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Pre Emergent Weed Control For A Beautiful Weed Free Yard

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Even in desert climates, weeds plague our lives. In Arizona, winter rains and monsoons lead to a considerable amount of weed growth both Fall and Spring. Because of this, it’s easy to spend hours hunched over, gloves on, while relentlessly pulling weeds only to wake up the next morning and see that you’ve missed more than a few. It becomes a weekly chore that never seems to accomplish anything, yet we trudge forward in hopes of a weed free yard.

Luckily, rather than spending your cherished Saturdays pulling weeds, there’s a better way to get the landscape that you love. Using pre emergent weed control methods, it’s easy to banish stubborn weeds and prevent overgrowth before the season starts. (more…)

Safety First: How To Prevent Spider And Scorpion Poisoning In Your Arizona Household

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Wintertime in Arizona is coming faster than you think, and the local spiders and scorpions are known to take shelter and go to ground in the winter months. Your house can make a very tempting abode to wait for springtime to roll around again. Additionally, shorter days and longer nights give these nocturnal critters more time to wander and hunt to ready themselves for their annual hibernation in the deep winter months. All of these factors may result in a greater chance that you or your family may encounter some of these venomous arachnids in your own home. With this in mind, we are offering some safety tips that can save you from the bites and stings of spiders and scorpions. (more…)

What Time Of The Year Do Scorpions Come Out To Play In Arizona?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Is It Scorpion Season In Arizona?

Scorpions are a familiar sight for homeowners in Tucson-area communities. Unlike other pests, they are much more than just a nuisance. They are tiny, yet dangerous arachnids. Their stings pose a real threat to children, adults, and pets. Scorpions have a very distinct seasonal activity cycle. It is beneficial to know when they are most active and likely to seek shelter in your home or in your yard. (more…)

Most Effective Termite Treatment Options In Arizona

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Termites and their treatment are often a source of confusion with customers. Which company, which product, which technique vary greatly from company to company. Let’s demystify the process and make your decision process much clearer. (more…)

How To Know How Much A Termite Treatment Will Cost You

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

If you are a homeowner who is concerned that your house may be infested with termites, or a recent inspection has uncovered evidence of an infestation, it is normal to be worried about how much it will cost you to treat your home and get rid of these pests. While you can take it as a given that the money you spend on pest control will be less than repairing the long-term damage that termites can cause, this may be cold comfort when you are trying to fit it into your household budget. Today we are discussing different factors that may tend to make a treatment more expensive as well as certain residential advantages that would make a termite treatment more affordable. (more…)

What Is A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report (WDIIR)?

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Tucson, Arizona area, you need to be aware of a little-known requirement for home sale, wood destroying insect inspection reports (WDIIRs) are a seldom-understood but vital step in the home-buying process. Some previous owners have failed to disclose damage to their homes from termite infestations or have pleaded ignorance after the sale is final. As a result, the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) has created a form for a formal inspection that will give peace of mind to both parties in a real estate transaction. (more…)

4 Easy Ways To Rid Your Home Of Ants

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Ants may be famous for ruining picnics, but they don’t make good houseguests, either! While these industrious insects are beneficial to the environment, the same cannot be said for your home. Dealing with ant infestations can be more difficult than many other pests for a variety of reasons. If you find ants returning time and time again to your kitchen you may be in desperate need of expert pest control tips on how to get rid of these unwelcome visitors. (more…)

Scorpion Sting: 5 Facts That May Save Your Life

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

If you have lived in Arizona for more than a day, you probably have already encountered a scorpion. Between the Arizona Stripedtail, Arizona bark, and Arizona giant hairy scorpions; this state is practically crowded with these pesky arachnids. However, if you are lucky you have never been stung by critters. Let’s lift the veil of mystery around these creatures and learn the hard facts about scorpion venom. (more…)

Avoid The Sting: Your Guide To Surviving A Bee Swarm in Arizona

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

As springtime turns to summer in Arizona it is once again time to watch out for bee swarms. With its year-round warm weather, the Grand Canyon State is famous for large bee colonies and a longer bee swarming season. Knowing how to respond to a swarm that has moved into your yard is not only a good idea but it could save your life. (more…)

AZ Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare Termites: Are They Destroying Your House?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Many Arizona homeowners don’t realize that their home’s structural integrity is being compromised, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as silent and hidden termites eat away at the wood inside. Wooden surfaces may be left intact by termite activity, belying the fact that just underneath, hollowed out tunnels house termite colonies containing somewhere between 60,000 and two million insects. Even though there are huge numbers of insects, rapidly boring through any wood in your home, there is often no visible sign of a termite infestation. When there are warning signs, they generally involve emerging swarms or the presence of mud tubes. (more…)

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