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Archive for the ‘Pest Solutions’ Category

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…)

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…)

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