September 28, 2023
4 of the Most Common Weeds in Arizona

Arizona has a beautiful landscape full of diversity. Residents can enjoy mountains, streams, deserts, and valleys. However, this also means that Arizona has various weeds that must be removed. According to the Weed Science Society of America, over 240 weed species are categorized as allelopathic. This means that the chemicals from the weeds can hurt […]

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September 25, 2023
4 Plants That May Be Attracting Pests to Your Home

We all know that certain plants can repel pests from your home. For example, the smell of peppermint is known to repel cockroaches naturally. But did you know that certain plants can also attract pests? Pest control services recommend that you keep a close eye on these plants to avoid pest infestations. 1. Peonies According […]

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September 20, 2023
Why You Should Leave Bee Hive Removal to the Pros

Bees are important creatures that are crucial to our environment. They help pollinate flowers and produce honey. However, suddenly discovering a bee hive in your backyard can be alarming. No one wants to get stung by a bee, especially if you’re allergic to them. Removing a bee hive can be a tempting DIY project, but […]

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August 25, 2023
4 Ways to Prevent Termite Damage

Termites are an annoying and costly pest. According to Realty Times, American property owners shell out roughly $5 billion for termite damage repairs each year. While a termite removal company can help you get rid of infestations, you can help lower the risk of this problem occurring in the first place with a few simple […]

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August 22, 2023
The Costs of Infestations in Your Home

When most people think of the cost of an infestation, they imagine the price of services like termite control. However, the total cost is much higher than just the removal cost. Instead, you’ll have to deal with several other costs contributing to the high price. Infestation Removal The main cost may be the infestation removal. […]

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August 21, 2023
5 Ways to Prevent Mice Infestations

A single mouse can quickly turn into an entire infestation. According to WebMD, one mouse can produce up to 35 babies yearly. This means that a couple of mice can easily become a massive problem. It’s best to use these tips to prevent infestations before they happen. 1. Rodent Removal When you spot one mouse, […]

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July 24, 2023
3 Health Problems Household Pests Can Cause

Every household should consider hiring a pest control company to spray their home and prevent pest infestations. One of the biggest misconceptions pertaining to pest control companies is that you only need to hire one once an infestation has occurred. However, pests carry with them many germs, bacteria, and diseases that can affect your health […]

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July 20, 2023
What Attracts Pigeons to a Yard?

Pigeons have gotten a romanticized reputation over the years. Although a group of pigeons peacefully strutting around a park might seem cute, when these birds seek out your home as a nesting ground, you'll have problems. This tends to be an issue in urban areas, as this is where pigeons like to congregate. The problem […]

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July 18, 2023
3 Factors That Attract Ants to Homes

Pest control is often about prevention as much as it is about extermination. Some infestations affect homeowners more often, such as ant infestations, as they're attracted to the foods we eat. By learning to combat infestations and taking preventative measures, you can cut down on your pest issues and save money. National Geographic estimates that […]

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June 27, 2023
How Do Rodents Get Into Homes?

Rodents are well-known for finding their way into homes. They want food, water, and shelter, and our houses offer everything. Mice can squeeze through tiny cracks to turn your house into their home. Then, according to the National Pest Management Association, a mouse can have up to 12 babies in three weeks, instantly infesting your […]

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June 26, 2023
3 Signs You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a nuisance, and even if your home is clean, it may become infested with these pests. Catching an infestation early on is the best way to get rid of bed bugs and mitigate the damage they cause to your lifestyle. Keep an eye out for the following telltale signs that you have […]

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June 21, 2023
3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Exterminators

If you're dealing with a pest problem at your home or office, you're not alone. Demand for exterminators continues to grow. According to IBISWorld, as of 2023, 167,232 people are employed in the pest control industry in the United States. With all the options available, choosing the right exterminator can be a challenge. Here are […]

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May 30, 2023
How Do Different Types of Termites Damage a Home?

When it comes to common household pests, termites are among the most problematic. You likely know that these bugs pose a serious threat to a home and require immediate attention from a termite removal company, but you may not be aware of the different types of termites and the damage they cause. Here's what you […]

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May 24, 2023
What Attracts Wasps to a Home?

Wasps are one of the worst pests to have around your home. According to National Geographic, there are around 30,000 different species of wasps in total. If you want to keep wasps away from your home, you should understand what attracts them in the first place. Fruit If you have any trees or plants that […]

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May 22, 2023
Why It’s Critical to Keep Your Yard Weed Free

It's essential to remove weeds from gardens and yards as efficiently as possible to sustain the healthy growth of other plant life. It can be beneficial to use companies that provide weed removal services to effectively combat the production of weeds because they use methods that homeowners may not know about or have the time […]

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April 28, 2023
3 Reasons Your Home Is Attracting Termites

Termites can cause havoc in your home and cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. According to Consumer Affairs, the top three pests that pose the most significant threat to people in the U.S. include termites, mosquitoes, and ticks. The best way to protect your home is to understand what attracts these destructive insects in […]

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April 25, 2023
4 Pests Bed Bugs Are Often Confused For

Bug infestation can create anxiety in any homeowner. Once they get inside your home, the best way to remove them is with a bed bug removal service. According to Pest World Magazine, bed bugs may be easily confused with other pests, as 84 percent of pest control professionals were initially contacted about a different type […]

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April 20, 2023
Why Are Pest Control Services So Important?

When homeowners think of security, they often think of keeping out humans. However, it's just as important to keep out little critters with more than two legs as well. Utilizing pest control services can help keep you, your family, and your home safe from harm, disease, and financial loss. Read on to see why pest […]

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March 24, 2023
Why Does Your Home Have Roaches?

