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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 »

Who Left All The Black Jelly Beans In My Halloween Decorations?

October 21st, 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, those of us with a darker side are busily preparing to scare the wits out of our neighbors, their children and anybody else who dares to drop by on All Hallow’s Eve. Read the rest of this entry »

The Wasp Sting – Don’t Try This At Home

October 14th, 2016

When arriving at my office the other morning, I noticed a wasp, sluggishly landing on the sidewalk. Instinctively, I looked up and located a small wasp nest forming on the eaves of our building. There were about 10-15 wasps on a very small parasol hanging from the metal surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Pack Rats – Who’s Moving In For The Holidays?

October 7th, 2016

One of the greatest things about living in Southern Arizona is the abundance of animal life that surrounds our homes. My in-laws call their living room picture window the “Nature Channel” because of the various squirrels, birds, chipmunks, lizards and other wildlife that congregate just outside. Beyond this Disneyesque landscape sit two cars with their hoods permanently in the open position… why are the hoods up?  Because pack rats have attacked each car in turn, making the engine compartment their home, trading wiring for cactus, sticks and twine. Read the rest of this entry »

Leave Pest Control To The Experts

September 29th, 2016

The other day, the light on my dash came on indicating that my washer fluid level was low. When I got home I poured some solution in the reservoir under my hood, and watched as it leaked out from the reservoir, out from under my truck, and onto my driveway. As it turns out, the fluid was low because the reservoir had cracked. Read the rest of this entry »

Bed Bugs – The One Hitchhiker Nobody Ever Wants To Pick Up

September 14th, 2016

Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers. There are countless stories of people who spend the night, just once, at a friend’s house and bring them back home. There are call centers that report bed bugs crawling over somebody’s arm, and movie theaters who all of a sudden have to fumigate the property because of a bed bug issue. Read the rest of this entry »

List of Wood Destroying Insects In Arizona

September 7th, 2016

While termites and ants can look alike, there are other pests that can seem like termites but are not. Learning how to tell the difference between ants and termites is pretty easy once you know what to look for, but there are several other pests you may get confused with termites because of their behavior. It turns out that termites are not the only organisms that use wood as either their food source, a place to live, or both. Read the rest of this entry »

What Wood We Do Without Termites?

August 30th, 2016

Why is it that with millions of different organisms on Earth, and all the different things they eat to survive, that termites eat wood? As it turns out, termites do not technically eat wood, rather they are seeking the cellulose inside of wood to obtain their food. Termites have even found a way to eat drywall, as many people can attest. Despite the fact that drywall is mostly gypsum, termites target the heavy paper that holds the product together, which contains plenty of cellulose. This is why books, cardboard boxes, and anything else with a paper component, are highly sought after by termites and susceptible to damage. Read the rest of this entry »