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Natural German Roach Control

 

A german roach is not a common site in most homes. That is because german roaches are considered “domestic roaches” which means they cannot survive outside of a house. Thus german roach infestations are pretty rare in single family homes because they are not intruding from a developed outside problem.  They are much more commonly found inside attached homes where adjoining units share common plumbing pipe chases.  And they are also often found in restaurants and commercial kitchens.

The real problem with german roaches is that they are nearly impossible to eliminate with common methods such as spraying or dusting infested areas. This is partially because they usually infest areas that are hard to treat with those products (such as under lips of counters, inside backs of cabinets, etc), thus attempting to treat those areas usually places undesirable pesticides near things you eat, eat from and cook with.  Another problem is that they are pretty resistant to certain types of pesticides and too many survive those treatments to get the necessary elimination.  Also they multiply faster than most roaches so they rebound quickly from a less than complete process.

Our unique method.  Yes we really do offer a nicer and more effective approach. We use a very expensive dust “bait”.  It looks like cinnimon dust, smells like molasses and is both natural and very close to non-toxic.  The toxin in the bait is Abamectin, which is natural and extremely mild in toxicity.  The bait is carefully “shot” into the crevices of the kitchen cabinets as well as all areas where these insects hide.  The bait is picked up either eaten or crossed over and caught up on the insect body.

The nice thing about this approach is that there is little preparation needed.  The dust can be easily shot by reaching behind items and into the accessible voids which also serve as the roaches entry points.

What we find is the bait will last long enough to kill off an infestation completely so long as the surrounding environment is not cluttered, dirty or wet enough to prevent the product from completing the process.

Because the dust-baiting process is so effective it allows us to typically offer a 1 year warranty on detached homes.

 

By |2018-08-26T05:36:32+00:00August 25th, 2018|Cockroaches|Comments Off on Natural German Roach Control

What’s the Natural Method of Pest Control? Phoenix Scottsdale Exterminators

What’s the natural method of pest control for Phoenix and Scottsdale Exterminators?

In Phoenix and Scottsdale Exterminators like us are always asked about natural methods for keeping bugs out of homes. It’s important to understand that the word “Natural” means different things to different people. I will break down for you what natural Exterminating is to us at NaturZone Pest Control.

Natural Methods

We like to talk about our natural, or more responsible methods of controlling pests. Folks like to ask what products we use. The answer is a very wide assortment of products from pure botanical extracts, to some safe synthetic products. The products aren’t as important as the methods though.

We use pesticides, botanical or not, in areas where you don’t come in contact with them. Spraying the foundation of your home, flushing cracks and crevices, and block fences as well as other areas that are away from where you live.

Baits are used to control ants, crickets, and roaches around your yard. Most of these baits have naturally derived ingredients. The benefit to using baits around the property this way is that it greatly reduces the population of bugs to be kept out of the home. This reduced population also starves other critters like spiders and scorpions of their needed food source.

Spray-N-Pray

A very large portion of Phoenix and Scottsdale Exterminators use truck mounted power sprayers to hose down very large areas of properties. Some go as far as spraying entire properties with pesticides! This method is often called “Spray-N-Pray” because of its very unreliable results. There’s good news and bad news about this method. The good news is they have to water down their mix to do this. The bad news is they have to water down their mix to do this. At any rate this method usually leaves the majority of the product out in the sun to disintegrate from sun and rain very quickly.

Spray-N-Pray is used by many companies because it is a very simple method to teach and requires little training, you just walk around spraying everything. But it lacks effectiveness because it doesn’t get the product where the bugs live. it also leaves chemicals spread all over your property for pets and people to walk through.

The Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, many other Phoenix and Scottsdale Exterminators are acting as your “Spray Guy.” They come out and look really cool hosing down your property with pesticides, but often don’t accomplish much. Good Exterminators will take the time to assess the situation and come up with a game plan for future services. If you have a unique issue, we will take the time to do some detective work and come up with the best, most responsible way to move forward.