Your home should be safe from intruders, whether they have two, four, or six legs. Roaches, however, can be difficult to get rid of completely. These pests are often attracted to areas with food and moisture, which invite them into our homes. If a roach infestation is left unchecked, it can quickly become a major […]

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March 22, 2023
3 Pests to Look Out for in the Spring

Spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life, including pests. Although it's a beautiful season, it can also be a time when bed bugs and other problems are more active. Springtime activates many pests you may not encounter during the colder months. Here are three pests you need to look out […]

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March 20, 2023
What to Expect From a Mice Control Service

No one wants to live with a pest infestation. The smallest rodents can do lots of damage to a home in a short amount of time. A homeowner must hire a reliable mice control service upon signs of an infestation. If you want to know what to expect from a professional pest control company, read […]

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February 24, 2023
Here’s What to Do if You See Ticks in Your Home

Finding ticks in your home can be alarming. The last thing you want is for them to come near you, your family, or your pets. It's essential to determine where the ticks are coming from and if there is an infestation in your home. Here's what can be done to ensure your family and home […]

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February 22, 2023
5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Termite Infestation

Termites are one of the biggest problems homeowners face. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, termite damage occurs in approximately 600,000 homes across America each year. If you want to stop termite problems early, here are five signs you might have an infestation. 1. Pinpoint Holes in Drywall If you notice small pinpoint holes […]

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February 20, 2023
5 Reasons You Should Consider Pigeon Removal Services

Pigeons may seem harmless but when it comes to your home or business, they can cause some serious destruction. Pigeon infestations can be extremely problematic. If you believe you have a pigeon problem, here are five reasons you should consider pigeon removal services. 1. Clogged Vents When pigeons decide to build a nest and leave […]

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January 24, 2023
Bees in Arizona Have Their Way at Dutch Bros

Bees in Arizona Have Their Way at Dutch Bros. Dutch Bros -the popular coffee and caffeinated drive-thru drink giants, who have grown tremendously in the last two years is having plenty of success. According to fast-food trade magazine QSR, Dutch Brothers opened 133 stores last year with a total of 671 locations in 14 states. And the […]

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January 2, 2023
Pest Prediction: What to Prepare for in Early 2023

With natural disasters, climate, pest behaviors, here are the predictions for problematic pest in 2023. We hope you can use this information to take a proactive approach to your home, family, and pets from pests in the New Year. Rodents Rodents are intelligent and resourceful creatures, they relocated to areas where there was plenty of […]

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December 7, 2022
Vet Meds Have Potential Against Bed Bugs

Two readily available drugs that veterinarians use to kill parasites on pets could be a solution to getting rid of bed bugs. Both fluralaner and ivermectin, medications used to kill fleas and ticks on pets, could also kill bed bugs. The newer, longer lasting fluralaner showed very strong potential. This new research comes from a North Carolina […]

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December 5, 2022
6 Tips to Help Keep Rodents Away

Around this time of year rodents are in search of warm shelter where food is easy to come by. As temperatures drop and food is hard to come by, rodents begin to invade homes across the US. As many as 48% of homeowners in the US reported rodent issues. Capable of carrying and spreading 35 […]

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October 3, 2022
NPMA Fall/Winter Bug Barometer

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual Bug Barometer ® forecast, a seasonal projection of the pest pressure and activity Americans can expect to see in their respective regions of the country based on weather patterns, long-term forecasts and pest biological behaviors. According to the group’s entomology team, a mild, dry summer season could […]

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August 9, 2022
Centipede vs Black Widow Spider

A Desert Centipede finds itself caught in the web of a black widow spider. It looks like the spider is in control and she will take the victory. If you are noticing activity from spiders, centipedes or any other pests in and around your home, Give us a call. Essential Pest Control | 520-886-3029 | […]

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June 6, 2022
You Might See These Pests 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 Out of all of Arizona's venomous creatures, Africanized bees are […]

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April 5, 2022
Pest Control - Take Care

Essential Pest Control takes care of all of your toughest pest control needs with science! Creating better environments for friends and family while eliminating the source of household pest problems. At Essential Pest Control, we create customized programs for the individual homeowner in order to effectively eliminate your pest problems! The program focuses on eliminating […]

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March 16, 2022
Weed Control in Tucson

An overlooked pest that can affect your allergies, and make an unsightly yard are weeds. So, when it comes to fighting weeds and weed control in Tucson, offence is the best defense. How do they get there? Weed seeds can be transported by wind, water, animals, soil amendments, or even poor quality grass seed. Once […]

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February 15, 2022
Treatment for Olive Trees

Olive trees that are not treated can produce an abundance of olives. These olives have a staining pigment that leave a mess on sidewalks and driveways, not mention the pollen produced that effect those with allergies. To help limit these problems, we offer olive tree spraying with a growth regulator to reduce both pollen and […]

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December 13, 2021
Rodents - A Furry Danger

Every Fall and Winter season, 21 million U.S. homes are invaded by rodents moving indoors in search of food and shelter. Mice and rats are capable of transmitting diseases as well as damaging property. This makes rodents a health and property threat. Rodents can cause property damage by chewing through drywall, insulation and wiring in […]

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November 9, 2021
3 Things in Your Garage that Bring Rodents

Clutter It is often hard to resist using your garage space as storage overflow, but creating chaotic piles—especially along walls or in corners—lays the right conditions for mice and other rodents to move right in. Even if you're not the type to keep odds and ends where you park your car, keep in mind that useful seasonal […]

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October 20, 2021
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 in fall that will potentially pay you a visit this season. One of the most difficult to control, bed bugs infest at a rapid […]

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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

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

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 […]

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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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