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August 31, 2021
Cities that May See Increase in Mosquitos, Ticks and/or Roaches

WITH EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS, THESE CITIES WILL SEE A RISE IN UNPLEASANT INSECTS. Mosquitos - one of the most irritating and dangerous insects we see in the mid-to late summer. Unfortunately, a few spots in the U.S. are slated to see an influx of these little blood suckers at the end of the summer and […]

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August 26, 2021
Termites Vs. Ants-Here's How to Tell Them Apart

Are you not quite sure whether you’re seeing termites vs. ants? These tips can help you identify which insect you're seeing around your property and if you need professional help. 1. Antennae - Termites have straight antennae while ants antennae are elbowed If you look closely at the antennae of the species you’re trying to identify to […]

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July 29, 2021
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 […]

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July 8, 2021
How Termites Can Make Water Damage Worse

Termites are damaging enough by themselves, but did you know that water damage can worsen the problem? Residents in Southern Arizona might not have to worry about hurricanes and typhoons, but water damage from flash floods during the monsoon season is definitely a concern. If you suspect you might have termites, or if you’re thinking […]

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June 21, 2021
The Health Risks and Exclusion of Pigeons

Some of the most serious health risks of pigeons are disease organisms that grow in accumulations of droppings, feathers and debris. Not only are pigeon droppings an unsightly mess that can be difficult to remove.   Concerns The biggest problem pigeons cause is the amount of feces (droppings) they produce. The build-up of pigeon feces on […]

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June 8, 2021
How Termiticides Work on Termites

Termites are one of a homeowner’s biggest concerns, and with good reason. Each year in the U.S., termites inflict billions of dollars in property damage. It’s disheartening to see small insects literally eating up your investment, but pest control technicians can help. Termiticides are materials that pest control experts can apply to kill off a […]

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June 2, 2021
Pest Control for Flies!

The official start of summer is the unofficial start of “Fly Season”.  With over 120,000 species, the order Diptera (flies) is the fourth largest order in the class Insecta.  In the USA, we are “lucky” to only have around 16,000 indigenous species and every barbecue seems to attract every one of them to our yard or […]

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May 26, 2021
Ants of Southern Arizona

Ants of Southern Arizona With more than 12,000 known ant species around the world, ants have made their mark in the deserts of Arizona. Housing over 300 known species, Arizona has the highest diversity of ants in the United States. Honey-Pot Ants In nests of honey-pot ants, living food jars up to about half an […]

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May 13, 2021
Entertaining Outdoors - What to Look Out For

The weather has become warm and maybe it's time to start entertaining outdoors. Before you welcome guests, you need to get your backyard ready - Clean the patio furniture, Prep the grill, on and on. So what’s your plan for dealing with uninvited guests? No, not that crazy cousin who shows up just as you’re […]

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April 27, 2021
3 Things You Buy That Bring the Bed Bugs home

Bed Bugs - you'll find them anywhere you find people. Hotels, retail stores and many forms of public transportation are all places you can find bed bugs. Read along to find out what it is that will bring bed bugs home. Getting rid of these pests once they've occupied your home can be a pain. Taking steps […]

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April 1, 2021
Creating Your Bug Barrier

As the spring season begins to set in, the bugs really come alive. The ants go marching and the spiders come crawling. This is now the time to get your bug barrier in place. Essential Pest Control offers services that do just that. Creating your bug barrier involves Pest Control barriers of protection to reduce […]

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March 24, 2021
Dangers of a beehive in your backyard

Dangers of a Beehive in Your Backyard Bees at the beehive. Bees are a common insect found throughout the Tucson area, often creating beehives in and around human structures. Although bees play an important role in the ecosystem, the presence of a hive near your home is cause for concern. If you discover a beehive […]

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March 23, 2021
Pigeons and the Diseases they Carry

Pigeons and the Diseases they Carry Birds like pigeons can be a big messy problem to deal with. There's more than just avian flu to be worried about. Studies suggest that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. The problem is more so an issue in residential areas, as […]

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March 12, 2021
Bees, Wasps & Hornets - How to Tell Them Apart

pest control tucson. bee and wasp removal.

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March 3, 2021
Bed Bug Impact Lowered But Not Gone!

Bed bugs latch on to people and items used to travel, in search of human blood. But less travel during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped keep the spread of the unwanted critters. Pest professionals have received fewer calls over the last year in part because the insects haven’t been able to spread as widely. Bed […]

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February 22, 2021
Pest Control - Granules

Like every year - ants, scorpions and centipedes will be active in the warm months to come. Insecticide granules are an important part of pest control! Granules help keep the critters away before they reach your house. Granules are often used to apply chemicals to the ground to help fight the invading insects that are […]

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February 9, 2021
Bees - Bee Careful around Them

Africanized Honey Bees - they can surround you in large numbers - hundreds, maybe thousands of them, swooping and stinging and injecting venom into your skin. They have no problem going for your eyes. Or bees can fill up your mouth, nostrils and ears. The air fills with the pheromone that tells the bees to […]

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January 29, 2021
How Can Bees Effect Your Business?