 

 

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Giant Roaches Inside Your Home? Phoenix / Scottsdale Exterminators

Folks often call Phoenix and Scottsdale exterminators to treat large American or “Sewer” Cockroach issues coming from outside, but bug sleuths will sometimes find an entire colony sustaining itself inside the home!

A common issue for Phoenix and Scottsdale Exterminators  is large roaches, usually American roaches, getting into homes from outside. Many folks believe that these roaches come up through their drains, because of the common nickname for them, “Sewer” Roaches. While this is a possibility, It’s much more likely that they are coming in from outside the house. Even less likely is the possibility that they are living in and sustaining themselves inside your home. But it ca happen. Let’s look at each possibility briefly.

“Sewer” Roaches are assumed to come from the sewer. This is possible but not actually the norm. Roaches are actually good swimmers, so the possibility does exist that they can swim through the drains, but this simply isn’t the case most of the time.

Phoenix and Scottsdale Exterminators often find roaches outside in cool, moist, dark, and protected spaces. Some of these include the hollows of trees, water boxes, or under the tangled roots of untrimmed shrubs. I find in my work that most of the time folks are seeing roaches inside the house, they are usually coming from outside, in one of these types of areas.

Of course the least likely is bound to happen at some point, and after more than ten years in this industry it recently happened in a home I was treating. The customer told me that he was having a lot of large sewer roaches in his den. After checking outside and finding no hiding places for them, I decided to check the room where he was seeing them, just in case. They were in an antique curio cabinet in the corner of the room. Hundreds of them, thriving by leaving the cabinet at night and eating his dog’s food and water just a few feet away.

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Literally hundreds of American or “Sewer” Roaches were living inside this little cabinet. The brown stuff all over is their fecal matter.

It should be pointed out that this was in a well kept, clean home. A lot of folks think that having roaches means that you’re dirty or unsanitary. While it’s true that the roaches themselves are less than sanitary, it says nothing about you, or how you keep your home to be a victim of their infestation.

When you see roaches, call some Phoenix or Scottsdale exterminators and nip that problem in the bud sooner rather than later.

If you’re having a problem with Sewer Roaches…or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call NaturZone Pest Control at 602-476-1088 and ask for me, Jeffrey.  I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.

Till then, thanks again for reading!

Here’s to helping YOU live Pest Free,

Jeffrey

PS. Call 602-476-1088 today for a FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

We do Phoenix Cockroach Extermination as well as Bed Bug, Termite and general pest control in Phoenix, Scottsdale Exterminators, Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Ahwatukee, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Apache Junction, San Tan, Waddell, El Mirage, Carefree, Buckeye, Verrado, Tempe, Sun City, Sun Lakes, YoungTown Paradise Valley, Gold Canyon, Maricopa, Goodyear, Surprise and Anthem!

 

 

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Are the Biggest Termite Risk Factors? Phoenix / Scottsdale Termites

In Phoenix and Scottsdale Termites are a huge problem for homeowners! What can you do to reduce your termite risk factors?

Phoenix and Scottsdale termites are a never ending problem for homeowners. We are often asked what you can do to reduce your risk factors for getting termites. here is a couple ideas to keep those pesky home eaters away.

Moisture is a  bug termite risk factor. having moisture right next to your home gives the colony easy access to everything they need. They get their moisture from the ground, where they live, and they get their food from the wood in your home. Having moisture from drips, leaks, or plants too close to the foundation of your house is very enticing for termites. Try to keep plants, especially the moisture from plants at least 2-3 feet away from the foundation of your home.

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Shrubs against the foundation of your house can provide moisture for a termite colony.

Early detection is a big advantage if you do get an infestation. Our customers get a free check up with every service. But when the foundation is blocked by debris, shrubs, weeds, or items stacked against the house, this can not only make the treatment less effective or difficult to complete, but can prevent your technician from seeing signs of Scottsdale termites. This is another reason why it’s important to keep shrubs and other plants away from the foundation of your home.

