(520) 886-4146 or (800) 887-4146
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(520) 886-4146
(800) 887-4146

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 »

Adopt A Rescued Bunny

February 23rd, 2017

The team at University Termite & Pest Control, Inc. with their sharp eyesight, lightning quick reflexes and incredible ingenuity pulled off a capture and rescue of a dumped pet rabbit. Read the rest of this entry »

When Is The Best Time To Get Rid Of Weeds?

February 16th, 2017

The last two years have seen a massive increase in the amount of rainfall in the Desert Southwest. A quick drive around town, down the road to Sierra Vista, or even just around your neighborhood will likely confirm that weeds are growing like crazy, taking advantage of this abundance of rain. Read the rest of this entry »

Signs Of Wood Boring Powder Post Bettles

January 19th, 2017

The holidays are officially over. The last football game of the college season has been played, the decorations are going back into their boxes, and life is returning back to normal. But wait, what is that you see as you retrieve your super cool, mexican wooden skeleton? Fine bits of sawdust all over the inside of the bag you stored it in! Nothing to worry about… or is there? Read the rest of this entry »

Curious Creature – Is It A Dog? Is It A Cat?

January 17th, 2017

I was leaving a sandwich joint this past Wednesday. I was at the corner of Broadway and Craycroft road when I had to double take at what I was seeing… Read the rest of this entry »