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Raptors of Arizona (Part 3) – Hawks

January 2nd, 2017

Hawks are the most numerous of our native raptor species. Whereas we talked about two different kinds of owls, and two falcons, the desert southwest is home to four different species of hawks. They vary in size, diet and nesting areas more substantially that any of our other raptor species and have the distinction of being responsible for a common sound effect used for just about every kind of predator bird you have ever heard on television or on the radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Seasonal Approach To Pest Management – Termites

December 29th, 2016

Customers frequently ask, what is the deal with these “Seasonal Protocols” and why are you doing a termite inspection in December/January? Simply put, this is the best time of the year to see your complete foundation and see some places inside the home that are usually filled with stored items the rest of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Raptors of Arizona (Part 2) – Falcons

December 21st, 2016

My father in law is retired from the Arizona National Guard. He flew for decades. He loves flying. To this very day he still flies when he gets the chance.

The Guard in Tucson flies the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, one of the deadliest, most capable aircraft ever produced in defense of our nation. I wondered, with all the raptor names available – hawk, eagle, raven, harrier, even vulture – why did it get designated the falcon? Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Thoughts and Thanks

December 21st, 2016

With the holidays upon us, it is time once again to take store. There is just over one week left in the year, and what a year it has been!    Read the rest of this entry »

You Really Do Need Pest Control In The Winter

December 13th, 2016

I was asked this question by a friend of mine the other day. “C’mon, really?” was the response when without hesitation I replied, “yes”. Now before you say to yourself, “of course you say that, you have to put food on the table those months too”, which is exactly what the cynical little voice in my head said. I want to share with you what happened over the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Owls in Arizona – Who’s Who among the Hooters

December 12th, 2016

I sat down and began my research for this blog, which was originally going to be about raptor birds in Southeastern Arizona. Using the Sonoran Desert Museum as my launch point, I quickly changed my mind and decided to break them down into three distinct categories: hawks, owls and falcons. There will be one notable raven thrown in, but the three categories suffice for what I wish to accomplish. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Pest Control Tips For Winter in Arizona

December 1st, 2016

If you are like most residents of Southeastern Arizona, you are preparing for winter, or at least our version of it. One of the most unpleasant items to check off your list is trimming back all of the annual bushes, plants and grasses, and let them settle in for whatever cold weather is coming our way this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep Your Christmas Tree Pest Free

November 29th, 2016

It’s official! The commercial Christmas season is in full swing. Despite the fact that the last week of October the big box stores were setting up trees and inflatable Santas in ninja costumes fighting Darth Vader, Christmas does not really start for me until the tree lots go up.  Bearing in mind, the actual tents have been up before Halloween, but now they are all stocked with real, piney, sticky, stickery trees all the way from Oregon, Montana or Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

Gila Monsters: Fact vs. Fiction

November 22nd, 2016

In the 50’s they were portrayed as radioactive, gigantic, reptilian predators roaming the desert landscape, looking to fall on some unsuspecting couple who just happened to get a flat tire. Far from the Hollywood hype, gila monsters are one of the most fascinating, gentle and incredible creatures of our desert southwest. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Have A Happy Pest Free Thanksgiving

November 17th, 2016

My wife and I went shopping the other day in our pre-holiday routine. For once we are getting a head start on our Thanksgiving dinner shopping list. For once we are going to avoid having to run to the store on Thursday morning to pick up the last minute bag of potatoes, butter or whatever. My guess is we are just fooling ourselves, and I will still make that dash for celery… I know how this goes! Read the rest of this entry »