• Rodents

    • How did I end up with a rodent problem in my home?

      Rodents are incredibly resourceful creatures. They can squeeze through minuscule gaps or holes in your home's foundation, walls, or roof. Over time, regular wear and tear on a home can create these tiny entry points. Our job during inspections is to not only treat the current infestation but also to identify and advise on these potential entry points to prevent future invasions.

    • Can you explain more about the exclusion work you offer?

      Absolutely! Exclusion work prevents future rodent invasions by sealing potential entry points. After our thorough inspection, we identify gaps, holes, or other vulnerabilities in your home's structure. Our team then takes measures to seal these points using high-quality materials designed to stand up to rodent attempts at re-entry. Sometimes, if there's a need for more extensive structural work, we might recommend bringing in a handyman. In essence, exclusion ensures your home remains fortified against any future unwanted furry guests.

    • What preventive measures can I take to avoid future rodent issues?

      Prevention is always better than cure. Regularly inspecting your home for potential entry points, keeping food sealed, and ensuring your property is free from debris can help prevent a rodent infestation. Additionally, scheduling periodic inspections with Uni-Tech Pest Control can be beneficial. We can provide expert guidance and spot potential issues before they escalate.

  • Cockroach Control

    • How soon can I expect the roaches to be gone after treatment?

      After treating for American and oriental roaches, most homeowners notice a significant reduction in their numbers soon after our visit. The treatments we use for these roaches are designed to act quickly. However, when it comes to German cockroach pest control, a bit more patience is required. They may necessitate several treatments due to their resilient nature and habits. Our team works diligently to ensure thoroughness, making sure every corner is addressed to ensure a roach-free home.

    • How did I even get these German roaches?

      German roaches often find subtle ways into homes. Common pathways include items like grocery bags, cardboard boxes, or even used appliances you might bring into your space. Given their small size, they can easily slip into unnoticed areas, and before you know it, they establish a presence. Consistent preventive measures, like inspecting items before bringing them inside, can help in reducing such surprises.

    • How can I prevent future infestations?

      Cockroach prevention plays an essential role in controlling roach infestations. Regular home inspections and maintaining cleanliness, especially in areas like the kitchen and bathroom, are foundational steps. It's good practice to store food in sealed containers and address water leaks in a timely manner. Minimizing conditions favorable to roaches can help deter them. Moreover, our technicians can provide you with straightforward advice and practical measures that are suited to your home's specific environment and conditions.

  • Pest library

    • What types of ants are commonly found in Phoenix?

      There are several types of ant species in our area:

      • Fire Ants - Reddish-brown to black, 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch long

      • Forelius - Dark brown to yellowing-orange, 1/12 of an inch long

      • Nylanderia Fulva - Reddish-brown, 1/8 of an inch long

      • Tapinoma Sessile - Brown or black, 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch long

      • Camponotus - Red, black, or a combination of the two; 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch long

      • Tetramorium caespitum - Reddish-brown to black, 1/8 of an inch long

    • Are ants dangerous?
      Having any ant species infesting your home is an unpleasant experience, but some species are dangerous, which are much worse to deal with. Fire ants and nylanderia fulva are both invasive species responsible for displacing other species and protecting the crop-damaging pests like aphids that produce honeydew. Fire ants are especially dangerous because they are aggressive and will swarm if disturbed. When this happens, these ants can bite and sting multiple times.
    • How can I get rid of ants?
      You can reduce the likelihood of an ant infestation by keeping your home and yard clear of potential food sources and removing possible entry points. To do this, remove crumbs and other food debris from the kitchen and eating areas, keep your yard clear of fallen fruit, and use garbage cans with tight-fitting lids. Regularly inspect your home’s exterior to identify and seal any cracks or gaps that pests can squeeze through. For more information on preventing ants check out our blog "Why You Should Call The Pros About Ants In Your Phoenix House".
    • What types of beetles are commonly found in Phoenix?

      Three beetles that are common in our area are:

      • Palo Verde Beetle

      • Desert Stink Beetle

      • Carpet Beetle

    • Are beetles dangerous?
      These beetles are relatively harmless to people, but carpet beetles can cause damage to items made out of wool, leather, silk, fur, and other animal-based materials. Often, these pests go unnoticed for some time, which allows them to cause damage to blankets, pillows, clothing, carpets, and furniture. While this may not seem like the worst thing that can happen during a pest infestation, the damage they cause can be costly. You can find out more about beetles and how we can help by contacting us at Uni-Tech Pest Control.
    • What types of cockroaches are commonly found in Phoenix?

      Three types of cockroaches in our area are:

      • American - Reddish-brown with a yellowish figure-eight pattern behind the head, 1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches long

      • Oriental - Shiny black, 1 inch long

      • Brown-banded - Light brown with two dark brown bands around the wings and abdomen, 1/2 an inch long

    • How can I get rid of cockroaches?

      Conventional pesticides are ineffective against these pests, so getting rid of them is no easy task. To avoid an infestation of cockroaches, you should eliminate the conducive conditions that might attract them. These repairs should include fixing leaks and reducing moisture buildup, keeping food stored properly and cleaning up any food debris, repairing cracks and holes in the exterior of your house, and keeping your home organized and decluttered.

      If you want to know how to get rid of cockroaches in your Phoenix home you should call us at Uni-Tech Pest Control right away to help you remove them quickly.

    • What types of crickets are commonly found in Phoenix?

      The types of crickets found in our area include:

      • House - Yellowish-brown with three dark stripes on the head, 1 inch long or less

      • Tropical House - Yellowish tan with two black bands, 3/4 to 1-inch long

      • Field - Primarily black, but can have some brown variations; 1/2 to 1-inch long

    • Are crickets dangerous?

      For the most part, crickets are nuisance pests because they don’t pose any health concerns. However, they feed on linen, wool, fur, cotton, and silk. But it would take a large number of crickets feeding to cause damage. In any case, their chirping might be enough to cause you to lose sleep at night.

    • How can I get rid of crickets?
      If you want to avoid dealing with crickets, you can limit the use of outdoor lights at night, repair any entry points such as gaps around windows and doors, and address any moisture issues such as leaking pipes and poor ventilation. Reach out to our team at Uni-Tech Pest Control to learn more about crickets and how we can help.
    • What types of scorpions are commonly found in Phoenix?
      • Bark - Tan with a darker color on the back, up to 2 1/2 inches long

      • Giant Hairy - Usually yellow with a dark color on top, 5 ½ inches long

      • Stripetail - Light tan to brown, 2 to 3 inches long

    • Are scorpions dangerous?

      The bark scorpion is the only dangerous species in North America. A sting from one of these scorpions can cause swelling, numbness, and tingling. While most stings from these pests are not fatal, young children are more at risk of a severe reaction. It is always best to seek medical attention when dealing with scorpions, especially if you are unsure if you are allergic to their venom.

    • How can I get rid of scorpions?
      You can keep scorpions away from your home by turning off exterior lights at night, decluttering your yard and removing debris, repairing any damaged screens, inspecting weatherstripping and door sweeps, and sealing cracks in the foundation. If you are experiencing a high number of scorpions on your property, you should give us a call at Uni-Tech Pest Control. Reach out to us for more information about our home pest control and commercial pest control services today!
    • What types of spiders are commonly found in Phoenix?

      Common spiders species in our area include:

      • Black Widow

      • Arizona

      • Tarantula

      • Daddy Long Legs

      • Wolf

      • Jumping

      • Funnel-Web

    • Are spiders dangerous?
      Although all spiders have fangs and venom, there are only two dangerous species in the United States, the black widow and brown recluse. We do not have brown recluse spiders in Arizona, so only black widows are a concern for residents. A bite from a black widow is rarely fatal but should always be treated by a medical professional, especially a child.
    • How can I get rid of spiders?

      You can reduce the spiders on your property by preventing the prey pests that attract them. To do this, remove potential food sources such as crumbs, garbage, and open food containers, limit outdoor lights, identify and repair entry points such as cracks in the foundation and damaged screens, and address moisture issues.

      If you want a useful spider prevention guide, reach out to our team of experts at Uni-Tech Pest Control.

  • Scorpions

    • Which types of scorpions do you treat?

      We treat all types of scorpions, but our most common treatments involve bark scorpions. Our technicians take their time helping you understand all about scorpions and our treatment solutions, so your worries about removing this pest are put to rest.

    • Are scorpions a year-round problem?

      In Phoenix, scorpion season runs from approximately March to October. And while these are the months that a group of scorpions may be most active, scorpions are a year-round problem in the area thanks to environmental conditions. These factors make proper scorpion control essential.

    • Does scorpion control have a guarantee?

      We guarantee all of our pest control solutions, and if you experience a problem after treatment has been provided, we’ll come back and treat your scorpion issue again at no charge, or your money back. We pride ourselves on leaving properties pest-free and protected.

  • Ant Control

    • Is Uni-Tech Pest Control safe for pets?

      The ant control solutions we utilize are safe for pets, and our technicians will educate you on our services and the treatment solutions we use ahead of time. If you have any concerns about the treatment plans we craft for your home, don’t hesitate to consult a member of our team.

    • How did I get ants?

      Most of the time, ant problems occur when this pest slips inside in pursuit of food, moisture, or nesting spots. They may find pet food, food and drink spills, and pantry areas by invading cracks or gaps around your property. From there, the ant infestation gets worse until treatment and exclusion of the ants is received.

    • Do you offer follow-ups for ant control services?

      The follow-ups we provide for ant control services are scheduled as normal services unless there is a problem encountered on your property between scheduled services. We re-treat at no charge as needed until an ant problem is eradicated, and our team will advise you on the best ant prevention tips you can put into action.