Eight Common Pests and Bugs in Arizona

The desert area of the USA is an ideal breeding ground for different kinds of pests and bugs.

Eight Common Pests and Bugs in Arizona

The desert area of the USA is an ideal breeding ground for different kinds of pests and bugs. In this post, we have mentioned about eight different varieties of pests and bugs that are found in this area.

You can therefore find plenty of pest control Tucson AZ companies who provide treatment for various kinds of bugs and pests found in this area.

  1. Termites

Most of Arizona lies within the active termite belts of the USA. These termites can build their massive colonies underground which may contain more than two million individual termites.

These termites use debris and to build tubes which allow them to spread on above-ground wood, and also at home. These subterranean termites are considered to be one of the priciest pests in whole of Arizona.

Also, Arizona is considered as home to dry wood termites. They can remain undetected for a very long time, till dry wood bits starts overflowing from their tunnels in the wood.

  1. Ants

These ants can be a bigger problem all throughout the USA, and Arizona is also no exception. Fire ants are among the most destructive varieties that have very painful sting, and also carpenter ants, that tunnel into any damp wood for building their nests.

Though they may not eat wood, however carpenter ants may wreak havoc in moist areas e.g. kitchen and bathrooms.

  1. Cockroaches

There are number of species of cockroaches found in Arizona, and most of them carry germs. Out of 5 most common cockroaches, 2 make their homes mostly indoors.

They are very difficult to eliminate, as they eat human as well as pet foods. Besides that, they also eat materials like leather and glue. Few other cockroaches also enter your home via cracks, drains and other spaces.

  1. Tarantulas and similar spiders

These Tarantulas usually do not enter homes, unless they are kept as pets, however can be spotted outdoors all throughout Tucson area. Usually they may not be so dangerous, but if they bite then it can be very painful.

There are many other types of similar spiders found inside human habitats. Usually they are harmless, but in Arizona there are few spiders that can have dangerous bites, which may need medical treatment immediately.

  1. Scorpions

Scorpions as such are considered venomous, but few have sting almost like bee sting. People do not prefer them at their home. Even the tiniest Arizona scorpion can also be very dangerous.

Bark scorpions have about 2”-3” long size can inject highly toxic venom which may cause intense pain and even breathing difficulties too. For any bark scorpion sting swift medical treatment will be necessary.

  1. Ticks

There are 25+ different species of ticks available in Arizona, though only few of them may come in contact with average human. Most common species seen inside homes are brown dog tick.

They may carry a fever called Rocky Mountain which is potentially dangerous disease which needs antibiotics for treatment immediately. Lyme disease, which is a major problem in the USA is very rare in Arizona, because the ticks which carry it cannot adapt well in the dry climate areas.

  1. Bees and wasps

Bees and wasps can be very commonly found in Arizona, particularly during the summer climate. They are usually more annoying but not so dangerous, but can spread allergies.

The killer bees can be more aggressive and they can also attack.

  1. Bed bugs

Bed bugs can be found in homes, dorms, hotels and many other places all across the USA. They may not be dangerous, but cause itchy feeling with uncomfortable rash. It is very difficult to eradicate them and they also hitchhike from one place to another place.

Date Of Update: 06 March 2019, 00:09

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