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Adult Flee

Adult Flea

Fleas are notoriously hardy and move easily from host to host. Your pets make ideal housing for fleas, but they will just as gladly use you as well for their next meal. If you think you or your pets have fleas, Burns’ experts can help you put together an effective treatment plan.

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American Cockroach

American Cockroach

The largest species of common cockroach, these pests are big, fast, and omnivorous, eating anything from spilled beer to the binding of books. They are easy to identify and they are a challenge to kill. Burns’ pest experts can identify potential roach infestations and act to eliminate them.

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Argentine Ant

Argentine Ant

This species of ant is brown and known for its ability to form super colonies, which can span distances up to 3700 miles. They originated in South America but have recently been found in other countries, including the United States. This is concerning because of how invasive the species can be. They don’t bite humans, but they can kill off other species of insects and throw entire ecosystems out of balance. If you think you might have Argentine Ants on your property, contact Burns Pest Elimination right away.

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Bed Bug

Bed Bugs

At Burns Pest Elimination we take bed bug infestations very seriously. We know that K9 detection is the most accurate way to confirm a bed bug infestation. Burns’ K9’s and inspectors are certified in multi-stage insect detection, independently trained and re-certified every three months to ensure accuracy.

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Brown Dog Tick

Brown Dog Tick - Male, Female

One of the few tick species that can complete its entire life cycle indoors, the Brown Dog Ticks seem to require canine hosts in order to create larger infestations. The male will have a smooth carapace, while the female has ridges and spidery lines. If you find either on your animals, on yourself, or crawling around your property, contact us at Burns Pest Elimination know so we can treat your grounds for ticks.

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Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse spiders are a venomous spider whose bite can be extremely harmful and must be treated as a medical emergency. They are typically quite small (.24 – .79 inches long) and can range in color from light tan to dark brown. Telltale “fiddle” or “violin” shaped markings on their back are helpful, but the big give-away is their three sets of two eyes (6 total), as opposed to most spiders with 4 sets (8 total). Don’t mess with these spiders! If you think you have them, call us at Burns!

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Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants are quite large (up to an inch in length!) and make their homes in dead, damp wood. This usually consists of dead trees, but it becomes a problem when they decide to reside in the structures of our homes. While they don’t consume the wood like termites, they can still cause significant structural damage. So if you see large black ants crawling around your home, or if there are piles of sawdust where there shouldn’t be, you may have a problem! Call Burns and we’ll help you keep your home upright!

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Centipede

Centipedes

With anywhere from 15 to 177 pairs of legs, centipedes are some of the creepiest critters on the planet. Their long, flat bodies contain a pair of legs per segment, which allows for speedy movement and a good range of motion. They come in many colors, but most centipedes are brown, orange or red. They can be found in moist, dark environments. If you’ve been spotting these bugs in or around your home, contact the experts at Burns Pest Elimination today.

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Crazy Ant

Crazy Ants

This species of ant is a reddish-brown color, about an eighth of an inch in length and has small hairs all over its body. They are known for their erratic movements and attraction to electrical currents. Crazy ants are extremely invasive and are estimated to cause up to $146 million in damage to homes due to chewing through electrical equipment. If you notice ants messing with your wires, don't let it go. The ants will gather in large numbers, eventually worsening the problem. Contact us at Burns Pest Elimination to keep crazy ants at bay.

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Cricket

Crickets

Crickets are not harmful to humans, but they can invade a home nonetheless. Crickets are often mistaken for grasshoppers but have flatter bodies, are typically dark brown-black, and make chirping sounds regardless of their mating seasons. Crickets will often find their way into your home through cracks and openings, or simply when you leave your door open. If they begin breeding in your home, you will no doubt have a cricket issue on your hands.

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Earwig

Earwigs

Earwigs look like something out of a nightmare, but are really quite harmless to humans. They can be an irritating pest, as they will use the warm damp spots of your home to create nests. However, our experts can remove them if you find them in your home. Adult earwigs will have large pincers, and usually measure just under an inch. The pincers on a male will be curved, and on a female straight. While they are mostly harmless to humans, they can be harmful to some house plants if allowed to thrive.

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Fire Ant

Fire Ants

These red and black crawling ants are not only irritating, but they can also be dangerous in large numbers. Fire ants have a red head and thorax and a black abdomen. Their bites deliver small amounts of venom. If you have a fire ant population growing in your home or on your property, don’t approach it! Keep pets and children away from the mound as well. Get the Burns treatment so you can enjoy your property with ease.

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German Cockroach

German Cockroach

One of the smaller species of cockroaches, this winged roach can barely fly but may glide when disturbed. While not as commonly identified as the American Cockroach, the German cockroach reproduces faster than any other residential cockroach and will infest your home in large numbers. They are typically light tan to dark brown. They are smaller than American Cockroaches by about half, but also take mere weeks to reach reproductive maturity. If you find any roaches in your home, contact Burns to get relief from these unwanted pests.

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Indianmeal Moth

Indianmeal "Pantry" Moth

Nobody likes to find mealmoth larvae in their cereal! These moths will seek out grain and vegetable-based dry foods, laying eggs so their larvae will have a good food source. The adults are a sandy gray/brown, and the larvae look like smaller garden grubs, white with a darker head. If you find them in your food you should not consume that food. These pests are prevented by keeping all foodstuffs carefully sealed. They can be treated with long lengths of cold or short heat applications. If you find them in your pantry, call Burns today!