If you’re having a problem with termites or think you may…or you simply have a question about pest control…call NaturZone Pest Control at 602-476-1088 and ask for me, Jeffrey.  I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.

We do Scottsdale Termites, Bed Bug, Scorpion, and General pest control in Phoenix, Scottsdale termites, Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Ahwatukee, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Apache Junction, San Tan, Waddell, El Mirage, Carefree, Buckeye, Verrado, Tempe, Sun City, Sun Lakes, Youngtown Paradise Valley, Gold Canyon, Maricopa, Goodyear, Surprise and Anthem!

 

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ant and Termite Treatment- Phoenix / Scottsdale Termites

In Phoenix and Scottsdale Termites and ants are an ongoing concern for homeowners!

Some of the same methods can control Phoenix and Scottsdale Termites and Ants. Sometimes a Termite treatment can have the added benefit of controlling ants inside and outside the home as well. In this featured video I’ll show you how a termite treatment can not only protect a home from ants, but may even run the entire colony out of town for good!

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When we do a treatment for Phoenix and Scottsdale Termites we inject and saturate the ground around the foundation of the home with a termiticide that insects can’t tell is bad for them. The advantage to this is that the termites, and ants when they are in the treated area, go about their usual business not knowing that anything is wrong. They get the termiticide on them, and also transfer it to others in the colony that may not have come in contact with it initially.

In the video you see the ants “heading for the hills” so to speak, with their young. This is not a response from the chemical, but rather it is a flood response that is usually triggered during heavy rain. They are heading for higher ground to form a new colony there. Little do they realize that they will all soon be dead.

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Thousands of ants pour out of their nest to avoid the flooding termite treatment.

 

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Termite Treatment Overview – Phoenix Termites & Scottsdale Termites

Phoenix termites and Scottsdale termites are some of the most prolific wood destroying insects in the country!

Phoenix termites and Scottsdale termites require a very specific type of treatment. In this article we will look at a basic overview of what that treatment looks like. Keep in mind that every subterranean termite treatment is different and that some require more or alternate types of treatment than what is discussed here. Your Phoenix termite or Scottsdale termite specialist will know what treatments you need and  let you know.

Before we get into the treatment it’s important to know a few basics about Subterranean Termites. As their name implies, these nasty little home eating critters live underground. They get all the moisture they need from the dirt around your home. But they get their nourishment from the wood in your home. So they have to travel from the ground to your home and back to the ground approximately every 24 hours. This is important to know because a lot of folks like to know why the ground around the home needs to be treated when the termites are eating the house itself.

When we treat for Phoenix termites or Scottsdale Termites we have to saturate the ground around the entire foundation of the house. for a lot of the perimeter of the home trenches are dug against the foundation in order to pour the proper amount of liquid treatment into the ground and saturate it thoroughly. Then the dirt dug up from the trench is saturated and replaced. Finally the rocks are put back over the the trenched area to make it look good as new.

When the termites return to the earth around the home they return to treated dirt. They cannot tell that the dirt is treated because the product is non-repellent. So the damaging little rascals go about their business in the ground, rubbing against others and transferring the product from one to the next. Eventually the entire colony is destroyed in this way. This is, of course, a slow process but a very effective one at eliminating the entire problem and preventing new ones for years to come.

But what about the earth underneath a patio? Actually any place where a concrete pour meets the main slab of your home, like most patios, porches, and inside many garages, needs to be treated too. To do this we usually need to drill holes in the concrete to get to the earth underneath. Then product is injected into those holes and then the holes are patched. a lot of folks ask if its really necessary to drill holes in the garage or patio when the concrete slabs are so close together. In the following video valley termite expert Jeromy West shows how small a space Scottsdale termites and Phoenix termites can use to get from the ground to the wood in the house.

