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Survive the Hive – How To Protect Yourself From A Bee Swarm

August 18th, 2017

When considering dangerous pests, honeybees might not register very highly. While nearly everyone has had a bee sting, they are rarely dangerous unless you have an allergy to the bee venom. However, the recent fatal bee attack in Tucson is raising awareness of the threat that can be posed by a bee swarm, and given the conditions, more potentially deadly attacks are expected in the coming season. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You at Risk of Pest Infestation During the Termite Monsoon?

August 10th, 2017

As a resident of Tucson, Arizona, you might have heard of the reference to the monsoon season as the termite monsoon because it marks the onset of swarms of termites. Generally, you can detect swarms of termites just before a rainstorm. Termites are greatly favored by the moisture of the monsoon weather which is characterized by torrential rainfall. Although termites pose no real threat to human beings, they are responsible for tremendous damage to residential properties every year. The termite monsoon is the prime time for termites since they are most active during this season. Typically, they invade home structures in gigantic swarms to feed their insatiable appetites. Here are some critical facts about termites that you should be aware of as a homeowner: Read the rest of this entry »

Scorpions: You’ll See Them A Lot More During Monsoon

August 3rd, 2017

The Woes of the Monsoon in Tucson, Arizona

While the onset of the monsoon brings cooler temperatures during the hot summer season, it also marks the arrival of unwelcome pests in your home. Although the cool temperatures are a great relief in Arizona, you should be prepared to deal with the risk of a scorpion infestation in your home. Monsoon conditions favor the proliferation of various pests, but scorpions are among the fiercest offenders. The humidity of the torrential rainfall during the season seems to fuel them into a frenzy of activity. They not only reproduce rapidly, but also make your home their new shelter as a shield from the severity of the weather conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Bed Bugs on the Rise in Tucson

July 26th, 2017

We’ve all heard the expression, “Snug as a bug in a rug.”  For those of us who reside in Tucson, the phrase takes on totally different connotations. If the bug that’s made itself comfortable in your home is red, and it’s not alone, you may have a problem on your hands. Read the rest of this entry »

July is Termite Monsoon Season: What Tucson, AZ Homeowners Need to Know

July 19th, 2017

The monsoon season in Arizona begins on June 15th and ends on September 30th. During the summer, winds shift from the west to southeasterly airstreams, filled with moisture from California and the Gulf of Mexico.  Once the wind shift and increased moisture react with the desert heat, the phenomenon produces storms that typically include cycles of rainfall bursts with periods of light rain.   Read the rest of this entry »

Lyme Disease – Making Inroads Into Arizona

April 25th, 2017

What do bedbugs, hantavirus, Zika virus and Lyme disease have in common for somebody who lives in Arizona?  One answer to this is, “stuff you never used to have to worry about, but now you do.” Read the rest of this entry »

6 Easy Home Remedies to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

April 18th, 2017

First of all, let me be clear. There is no such animal as a “sugar ant”. This is a term that is loosely applied to any number of small species of ants that seemingly find the smallest bit of sugar from a spill the night before and invade your kitchen, living room, bathroom, let’s face it, anywhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Most Common Pests To Watch Out For This Spring

April 11th, 2017

Spring is all around us to see. Bees are buzzing, baby quail are running about and the scent of flowers blooming is everywhere. Spring is here and along with all the new beginnings, we can also expect a bumper crop of insects and rodents to be making the desert, and sometimes our homes, theirs. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Tips To Avoid Wasp Stings In Arizona

March 15th, 2017

Spring is most definitely springing! The weeds are starting to grow, thanks to our excellent winter rains. The bugs are beginning to stir with the temperature rising and we are getting ready for our first wasp sightings of the new year. Wait a minute, who gets ready for the first wasp sightings of the year? Your friendly neighborhood bug man, that’s who! Read the rest of this entry »

Bark Scorpion – Its Bite Is Worse Than Its Bark

March 8th, 2017

Recently we have received a number of questions about Scorpions, and more precisely Bark Scorpions. There is a tremendous amount of information available on the internet about scorpions, and some of it is absolutely brilliant, some of it is not worth lining the bird cage with… the trouble is how to tell the difference. Here are some facts and information you can take to the bank about Bark Scorpions: Read the rest of this entry »