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What Is A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report (WDIIR)?

June 13th, 2018

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the Tucson, Arizona area, you need to be aware of a little-known requirement for home sale, wood destroying insect inspection reports (WDIIRs) are a seldom-understood but vital step in the home-buying process. Some previous owners have failed to disclose damage to their homes from termite infestations or have pleaded ignorance after the sale is final. As a result, the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) has created a form for a formal inspection that will give peace of mind to both parties in a real estate transaction. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Easy Ways To Rid Your Home Of Ants

May 30th, 2018

Ants may be famous for ruining picnics, but they don’t make good houseguests, either! While these industrious insects are beneficial to the environment, the same cannot be said for your home. Dealing with ant infestations can be more difficult than many other pests for a variety of reasons. If you find ants returning time and time again to your kitchen you may be in desperate need of expert pest control tips on how to get rid of these unwelcome visitors. Read the rest of this entry »

Scorpion Sting: 5 Facts That May Save Your Life

May 15th, 2018

If you have lived in Arizona for more than a day, you probably have already encountered a scorpion. Between the Arizona Stripedtail, Arizona bark, and Arizona giant hairy scorpions; this state is practically crowded with these pesky arachnids. However, if you are lucky you have never been stung by critters. Let’s lift the veil of mystery around these creatures and learn the hard facts about scorpion venom. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid The Sting: Your Guide To Surviving A Bee Swarm in Arizona

May 9th, 2018

As springtime turns to summer in Arizona it is once again time to watch out for bee swarms. With its year-round warm weather, the Grand Canyon State is famous for large bee colonies and a longer bee swarming season. Knowing how to respond to a swarm that has moved into your yard is not only a good idea but it could save your life. Read the rest of this entry »

AZ Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare Termites: Are They Destroying Your House?

April 18th, 2018

Many Arizona homeowners don’t realize that their home’s structural integrity is being compromised, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as silent and hidden termites eat away at the wood inside. Wooden surfaces may be left intact by termite activity, belying the fact that just underneath, hollowed out tunnels house termite colonies containing somewhere between 60,000 and two million insects. Even though there are huge numbers of insects, rapidly boring through any wood in your home, there is often no visible sign of a termite infestation. When there are warning signs, they generally involve emerging swarms or the presence of mud tubes. Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona Scorpion: Nineteen Facts You Never Knew

April 5th, 2018

You may never see a scorpion, but if you move to, or visit, Arizona, it’s good to learn some information about these arachnids. Arizona is home to over 30 different species of scorpions, but, the most venomous is the Arizona bark scorpion. Following are 19 facts that you probably never knew about scorpions. And following that are some more specifics about the Arizona bark scorpion that set them apart. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Arizona Pest Control Myths

March 28th, 2018

Four of the worst pests for Arizona homeowners are rodents, termites, bed bugs and cockroaches. Keeping your house protected from these pests is important, but many owners use methods of prevention that are based on myths, founded on faulty knowledge of the facts. Following are five myths about these pests, widely accepted by the general public as true, and the real facts, based on scientific research. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuscon’s Busy Bees and Their Benefits

March 15th, 2018

If you hear a buzzing noise, you may be in Tucson.  According to desertmuseum.org, “The region around Tucson, Arizona is thought to host more kinds of bees than anywhere else in the world…”  While bees often get a bad rap, three important benefits that bees provide are pollination and the production of both honey and beeswax.  Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Out The Pests: Four Steps To Seal Cracks and Crevices in Your Home

November 16th, 2017

The old saying goes that a person’s home is his (or her) castle, but how solid are your ramparts? Infestations of bugs, rats, and other vermin may have been part of living in a medieval castle, but in the modern home, there is no reason why you should have to accept these unwelcome home invasions. In fact, you can slam the door on them before they ever get a foothold in your castle. One of the best tried-and-true methods of do-it-yourself pest control is the practice of sealing cracks and crevices that act as main entry points for pests trespassing into your home. Read the rest of this entry »

Barbecue Lovers Beware: The Tick That Can Make You Allergic To Steak

November 9th, 2017

In past articles, we have talked about potential health problems that can be caused by bites from the bloodsucking hitchhikers known as ticks. While many of them are life-threatening, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Fever, there is a new tick-related illness on the horizon that might change your way of life. Would you believe it if we told you that one bite from the wrong tick, and you might never be able to eat your favorite foods again? It is a possibility. Read the rest of this entry »