Scorpions on the rise in Southern Utah

Scorpion calls have been on the rise the last few years especially in the areas around Stone Cliff and Little Valley. People who have been used to one or two a year are now seeing 5+ a month. What is the reason? Most of the calls are for the Arizona Bark Scorpion which has a very painful sting. They are not native to St George but are thought to have been brought in with the palm trees. As sommunites become more and more established and as there is more water and vegetation for scorpions to hide in they will spread further and become more common. There are some things you can do that will...

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Should I do pest control myself?

The country seems to be healing quite well from the recession. Yet, people are still constantly looking for ways to cut costs wherever they can. DIY tasks have become quite common as people try to keep more of their cash in their pockets. But, some things simply don’t make for good do it yourself projects. Pest control definitely falls on that list. DIY pest control puts you and your family at risk of being exposed to dangerous chemicals. The chemicals required for pest and bug prevention are harmful to people, pets and the environment. Although store-bought do it yourself pest prevention...

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Southern Utah Pest Control Tips

The mild climate in the Southern Utah area can be very inviting to both indoor and outdoor pests. And, we’re not talking annoying, noisy, even nosey pests known as neighbors. We’re addressing those pests known as insects, that “bug” and pester you both inside your home and outside around it. Here are some tips for keeping termites, scorpions, ants and other insects out of your house and under control around your home. TERMITES When it comes to bugs, termites are a homeowners worse nightmare. They feed on the wood around your home, destroying the home more and more over time. From around...

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Pests most likely to bug you in St. George Utah

The Utah desert has a way of keeping local homes contaminated with insects. These bugs range from completely harmless, to very pesky, to physically harmful. Generally, insects are drawn to areas based on food and water supplies, mating patterns, weather and, of course, environmental factors. Here in St. George, these are some of the common insects known to “bug” our residents and business owners. COCKROACHES Cockroaches are some of the most disgusting bugs known to man. These nocturnal insects will rule your home at night. So, when you do see them crawling around during the day, you have...

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What to do if you get Bed Bugs

What to do if you get Bed Bugs           Are you tired of getting nibbled on at night… and not by a loved one? Have no fear! Shakespeare Pest Control is here! We would like to share with you some tips on how to handle the little pests. While St. George, Utah may not be the Mecca of Bed Bugs in the United States, they are still very common. The following are some helpful tips: Don’t freak out and throw everything away. They are hard to get rid of, but they are not impossible!Don’t move things to other rooms. It will greatly increase your ability...

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So you think you have mice?

So you think you have mice? Droppings are usually the first sign your home has mice. Gnaw marks and a characteristic musky odor also helps reveal their presence. Mice are active mostly at night, but they can also be seen during daylight hours. Because a mouse is so small, it can gain entry into your home much more easily than rats. As a result, mouse infestations are estimated 20 times more common than rat infestations. Some pets will catch and kill mice and rats. However, there are few situations in which they will adequately control the problem. So what can be done to kill your...

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Home tips to prevent Ant Problems

Here in the US, ants are the #1 pest nuisance. That makes pest control for ants and ant prevention paramount to both homeowners and renters. Over 700 different species of ants exist in this country. Luckily, only about 25 commonly infest homes. These insects tend to live in colonies underground, which are made up of a queen and numerous workers. That’s why most do it yourself techniques just don’t cut it for getting rid of ants over the long-haul. But, they can help if done properly. 8 STEPS TO DIY ANT PEST CONTROL AND PREVENTION When it comes to ridding your home of ants, you have to...

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