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

Why Use an Exterminator? Phoenix / Scottsdale Exterminators – Pest Control

In Phoenix and Scottsdale, exterminators are often asked “Why can’t I do it myself?” You can, but here’s a few reasons why you should maybe let a pest control pro do it instead.

Phoenix and Scottsdale exterminators, like any other service industry, often have to explain why it’s best to use a pest control company rather than doing it themselves. A lot of the time it isn’t necessary. And a lot of the time it is definitely helpful to have a pro make your problem theirs.

There are lots of reasons to use an exterminator as opposed to doing your own pest control. Here’s a few of them:

  1. Knowledge and Experience
  2. Professional Equipment
  3. A Wide Selection of Products
  4. You’re Just Lazy
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The right tools, products, and knowledge of how to use them are the best reasons why you should call a professional exterminator. Plus, you just might not want to do it!

Knowledge and Experience

Extensive training and study goes into not only the knowledge necessary to getting an exterminator’s certification but especially the practical side of pest control. More than just knowing a set of facts that government wants you to know, good pest management requires knowledge in the areas of pest identification, life cycles of pests, hiding places for bugs, and the behaviors of all of your target critters.

A good exterminator will also be able to pass on some of his knowledge in the form of recommendations. He’ll let you know when the vines on the block fence may be providing a good place for scorpions to live and breed or maybe recommend the best place to put your pile of firewood.

Professional Equipment

Sure, you can go buy a $10 sprayer at Wally World if you only need to do one or two treatments, but how do you know you wont need a different type of sprayer, or a duster, or bait stations, or an aerosol, or…

Professional Scottsdale exterminators have all the tools that could be needed to take care of a multitude of pest issues. And what’s most important is that they’ll know what tool to use in each situation.

A Wide Selection of Products

Just like knowing what tool to use in each situation, having the right pesticide or other product and knowing when and how to use it is huge! There is not one cure all pesticide that will eliminate all of your bug induced woes overnight.

Believe it or not, in some situations the best choice of pesticide is none. Crazy, right? But at other times you may need to use six different products on a property. Having all those choices on hand gives exterminators a huge toolbox to use in taking your problems away.

Integrated Pest Management Expert Bill Stewart says: “Lot’s of times a pest problem is cleared up with something as simple as trimming the bushes a couple feet away from the house.” 

You’re Just Too Lazy to Do It Yourself

Don’t get offended. But there’s better ways of spending your free time, right? I’ll tell you a secret. When I get home from work, the last thing I want to do is more work.

I can’t tell you how many new customers I’ve gotten who say something like “My husband keeps saying he’s going to take care of these cockroaches but I just can’t stand it anymore!” or “I kept telling myself I was going to do something about these scorpions, but I just never have the time and now they’re inside the house!

It’s okay to be too lazy, and if you think about it, your time (especially you free time) may be a lot more valuable than the little bit that it costs to get a proper pest control service done. Just gimme a call, I’ll take care of you!

If you’re having a problem with any of these pests…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 |2017-03-22T21:26:28+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Pest Control|0 Comments
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