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Pest Control Tucson

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

With all the recent monsoon rains, Mosquito breeding will be on the rise.   Aside from their capability to carry diseases, such as the West Nile Virus or Yellow fever, mosquitoes can be quite irritating.  We all know them as flying blood suckers that can make us itch for days.  However, there are preventative actions you […]


Termites and Water

Termites and Water It’s that time of year again!  There is no doubt Tucson’s monsoon season is underway.  We know how to protect ourselves from this rainy weather, but what can you do to protect your home from those awful pests it brings?  So what bug are we expecting to rule out most this stormy […]

Flying Ants

It’s a bird, it’s a fly…..No It’s Flying Ants or is it Termites?

Most of us have heard of flying ants, and some of you may have experienced a swarm of them around your home. But what about flying termites? Yes, they exist. The question is, how do you tell them apart? Although both are small insects that can fly, you may not be able to tell the […]

Spring Pest Control

Scorpions, Pest Control Enemy #1

Pest control clients obviously don’t like bugs, but Scorpions are actually feared for a good reason.  Tucson’s local bark scorpion is highly venomous. Bark Scorpions are between ¼” – 3” in size and light tan in color, this is the most common scorpion in southern Arizona.  The venom in this scorpion contains a potent neurotoxin.  […]

Honeycomb Removal Tucson

Bee Safety in Tucson

Bee Safety Africanized honey bees are the type of bees that cause safety concerns in the desert southwest.  This can be VERY aggressive when the hive is established (hence the nickname ‘killer bees’) but not every encounter with these pests is cause for alarm. Often bees can be observed when they are foraging for either […]

Weed Treatment

Don’t get a nasty letter from your HOA

HOA and Weed Control Weeds are the nemesis of all homeowners that live in an HOA. They are unsightly and can get out of hand in a matter of two weeks during optimal weather conditions. Some weeds are actually beautiful but at the end of the day they can become overgrown and get you a […]

Spiders are truly an interesting insect

Spiders they do not destroy structures like termites or carpenter ants and they do not carry disease or allergens like cockroaches or rats.  Spiders are a nuisance and cause more fear and psychological damage than any other pest we deal with. They are Hollywood bound movies have been displayed based on fear of spiders take […]

Pack Rat damage

Pack Rat Nest Removal

Winter is a wonderful time of year in southern Arizona. When the topic of pest control comes up, rodents become a big issue for this season. Rodents, such as the mice and Pack Rats, are very active in the nighttime hours. As nightly temperatures decrease and food becomes scarce, rodents tend to move into structures. […]

Bed Bug Treatment

Don’t mix Bed Bugs and Travel

Bed Bugs and Travel With the holidays vastly approaching so many families are deciding on travel plans. It is time to reserve your airplane ticket and book your hotel for the upcoming festivities. If you are staying at a hotel make sure you stay Bed Bug Free! Bed Bugs are a fact and since they […]

Pack Rat

Pack Rats and Cars

Tucson natives often refer to the common Woodrat as a Pack Rat.  This is due to the common behavior of hoarding debris and materials to form nasty nests.  Nests in the desert normally consist of branches, mesquite pods and other debris packed into prickly pear cactus or other dense shrubs.  Unfortunately when these pest find harborage […]

Mosquitoes in Tucson

Tucson Mosquito Control

Late summer and early fall mark Tucson’s mosquito season.  The season coincides with our monsoon weather.  The excess moisture provides breeding sites for many mosquito species.  In Arizona we have 40 different species of Mosquito.  Some of the major species of importance include Aedes Aegypti, Culex Tarsalis, Culex Quinquefasciatus. The importance of these species besides […]

Termite Control Tucson

Termite Season in Tucson

In our industry we see termites all year long in all different types of homes. So is there really a season for termites? Yes and No! Not the answer you wanted to hear, right? Unfortunately we have optimal weather conditions that make it easy for termites to be active all year long. There is a […]

House Fly

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 […]

Tucson Pest Control

How to Kill Black Widows

When you think summer in Tucson, pest control problems with Black Widows is not the first item at the top of the list.  Summertime usually means getting ready for vacations, finding the family slip and slide, or doing chores around the house.   The message is look before you reach when getting items from your garage […]


Scorpion Control – Can I do more?

Residents of Tucson and the surrounding areas understand that Scorpions are a major pest problem. It helps explain why there are so many pest control companies in Tucson. However, even with a regular pest control service, an occasional Scorpion can still show up in the house. Scorpions naturally present several challenges to the pest control […]

Tucson Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Control Tucson

Bed Bug Control Tucson Remember the old phrase, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Bed Bugs having been biting and feeding upon humans since the dawn of time. Early writings indicate Bed Bugs have been prevalent during the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman empires. In the United States Bed Bugs were a […]

Termite Control Tucson

Termite Service in Tucson

Termite Service Every wonder what to look for when dealing with Subterranean Termites? We deal with Subterranean Termites they are the most destructive insect in the world. In the United States they do billions of dollars in damage. Termiticides do not last forever and depending on your slab type termites can come in through the […]

Professional Pest Control

Professional Pest Control Pest Control Tucson has four seasons and they are:  nice, warm, hot and I think I am going to melt it is so hot. But what does this mean in the insect world for pest services? It means that insects are active all year long. There is no insect that is gone […]

Bee Removal Tucson

Bee Activity in Tucson

There has been a lot of Bee activity so far this spring.  We have been getting a lot of calls for both swarms and hives.  A swarm is a group of Bees looking for a place to build a hive.  A hive is a colony of Bees with comb and brood. Bee problems happen spontaneously.  […]

Commercial Pest Control Service

Cockroach control is a must when it comes to commercial pest control service. Cockroaches live in a wide range of environments. Cockroaches adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings. Some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited […]