Home Pest Control in Phoenix, AZ
Croach™ is recognized as providing the gold standard in pest control for Phoenix, Arizona residents. Our technicians are experienced and knowledgeable in pest management, elimination, and prevention.
Pest Control Services
Croach Serves the Following Communities Near Phoenix
Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale, Gold Canyon, Maricopa, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, and Queen Creek.
The Local Phoenix Pest Cycle is Active All Seasons of the Year
The four types of Arizona scorpion are Bark Scorpion, Giant Hairy Scorpion, Stripetail Scorpion, and Yellow Ground scorpion.
The Arizona Bark Scorpion is adept at climbing and can move very quickly. Its sting is painful and dangerously poisonous. Typically, its tail is relaxed in a curled position. But if you see the tail stretched out and held high, it’s ready to sting.
You may encounter bark scorpions all year long in Phoenix, but their activity is greatly heightened during the monsoon season. Prevention is key to keeping them away from your home.
Four main species of termite inhabit the Phoenix area – Desert subterranean termites, Arid-land subterranean termites, Western Drywood termites, and Desert Dampwood termites.
Desert subterranean termites are prevalent all year round but are particularly active during our rainy season from July through September.
They need only a tiny space about 1/32″ in concrete or brick to gain access to walls, roofing or other wood structure of your home. Here they will build mud tubes for traveling to and from timber food sources, either dropping from ceilings or rafters or climbing from subfloors under buildings.
Many of our snowbird customers rely heavily on our scheduled treatment programs to prevent termite infestation while they are away during summer months.
Roof rats are prevalent in the Phoenix area, especially in downtown commercial buildings and the southern suburbs throughout the Ahwatukee Foothills. They are both a safety and health hazard, transmitting disease to humans, our pets, and our food supply.
Roof rats chew through electrical wiring, soft metal, sheetrock, plastic, and aluminum siding. They tear up insulation and gnaw on landscaping, including citrus and tree bark.
Most active at night, they have the dexterity to traverse power lines and tree branches to reach rooftops. They are often found in attics, laundry rooms, kitchen sink cabinets, garages, patios, and swimming pools but spend the majority of their time at least 4 feet off the ground.
Common ants, especially during the summer months, include desert fire ants, black ants, carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, and harvester ants. Note that spraying pesticide to kill ants is not a successful control method.
Desert fire ants prefer dry, bare ground near moist areas. In the event that fire ants build a nest indoors, such as in a wall near the kitchen, it’s usually because there is a constant source of food.
Fire ants will boil out of the ground when their nest is disturbed to sting and bite intruders, causing unforgettable and unpleasant pain.
Phoenix is also home to over 20 species of cockroaches including American, Brown-banded, German, Oriental, Smokybrown, Desert, and Turkestan.
Most cockroaches are attracted by after-dark light. If you see roaches in the daytime, it’s a strong sign of infestation.
To discourage cockroaches from coming indoors, replace cardboard storage with plastic bins and use yellow bulbs instead of white in outdoor lighting.
Carpenter bees, Africanized honeybees, paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets become active in early spring.
Other than bumblebee queens, Carpenter bees are the largest in Arizona. These shiny, dark black bees nest in dead tree trunks, Agave, Yucca, and Sotol stalks.
It is estimated that almost 100% of wild bee colonies in Arizona are Africanized Honey Bees (AHB). If you encounter a hive or swarm, do not attempt to spray the bees or remove the nest yourself. Call Croach for professional bee identification and control.
The black widow spider is prominent in Phoenix. Other spiders to watch for include the hobo, yellow sac, brown recluse, wolf, jumping, tarantula, and harvestmen.
Black widows are rarely found in homes unless they’ve hitchhiked on something outdoors that you’ve brought in the house. Black widows typically hide by day and hang upside down in their webs by night.
Their venom is a nerve toxin and bites are dangerous, but generally not fatal. Contact poison control if a bite occurs. Croach provides prevention de-webbing as part of your scheduled services.
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"My experience was great. From the rep that got me started to the tech that came to my home to spray. Very nice and professional. So far I have not seen any bugs. Thank you!"
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"Very thorough and detailed in the initial pre-visit. They found a black widow and scorpion leftover from a previous company that had just sprayed."
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