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Termites use “mud” tubes to get from the safety of the earth to the wood that they need to eat. These tubes aren’t actually made of mud as the name may imply, but rather they are made of celulose from They do this because they don’t do well in the open air. as you could see in the video these tubes can squeeze through some very small spaces, making the thoroughness of a treatment paramount.

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Termite tubes can go through some very tight spaces.

 

If you’re having a problem with termites or thin you may…or you simply have a question about pest control…call NaturZone Pest Control at 602-476-1088 and ask for me, Jeffrey.  I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.

Till then, thanks for reading!

Here’s to helping YOU live Pest Free,

Jeffrey

PS. Call 602-476-1088 today for a FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

We do Termite, Bed Bug, Scorpion, and General pest control in Phoenix, Scottsdale Exterminators, Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Ahwatukee, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Apache Junction, San Tan, Waddell, El Mirage, Carefree, Buckeye, Verrado, Tempe, Sun City, Sun Lakes, Youngtown Paradise Valley, Gold Canyon, Maricopa, Goodyear, Surprise and Anthem!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inviting Termites to Eat Your Home? Phoenix / Scottsdale Termite Treatment

In the area around Phoenix and Scottsdale termite treatment could be prevented sometimes.

The need for some Phoenix and Scottsdale termite treatment could be prevented if a few simple measures are taken by homeowners. Of course it’s not possible to make your home 100% termite proof, but it’s still a good idea to do all you can to avoid inviting these wood destroying insects onto your property.

In this video Subterranean Termite Expert Jeromy West shows us one common thing, woodpiles, that may invite termites to have a feast on your property!

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A termite tube on some wood near the foundation of a home.

 

If you think you may have termites, call us for a free inspection at 602-476-1088. We always have friendly, professional Phoenix and Scottsdale termite treatment technicians ready to take care of your needs.

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00November 8th, 2017|Termites, Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Important Way to Prevent Termites -Phoenix/ Scottsdale Termite Treatment

In Phoenix and Scottsdale termite treatment is ongoing work. But is there anything YOU can do to prevent termites on your property?

Phoenix and Scottsdale termite treatments are an effective solution for infestations. But what can you do to reduce the chances that your property will get these destructive little insects?

Termite Expert Jeromy West says “One of the best ways you can help prevent subterranean termites around your home is to avoid any wood touching the ground. Wood to earth contact gives them a perfect place to establish a new colony on your property.” In this video Jeromy shows us an example of wood to earth contact that could possibly be a problem.

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Make sure to eliminate anything that looks like this from your property! If you have anything that you think may be termites give us a call at 602-476-1088 for a free inspection.

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Avoid wood to earth contact like this!

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Termites|0 Comments

Can Termites Eat and Live In Grass?! Phoenix / Scottsdale Termite Control

Phoenix and Scottsdale Termite Control can get a little… weird.

Phoenix and Scottsdale Termite Control experts know that you can find the tiny wood destroying critters in some pretty strange places. In this featured video Valley Subterranean Termite Expert Jeromy West shows us how they can be found living in and eating grass. If you have ever dealt with, or know anything about termites this may sound weird to you, but Jeromy shows us that these dudes can be very resourceful and find their needed nutrient, cellulose, just about anywhere.

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If you look closely, there’s a tiny little termite in the grass.

By |2018-08-17T15:54:55+00:00October 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Subterranean Termites on Your Home! Phoenix / Scottsdale Termite Control

How do Phoenix and Scottsdale Termite Control specialists find them on homes?

Phoenix and Scottsdale Termite Control Specialist look for one main thing when inspecting your home for signs of subterranean termites. Mud tubes!

In this video Termite Specialist Jeromy West shows us what the mud tubes look like, where to find them, and also shows us some live ones from inside of one of those tubes. They cause huge amounts of property damage in Arizona and can cause dangerous structural damage to your home if left untreated!

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If you see these signs on your home give us a call now at 602-476-1088 for a free inspection!

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Live Termites from a mud tube.

By |2018-08-17T15:54:56+00:00October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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