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7 Facts About PillBugs

7 Facts About PillBugs Pillbugs go by many names – armadillo bug, potato bug, roly poly & wood louse,  – but whatever you call it, it’s a interesting creature that finds its way into your home. These 7 facts about pillbugs will give you a new insight on the “bug”. Although often associated with insects and are referred to as “bugs,” pillbugs actually belong to the subphylum Crustacea. They’re much more closely related to shrimp and crayfish than […]

Kissing Bugs – The Deadly Smooch! | Pest Control Tucson

Kissing bugs can deliver a real kiss of death Kissing bugs – A member of the Triatominae insect family, are blood sucking insects that are known to prey on humans as a food source. These pests are sometimes called cone-nose bug, masked hunter bug and Mexican bed bug. A major reason these insects are called “kissing bugs” is because they tend to bite around the mouth and eyes. These Tucson Arizona pests can cause severe allergic […]

The Importance of Pest Control: 3 Reasons to Get Help Right Away

If you’re a homeowner, it’s important to never underestimate the importance of pest control. Without proper prevention and extermination in the event of an infestation, there are some horrible things that can go wrong that will cause problems for not only your home, but the well being of your family. Here are a few reasons why you should remember the importance of pest control and consult with professional pest extermination services. These Pests Can Cause […]

The Arizona Recluse – A Serious Bite! | Pest Control Tucson

The Arizona Recluse – A Serious Bite! Arizona Recluse – Al though technically not a recluse, the Arizona Brown Spider indeed carries the same venom. The Arizona brown spider has a body length of about 1/3 inch and a leg span of 1 to 1.5 inches. Arizona Recluse spiders are generally yellowish-brown to brown in color, with a darker colored violin shape on the top of the cephalothorax (not the abdomen). This is why they […]

Get Rid of Problematic Pests: Bees, Bed Bugs, and Termites

As we get closer and closer to the warmer months, although that means nicer weather, more outside activities, and overall better moods, there are still serious issues that come with these months. Bugs, pests, unwanted insects, whatever you want to call them, can cause serious problems to your family this summer. Here are a few bugs to look out for and what you should do about them. Bees No one wants a swarm of bees […]

Arizona Bark Scorpion – Back from hibernation-Pest Control Tucson

Arizona Bark Scorpion – Back from hibernation. The Arizona Bark Scorpion – (Centruroides sculpturatus) is one of the best-known species of scorpion in North America. The Bark Scorpion’s popularity is due to the danger it represents for humans. An adult Bark Scorpion usually has a length of 2.7-3.1 inches and males are larger than females. They are yellow with marked horizontal lines in the back; the tail is thin with a stinger that has a very pronounced curvature. […]

Termites Expected to Cause Serious Problems Across the United States

Termites damage roughly 600,000 homes every year in the United States. Unfortunately, it looks like certain U.S. cities are getting hit even harder with termite infestations. According to Terminx, cities in Alabama, Florida, and Texas should be the most worried about termite infestations in 2017. Although termites cause homeowners and business owners issues across the country, there are 15 cities that should be on an even higher alert for infestations this year because they experienced […]

Overgrown With Weeds-Don’t Let it be Your Path!

Don’t let this be the path to and from your home! As you know, weeds and can get out of control very fast. Taking no action or procrastinating can lead to more work and more money. Avoid the serious hassle your yard can become by taking action with Essential pest Control’s weed control service. Essential’s weed control program is achieved by our professional weed services performed by our exterminators using a pre-emergent herbicide that is […]

Do you have pigeon problems? -Pest-Control-Tucson

Do you Have Pigeon Problems? Pest Control Tucson, bug control Tucson, pest control in Tucson Feral pigeons are the number one urban feathered pest, creating a quite a mess and causing damage where they roost. Pigeons are descendants of domesticated European homing pigeons, so they have a varied diet like grain to human takeaway food. Pigeons feel relatively comfortable making their homes in and on man-made structures. Generally blue-grey in color, but can range in […]

Subterranean Termites – and Their Appetite for destruction – Pest Control Tucson

Subterranean termites– Sometimes mistakenly referred to as white ants, are small insects that live in underground colonies. Termites are social insects whose colonies are organized into casts with large reproductive termites and smaller workers and soldiers. Workers feed the colony and tend to the needs of the queen while soldiers defend the colony from invaders like ants. These highly organized colonies allow termites to be efficient and very destructive when they attack Homes and other […]

How Can Rodents Start A Fire in Your Home?

When it comes to residential pest control services, you can never be too safe. Many people are under the impression that the worst thing any unwanted creature could do if it makes its way into your home is cause you annoyance and maybe some cleanliness issues, when in reality, that’s the least they can do. Most people are unaware that unwanted rodents like rats and mice can actually chew on the electrical wiring components in […]

6 Natural Ways to Keep the Bees at Bay

Dealing with any unwanted pests in your home can surely be a hassle and a headache. However, many people are unaware that by taking a few simple steps for pest control, you can reduce the risk of an unwanted infestation. Bees can wreak havoc on your peace of mind if they find a way into your home. Although it’s most effective to call a professional pest extermination or bee removal company, you may find these […]

Avoid the Stinger: Don’t Try to Get Rid of Bees Yourself

Property owning is a lot of fun and can be extremely relaxing if you stay on top of everything. Certain aspects of homeownership, however, aren’t always fun and can cause serious problems if you’re not careful. One of the biggest problems you could face as a homeowner that could soon turn into a nightmare scenario if you don’t act quickly enough is a swarm of bugs. Having a bug infestation on your property is horrible […]

Gophers & Squirrels – The Rarely Mentioned Pest

Gophers & Squirrels – The Rarely Mentioned Pest . Rodent Control – Pest Control Tucson Gophers and squirrels – The rarely mentioned pest, but a pest none the less. Pocket gophers are rodents with a thick body ranging five to seven inches long with a short thinly haired tail, wide head with very small eyes and ears. Gophers have strong clawed front feet which are perfect for digging. They have external, fur-lined cheek pouches or “pockets” […]

Ants-The Takeover!

Ants – The Takeover! With more than 12,000 known ant species around the world, ants are sure to make their mark in the deserts of Arizona. Housing over 300 known species, Arizona has the highest diversity of ants in the United States. Ants look a lot like termites, and the two are often confused—especially by nervous homeowners. However, ants have a narrow pedicel or “waist” between the abdomen and thorax, which termites do not. Along […]

What’s that buzz?

That buzz you hear is a big bee season approaching! With all the recent rain yielding more plant growth, the bees are sure to come. Flowers are already blooming and bees are taking every advantage in Tucson. The more food bees have, the stronger the hive and larger the hives will…” bee.” Many times there is confusion between a swarm and a colony, here are the differences between the two so you know how and […]

2 Early Warning Signs of Termite Infestation

Termite damage is a serious issue around the United States and the globe. In the U.S., termites damage roughly 600,000 homes every single year. No homeowner wants to have to worry about these damaging pests, which is why it’s essential that you contact professional pest control services and do everything in your power to prevent any further damage from happening. Termite prevention should be your first focus, but sometimes these termites can enter your home […]

Quality Pest Control: Importance of Pest Prevention and Pest Extermination

Pest issues can be a nightmare for homeowners. Termites cause between $1 billion and $2 billion in property damage every year, bed bugs can ruin anyone’s sleep, bees can cause serious safety concerns, and many more pests continually cause damage and annoy homeowners all over. That’s why it’s essential that you know when to contact an experienced pest control company in order for both pest prevention and pest extermination. Pest Prevention A quality pest control […]

German Cockroaches in Your Home

German roaches on the move German Cockroaches are domestic infesting roaches. They can be introduced in homes from grocery store bags or corrugated cardboard boxes. Never get your moving boxes from a grocery store! Once inside a home they’ll search for water food and warmth. They tend to be by dishwashers, sinks, around stoves and behind refrigerators. They prefer tight warm spaces, so they can be found in rails inside of drawers and on cabinet […]

What to Do If You Find Bed Bugs In Your Home

Bed bugs are a nightmare! Having these unwanted pests in your home, or even believing that they are there, can cause serious stress on an entire family and will undoubtedly cause sleep deprivation. Even if you move to your couch or sleep on the floor for a night or two, in the back of your mind you’ll know that there are these disgusting bugs in your home and you won’t be able to get a […]