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Bed Bugs: What Every Arizona Homeowner Needs To Know

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

You might have heard the cute saying “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” but would you be surprised to know that you are more likely to be bitten by a bed bug today than you would have been 50 years ago? These persistent parasites were almost completely wiped out in North America thanks to the invention of DDT, but have made a comeback since the early 2000s thanks to a pesticide-resistant species that has taken homes and bedrooms by storm in recent years. This species is hiding in your sheets and they are coming for your blood. However, how harmful are bedbugs and how worried do you need to be about an infestation? (more…)

How Arizona Homeowners Can Prevent Pack Rat Damage To Home and Autos

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

When you think about some of the wildlife that causes the most property damage in Arizona, you may be surprised to find that one of the most destructive species is also one of the smallest. Woodrats, also known as pack rats, pose a threat to structures in your home, industrial wiring, and even the internal components of your automobile. Even tiny families of these rodents are capable of causing thousands of dollars of damage in a short period of time as they chew their way through wiring and even steal valuables to take to their nests. These hairy little bandits are bound to be one of the most frustrating infestations for any homeowner to deal with, so today we are taking a closer look at some ways you can keep these invaders out of your car and your home. (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…)

How To Identify The Three Most Dangerous Spiders In Arizona

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

In the Tucson area, there are many species of spiders that make themselves unwelcome house guests. While some are fairly harmless pests, such as the tiny jumping spider and the hulking tarantula, there are some arachnids you really need to look out for. Today we are looking into how to identify some of the most dangerous species of spiders that make southeastern Arizona home. (more…)

Common Cockroaches In Arizona And How To Deal With Them

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Of all the possible pests that may find their way into your Arizona home, cockroaches may be the most unwelcome. These revolting guests misbehave in a variety of ways: making messes, contaminating food, and despoiling your floor with their droppings and shedding of their skin. Many cockroach species are to be found in Arizona, and today we are taking a look at some of the more common ones you are likely to find crawling around your home. (more…)

4 Top Pest Control Tips Every Arizona Homeowner Needs To Know About

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Everyone wants a pest-free home. You’d be surprised how many decisions you make around the home every day that may lead to an unwanted pest infestation! Tasks that might seem like everyday necessities may actually be attracting pests. Many problems that are easy to overlook can also encourage an infestation. Here are four ways you can discourage visits from unwanted pests. (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…)

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…)

Arizona Scorpion: Nineteen Facts You Never Knew

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

You may never see a scorpion, but if you move to, or visit, Arizona, it’s good to learn some information about these arachnids. Arizona is home to over 30 different species of scorpions, but, the most venomous is the Arizona bark scorpion. Following are 19 facts that you probably never knew about scorpions. And following that are some more specifics about the Arizona bark scorpion that set them apart. (more…)

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