Latest from Burns Pest Elimination

17 Mar
A bark scorpion stands in the desert sand
Summertime Pests You Should Look Out For in the Desert

As the calendar turns the corner into summer, many people celebrate cold weather entering the rearview mirror for a few months. When you live in a desert environment like Arizona, though, you know the start of summer means the return of brutal heat—and some annoying pests. Every year, Arizona residents are routinely tasked with dealing […]

28 Feb
White termites crawl around on a piece of wood
Types of Termites in Arizona

In Arizona, termites can eat away at homes, businesses, and other structures, causing damages that jeopardize the integrity of the building and come with a hefty repair bill. And while there are more than 15 different types of termites that call Arizona home, there are three that typically cause problems for property owners: dampwood, drywood, […]

31 Jan
A brown and black scorpion stands ready to strike on a kitchen floor as a person walks towards it.
Scorpion Control Tips for Your Home

Preventive Scorpion Care for Your Arizona Home Although Arizona bark scorpions are one of the smallest of the scorpion species, they sure pack a punch. A sting from a bark scorpion is not only extremely painful, but it can also cause severe symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. As the temperatures begin to heat up […]

31 Jan
A swarm of mosquitoes fly around a green tree on a sunny day.
How to Prepare for Mosquito Season

How to Prepare for Mosquitoes in the Spring Most people can’t wait for the Spring season to come about as snow melts, the weather gets warmer, and flowers bloom; but one thing not so great about the Spring is bugs! Spring is the time of year when these pests make their triumphant return. This blog […]

30 Dec
A grey desert packrat sits amongst rocks and debris
Unpacking the Arizona Packrat

The packrat isn’t just a term for someone with a lot of stuff — it’s also a common rat in the Arizona desert. Unfortunately, it’s also found quite a suitable environment in many Arizona homes. In this blog, we’ll learn how to identify these desert rats, where they build nests on properties, and signs of […]

12 Nov
Termites in an underground nest.
How Termites Can Damage Your Home

Termites wreak havoc by eating the wood of homes. When they do this, they leave massive holes that can run through parts of the home’s foundation. This will cause potentially severe structural issues.  When you realize you have a termite problem, quick intervention is essential. The more time termites have to eat away at your […]

11 Nov
Four pigeons roost on top of a shingled roof on a bright, cloudless day.
How to Keep Pigeons Away From Your Home

While pigeons are known for living in the city, these pesky creatures make their home wherever they’re able — including your attic, gutters, roofing eaves, and backyard. Not only can these birds be a nuisance with their constant cooing, but they can also inflict damage to your property and pose a hazard to your health. […]

31 Oct
A red bed bug crawls along a lumpy white mattress
How to Protect Your AirBnB from Bed Bugs This Winter

The AirB&B—one of the most common and lucrative forms of passive income in the modern day. Useful to travelers local and abroad, a high-quality AirB&B offers refuge to people that need a place to stay, but want something more personable than a hotel. If you run an AirB&B, you know the importance of maintaining its […]

30 Sep
A close-up picture of green grass, with someone mowing their fenced-in lawn with a push mower in the background.
The Benefits of Year-Round Weed Control in the Desert

It’s hard enough to grow and maintain a beautiful yard in Arizona and Nevada’s intense heat and sun. The last thing you need is weeds popping up and destroying your hard work. In this blog from Burns Pest Control, we have identified common desert weeds to look out for and mapped out how year-round weed […]

26 Jul
A pest control specialist in a brown uniform applies a pesticide spray to the wall of a home, with the homeowner looking on behind him
The Importance of Summer Pest Control

Summer in Arizona is the perfect time to emerge from your homes and explore the many sites and attractions. From the exciting summer activities in Phoenix to the calming views of the Grand Canyon, summer is the time for exploring. Unfortunately, this is also the perfect time for bugs to begin exploring your home, bringing […]