Places Mosquitoes Hide and Breed Around Your Yard
Mosquitoes in Arizona and beyond are generally regarded as the world’s most annoying pest. Practically unending in number, they can make entire parts of the day intolerable if you live in an area ripe for their breeding. If you have found yourself assailed by mosquitoes, we at Burns Pest Elimination want to take a moment […]
Odorous House Ants vs. Carpenter Ants
Within the United States alone, there are more than 700 different types of ants. Two of the most common and most annoying among them are odorous house ants and carpenter ants, each of which brings different issues to the table. Burns Pest Elimination wants to help you identify the differences between these insects and, if […]
When Do Commercial Buildings Need Pest Control?
If you’ve ever wondered whether you need pest control for your business, then there’s a good chance the answer is “yes.” Although the risk of a serious pest infestation varies by commercial industry, as a business owner, it’s important to have a game plan that’s proactive toward keeping insects, vermin, and other unwelcome pest patrons […]
I found a scorpion in my Arizona home. Are there more?
The Southwestern United States is no stranger to pests all throughout the year. Desert regions in particular see a lot of a certain critter variety: the scorpion. Though a common household nuisance, they have a bigger reputation than many of their peers. Fortunately, scorpions can pose less of a problem if you know how to […]
Why Are Scorpions Considered Arachnids?
If you live in a dry, warm environment such as Arizona or Nevada, you may face more than one unwanted encounter with scorpions. Whether you have met a few scorpions in your area or are preparing for the moment, it’s important to understand what this creature really is. With about 90 different species in the […]
Arizona Honey Bees: To Let Them Bee or Not to Let Them Bee?
As you head out in search of fun this summer, Arizona honey bees may not be top of mind. But those honey bees that Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Tucson residents alike try to avoid are also the subject of debate. If you’re like us, you probably would rather not host a honey bee hive on […]
Spiders in Your Home: Friends or Foes?
For some of us, the thought of anything with eight legs lurking in the shadows is enough to trigger nightmares. But are arachnids more dangerous than beneficial? The Arizona and Las Vegas pest control techs at Burns Pest Elimination provide spider control to homes and businesses, and we can shed some light on spiders in […]
How Rodents Enter Your Home
Although some may find them “cute,” rodents are actually some of the most hazardous pests to enter your home. Not only do they carry diseases that cause illness and even death, but their habit for chewing can also create fire hazards. Plus, rodents can bring other pests—like fleas and ticks—into your home. Once one rodent […]
Largest Rodents in the State of Arizona
Rodents come in all shapes and sizes, from small field mice to big rodents like the American beaver. The problem with rodents is their need to gnaw as well as how easily they can transmit diseases to people. Let’s take a look at some large rodents in Arizona and which ones are actually a nuisance […]
Why Feeding Pigeons in Phoenix Invites Pest Problems
Pigeons are no strangers to Phoenix, AZ. You may have even seen the roof of your home or business lined with a flight of them before. However, beware: They may be there to stay, as it is difficult to get rid of a pigeon infestation once these birds make themselves at home. In Arizona, there […]