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Category: Pest Elimination
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 […]

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 […]

17 Jun
A colony of red fire ants crawl around the entrance of their home, which is a tunnel with a brown stick burrowed into the dirt.
Putting Out the Fire (Ants) In Your Yard

If you’ve ever wondered where fire ants got their name, you might be surprised to learn that it isn’t from their reddish color. Learn more about these fascinating (yet potentially dangerous) insects and their behaviors, and find out how to get rid of these pesky pests before they fully invade your Arizona or Nevada home […]

15 Apr
A bark scorpion scuttles along rocks and other debris in the desert
Big Bark, Bigger Bite: Common Facts About the Deadly Bark Scorpion

Bark scorpions are a common pest across the Southwest. The warm, dry biome of the desert is an oasis for scorpions of all kinds. These tiny creatures can be mostly found crawling around all parts of the Grand Canyon state. They may seem harmless, but bark scorpions are anything but.  At Burn’s Pest Elimination, we […]

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 […]