Summer is finally upon us. Among all the summer vacations, family reunions, picnics, and days at the pool; something dangerous lurks. Desert cities like Las Vegas, NV, St. George, UT, Phoenix, AZ, and Mesa, AZ house a few unique and even dangerous pests. Here are three desert pests to watch out for this summer:
Desert Recluse - Loxosceles sp. (Photo credit: Lynette S.)
Commonly confused with the Brown Recluse spider, the Desert Recluse spider is equally as dangerous. Desert recluses are found in Southern Nevada, Southwest Utah, and Western Arizona. Not too many Desert Recluses invade the actual cities of Mesa or Phoenix; however, both cities do harbor the Arizona Brown Spider which is also in the recluse family. These recluse spiders hide in dark places. Desert Recluse spiders are tan in color, and have a dark brown violin shaped spot on their head. These spiders are not aggressive in nature, but do bite when bothered. Many homeowners in desert cities are bitten when they accidently touch the venomous spiders. When bitten, a victim will experience pain, swelling, and redness around the site. The site will begin to blister, causing open lesions and sores. Bites can take months to heal and even require skin grafts. Those with compromised immune systems, and the young and elderly, are at the most risk to a Desert Recluse bite. Death can be a result on rare occasions.
Arizona Bark Scorpion
Throughout all of the southwest, Arizona Bark scorpions wreak havoc on unsuspecting homeowners. If you live in a desert city, you’ve seen one of these scorpions before. While most other species of scorpion live solitarily, these scorpions congregate in groups. When you see one of these scorpions in your Arizona, Nevada, or Utah home; there are bound to be more. Feeding on crickets and roaches near your desert home, these nocturnal pests ambush their prey. Typically, Arizona Bark scorpions come into your home looking for water and refuge from the elements. It is then when unfortunate encounters occur. Hiding inside your shoe, or underneath a discarded article of clothing or towel; these pests sting you when you accidently encounter them. Their stings cause an unpleasant reaction that can include nausea, numbness, vomiting, breathing difficulties or convulsions.
Because of the several embellished myths about their size, speed, behavior, appetite, and lethality; many people who encounter a sun spider are deathly afraid of them. Sun spiders, also known as camel spiders or wind scorpions, are neither spiders nor scorpions and have no venom. They do however, exhibit very aggressive behavior and may attack for no reason at all. They can run up to 10 mph and have large, powerful jaws that can produce an irregularly large bite. Antibiotic treatment is necessary if a bite becomes infected.
Desert cities like Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and St. George, UT house a wide and diverse variety of pests. Don’t let desert pests like Bark scorpions, Sun Spiders, and Desert Recluses spoil your fun this summer. Get Bulwark Pest Control!
"As you sleep, you become a virtual playground for these creeping pests just mere minutes after you fall asleep; inhaling dozens of the scorpions and swallowing at least 20 during an eight-hour period."It gets worse. Meine added,
“While these microscopic scorpions are drawn to the moist and humid areas of the nose and mouth, they will also spend each night birthing hundreds of their young in and around your armpits.”There is one surefire way to tell if you have a microscopic scorpion infestation, Meine continued.
“Like all other scorpions, these microscopic scorpions give live birth. Victims who suffer from a microscopic scorpion infestation will awaken with scorpion afterbirth in their bed sheets. It’s about this time a victim should know they are not alone in bed.”At this time homeowners in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah should be on high alert. There is no known cure for the microscopic scorpions, as this is a new report.
Bulwark Exterminating services can be found in Phoenix, AZ. Our pest control service is available to the residents of the valley of the sun. Arizona has warm weather making it easy for pests to survive and infest neighborhoods. When there is an increase in landscaping, the pests have more of an access to sources of food and water. You need quality control provided by Bulwark Family Pest Control.
Pests to look out for include scorpions, roaches, spiders, ants, and bed bugs. Scorpions range in size and can be hard to control. Their bites should not be taken lightly. Roaches are the filthiest of the pests and cause a variety of health problems. The Black Widow Spider is the deadliest in North America and is often characterized by the hourglass pattern on its belly. A fire ant queen will lie on average 1600 eggs over seven years. Bed bugs are a growing problem and more and more valley residents are inspecting their homes for bed bugs.
Bulwark Exterminating can help you with all of those needs with our family pest control service. It is all included and is paired with our money-back guarantee. If you still experience problems, call us and we will come and service your house again. We are well known for our nocturnal scorpion service that will protect your home. A bulwark is a barrier, and we provide that for your home.
Bulwark Exterminating has been awarded the 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the company’s excellent customer service rating in Arizona. Super Service Award recipients have maintained an “A” grade average in Angie’s rating formula. Only an estimated five percent of companies listed on Angie’s List receive the prestigious award on an annual basis. This will be the 3rd time that Bulwark has received the award here in the Phoenix area. “Our technicians and office staff deserve this award 100%”, said Mesa Branch Manager Joe Davey. “They work tirelessly to ensure the needs of our customers are met day in and day out.” Bulwark Exterminating services over ten thousand customers valley wide from offices in Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Peoria. The family owned exterminating company has made a name in Arizona as the pest control provider in the valley that absolutely guarantees to eliminate scorpions with a money back guarantee. In 2010, 97% of Bulwark’s current customers said they would recommend their pest control services to a friend or family member. “We appreciate that our customers take the time to recognize the hard work of the technicians that service their homes,” said Davey. “Our techs are the face of Bulwark. Receiving the Super Service Award is an honor and it validates the hard work of our entire staff across the valley.” While the award went to the Mesa pest control branch of Bulwark Exterminating the owners feel that the award is shared by all of the valley locations as customers on Angie’s list don’t often realize which branch services them. Phoenix Metro Locations include:Bulwark Exterminating, 40 N Central Ave #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 652-2251Bulwark Exterminating, 10401 North 91st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345 (623) 572-3016Bulwark Exterminating, 1228 East Broadway Road Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 969-7474Bulwark Exterminating, 18256 E Williams Field Rd # 2 Gilbert, AZ 85295 (480) 539-4933
About Bulwark Exterminating Bulwark Exterminating LLC is based in Mesa, AZ and is an industry leader in providing high-quality residential pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in seven states, including eleven major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common insects such as ants, roaches, crickets and spiders, the company’s differentiating specialty is scorpion control. To do this, Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems. Bulwark is privately and family owned, has approximately 250 employees and services over 50,000 customers nationwide, providing pest control in Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tulsa, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, St. George, UT, Phoenix and Las Vegas. For more information, visit http://www.BulwarkPestControl.com.