Category: Pest Elimination
31 Mar
A colony of termites mill around a piece of wood, feeding
The Cold-Hard Facts About Termites in Winter

The last thing any home or business owner wants is a colony of termites that have made themselves at home in your space. Termites are dangerous and destructive to your wood and walls causing costly repairs. In the winter, it is important to be proactive in keeping termites clear from your Arizona or Las Vegas […]

19 Feb
A bark scorpion scuttles along rocks and other debris in the desert
A Pest-Controller’s Guide to Living in the Desert

Whether you spend your winters under the warm sun of Arizona and Las Vegas, are a long-time resident of the area, or simply want to learn more about the desert states, we are here to help. From the intense climate to the many different types of habitats and environments found in it, the desert biome […]

20 Nov
A magnifying glass is held up to a bed, revealing bed bugs
Early Signs of Bed Bugs: How to Prevent and Detect an Infestation

Generally regarded as one of the most difficult pests to manage, bed bugs are a nuisance that you never want to find in your home or business. These tiny bugs are masters at hiding, easily latching onto people, luggage, furniture, or other belongings and spreading anywhere that humans settle. Places with high amounts of traffic, […]

13 Nov
A hand holds a cockroach in front of a suburban home
Areas of Your Home That Cockroaches Prefer

With warm climate conditions year-round, it’s easy to see why cockroaches in Arizona feel right at home. Known for their propensity to eat almost anything and hide almost anywhere, roaches look for three main things when searching for a place to nest: access to food, moisture, and heat — making residential houses a popular destination […]

16 Oct
A pigeon sits in its nest on a house
Arizona Pigeons’ Breeding, Feeding, and Nesting Habits

Generally regarded as a nuisance, pigeons in Arizona and beyond can pester those who live in cities and suburban areas alike. In order to combat their annoying presence, it’s important to understand the pigeon lifespan, including their breeding and nesting habits, so you know how to handle them. Burns Pest Elimination is here to help […]

05 May
Bee on flower.
Good News! Recent Surge Seen in Bee Population

In 2006, beekeepers collectively hit the panic button. Seemingly normal, healthy honey bees began leaving their hives for no apparent reason. Experts believed that about one-third of the American honey bee population was affected by the mysterious and alarming problem, which was dubbed colony collapse disorder. Fortunately, things have taken a positive turn. Why Should I […]

05 May
Cricket Choir Pest.
The Annoying Cricket Choir in Your Home

Discouraging house crickets from making themselves at home House crickets are considered good pets in some countries, but for most people, these relatives of grasshoppers and locusts are just plain annoying. They may be less than an inch long and sport an unassuming gray or brown color, but they’re far from welcome guests in homes […]

05 May
Man in bed lying awake at night.
Bed Bug Woes: Four Ways to Combat the Itch in the Night

Bed bug infestations are on the rise, and you can run into these bugs anywhere, especially while traveling. They like to hop on you and your belongings and go home with you. Once settled in, they’re notoriously difficult to get rid of. Arizona and Nevada pest control companies have reported a 70 percent increase in […]

05 May
Mosquito.
Mosquitoes Still Running Rampant After the Rains

The Importance of Timely Pest Control Mosquitoes typically peak in the Phoenix and Tucson area between May and October of each year, but the recent occurrence of extremely heavy rain throughout the region has caused more of these pests to hatch than usual. As a result, there’s been a surge of mosquitoes in the area, so […]

05 May
Pair of Woodpigeons on a tv aerial as one flys away.
Can Birds Really Do That? The Destructiveness of Birds

4 Destructive Powers of Pests on the Wing You don’t look at a flock flying overhead and picture property damage on the wing. Those warblers in the backyard sound sweet without a hint of harm to home or business. Our Arizona birds don’t intentionally hatch disastrous plots, but their lifestyle can cause an astonishing level […]