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What Kind of Damage Can Termites 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 your […]

How To Identify Termites

How To Identify Termites Before Your Home Is Infested Despite all the disbelief, their are termites in Tucson and thrive in the desert. These tiny creatures are often able to infect your home with ease. They’re often difficult to detect before they become a full infestation and you need to call professional termite control. Did […]

Your Crash Course on Bed Bugs

Cimex lectularius, or the common bed bug, has plagued humans for centuries. Aristotle wrote about them, briefly, as did the famous Greek playwright Aristophanes. These days, bed bugs benefit from the modern transportation system. They readily hitch rides on travelers’ luggage, and cause infestations in homes and businesses all around the world. Bed bugs are tricky to get rid of—you’ll […]

Scorpions of Tucson – What you need to know

Bark Scorpion Description: Generally between ¼” – 3” and light tan in color, this is the most common scorpion in southern Arizona.  The venom in this scorpion contains a potent neurotoxin.  It has two slender claws and a tiny black dot above its stinger. Behavior: The bark scorpion is an excellent climber.  This scorpion is […]

Which Pests Are Likely to Pop Up in Your Yard?

No matter where you live, yard pests will make their presence known. The Tucson area is known for a wide diversity of insects and other pests. The next time you walk through your yard, you’re likely to encounter multiple types of insects and arachnids. A residential pest control company can help you deal with all of them so […]

Watch: 500k termites destroy tiny house in 2 months

  The Tiny Termite House, a groundbreaking study and video production by the National Pest Management Association revealed the destructive nature of termites like never before. Just a few short months ago, more than half a million voracious termites were introduced into the soil surrounding a tiny, built-to-scale dream home. A team of researchers began […]

Prevent an Ant Infestation This Summer

If there’s one sight every homeowner has learned to dread, it’s the ant. These small but persistent critters are one of the most irritating pests in the world, and they are particularly troublesome in the summer. As the weather gets hotter, ants are more likely to march into your home and get into your food. If you don’t want to deal with […]

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What Business Owners Need to Know About 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 owners […]

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How Termite Damage Can Harm Your Property

Termites cause billions of dollars of 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 pest management company right away if […]

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 weeds, a pest control professional can provide you with […]

Bees on the rise

Spring is here and bees are on the rise in Tucson. More importantly the Africanized honey bees also known as killer bees are very active. How did they get here you ask, well about 60 years ago, a beekeeper in Brazil accidentally released 26 Tanzanian queen bees and their swarms into the wild. The bees […]

When Are Termites Most Active?

Every year, a tiny bugs called termites costs property owners billions of dollars in damage. These infuriatingly persistent pests eat wood products, whether it comes in the form of trees, books, furniture, or even the wood that makes up your building. Unfortunately, termites can be tricky to spot—by the time you see any signs of them […]

Ants come marching in! – Ways to avoid invasion.

The ants come marching in! Ways to help curve the ant invasion.  Like every other year in Tucson, the warm weather has brought out the bugs. Ants are crawling out of the ground foraging for food with no time to waste. These journeys can sometimes lead these creatures into your home. Having ants in your […]

Common Pest Control Mistakes People Make!

Let’s face it—nobody wants to have to deal with pests on their property. No matter what type of unwanted intruder you’re dealing with, it’s safe to say you would have much rather avoided the problem in the first place. Many of us, however, don’t always take the necessary steps to protect our homes from pest […]

What You Need to Know about Africanized Bees in Tucson

Back in the 1990s, the impending arrival of Africanized bees—known colloquially as “killer bees”—in the United States sparked something of a minor panic. To this day, some people will react to every bee sighting by wondering if they’ve just seen a “killer bee.” If you live in Tucson, Arizona, do you have to worry about […]

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How To Keep Winter Pests Out Of Your Home

Even though the winter in Tucson can be mild, everyone enjoys snuggling up inside while the wind blows outside. And if you think this is true with people, imagine how little critters and pests feel! Now, more than ever, rodents, bed bugs, and termites are looking for a place to get cozy, and that place […]

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5 Best Bed Bug Prevention Measures

Did you know that 99.6% of pest control professionals have performed bed bug removals services in the past year? This is higher than the rate five, 10, and 15 years ago. It can be frustrating that bed bug infestations are so common, and you certainly want to avoid the situation if you can. To be […]

Mouse House: 3 Ways To Keep Rodents Out

Did you know that rats are capable of entering structures through a hole only half an inch wide? The mouse, on the other hand, can squeeze into holes as small as a quarter inch. Unfortunately, old homes are full of cracks, holes, nooks, and crannies for these pests to wriggle through. This could explain your […]

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Debunking 3 Common Myths About Bed Bugs

Debunking 3 Common Myths About Bed Bugs Of all pests that can infest a residential home, many experts consider bed bugs to be among the most difficult to get rid of. The top three places where pest professionals report finding bed bugs are apartments/condominiums (95%), single-family homes (93%), and hotels/motels (75%). Regardless of where the […]

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The 3 Threats Rodents Pose and Why Your Cat Doesn’t Care

As we’ve learned from Tom and Jerry, cartoon cats aren’t very good at catching cartoon mice. Back in the days before zany anthropomorphic TV animals, cats and humans became friends. This is a classic example of a common enemy forging a friendship. See, the agricultural revolution brought stability to the food supply, yet it attracted […]

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