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Termites and Property Damage

Termites and Property Damage Termites cause around $5 billion of property damage every year in the United States. One of the reasons for this is that termite activity often progresses undetected until the damage inflicted is severe and widespread. It’s essential for all homeowners to know what to watch out for, and to contact a […]

Bees, Wasps and Hornets – How to Tell Them Apart

Bees, Wasps and Hornets – How to Tell Them Apart   It is prime season for bees, wasps and hornets to peruse flowers and backyard barbecues, making making it highly likely to encounter one of the three. Despite the fact that they are all capable of stinging you, the three are actually pretty different. Honey […]

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Tricks to Keep Ants Out of the Kitchen

Tricks to Keep Ants Out of the Kitchen   Spring and summer months can mean great fun, but they can also mean great responsibility. We are, of course, talking about bugs. Bugs and pests are the villains of spring and summer, ruining our backyard events by buzzing around our ears and leaving bites on our […]

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The dangerous 6 – 6 dangerous insects

The dangerous 6 – 6 dangerous insects to lookout for This list of the 6 dangerous insects is an interesting one to say the least. One insect on the list is near the top for all animals in North America. Bees – The most lethal insect. Bees rank highly across animal-related death research, earning the […]

The Damage from Clothes Moths

The Damage from Clothes Moths   Clothes moths – pests that can destroy fabric and other materials. They feed exclusively on animal fibers, especially wool, fur, silk, feathers, felt, and leather. These materials contain keratin, a fibrous protein that the worm-like larvae of the clothes moth can digest. (In nature, the larvae feed on the […]

Fire Ants – The Painful Sting

  Fire Ants – The Painful Sting Description and Habits The Fire Ant has a shiny bright red head and body with a black abdomen. These red ants build large mound nests that are flattened, irregular in shape, and between two and four square feet in size. They are commonly introduced into new areas through potted […]

Commercial Pest Management

Importance of Commercial Pest Control

Homeowners often wait to see pests before contacting a pest control company, even though a proactive approach works best. Business owners don’t have this luxury! pests like termites, bed bugs, and bees must be managed before they become a major problem. Otherwise, the business’ fiscal health and reputation may be threatened.   Reputation Management Business […]

Southern Arizona’s Worst Weeds

  A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Worst Weeds   If you care about your landscaping, weeds are likely to feel like the bane of your existence. Weeds can spring up virtually anywhere around your home, interfering with the look of your yard and forcing you to waste time pulling them. If you can’t seem to get rid of your […]

COVID-19 and Pests – Important Info

                              During this time there are lots of questions surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including how it’s spread. As we enter spring, there may be concerns about disease transmission from insects. It is very important to note that coronavirus is not […]

Are You Having A Pigeon Problem?

Are You Having A Pigeon Problem?   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 […]

Bee Removal

Bees Can Destroy Homes From the Inside Out

Bees Can Destroy Homes From the Inside Out Bees can do so much more damage to your home than most people think. Bees Can Destroy! Aside from the physical damage and potential allergic dangers these pests cause, they can also cause serious and expensive damage to the actual structure of a building. Here are some […]

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3 Ways to Keep Rodents Out – 2020 Edition

  3 Ways to Keep Rodents Out – 2020 Edition Did you know that rats are capable of entering structures through a hole smaller than a quarter? The mouse, on the other hand, can squeeze into holes as small as a dime. Unfortunately, old homes are full of cracks, holes, nooks, and crannies for these […]

Bed Bug Control

Bed Bugs: Where they are, why they stay!

  Bed Bugs: Where they are, why they stay!   When your home becomes infested with bed bugs, it isn’t because you did anything wrong. These tiny vampires really are out to get you. It isn’t bad luck, and it doesn’t mean your home is dirty. Bed bugs naturally feed on human blood, which is […]

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Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling

Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling  If there’s one thing every traveler dreads, it’s bed bugs. These pests may be small, but they’re frustratingly difficult to get rid of once you have them in your home. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to pick up these unwanted travelers when you’re on the road. Here are some tips […]

Termite Control Tucson

Termites Can Destroy your home, Keep Them Out!

Termites Can Destroy your home, Keep Them Out! While pests like termites and fleas may typically lurk in high grasses or moist environments, homeowners often forget that termites are capable of invading any home. Even homeowners in dry or urban settings need to be cautious. This is particularly true in Arizona where the state’s termites […]

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What termites can do to your home

– What termites can do to your home With rainy monsoons and fall on the way, termites are highly active here in Arizona. With holidays soon to follow, the last thing homeowners want to be thinking about is a possible infestation and termite control. It’s best to be prepared and on your guard rather than […]

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Detect Termites Before Your Home Is Infested

Detect Termites Before Your Home Is Infested Like bed bugs, termites are often able to infect your home easily. They’re often difficult to detect before they become a full infestation and you need to call professional termite control. Did you know a termite can enter your home through a space as small as 1/32nd of […]

Considerable Damage Termites Can Cause

  Considerable Damage Termites Can Cause Termites don’t look particularly dangerous. In fact, these insects are so small and inconspicuous that many homeowners with termite problems never actually see the pests themselves. Don’t be fooled by their appearance, however—termites can wreak serious damage wherever they go. These are some of the different types of damage […]

5 common pest you’re likely to see this summer

5 common pest you’re likely to see this summer The official start of summer is just a couple weeks away. Along with the summer heat, Tucson and surrounding areas will be inundated with pests. Here are some of the top bugs to look out for now that the temperatures are rising.   1. Africanized bees […]

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What You Can Do to Get Rid of Roaches at Home

What You Can Do to Get Rid of Roaches at Home If there’s one pest every homeowner has learned to dread, it’s the cockroach. As persistent as they are unpleasant, cockroaches can be very difficult to discourage once they’ve taken up residence in your home. What can you do? Fortunately, there are some simple steps […]

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