St George Mom & Pop Restaurants

Here at Southwest Exterminators, we love to help mom & pop restaurants. Most family owned establishments want to offer the best service at the best price to their neighbors. We, as members of this community, often help these home-town hero’s by offering superior service at a reasonable cost. The following are things we look for…

Insect Growth Regulation

German cockroaches are our specialty at Southwest Exterminators, we provide the only single service German cockroach eradication service in southern Utah. One aspect of our service includes the use of an IGR or Insect Growth Regulator. IGR services are also known as hormone therapy. It is an effective way to break an insects life-cycle. This…

Bed Bug Encasements: What You Need To Know

It has come to the attention of Southwest Exterminators that some bed bug encasement providers are not sharing their testing data with pest control companies or consumers. They may be hiding more than you think. Without a regulatory body to monitor the truthfulness of claims made by the various mattress and box spring encasement providers,…

Africanized (Killer) Bees in St. George, Utah

Africanized Honey Bee Honey bees were brought to the United States by European settlers in the 1600’s. Because of their prolific pollinating potential, they quickly became an important economic insect. The down side to the honey bee was its fragile nature. They don’t do well in rapid climate change situations. Scientists tried to remedy that…

Termite Inspection Tool Belt: The Moisture Meter

Termite Inspection Tool Belt: The Moisture Meters Termites are elusive insects which dislike sunlight. They typically hide in places that are hard to visually inspect, such as behind sheetrock and within the lumber they are eating. There are multiple tools that Southwest Exterminators utilizes to inspect for termites. One key tool is the moisture meter…

d-CON is not as safe as you’d think

Most homeowners have used d-CON mouse and rat bait in the past. It is easy, peel the top set out for rodent, rodent die. The problem is when the mice you are baiting don’t actually eat the bait. Rodents, such as mice and rats will stockpile extra food. This is part of their instinct, the…

Prepping for a Bat Removal

Bat Description There are many bats living in southern Utah. The two major families are the plain-nosed bats and the free-tailed bats. Bats can roost in a variety of locations so an in-depth knowledge of these attributes is imperative for proper control. Proper preparation is necessary for a successful service. The following steps must be…

Carpenter Ants in St. George Utah

Carpenter Ant There are over 10,000 species of ants found worldwide. Luckily for us there are only five species of ants that are commonly found infesting southern Utah. They are the Carpenter Ant, Argentine Ant, Pavement Ant, Big Headed Harvester Ant, and Field Ant. These species vary greatly in their nesting habits, food preferences, and…

Pest Birds in St. George Utah

Bird Description There are many birds that can become a nuisance or infest southern Utah properties. These species vary greatly in their nesting habits, food preferences, and behavior. Without an in-depth knowledge of these attributes of different bird species, control is difficult at best. Proper preparation is imperative for a successful service. The following steps…