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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 »

Your Leaky Pipes Could Be A Pest Control Issue

November 14th, 2016

Construction codes have changed over the years and many of the water pipes that used to run underneath your concrete slabs are now routed up through your walls and into your attic. So instead of ripping apart walls and floors and destroying tile, plumbers can access most leaks via your attic, and so can pack rats and other rodents. Read the rest of this entry »

Conenose Bugs And Pack Rats – Kissing Cousins?

November 10th, 2016

Many of us are familiar with pack rats and the havoc they can inflict on our homes, automobiles and just about anything stored. However, they have a partner in crime that is equally troublesome, but gets a lot less press. Read the rest of this entry »

The Real Problem With Bed Bugs

November 3rd, 2016

Bed bugs seem to be in the news and on our minds more and more these days.  Why is it that this bug, who at one point seemed to be on the point of total annihilation, is now making daily news? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Can’t I Get Rid Of My Bed Bugs?

November 2nd, 2016

We get phone calls from people all the time who say, “I have tried three different sprays, I have bombed my apartment, thrown out my mattress, I have tried everything, but I still have bed bugs”. Read the rest of this entry »

For Whom The Rat Packs?

October 26th, 2016

As the weather continues to cool down, pack rats and their other rodent buddies will begin the process of abandoning their summer homes and finding out where they are going to spend the winter. This means exiting the prickly pear and cholla cacti that have served them so well during the warm season, and re-establishing a winter midden (that is what we call a pack rat nest). Read the rest of this entry »