Most Common Pests in Phoenix, AZ
Because Phoenix is warm year-round, bugs and pests tend to be active during most of the year. Here are some of the most common pests we find in the Phoenix - Mesa area.
Termites can be particularly destructive pests for home and commercial property owners. Drywood termites and subterranean termites can be found in Arizona. It's important to contact a pest control professional if you suspect you have termites in your home.
Bed bugs can make their home anywhere people may sit or sleep for an extended period of time, such as places where bedding and linens are used. This can also include reclining chairs, sofas, office chairs and wheel chairs. Bed bugs can be hard to spot because they are skilled at hiding, but they can also multiply rapidly so it's important to contact a pest control company to help eliminate bed bugs in your home.
Arizona is home to more than 25 species of ticks. The most common is the brown dog tick, which as the name implies, can be hazardous to dogs. Ticks can also pose a health threat as some can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, as well as pathogens that cause other diseases.
Despite its dry air, Arizona is also home to more than 40 mosquito species. Even a small pool of sitting water can turn into a mosquito breeding ground. Mosquito bites can be annoying but these pests can also carry disease-causing pathogens.
Fleas can enter a home on a host animal, like a dog. Fleas are not only a problem for pets, but they can also carry a variety of bacteria that can be dangerous for pets and their owners alike. Flea-borne diseases are relatively rare in Arizona, although Silvatic plague (plague associated with wild rodents and other animals) is a possibility.