Last updated 13 days ago
Does this sound like a familiar scenario to you? You enter your kitchen or bathroom when it’s dark, turn on the light, and see a cockroach or two skittering away out of sight! If so, you’re not alone. Cockroaches are insidious pests that can infest your home, causing allergic reactions and unsanitary conditions. There are steps you can take to prevent these pesky creatures from ever coming into your house, including keeping your kitchen spotlessly clean and eliminating areas of clutter. Sometimes, however, even the most vigilant homeowners still experience bug problems. Rely on the Arizona bug control experts at Burns Pest Elimination to keep your home cockroach-free. Check out this infographic for more tips on protecting your home from cockroaches. Please share with your friends and family!
Last updated 14 days ago
If you experience a scorpion sting, you will most likely feel moderate pain and warmth at the site of the sting. It is possible for you to experience a more severe reaction to the sting, particularly if you are stung by a bark scorpion. Take a look at the information below so you can be prepared if you or a loved one is stung by a scorpion.
Clean the Wound
The first step to take is to clean the wound from the scorpion sting with soap and water. You should also remove any jewelry near the affected area, as wearing it may cause problems if swelling occurs. You should also apply a cold compress to the wound, which will help control swelling and prevent the spread of the venom.
Control the Reaction
Sit or lay quietly after you are stung. Moving too much can cause the venom to spread faster throughout your body. You should also avoid eating right after the sting, as swelling in your throat may make it difficult to swallow. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to help control any pain you experience.
Seek Medical Care
If your symptoms are limited to mild pain and swelling, at-home treatment may be all you need for your sting. However, if your symptoms are more severe and include reactions like muscle twitching, visual difficulties, sweating, or restlessness, you should seek urgent medical care. These are symptoms of a bark scorpion sting, which can be life threatening.
Don’t let scorpions make your home and yard a dangerous place—contact Burns Pest Elimination for help with keeping scorpions away from your family. You can reach us at (602) 635-3373 to schedule an appointment for your Phoenix home. We also provide pest control services for homes and businesses in the Tucson area.
Last updated 19 days ago
Children naturally want to play and explore in the outdoors. If you live in Arizona, your child may encounter a scorpion while playing outside. Watch this video to learn how you can help your child avoid scorpion stings.
As this video explains, the bark scorpion is the most dangerous scorpion in Arizona. Its sting can cause a severe reaction in humans. These scorpions tend to be more prevalent around homes than other species, so it is essential to teach your child how to avoid them. To help keep your child safe, use a black light to look for scorpions around your yard and house at night, and call a pest control company to keep scorpions away from your home.
You can rely on Burns Pest Control to help keep your house pest-free. We offer pest control services for homes and businesses in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. To find out more, call us at (602) 635-3373.
Last updated 20 days ago
Killer bees, also called Africanized bees, look much like common honeybees, but react very differently to perceived threats. Unlike honeybees, killer bees tend to attack in great numbers, and may attack people and pets who get too close to their hives. To find out more about killer bees, take a look at this overview of the killer bee life cycle.
The life cycle of killer bees begins when the queen lays her eggs within the hive. The queen can lay up to 1,500 eggs in a single day, and it generally takes about three days for those eggs to hatch.
Once the eggs hatch, the bees enter the larval stage. While in this stage, the killer bees will molt four different times. The length of time that a bee stays in this stage will depend on the type of bee it is. Queen bees and worker bees, which are sterile female bees, stay in this stage for five days. Male bees, or drones, remain in the larval stage for seven days. While a bee is a larva, it will be fed by adult worker bees.
After the bees exit the larval stage, they become pupae. The bees enter a cocoon during this time, and each bee will molt just once as a pupa. It takes 13 days for killer bees to move out of this stage and on to the next.
Once the bees exit their cocoons, they are now adult bees. They will be distinct as either worker, drone, or queen bees. Worker bees, which have a lifespan of about 50 days, work to gather pollen and help to keep the brooding area of the hive at a constant temperature. Drone bees live for five to 10 weeks, and fertilize the queen bee.
If you have found bees around your home that you would like to have removed, Burns Pest Elimination of Phoenix and Tucson can help. Our professionals can effectively remove the bees and their hive from your yard, helping to keep you and your family safe. For more information, call (602) 635-3373.