Most Common Pests in Tucson, AZ
Tucson and the surrounding areas are among the hottest in the country. In the summer months, temperatures may regularly soar past the 100-degree mark. Winters, on the other hand, are mild and pleasant with temperatures in the 70s. The unique climate attracts people of all ages. It's also an ideal habitat for pests, some of which can cause damage to your home or business. Terminix can identify and develop a plan to help you eliminate these critters from your home and property.
Here are some of the most common pests we find in the area:
Arizona is home to a few types of termites including subterranean termites, dampwood termites and drywood termites. Subterranean termites can cause the most damage to homes and buildings as they feed on the wooden structures.
At the end of a long day, you want to crawl into bed for a good night's sleep. If you've got bed bugs, you may find yourself waking up to scratch those tiny red bites these pests leave behind. Scratching bed bug bites can cause a skin infection in some people.
When the sun goes down in Tucson, it's a great time to enjoy the cooler temperature. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are also more active at night. Those itchy, red welts aren't just uncomfortable. Mosquito bites can also pass disease-causing pathogens to humans.
In many parts of the country, the summer months are flea season, but in Arizona, fleas can live year-round. That's because the temperatures are almost always ideal for flea eggs to hatch. Even if the outdoor fleas die off, fleas can easily survive indoors where they can bite you and your pets.
Tall grass and weeds make perfect hiding places for ticks. They wait patiently for unsuspecting victims to pass by, then jump aboard and prepare for a meal of blood. If you and your pets spend any time outdoors, it's important to do everything you can to avoid these ticks, as they can carry dangerous, disease-causing pathogens.