Arizona Bug Company
Pest Control in Sedona and the Verde Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley



1146 S 10th St, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

928 649-5775 - Sedona and the Verde Valley

928 778-0005 - Prescott and Prescott Valley

Organic Pest Control

16
Jul

 

Vesper bats are the common bats we see flying at dusk in Arizona. They are insectivores that use echolocation to hunt.  It is quite common for these bats too cause unsightly staining from fecal matter and urine on houses in overhang area’s. Bats are protected here in Arizona and are considered beneficial. Deterring them from an area is the only method of control allowed by the Arizona Game and Fish. You can try mechanical, electrical and liquid deterrent I have had limited success with all. Mechanical is physically sealing the area from bat entry. This is sometimes extremely difficult to do and can be expensive but if done correctly is the most effective. Electrical is the use noise emitting devices that disrupted the bats from flying to an area. I have used these with some success but some people find the noise emitted disturbing. Liquid is by spraying a product like Liquid fence in the area bats are landing it seems to work good for short term but smells bad during application and needs to be applied frequently. Please check out the pictures of some common Arizona bats and the staining they can cause.

Category : Organic Pest Control | Pest Control | Rodents | Blog
8
Oct
Common Ground Snake

Common Ground Snake

Groundsnakes are little snakes I get a lot of calls about when the baby snakes get into the house. A lot of people mistake it for a baby coral snake, but they are harmless. They get bigger, but the ones I see generally are about the same size as the one pictured. They prey mainly on insects so having them around the house is like having a personal organic pest control technician on staff. If you come across a groundsnake in your home it’s best just to get him into a dust pan and place it back outside.

Category : Organic Pest Control | Snakes | Blog
6
Oct
Gopher Snake Lying in the Road

Gopher Snake Lying on the Road

I found this Gopher Snake lying in the road warming his body. This is actually common behavior for gopher snakes and most other snakes because it helps them to digest their food. Gopher snakes are beneficial to us because they keep the rodent population down. If you come across a Gopher snake it’s best just to admire it and let it go about its business as the organic rodent control expert in your yard.

Category : Organic Pest Control | Snakes | Blog