As a business owner in the current economy, you already have plenty of things to worry about. From managing employees to finding new ways to attract customers, you’ve got a lot on your plate. The last thing you need is an infestation of bees stinging your customers and employees. If you’ve noticed lots of bees […]

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January 19, 2021
Weed Control With Pre-emergent

Weed Control With Pre-emergent There are many reasons to utilize a Weed control program. Weeds are time consuming, difficult to control and unsightly. The use of well timed herbicide applications are essential in the upkeep of any residential yard or commercial landscape. A weed control program utilizes two stages; a pre-emergence to prevent seeds from […]

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January 14, 2021
Hire a Pro for Your Pest Problem

Hire a Pro for Your Pest Problem When you moved into your home, you probably didn’t expect to share it with uninvited guests. But pests will move in anywhere they can find food, water, and shelter. When you see pests, it’s best to hire a pro to deal with the infestation. Here’s a look at […]

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January 12, 2021
The Importance of Pest Control

The Importance of Pest Control Commercial Pest Management 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 […]

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January 11, 2021
Identifying Bees On Your Property

Without bees, it would be tough to grow enough food to feed humanity. They are nature’s essential pollinators. But they can also become problematic, particularly if large numbers of bees move onto your property. If you identify a nest of bees, it may be time to call a pest control company, especially if someone in […]

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January 8, 2021
3 Ways to Keep Rodents Out

Here are 3 Ways to Keep Rodents Out - 2021 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 […]

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January 4, 2021
How Bed Bugs Get into Your Home

If you’ve got itchy skin and a series of red bite marks, you might have bed bugs. Don’t fret—bed bugs aren’t a sign that your housekeeping is subpar. Even the cleanest of homes can be struck with an infestation of these pesky little critters. Pest control technicians can eliminate the problem from your home. However, […]

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December 31, 2020
What can you 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, roaches 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 you can take to make your household less hospitable to these […]

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November 30, 2020
Bed bugs Tucson

Bed Bugs have plagued humanity since the beginning of time. Although Bed Bugs were effectively eradicated in the 1940s and 50s through effective insecticide advancements, they are making a comeback. Experts are blaming the resurgence on increased world travel, pesticide resistance and the poor awareness of the general public concerning the habits, living conditions and […]

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October 14, 2020
A Quick Guide on Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have become a big issue in recent years, infesting homes apartments, assisted living, public transportation and just about everywhere. Here’s a guide to what they look like, where they are found and how to get rid of them.

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October 14, 2020
Hire a Pro for Your Pest Problem

When you moved into your home, you probably didn’t expect to share it with uninvited guests. But pests will move in anywhere they can find food, water, and shelter. When you see pests, it’s best to have professionals deal with the infestation. Here’s a look at a few reasons why.

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October 14, 2020
Five Pests Following you into Fall

You are probably excited for the fall season and the cooler weather that comes with it. Well, along with the cooler temps comes the pests. We’ve listed 5 of the pests that will potentially pay you a visit this season.

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August 28, 2020
Pack Rat Den Removal

Pack Rat Den Removal It’s starting to get cooler outside and we are approaching the Winter months.  However, there are still pests to be aware of during this season.  One of the pests you should worry most about during Winter in our region is Pack Rats. Pack Rats are 6 to 7 inches in size not […]

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August 15, 2020
Treating for Termites and Termite Prevention

With Termites causing more damage than fire, floods, and and other natural disasters, Termites threat to wood-based structures is of high priority.  This is especially true in Arizona, as both Subterranean Termites and Drywood Termites tend to be more active in warmer climates.  As a homeowner, the key to preventing Termite damage is by learning […]

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August 11, 2020
Honeycomb Removal

With years of experience and training, Essential’s licensed technicians can handle any Bee problem.  Our focus is providing a quick response combined with professional service. Essential is there to educate clients and prevent any future Bee problems from occurring. Honeycomb Removal In our region, the Bee that causes the most concern is an Africanized Honey […]

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July 30, 2020
7 facts pill bugs

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 […]

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July 10, 2020
Sentricon System

Sentricon Always Active The Sentricon System is the most advance baiting system on the market. It works by taking advantage of the continuous foraging behavior of Termites and targets their biology. Bait stations containing the new Always Active Recruit HD bait material are placed around the structure. When Termites consume the material it is transferred […]

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May 17, 2020
Bee Removal Tucson

It can be extremely unsettling to have a swarm of bees show up on your property, or worse, build a nest in the structure of your home. Africanized Honey Bees and other stinging insects can present sting dangers as well as property infestation and damage. If your property has been infested with bees, it is […]

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