Common Pests Found in the Verde Valley and Prescott Valley
To help you learn about the common types of pests we have in the Verde Valley and Prescott Valley, as well as most of Arizona, we’ve put together information about them here. Use the links below to see more detailed information about each pest.
There are many different species. The Carpenter Ant can literally eat your home, so it’s important
to keep them away.
- Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs are a small parasite-like insect that feeds on the blood of humans.
There are about 40-60 species in Arizona, but the following two are the most common in the Verde Valley. The bark scorpion is the only species in Arizona that is considered harmful.
There are four types of spiders that are of concern to us. Two are poisonous. The other two can bite but are mostly just icky.
There are two types of termites found in Arizona. The Drywood Termite is the most common in the high desert.
- Wasps, Hornets, and Yellowjackets
In Arizona we have 28 species of Bats. They are protected by the state of Arizona.
Other Mammal Pests
Skunks are omnivorous meaning they will eat just about anything and are often found getting into pet food when left outside. They are shy by nature and of course when agitated can defend themselves with musk glads located in the anus.