Summertime in Arizona can be full of insects and pests. While many people might dread the thought of dealing with pesky bugs, for those of us in the pest control industry, it’s all part of the job!
In this blog post, we will provide a guide to some of the most common summer insects found in Arizona. We’ll also offer tips on how to deal with them if they become a nuisance. Stay safe and enjoy a pest-free summer.
One of the most common summer insects in Arizona is the ant. Ants are attracted to moisture and can often be found near water sources such as sinks, toilets, and drains. One way to keep ants away from your home is to keep these areas clean and free of food debris. If ants do become a problem, there are a variety of pesticides that can be used to get rid of them.
Another summer insect that is common in Arizona is the mosquito. Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water and often lay their eggs in it. To prevent mosquitoes from taking over your yard, be sure to empty any standing water that you may have, such as in buckets, birdbaths, or planters.
If mosquitos are already a problem, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. One is to use mosquito dunks, which are small briquettes that contain a larvicide. Another is to use a mosquito fogger, which will kill adult mosquitos on contact. However, we recommend consulting with a summer insect professional like Patriot Pest Control to ensure you prevent these pests safely.
Bees are another summer insect that you may find in Arizona. While bees are not typically aggressive, they can sting if they feel threatened. If you see a bee hive on your property, it’s best to leave it alone and contact a professional to have it removed. If you are stung by a bee, the best thing to do is to remove the stinger and apply ice to the area.
Scorpions are one of the more dangerous summer pests in Arizona. While most scorpions are not lethal, they can cause a great deal of pain if they sting you. If you see a scorpion on your property, the best thing to do is to call a professional to have it removed. If you are stung by a scorpion, seek medical attention immediately.
Gnats are small summer insects that can be a nuisance. They are attracted to standing water and often congregate around it. To prevent gnats from becoming a problem, be sure to empty any standing water that you may have, such as in buckets, birdbaths, or planters. You can also release predatory insects, such as ladybugs, into your garden.
Flies are another summer insect that can be a nuisance. They are attracted to food and often congregate around it. To prevent flies from becoming a problem, be sure to keep food covered and clean up any spills immediately.
Want to Get Rid of Summer Insects?
While summer brings great weather and fun, it can also bring pests into your home. If summer insects become a problem, call Patriot Pest Control to help keep your home pest-free. Stay safe and enjoy summertime in Arizona!