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Butterflies Vs. Moths: What Every Homeowner Needs To Know

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

One of the most common misidentifications made of the many critters that can infest your home is confusing moths for butterflies. This can be a significant mistake because while butterflies are essentially harmless to your home and possibly beneficial to your garden, moths can be another story entirely. (more…)

Avoid The Sting: Your Guide To Surviving A Bee Swarm in Arizona

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

As springtime turns to summer in Arizona it is once again time to watch out for bee swarms. With its year-round warm weather, the Grand Canyon State is famous for large bee colonies and a longer bee swarming season. Knowing how to respond to a swarm that has moved into your yard is not only a good idea but it could save your life. (more…)

AZ Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare Termites: Are They Destroying Your House?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Many Arizona homeowners don’t realize that their home’s structural integrity is being compromised, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as silent and hidden termites eat away at the wood inside. Wooden surfaces may be left intact by termite activity, belying the fact that just underneath, hollowed out tunnels house termite colonies containing somewhere between 60,000 and two million insects. Even though there are huge numbers of insects, rapidly boring through any wood in your home, there is often no visible sign of a termite infestation. When there are warning signs, they generally involve emerging swarms or the presence of mud tubes. (more…)

Arizona Scorpion: Nineteen Facts You Never Knew

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

You may never see a scorpion, but if you move to, or visit, Arizona, it’s good to learn some information about these arachnids. Arizona is home to over 30 different species of scorpions, but, the most venomous is the Arizona bark scorpion. Following are 19 facts that you probably never knew about scorpions. And following that are some more specifics about the Arizona bark scorpion that set them apart. (more…)

Five Arizona Pest Control Myths

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Four of the worst pests for Arizona homeowners are rodents, termites, bed bugs and cockroaches. Keeping your house protected from these pests is important, but many owners use methods of prevention that are based on myths, founded on faulty knowledge of the facts. Following are five myths about these pests, widely accepted by the general public as true, and the real facts, based on scientific research. (more…)

Boo! Three Spooky Pests That Can Make Your Home A Halloween Nightmare

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures grow a little colder, you can feel in your bones that Halloween is just around the corner. However, you don’t have to wait for that spooky celebration to have your home invaded by the creatures of the night. Year-round infestations can turn your happy home into a Halloween nightmare no matter what time of year it is! They can damage your homes, endanger your health, and even harm your family. This may seem like a dire warning for such small pests, but these three infestations can make your home a horror show. (more…)

Insects, Arachnids, and Rats… Oh, My!

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Residents of Arizona are used to cohabitating with the creatures of the desert. After all, the desert usually begins right where your yard ends. They may be cute little buggers when you see them out in the sands, but they can bring potentially lethal health problems and even damage the structure of your home.

Here are some pro tips on how to handle encounters with Arizona’s worst desert pests. (more…)

What is a Brown Dog Tick? Why You Should Be Worried

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

North America is home to many insect varieties that feed on the blood of larger animals, including mosquitoes and bed bugs. One of the most dangerous parasites threatening the health of your family and pets is the brown dog tick (rhipicephalus sanguineus). As the only species of tick that infests both dog kennels and human homes, this cold-adverse bloodsucker is an equal opportunity feeder that presents a special health risk to residents of sunny Arizona. (more…)

A Web of Symptoms: How to Tell if You’ve Been Bitten by a Dangerous Spider

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Of all the creatures you may find in or around your home, coming face-to-face with a spider is particularly startling. Though most arachnids will do their best to avoid you, many homeowners can’t help but be concerned when these uninvited guests make an appearance. After all, isn’t a spider bite dangerous? (more…)

Survive the Hive – How To Protect Yourself From A Bee Swarm

Friday, August 18th, 2017

When considering dangerous pests, honeybees might not register very highly. While nearly everyone has had a bee sting, they are rarely dangerous unless you have an allergy to the bee venom. However, the recent fatal bee attack in Tucson is raising awareness of the threat that can be posed by a bee swarm, and given the conditions, more potentially deadly attacks are expected in the coming season. (more…)

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