Welcome to the new Arizona Exterminating Home Series on pest control of your home. 

In this series, we will discuss the many areas of your home that are vulnerable to specific pests and how to detect, control, and prevent a pest infestation. 

What you can expect:

We will go into detail on the best pest control methods for every area of your home including:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom
  • Living Room
  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Garage
  • Backyard

Our goal is to get you prepared and knowledgeable on your home’s pest infestation risk in the Arizona climate and through the changing seasons. 

What Pests Are In Your Home? 

Every room needs a pest defense protocol to protect your home against Arizona rodents and other insects common to the area. 

The Kitchen

The kitchen is the area in the house where everyone loves to meet and gather around the table with a snack, peer over the cook’s shoulder to see what’s cooking, grab a refreshing drink, or a cup of coffee to rejuvenate, or sneak one more piece of pie after dinner. But who else is coming to the party and sneaking a taste of the pie on the counter? 

Bugs love food! Fresh food, food scraps in the garbage, food residue smeared on the counter, or crumbs hiding under the stove – the kitchen is a magnet for disease-infested, germ-carrying pests.  

Mice, ants, cockroaches, and flies will do all they can to find their way into a kitchen so they can feast too.

Are ants dominating your kitchen at the moment? Here’s a helpful guide!

kitchen pest control

The Bathroom

The only room in the house that can offer peace and quiet in privacy…but are you sure you’re alone? 

That’s not a very peaceful thought! Arizona pest control services warn that the sink, bathtub, shower, and plumbing for the toilet, create the perfect humid, warm, and damp environment to attract termites, silverfish, ants, centipedes, spiders, and cockroaches. 

Let’s ensure you are receiving the privacy you are expecting in the bathroom with effective pest control Arizona. 

The Bedroom

The cozy comfort of your bed can soon become a tense, uptight nightmare once you see a cockroach dashing across the floor into your closet, a spider in the corner of the ceiling, ants b-lining it up the wall, or worst-case scenario, you wake up with bites…fleas? Bed bugs? You shutter to even think of it! 

Your bedroom is a place for rest and recuperation, preserve your sanctuary with safe pest control methods, and sleep easy!

LEARN MORE: Easy Bedroom Pest Control For Your Home

The Living Room

The place where friends and family come and relax on the couch, take a load off at the end of the day and catch up with each other over a cup of tea…until an ant is seen scurrying across the coffee table or a housefly lands on the tea cookies. 

The living room is prone to pesty critters too, including carpet beetles, bed bugs, ladybugs and stinks bugs. 

Protecting the interior of the home is the best with environmentally friendly pest control and natural pest control options for the safety of the family and pets. 

The Basement

The basement, being the part of the home that is the closest to the earth, which is typically buried completely or partially underground, the outside walls are just breeding with pests who would love home away from home. 

Also, because basements are dark, cool, and are more prone to moisture than other areas of the home, termites, cockroaches, spiders, earwigs, centipedes, and other pests are attracted to this part of your home. 

Think termites are infesting your basement? Here’s a guide on how termite inspections work! 

The Attic

Just as you are falling asleep at night there is an unsettling noise coming from the ceiling overhead. 

Your head turns in the direction to follow the noise as you conclude that you have been infested by Arizona rodents

Roof rats, mice, squirrels, birds, and raccoons can soon become residents at your address with the inviting shelter of a quiet, warm attic. 

Learn what you can do to prevent these uninvited guests with effective rodent control. 

LEARN MORE: 5 Proven Methods for Rat Control 

The Garage

The garage can sometimes become as useful as an unfinished basement, a perfect place for storage of the non-essential items – like camping gear, outdoor wear, boxes of kids’ school projects – all great places for rodents and insects to burrow into and make a home and a mess! 

Being more accessible to the outdoors and with crevices to creep into, it’s easy for critters to camp out amid the storage in the garage. 

Spiders, silverfish, mice, and other insects may be making them their home as you read this. 

Control pests in your garage with the best pest control methods and preserve the quality of the items you took time to carefully store away! 

LEARN MORE: Best Pest Control Techniques You Should Try 

The Backyard

There is nothing better than a backyard barbecue with friends, or a glass of sweet tea on the back patio as the sun sets lighting the Arizona sky on fire. 

These enjoyable moments can soon become ruined with the threats of the bees and wasps in Arizona, mosquitos, ticks, ants, and scorpions. 

Children and pets are at an even higher risk of getting stung or bitten due to their curious nature and their love of dirt. 

Safeguard your backyard with Arizona preventative pest controlling practices and enjoy your backyard adventures and memory-making! 

Simple DIY Home Remedies For Pest Control

Essential Oils

These essential oils may provide temporary protection against household pests like mosquitoes, flies, and ants:

  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Clove oil

Take note that these essential oils shouldn’t be used directly against pests. Dilute them first before applying or spraying around your home.

Apple Cider Vinegar

orange infested with fruit flies

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most accessible natural remedies for pest control at home. 

Its fermented smell of vinegar can be used against certain types of insects like fruit flies and gnats. 

Mix it with water or with a few drops of dish soap, pour into a small bowl, and place it near infested areas to trap insects.

Baking Soda

baking soda jar

Baking soda is a tried and tested home remedy against roaches and bugs in the house. Mix it with powdered sugar and leave it wherever you see the pests. 

Household Pest Control Tips

If your home only has minimal signs of pest infestation, it’s better to prevent welcoming them as early as now instead of using harmful pest control products later on. 

Here are some tips to keep your home clean and pest-free:

  • Clean surfaces and wash dishes after eating
  • Throw away all food scraps, spills, and crumbs
  • Keep your kitchen, dining area, and bathrooms clean
  • Remove grease on your stovetop
  • Clean your tables, floors, and workspaces
  • Store your food in tightly sealed containers
  • Don’t leave pet food in the room overnight
  • Clean and throw your garbage regularly
  • Fix your plumbings
  • Clear any stacks of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard
  • Install fly screens
  • Have a regular cleaning schedule
  • Check and seal any holes and cracks in your internal and external walls
  • Check for pests in any packages or boxes before bringing them inside your home

Complete home pest control coverage for your peace of mind, safety, and health

Patriot Pest & Termite Control are the pros in pest control in Prescott AZ. 

They know this area inside and out, so they know the extreme importance of doing meticulous home pest inspection inside and out too. 

Your home and family will be well protected in the care of Patriot Pest Control. 

Got a pest infestation in your home? Share in the comments down below and we’ll try to help you out.

You can also contact us for any questions you may have!