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Arizona Scorpions are Making a Comeback

2021-05-05T15:58:04-07:00 March 22nd, 2010|Arizona Pests|

The weather is perfect in Phoenix right now -- warm days full of springtime sunshine. But as temperatures begin to rise, Arizona residents might see more scorpions in their homes, their offices or even on a hiking trail. According to a recent report on ABC 15, Banner Good Samaritan received 66 calls about scorpion stings [...]

How to Prevent Bee Stings, aka the Buzz about Bees

2021-05-18T18:41:10-07:00 March 22nd, 2010|Arizona Pests|

There was a report on ABC 15 recently about how you can protect yourself against bee stings. It's important to know that bees are not out to attack unless provoked.  The majority of bees in Arizona are now Africanized bees -- the kind that will aggressively chase you down and sting you if provoked. Bee [...]

Watch Out for Pests in Your Garden

2021-05-05T15:58:13-07:00 February 16th, 2010|Arizona Pests|

Now that the temperature feels more like spring than winter, a lot of us are thinking about sprucing up our lawns. I went out this weekend looking for new plants for the garden in front of my house. It reminded me that there are a few common places where insects like roaches and scorpions like [...]

Bedbugs are back in Arizona

2021-05-05T15:58:23-07:00 February 3rd, 2010|Arizona Pests|

“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite” is a phrase that we’ve all heard.  But, until recently, no one really worried much about actually finding bedbugs in their homes.  Almost eradicated in the 1940s, bedbugs are back in a big way.  Alpha Pest Control has serviced a few homes and apartments (100+ units) recently that [...]