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Archive for the ‘Pest Solutions’ Category

Keeping Out The Pests: Four Steps To Seal Cracks and Crevices in Your Home

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The old saying goes that a person’s home is his (or her) castle, but how solid are your ramparts? Infestations of bugs, rats, and other vermin may have been part of living in a medieval castle, but in the modern home, there is no reason why you should have to accept these unwelcome home invasions. In fact, you can slam the door on them before they ever get a foothold in your castle. One of the best tried-and-true methods of do-it-yourself pest control is the practice of sealing cracks and crevices that act as main entry points for pests trespassing into your home. (more…)

7 Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home This Fall

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Chillier weather is here and that probably means you are planning to spend more time indoors and out of the cold, but would it surprise you to hear there are others that have the same plans? There are a wide variety of critters that seek out human habitation when colder weather sets in, and even in sunny Arizona, colder nights can make unwelcome guests check-in for the evening. Today, let’s take a look at 7 steps that you can take to pest-proof your home this fall and winter. (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…)

Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: The Hidden Dangers of Carpenter Ant Infestation

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

How can such big ants be so good at hiding? This is the quandary that surrounds the elusive carpenter ant. Many ant infestations are more invasive, swarming the kitchen like it is their own personal picnic. Fire ants are more dangerous, bringing painful poisonous stings to the party. However, just because you don’t see the majority of the carpenter ant colony doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be worried. Much like an iceberg, the real danger is below the surface. (more…)

How To Know What Kind of Cockroaches You Are Dealing With In Your Home

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

You may approach the prospect with dread, but there is no denying that a cockroach infestation is a possible event some time in your homeowning experience. Arizona has the unwelcome distinction of being one of the top ten most cockroach-infested urban areas in the United States. (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…)

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…)

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