Pest Control for Phoenix, AZ
Reliable, Safe and Effective
Phoenix, AZ Service Area
We serve the Phoenix, Arizona area including Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Surprise, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and several of the surrounding communities. For homeowners south of Phoenix we also serve the cities and towns of Casa Grande, San Tan Valley, Florence, Maricopa and Ahwatukee, Arizona.
Croach™ is recognized as providing the gold standard in pest control for Phoenix, Arizona residents. Our experienced technicians are thorough, knowledgeable, and happy to answer your questions.
Customer service is friendly and professional. If you experience pest issues between treatments, we’ll come out and retreat for free. We are proud to provide an efficient and cost-effective service to ensure your home and family is kept safe.
Our Local Phoenix Pest Cycle is Active All Seasons
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 – preferably before the summer rains when they are easier to control.
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 bumble bee 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.
Croach™ Premier Pest Control Process
- Initial inspection. We offer an exhaustive analysis to identify pest activity in and around your home.
- Inside application. We treat the interior of your home during the initial treatment. This treatment is designed to flush pests out of your home and prevent others from getting in. Upon request, interior treatments are complimentary at the time of service.
- De-webbing and wasp nest removal. Croach™ pest control technicians will diligently inspect your home’s exterior to remove spider webs and wasp nests.
- Exterior treatment. We treat the potential points of entry on the exterior of your home to create a barrier against pests to include the eaves, around the windows, doors, and the foundation.
- Granulation. This process provides another layer of protection around the house and assists in keeping potential pests from nesting near or on the home.
Our Philosophy in Pest Control
We follow an established and proven process to ensure the eradication and ongoing prevention of pest infestations in your home:
- Initial service. During our first call to your residence, our licensed technicians will conduct a thorough inspection to identify pest problems, explain the best treatment plan for your home and answer questions you may have. With your consent, we will begin the elimination of pests right away.
- Ongoing service schedule. We believe that regular inspections and treatments are a fundamental part of home maintenance. We come out at periodic intervals to inspect and apply a protective barrier around your home to ensure you never have a pest problem!
- Re-treatment. Between regular services, we will re-treat recurring problems free of charge.
We started Croach™ with a vision to provide the best pest control service in the industry, and we look forward to the opportunity to share the “Croach™” experience with you.
Browse Third-Party, Unbiased Reviews and Client Testimonials
"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!"
"I am very satisfied with Croach services, they respond in a timely manner and are more personable than that of the larger companies such as Orkin etc. I would definitely recommend giving them a shot if you can, they have great personnel too."
"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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Arizona Pest Control License: AZ 30847
Trust our experience in pest control in the Phoenix area. Call Croach™ today at (602) 268-3305 or schedule your inspection online.