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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 »

7 Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home This Fall

November 2nd, 2017

Chillier weather is here and that probably means you are planning to spend more time indoors and out of the cold, but would it surprise you to hear there are others that have the same plans? There are a wide variety of critters that seek out human habitation when colder weather sets in, and even in sunny Arizona, colder nights can make unwelcome guests check-in for the evening. Today, let’s take a look at 7 steps that you can take to pest-proof your home this fall and winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Boo! Three Spooky Pests That Can Make Your Home A Halloween Nightmare

October 25th, 2017

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures grow a little colder, you can feel in your bones that Halloween is just around the corner. However, you don’t have to wait for that spooky celebration to have your home invaded by the creatures of the night. Year-round infestations can turn your happy home into a Halloween nightmare no matter what time of year it is! They can damage your homes, endanger your health, and even harm your family. This may seem like a dire warning for such small pests, but these three infestations can make your home a horror show. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »