Frequently Asked Questions About Our Services

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  • Pest Library

    • Ants

      ant​Arizona supports large populations of ants; they are one of the most frustrating pests for homeowners to keep away from their properties. Ants are known for living together in large colonies, being difficult to control, and invading indoor and outdoor spaces wherever food is prepared, stored, or eaten. Ants are omnivores and capable of feeding on the same food we do, making our yards and homes optimal foraging sites.

      Many types of ants live in our region, including:

      • Sugar ants (odorous house ants)
      • Fire ants
      • Argentine ants
      • Carpenter ants
      • Harvester ants

      When any species of ant discovers that your property offers their colony suitable nesting sites (a single ant colony can support multiple nests), sources of water, and food sources, they are likely to settle in. Our region's warm temperature allows these pests to be active throughout the year.

      Implement regular ant control services and the following tips to help prevent issues with ants. Keep your home clean and free of food debris. Seal common entry points – cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and doors, and torn screens. Reduce excess moisture by repairing leaky pipes, using dehumidifiers, and being careful not to overwater your lawn or gardens. 

    • Bees & Wasps

      two beesArizona is home to some very unsavory pests, including many species of stinging insects. While stinging insects in Tucson are essential parts of the ecosystem, they are dangerous unwanted pests when they find their way into our yards and homes. Their ability to deliver painful, venom-loaded stings makes them dangerous.

      Here is a list of our area's most common stinging insects. 

      • Africanized bees
      • Bald-faced hornets
      • Common Eastern bumble bees
      • Hornets
      • Paper wasps
      • Yellow jackets

      A sting from any of the above pests is painful, and the venom can trigger mild to severe allergic reactions. The Africanized bee looks similar to a regular honey bee but is noteworthy because of its aggression. Once agitated, they have been known to give chase for over a quarter of a mile. Their venom is potent and can trigger life-threatening allergic reactions, which is why they are considered one of the worst stinging insects to find their way to our yards.

      Stinging insects are outdoor pests; short of placing an invisible shield around your property, partnering with a local pest professional is the most effective way to keep them at bay. Bee Bustin is proud to be Arizona's premier bee and bee removal expert. We act quickly and provide services to rid your property of unwanted stinging insects

    • Cockroaches

      cockroachCockroaches are formidable pests that hide out of our sight, move fast, and reproduce quickly. American, German, oriental, and brown-banded cockroaches have developed close relationships with people in our region. The cockroach is one of the most unnerving pests for Tucson homeowners to discover in their homes.

      Though cockroaches live successfully outside in Arizona, these scavengers also regularly enter our homes. Common harborage sites include:

      • Alleys
      • Dumpsters and sewers
      • Lawns and gardens
      • Trees 
      • Wall voids
      • Behind sinks and toilets
      • Drains

      Because cockroaches tend to live in less than sanitary areas, they are in constant contact with disease-causing bacteria and pathogens. These pests pose people significant dangers, and we should never share our homes with them.

      In Tucson, the best defense against cockroaches is to partner with a local professional and schedule regular home pest control services. Sealing defects in your home's exterior, eliminating excess moisture, and inspecting deliveries, potted plants, and secondhand items for hiding cockroaches can also go a long way in preventing problems with these pests. Call today to learn more about cockroaches in Tucson.

    • Rodents

      mouse in trashRodents are mammals with front incisors on the top and bottom of their jaws that grow continuously throughout their lives. Mice and pack rats are types of rodents in Tucson that commonly find their way into our yards and home. Though not a rodent, the mole (an insectivore) is another common small mammal that has learned that our Tucson yards offer them a suitable place to call home.

      Preventing problems with rodents and moles is difficult because our properties offer them safety and necessities. Rodents thrive in the many harborage sites our properties provide, such as:

      • Lawns
      • Yard debris
      • Landscaping
      • Attics
      • Crawl spaces
      • Wall voids

      Our kitchens, outdoor trash cans, yards, gardens, and flowerbeds offer abundant food sources. In Tucson, finding reliable water sources is vital to the survival of rodents. Things like leaky hoses, leaky irrigation, and dripping air-conditioners provide them with a consistent source of water.

      Keeping rodents and moles away from our yards is essential because they are destructive, spread disease and parasites, and contaminate food sources. The longer these pests are on your property, the bigger their populations become and the more issues they cause. Call now to learn about the fast, effective rodent control services we offer Tucson homeowners.

    • Scorpions

      Scorpions are one of the most well-known dangerous pests that call Tucson home. These arachnids are identified by their eight legs, claw-like structures (pedipalps), and curved tail. They use the stinger at the end of their tail to paralyze their prey after capturing it with their claws.

      These exceptional hunters live in prey-rich areas that offer them many opportunities for shelter and access to water. Despite being desert pests, they have high moisture needs. Our yards, gardens, and homes provide scorpions and their insect prey with their basic needs and places to call home.

      While scorpions in Tucson prefer to live outside, they move into our homes following their insect prey. Making your home and yard less attractive to insects will make both less attractive to hungry scorpions. Keep lids on trash cans, regularly harvest and maintain gardens, eliminate areas of standing water, and keep outdoor lights off when not needed. Call now for more scorpion prevention tips or to learn about our scorpion control offerings.

    • Spiders

      Spiders are a common type of arachnid that homeowners regularly spot in their yards and homes. Outside in controlled numbers, they are extremely beneficial, helping reduce populations of insects. Inside, like the insects they are hunting, spiders are unwanted pests.

      Nuisance spiders that regularly find their way into our Tucson homes are common house spiders, wolf spiders, and several types of garden spiders. These spiders may be unpleasant to share your home with but won't cause you or your family significant harm. Spider bites can occur, but usually only happen when the spider needs to defend itself.

      In Tucson, homeowners must be aware of two species of dangerous spiders – the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. A bite from either can trigger serious health issues. While all spiders have venom, dangerous spiders have venom that can harm people. To identify the spiders on your property, appropriately treat your property's spider infestation, and control spider populations throughout the year, please get in touch with us today!

  • Water

    • Why do I need to treat my water sources against bees & wasps?

      All animals need water to survive – including bees and wasps. Although the water in your pool, fountain, or drainage area may not be potable for people, it is more than adequate for thirsty insects needing a pick-me-up on a hot Arizona day.

      The water treatment services of Bee Bustin are intricately designed to reduce the amount of interest created by water sources around your property. By carefully applying an all-natural product to the general location of your water source, we can quickly reduce questing insects and reduce your risks of stings.

    • What products do you use to deter stinging insects from water sources?

      Bee Bustin is dedicated to helping people, pets, and the environment find a better way to live in harmony. That means applying all-natural treatments that deter stinging insects without damaging the environment. Once you call our team and set up an appointment, we can apply our all-natural blend of essential oils to pools, fountains, and other bodies of water. People and pets can still enjoy the chemical-free water while gently encouraging stinging insects to look for greener pastures.

      Ready to schedule a stinging insect water treatment service with the team at Bee Bustin? Call our company today to book a visit to your home or business. 

    • Do I need to sign a contract to get water treatments from Bee Bustin?
      No. Bee Bustin believes pest control treatments should be simple, comprehensive, and easy to access. We never require customers to sign a contract for our water treatments, and we don’t lock you into unnecessary annual agreements. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call, and our team will book a time to apply an all-natural product on your behalf.
  • Swarms

    • Can I handle bees on my own?
      No. Bee control in Tuscon is particularly dangerous because we have angry, aggressive “killer bees” that can and will mount violent attacks against any perceived threat. This is why you should always call the professionals when you need bee control.
    • Are bees dangerous on my property?
      Bees on your Tuscon property can be very dangerous. It’s hard for untrained eyes to tell whether a swarm is of the gentler domestic variety or the more aggressive Africanized variety. Because of this, you should consider all bee swarms on your property a potential threat.
    • What should I do about bees on my land?
      If you have a bee problem on your property, don’t put yourself at risk by trying to handle it on your own. Instead, call the best bee control near you: Bee Bustin. We can handle any bee swarm Mother Nature can throw at us, protecting you and them in the process.
  • Live Bee Removal

    • Can I remove bees myself?
      While it may be tempting to try and remove the bees yourself, we strongly recommend that you hire a certified professional in bee control near you. Removing bees without the proper knowledge and equipment can be dangerous and can even lead to further infestations in your home or yard. Bee Bustin is Arizona's premier bee specialist, and our experienced technicians have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to safely remove bees without putting you or your property at risk.
    • What happens to the bees after they are removed?
      We take special care to ensure that the bees are not harmed during removal. Our technicians will relocate them to a safe and bee-friendly environment. We are proud to partner with Life's Sweet Honey Farms, which provides the bees with a safe and sustainable habitat where they can continue to pollinate and thrive.
    • Do you provide preventative services?
      Yes! We offer a variety of bee prevention services, such as monthly water feature treatments, honeycomb removal, tracking (beelining) services, and more to help keep your property safe and bee-free. Contact us today to learn more about our preventative bee control services and how we can help protect your property against future infestations.