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Bee Hive & Swarm Removal
Beehives in a wall or underground definitely require the assistance of a skilled professional. Bee hive removal from a wall involves that much more skilled labor. Sometimes removal won't be an option; a professional will be able to assess the situation to make that judgment. Even killing becomes more difficult within a wall. If honeybees or wasps are killed within a wall, all of the remains must be removed. Otherwise, residual honey or insect carcasses will attract other pests into the building.
While it is easy to tell a black widow spider from other spiders, people who are bitten by a black widow usually don't look first -- they stick their hands somewhere where it is dark and cool and get a surprise. Be careful not to disturb this venomous spider, contact Widow Pest Control for expert removal and prevention!
Wasp and Nest Removal
The most common problem wasp species in Arizona are Paper Wasps, often called Arizona Yellow Jackets. Paper Wasps are societal wasps, which mean they live in large groups, and are a pervasive problem wasp species in Arizona. An established wasp colony or, more commonly, a series of wasp colonies can be very dangerous to humans, domestic pets and livestock. Paper Wasps can sting multiple times and will aggressively defend their nesting areas.
Of the approximately 50 cockroach species that occur in the U.S., the German and American cockroaches are two of the most common species that infest homes, restaurants, hotels and other establishments.
Ants are social insects, which means they live in groups of numerous individuals called colonies. One individual, called queen, produces all the eggs. She stays deep within the nest where she is protected. The ants you usually see are the workers. Their main job is to gather food and take care of young ants.
Rodents - Mice & Rats
Rats are excellent climbers and they usually live in spaces on the tops of buildings, on roofs or in attics, basements and ground floors. They also live in sheds, garages, boxes, ceilings, under flooring, in wood heaps and in thick grass. Mice mainly live in structures. However, they can live outdoors as well. They breed throughout the year and share their nests with their relatives.
Scorpions can enter buildings through openings around plumbing fixtures and loose-fitting doors and windows as well as cracks in foundations and walls. Outdoor lights attract insects and thus the scorpions that feed on insects. Yellow outdoor lighting is less attractive to insects and is recommended in areas where scorpions are prevalent. The first strategy for control is to modify the area surrounding a house, because scorpions are difficult to control with insecticides.
Crickets are known for their song, produced exclusively by the male using a file and scraper structure on his forewings. You can recognize the adult male by this structure which appears as crinkles in his wings. Males sing to attract females and to defend territory. Interestingly, crickets have ears in their legs. Adult females have a distinct dark ovipositor that they stick into damp sand when they are ready to lay eggs. Juveniles are smaller and have short wing buds rather than complete wings.
Ticks vary in color by species. Adult ticks are smaller than a sunflower seed (1/8- to 5/8-inch long if engorged with blood), while nymphal (or immature) ticks are less than 1/16-inch. Common problem ticks include the American dog tick, deer or black legged tick and lone star tick.