ARIZONA TERRITORIAL PEST CONTROL COMPANY

Termites

Here are some things that homeowners or  buyers should look for:

  • Cracks in foundation walls. It only takes a crack 1/64 of an inch wide to give termites and other wood destroying insects hidden access to a house.
  • Leaking pipes and faucets. Termites as well as other insects, seek out moisture for survival. Leaking pipes can keep wood and soil continually damp and create a perfect home for termites.
  • Wood debris around and under a house. Pieces of scrap lumber or firewood kept next to a structure can support a colony of termites.
  • Sprinkler systems or bubblers placed near the outside wall of a structure. Excessive watering can attract termites to the structure.
  • Flower planters. Planters allow hidden and direct access to unprotected siding and cracked stucco when built in direct contact with a house.
  • Trellises and wooden fences. If a trellis or wood fence touches soil and is in contact with a structure, it provides a direct link between the subterranean termites in the soil and wood in the structure.

Common Concerns~

Include but are not limited to:

Termites
Rodents / Packrats
Cockroaches
Ants
Bees and Wasps
Spiders
Bedbugs
Earwigs
Fleas
Scorpions
Silverfish
Pigeons

Our certified technicians can safely and effectively remove these pests and many others for you. 

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are elusive and usually nocturnal (peak activity usually occurs between 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.), which can make their detection difficult. They often lodge in dark crevices, and the tiny adhesive eggs can be nestled by the hundreds in fabric seams. Aside from bite symptoms, signs include fecal spots (small dark sand-like droppings that occur in patches around and especially beneath nests), blood smears on sheets (fecal spots that are re-wetted will smear like fresh blood), and the presence of their empty molted exoskeletons.

 

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