How the hot, dry Phoenix summer set off an invasion of crickets and other pests
With Antarctica being a tad out of reach for the average pest-detesting Phoenician, there are other alternatives to bothersome bugs.
Don Callaway makes a livelihood on those alternatives. As the owner of Arizona Organic Pest & Termite Control, his pest technicians peer through every nook and cranny the many legs of these arthropods could crawl into.
“We’ve gotten a lot more calls this summer from all over the city. Most have been for crickets and roaches,” Callaway said. “We can deal with all sorts because all life needs the same three things to survive: food, water and shelter. We find the sources for those things, we find the bugs.”