stinging insects. Our stinging insect experts have experience with removing honey bees, Africanized bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Our Tempe bee removal experts will not only ensure that the existing bees are removed, but we can help prevent the bees from returning to your property.

Nobody wants to get stung, and you certainly want to find out how to prevent more bees or wasps from coming back–if at all possible. Our staff will remove any of the debris or remnants left behind by the bees when treating your Tempe bee problem. This usually consists of removing any nests and fecal matter left behind.

We aren’t like other Tempe pest control companies. We won’t just send out one of our typical pest control techs to handle a bee or wasp removal job. Our Tempe bee removal specialists are true experts in their field and are passionate about protecting the families of Tempe, taking their work very seriously.

If you’ve noticed an increase in the number of bees you’ve seen around your home, office or school, then it’s a good indication that there is a swarm of bees nearby. A nest of bees can contain anywhere from 5,000 to 50,000 bees! At times, bees may come to an area but not always make a nest. If you can, try to determine if the bees actually have set up a nest, or if they’re just a swarm that is going to move on. Try to watch the bees to see if they go back to some type of nest. However, make sure you don’t get too close. You’ll want to consider your bee removal options if it appears that the bees have built a nest.

If bees take up residence in part of your building, such as in the attic, fireplace or wall, then you’ll want to call a Tempe bee removal specialist immediately to ensure that you limit structure damage. Don’t worry, we don’t charge an inspection fee. Just give us an accurate description over the phone about the location and size of the hive, and we can give you an estimate.

We offer flat-rates so you know exactly how much it’s going to cost up front; no special or hidden fees.  We want to be as fair as possible for everyone involved. We also guarantee our work, so you know it will be done right. Give us a call at (480) 719-8636 today and we’ll show you exactly why we’re the favorite Tempe bee removal company. It isn’t worth getting stung, and anyone who is allergic to bees or wasps or other stinging insects should stay far away from them as possible.

Tempe Rodent Control

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Rodents can carry diseases; let us remove them for you!

Most people find some rats and mice to be cute. Unfortunately, rodents will cause property damage, as well as transmit diseases. They will chew electric cables and anything that stands in their way of food, which in turn can cause quite a lot of damage.  You don’t want electrical wires getting chewed up by rodents, as that is extremely dangerous and can cause a lot of problems, not to mention it’s a very dangerous fire hazard.

Rodents can also be a big point of embarrassment to have in your house. Your peers might make assumptions about your cleanliness. If you want to exterminate the rats and mice then you’re going to need to call our Tempe rodent control experts and exterminators.

Tempe Rodent Removal Services

Rodents are experts at hiding where humans don’t usually go. Some people choose to try to capture the rats and mice themselves. Unfortunately, this can waste money, as well as lead to frustration. We’ve seen it all, and heard many stories of how close people have come to catching them, only to become frustrated at the close calls.

One of our Tempe rodent exterminators is going to be able to get rid of your rodent problem without inconveniencing your family. Our Tempe rodent exterminator will assess the facts and select the best course of action. Call (480) 719-8636 and we can schedule your appointment.  We will take time to answer questions, and not try to sell you stuff you don’t need.

Tempe Spider Removal – Black Widows

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We remove both harmless and poisonous Tempe spiders!

Many Tempe residents fear or dislike spiders for a variety of reasons and that is okay. Spiders, however can be useful due to their role of eating other pests and keeping your home, business, or property free from annoying insects. In most instances, Tempe spiders are absolutely harmless to humans. The main poisonous venomous spider that you might come into contact with in Tempe is the black widow.

In general, poisonous spiders such as the black widow aren’t going to be found in your home. If black widow spiders are found in your home they will be in dark areas such as closets, basements, and garages. More often than not, Tempe black widows are found in outdoor sheds or piles of firewood.

To protect yourself from spiders and black widow spiders, make sure that you always put on thick gloves when reaching into any dark areas or if working with material outside. As you’ve likely seen, black widows can be identified by its glossy black color and red hourglass on its belly. If you happen to see a black widow in your home or business you should call us or another Tempe spider control expert immediately.

Call us for Tempe Spider Removal and Black Widow Spiders

No matter if you have harmless or poisonous spiders, we will get rid of your Tempe spider problem. Call (480) 719-8636 today to schedule your appointment.

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