What types of pests does Avant-Garde Pest Management manage and how?
Ants constantly forage for food and water and protection which our homes and properties can provide. Therefore if we provide them with these things outside of your home, they will stay out. We use baits that provide food, liquids and shelters around the perimeter of your home and property. By doing this we allow their behavior to reduce their colony. These foragers carry these baits back to the colony where they share it with each other. This is one of the ways Avant-Garde Pest Management can promise you year-long protection since these baits are easily assessable to ants. Ants are one of the guaranteed pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Spiders are common pests in Arizona. They can induce fear in just about anyone, particularly since two of the most feared spiders can be found in Arizona- the Black widow, and the Brown recluse. There are several other species of spiders in Arizona. We manage spiders using several different techniques. We eliminate them by using mechanical, cultural, and chemical means around potential entry points and harborages. These areas are identified during our initial inspection of your home. Spiders are one of the guaranteed pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
One of the most feared pests in Arizona is a scorpion. This adaptive and mostly hidden pest which hides in cracks, under boards, rubbish, mulch, rocks and landscaping makes them a formidable foe. If a scorpion infestation is suspected, a thorough inspection will be performed at night, when scorpions are active and can be found more readily. We will physically remove them, and treat the areas where they are seeking shelter. Scorpions are one of the guaranteed pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Cockroaches are scavengers who contaminate food, spread disease, and can contribute to allergies and even asthma. Cockroaches are social insects, and so if you see one you know there are more. During the inspection process of your home our trained professionals know their habits and habitats and will identify potential areas where they can hide. Those areas will be made uninviting by using methods that assure success. Cockroaches are one of the guaranteed pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Centipedes are classified as an occasional invader. They live primarily outdoors under rocks and in mulch areas. If no water is assessable to them in those areas they can occasionally wander into your home in search of water that we have. There are multiple steps in assuring that these invaders will not cross the threshold of your home. One of the centipede varieties, called Scolopendras are found in the Prescott, Arizona area. Scolopendras and Centipedes are one of the guaranteed pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
There are several varieties of wasps in Arizona. Some are solitary and others social. Their presence can prevent outdoor activities because of their stings and behavior. During the inspection of your home areas of harborage are identified and eliminated. Our highly trained technician will safely remove the nests and treat those areas to discourage further activity. Nesting wasps are pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
In Arizona we have two types of crickets, the house cricket and the field cricket. The males usually give away their location by chirping in the night. Crickets can be a contributor to inviting scorpions. Cricket management reduces the risk for foraging scorpions in your home and protecting furnishings, rugs and fabrics which crickets are known to damage. During the initial inspection of your home cricket activity and evidence are an essential part of our once a year program. Crickets are one of the guaranteed pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Fabric pests cause millions of dollars of damage to fabrics and our home furnishings. During the initial inspection, it would be helpful to tell our technician if you've noticed any damage to fabrics in your closets, dressers, and furniture or storage areas. We use state-of-the-art monitoring and control procedures for these pests. Fabric pests can be one of the pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Pantry pest are as the name implies invade food areas in your home. Common problems are found in cereals, wheat products, dried foods, dried fruit, spices and pet foods. These pests can be found during the initial inspection of your home. Communication with the technician of suspected contaminated food would be helpful during the inspection. Pantry pests can be one of the pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Fleas have been in the news lately, particularly since they have been found to carry plague. Coconino and Navajo counties have had confirmed cases. They are a pest to humans as well as domestic animals all over the world. They prefer nonhuman hosts, but can feed on humans if infestations are heavy. Management of these pests requires vigilant and diligent effort of the homeowner and technician alike. Fleas can be one of the pests we manage in our Once-A-Year pest protection.
Other pest can be included in our Once-A-Year pest protection program, when identified on the initial inspection. We would be happy to assist you in any of your pest problems. Mick Fetty, the Founder & President of Avant-Garde Pest Management, Inc. has been in the Pest Management Industry since 1974. Having served in every aspect of Pest Management, he knows and uses techniques, devices, procedures and materials that are applied where needed to be the most effective. Give Avant-Garde Pest Management a call today and we will come to your home and provide you with a thorough inspection and protection plan that will last for the entire year. That's our Once-A-Year pest protection.
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