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Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: The Hidden Dangers of Carpenter Ant Infestation

October 12th, 2017

How can such big ants be so good at hiding? This is the quandary that surrounds the elusive carpenter ant. Many ant infestations are more invasive, swarming the kitchen like it is their own personal picnic. Fire ants are more dangerous, bringing painful poisonous stings to the party. However, just because you don’t see the majority of the carpenter ant colony doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be worried. Much like an iceberg, the real danger is below the surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Ouch! 5 Stinging Insects That Can Make Autumn Painful

October 5th, 2017

During warm summer weather, bee stings and mosquito bites are taken as par for the course. But, you would be surprised to discover that summer is not necessarily the season that is most dangerous when it comes to stinging insects. In fact, fall is a time of year when close encounters with insects likely to sting are most likely to happen. Here are five species of stinging insects that you should watch out for this fall. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Know What Kind of Cockroaches You Are Dealing With In Your Home

September 28th, 2017

You may approach the prospect with dread, but there is no denying that a cockroach infestation is a possible event some time in your homeowning experience. Arizona has the unwelcome distinction of being one of the top ten most cockroach-infested urban areas in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

Insects, Arachnids, and Rats… Oh, My!

September 14th, 2017

Residents of Arizona are used to cohabitating with the creatures of the desert. After all, the desert usually begins right where your yard ends. They may be cute little buggers when you see them out in the sands, but they can bring potentially lethal health problems and even damage the structure of your home.

Here are some pro tips on how to handle encounters with Arizona’s worst desert pests. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Brown Dog Tick? Why You Should Be Worried

August 30th, 2017

North America is home to many insect varieties that feed on the blood of larger animals, including mosquitoes and bed bugs. One of the most dangerous parasites threatening the health of your family and pets is the brown dog tick (rhipicephalus sanguineus). As the only species of tick that infests both dog kennels and human homes, this cold-adverse bloodsucker is an equal opportunity feeder that presents a special health risk to residents of sunny Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »

A Web of Symptoms: How to Tell if You’ve Been Bitten by a Dangerous Spider

August 23rd, 2017

Of all the creatures you may find in or around your home, coming face-to-face with a spider is particularly startling. Though most arachnids will do their best to avoid you, many homeowners can’t help but be concerned when these uninvited guests make an appearance. After all, isn’t a spider bite dangerous? Read the rest of this entry »

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 »