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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have been bugging humans for centuries and are an unwanted pest around Phoenix and Tucson. They love standing or stagnant water and are eager to feed on human hosts, especially at dusk and dawn. Their bites aren't painful but can cause uncomfortable itching and skin irritation. Mosquitoes also carry serious diseases including West Nile Virus, malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. If you notice or suspect a mosquito infestation around your home, call the expert at Burns to help you create a comprehensive control and abatement plan.

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Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh Ant

These small yellow or brown ants are notorious pests, especially in hospitals. They are typically about 1/16th of an inch long, and have non-functional stingers which generate pheromones. Because these ants can create “budding” colonies quite easily, they can infest an office space within six months, even pushing out other insects. It can be challenging to eradicate them due to their ease of reproduction. Call Burns before these troublesome pests can get a good foothold in your property.

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Pill Bug

Pill Bugs

Most people don’t know this, but a pill bug is actually a crustacean. They are sometimes called “roly poly” bugs because of their ability to roll up into a spherical shape to disguise themselves as rocks and avoid predators. They’re active at night and eat mostly vegetation, which means they can be a death sentence to a garden. If you’re having trouble keeping pill bugs out of your garden or home, the team at Burns Pest Elimination can help.

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Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

This pest prefers to infest already-damaged grain products, as well as foodstuffs such as cereal, breads, or grains. They can lay eggs at a rate of 6-10 per day, and can quickly overtake a pantry. They are brown and have a characteristic saw-tooth pattern along their thorax. They typically require fumigation, which is best handled by the experts at Burns.

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Scorpion

Scorpions

Scorpions come in many shapes and sizes, but their key characteristics are their six spindly legs and large front pincers. Their extended tail with venomous barb is their primary means of offense. Some scorpion stings will merely be painful; however, others can mean a trip to the hospital (such as the bark scorpion). Scorpions are especially prevalent in Arizona, and if you should find one in your home, exercise caution and give us a call. Burns would much prefer you leave the handling of any potentially harmful creatures to us!

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Silverfish

Silverfish

These common pests are small, wingless insects roughly .5-1 inch long. Their tapered bodies and quick movement gives them the appearance of a fish. They are nocturnal, require a relatively high level of humidity, and can usually be found in attics, basements, bathtubs, sinks, & showers. They lay their eggs in small crevices and a single female can lay up to 100 eggs in her lifetime. These unsightly pests can really put a damper on your damper areas. Call Burns today so we can eliminate your silverfish.

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Smoky Brown Cockroach

Smoky-Brown Cockroach

These large roaches are winged and can grow to nearly 1.4 inches in length. They have small “hairs” along their legs, are dark brown to black, and closely resemble the American Cockroach, although Smokey-Brown Cockroaches are entirely black and shiny, whereas American roaches have light rimmed patterns on its thorax. Whichever the roach, infestations can be damaging and unhealthy, and the folks at Burns would be more than happy to keep them away from your home.

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Southern Black Widow

Black Widow

These highly venomous spiders are a species native to North America. They are typically around an inch long, and females display what can look like a red hourglass or skull on the bottom of their shiny black body. They are typically found in the southern reaches of America, and while they are not usually fatal to healthy humans, any bite from these spiders should be treated as a medical emergency. If you find a black widow on your property, alert us at Burns and we’ll make sure your home and your family is protected.

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Sowbug

Sowbugs

The Sowbug, also known as the pill bug or rolly polly, are all isopodic crustaceans. They are also known as woodlouse. Though these bugs are typically regarded as beneficial in gardens just like earthworms, some feed on cultivated plants such as strawberries or young seedlings. They have also been known to invade homes in search of moisture. They do not physically damage property, but their presence can indicate property in need of inspection for moisture damage. Burns can advise you on best practices to keep these bugs in the garden where they belong.

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Springtail

Springtails

Springtails are jumping insects that are often found in kitchens, basements, bathrooms and other areas of the home that contain moisture. This includes indoor gardens with potted plants and outdoor areas by the pool or hot tub. Springtails are tiny and wingless. Their bodies are gray, brown or black, and they have oval heads with antennae. Although they don’t bite or sting humans, an infestation can still be annoying if it gets out of control. If you find a large amount of springtails near or inside your home, contact the experts at Burns Pest Elimination to handle the problem.

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Subterranean Termite

Termites

The more common type of termite species, subterranean termites, are nearly impossible to identify without the presence of “swarmers.” Swarmers consist of winged reproductive females and males. Once they mate, they will leave their wings behind in piles. If you see swarmers, or piles of their small wings, it is imperative that you contact Burns to get rid of these pests before they destroy your home.

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Yellow Jacket

Yellowjackets

These predatory wasps resemble the less aggressive bees but are in fact stinging wasps. They are typically about half an inch long, with black and yellow markings and clear wings. They have sheathed stingers which can deliver multiple venomous stings to a single person. This venom is typically only harmful to individuals with venom allergy; however, it is prudent to stay away from any flying, stinging creatures. You need not live in fear! Call Burns today to learn about elimination options for your yellow jacket population.

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