Mesa, AZ Pest Control

Termagon Termite & Pest Control knows what kind of pests invade homes and businesses in Mesa, AZ. Even with its dry climate and low precipitation, the city can become host to drywood and subterranean termites, carpenter ants, and bees and wasps. Since you don't want any of these on your property, let us tell you what to look out for and how we can eradicate them.

Ants

The two most common ants you'll find are carpenter ants and fire ants. The former are especially dangerous because they like to burrow into wood, creating smooth tunnels called galleries into it and nesting there. Since they don't eat the wood, they simply eject it, mixed with saliva and body parts. These sawdust piles are a sure sign of a carpenter ant invasion. Fire ants pose more of a health risk because their bite is venomous.

Ants will build nests in your walls, crawl space, bricks, eaves, and decks, among other areas, and they'll go foraging for food in your home if it's not sealed and put away properly. Once they invade, it's best to call in the professionals. Rather than throw borax on the first ants we see, we'll trace them back to their nest and eliminate the problem at its source.

Bees and Wasps

Honeybees and bumblebees are usually nothing to worry about; they're not naturally aggressive, and they're essential to the environment. However, honeybees can build their nests in places that are too close for comfort, and bumblebees nest underground, which means anyone walking in your yard may unwittingly provoke them and get stung.

Wasps will sting for no reason and should be removed as soon as you spot them on your property. There are three types to watch out for: paper wasps, yellowjackets, and bald-faced hornets. Their head, thorax, and abdomen are clearly distinguished, making them easy to tell apart from bees. Bald-faced hornets, unlike bees and other wasps, are black in color and have a white face.

Our team will safely remove bees without damaging the nest. As for wasps, we can eliminate them with insecticides, though there's the danger of them being provoked. Our team can also perform exclusion so that your property is protected and try to reduce the food source for wasps in the area.

Termites

As we mentioned above, there are two kinds of termites. The subterranean termite lives in moist soil and feeds on wood that's also moist. If left alone, they'll quickly spread by building mud tubes across your foundation and walls and hollow out your structures. You could do your own rudimentary inspection by tapping on wood with a hammer and hearing for hollow sounds. Also, keep your eyes open for discarded insect wings; these termites develop wings when they swarm, shedding them afterwards. Let our team deal with subterranean termites either with poisoned bait or with a termiticide barrier treatment.

Drywood termites always fly, and they migrate to dry wood. This is their food source, so they tend to develop piles of pellet-like droppings called frass right below the structure they inhabit: a sign to look out for. We can exterminate drywood termites through fumigation.

Serving All of Mesa, AZ

Termagon Termite & Pest Control has been serving your friends and neighbors since 1995, and we're ready to inspect your property. For a free estimate regarding pest control, just give us a call today!