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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 »

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 »