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

Rodents

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
24
Jan
Crack in Cinderblock Wall Lets Rodents Into the House

Crack in Cinderblock Wall Lets Rodents Into the House

With the warmer days we’ve been having, and Spring approaching, there’s been more rodent activity here in Sedona and the Verde Valley. This homeowner in Sedona complained of hearing noises in the wall at night when they went to bed. Rodents can access your home through the smallest of openings and will often nest in areas they find as shelter. The trick is to seal off any access points. When you walk around your house, inspect the exterior and look around for anything that may be broken or misplaced. The broken cinderblock pictured made for an easy access point for the critters to get in.


Repair Cracks in Walls to Keep Rodents Out

Repair Cracks in Walls to Keep Rodents Out

These pictures show what a little time and some concrete can do at preventing rodents from getting into your home. If you think you have rodents getting into your home and would like a free consultation for rodent removal or prevention, please call us at Arizona Bug Company.


Category : Critters | Rodents | Blog
9
Dec
Pack Rat Damage in Attic

Pack Rat Damage in Attic

Simple fixes can keep pack rats out of your attic area. Please see the picture shown here because it reveals a hole that pack rats use to get access into your home. If you think you’re hearing noises at night in your attic area, please have it checked out by a pest control professional.

I know I’ve said it before, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make sure there are no entry points by covering any holes, such as the soffit vents, with wire screen. Also try to keep all landscaping materials cut back away from the home. Rodents will often use trees or tall shrubs adjacent to the roof to gain access to your roof top.


Category : Critters | Rodents | Blog
23
Oct

As we start to cool down from the hottest days of summer here in the Verde Valley, I find it a great time to discuss this cooler season in the high desert. Pest control really never stops here – it just changes gears. Since we have had cooler nighttime temperatures, the rodents have been very active. Rodents like to get into our homes and will often be found in the attics and crawl space areas. See The Mess That Rodents Make When They Get Into Your House. The best method in solving this problem is to get the structure sealed to prevent further infestation.

It may seem like a cheaper alternative to put rodent bait in those areas but everything comes at a price. I get several calls a year when people use this method and then suffer from odor and fly infestations. Rodent baits placed on the exterior work very good at helping control rodent population on a home that has been sealed properly but skipping the home sealing step always results in a frustrated homeowner when the dead rodent smell appears. If you have a rodent problem, never be afraid to get several estimates and ask lots of questions. There is a coupon for a Free Rodent Inspection on our Pest Control Discounts page.

Category : High Desert | Rodents | Blog
11
Jul

This is a typical rodent control job that we come across working in Yavapai county. Pack Rats, Mice, Chipmunks, and Ground Squirrels love to get into our crawl spaces and attics if they can find an access point big enough for them to get their bodies through. Once they get in, they like to get into the insulation and make a mess and in some cases start to chew on the electrical wiring in the house.

The pictures provided give you a before and after look of a rodent clean-up job. Every job is different and always get a few good estimates before making your decision. Ask the technicians what it is they plan to do and see if the will provide you with before and after pictures for your own peace of mind. Not many homeowners want to crawl into these areas with us to see for themselves what’s going on, so a few simple shots with a camera can let you see.

Category : Critters | Rodents | Blog