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Archive for the ‘Pest Solutions’ Category

Scorpions: You’ll See Them A Lot More During Monsoon

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The Woes of the Monsoon in Tucson, Arizona

While the onset of the monsoon brings cooler temperatures during the hot summer season, it also marks the arrival of unwelcome pests in your home. Although the cool temperatures are a great relief in Arizona, you should be prepared to deal with the risk of a scorpion infestation in your home. Monsoon conditions favor the proliferation of various pests, but scorpions are among the fiercest offenders. The humidity of the torrential rainfall during the season seems to fuel them into a frenzy of activity. They not only reproduce rapidly, but also make your home their new shelter as a shield from the severity of the weather conditions. (more…)

6 Easy Home Remedies to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home In Winter

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Officially, winter started on December 21st, but it was not until recently that it began to sink in that cooler weather is really here. We get calls all year, but especially this time of year, about all sorts of things crawling around people’s houses, when nothing should be moving, not even a mouse. (more…)

You Really Do Need Pest Control In The Winter

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

I was asked this question by a friend of mine the other day. “C’mon, really?” was the response when without hesitation I replied, “yes”. Now before you say to yourself, “of course you say that, you have to put food on the table those months too”, which is exactly what the cynical little voice in my head said. I want to share with you what happened over the weekend. (more…)

4 Pest Control Tips For Winter in Arizona

Thursday, 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. (more…)

Keep Your Christmas Tree Pest Free

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

How To Have A Happy Pest Free Thanksgiving

Thursday, 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! (more…)

Your Leaky Pipes Could Be A Pest Control Issue

Monday, 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. (more…)

For Whom The Rat Packs?

Wednesday, 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). (more…)

The Wasp Sting – Don’t Try This At Home

Friday, 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. (more…)

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