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How To Detect Termites Before Your Home Is Infested

How To 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 […]

The 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 that termites can cause around […]

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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What Are the Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation?

What Are the Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation? The thought of a bed bug infestation is enough to make anyone feel jumpy. Unfortunately, these pests are as small and hard to notice as they are irritating. If you find evidence of a bed bug infestation in your home, it’s a good idea to call […]

Ants of southern AZ

Ants of Southern AZ   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. Honey-Pot Ants In nests of honey-pot ants, living food jars up to […]

How to Identify 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 […]

How Does a Termite Colony Form?

Termites are among a homeowner’s worst fears, and understandably so. The damage can go undetected until it becomes widespread, potentially costing the homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. The most effective strategy is to be on the lookout for signs of termite infestations, and to call a pest control company right away if you suspect […]

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How Do 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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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 of […]

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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What to Do If You Have a Bee Infestation at Your Business

  As a business owner, 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 flying around your […]

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How Can You Tell Roaches from Other Insects?

Cockroaches are among the most reviled of all insects. And even if you see just one roach skittering across your floor at night, there will probably be hundreds more hiding within the walls. A pest control technician can confirm the insect’s identity. But just in case you want to identify the specific type of roach […]

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A Look at How Termiticides Work

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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Spotting roaches before the infestation

  How to Spot Roaches before the infestation The German cockroaches are smaller, nonflying subspecies that like to hitchhike their way into your home. They find their way in packages, boxes and grocery food you bring home. German cockroaches love water and are sometimes called water bugs. It’s larger cousin, the American cockroach breed outdoors […]

Are Bees Dangerous to Humans?

Bees are good pollinators, making them an essential component of ecosystems around the world. Each time a bee visits a flower to collect nectar, pollen sticks to the bee. This causes the bee to pollinate other plants, allowing them to develop fruit and reproduce. As much as humans depend on bees for pollination, few people […]

Rodents – Disease, damage and allergy pests

Rodents – Disease, damage and allergy causing pests Most people, understandably have a dislike or fear of rodents, which makes sense considering how dangerous they can be to humans. Mice, rats and the parasites that tag along can carry a number of diseases. Some of these viruses are potentially deadly to humans,  in particular, Hantavirus, […]

What Are the Most Common Winter Pests in Tucson?

Due to the warm temperatures throughout the year, Arizona homes and businesses may be bothered by pests during any season. Winter pests like termites, cockroaches, and bed bugs can be particularly problematic. No matter which pests you’ve encountered, you can count on a pest control expert to take care of them for you.   Termites […]

How to Tell If You Have Wasps in Your Yard

Wasps often evoke a sense of anxiety in homeowners because they have a reputation for being aggressive stingers. If you notice any signs that wasps have infested your home or yard, it’s time to call a pest control technician. Professional treatment is especially important if someone in your family has an allergy to stings. Note […]

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Checking for Pests Before You Buy a Home

Are you about to buy a house? Before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to make sure that your new home isn’t full of pests. By finding out if a house is infested with termites, cockroaches, or other destructive creatures in advance, you can negotiate with the sellers to have professional pest control […]

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