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Archive for the ‘Pest Solutions’ Category

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…)

Pack Rats – Who’s Moving In For The Holidays?

Friday, 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. (more…)

Subterranean Termite Treatment Products

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Termite treatment used to be easy. You grabbed your favorite DDT related termite control product, drilled some holes twenty-four to thirty-six inches apart and injected the product under the concrete slab – problem solved. Despite its other nasty side effects, it was a fantastic tool in the battle against termites. (more…)

Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

It may surprise you to learn that the deadliest creature in the world is a little, teeny-tiny mosquito! According to the World Health Organization mosquitos are responsible for several million deaths each year. Bill Gates released this interesting infographic of “World’s Deadliest Animals” with humans sadly being the second leading cause of death to the human race, but mosquitos still coming in at number one by a landslide! (more…)

Infographic: Ten Tips to Prevent Bee Stings

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Enjoy being outdoors with the family by following these ten tips to prevent bee stings. If you do get stung then remove the stinger immediately and know the normal reaction to a bee sting versus an allergic reaction. Only about 1 in 1000 experience an allergic reaction to bees, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Read more about types of reactions and what to do if you are stung by a bee here: (http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=11067). Check out this informative infographic, created by University Termite & Pest Control, to help prevent bee stings all together with these simple tips. (more…)

How Often Should You Treat Your Home For Pests?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Regular pest control service is vital for controlling Tucson’s many pesky home invaders, from cockroaches to spiders. Yet the frequency and type of protection varies widely from customer to customer. Each home is built differently, has different features that are naturally attractive or repellant to pests, and is in a different location. At University Termite & Pest Control Inc., we pride ourselves on building customized solutions to meet each customer’s needs and desires. We always begin with a thorough inspection and assessment to determine your existing issues and likely future problems, and then work with you to develop a treatment protocol. Here are some factors that we take into account when determining the frequency of your treatments. (more…)

Top 10 Tips To Prevent and Eradicate Bed Bugs

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Until 2010, bed bugs were fairly rare in the United States. Increased global travel and other factors, however, have made them surprisingly common today. A small infestation can rapidly spiral out of control, but taking specific measures can help you prevent or eradicate a bed bug problem.
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5 Tips To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Although spiders can be quite beneficial by trapping other pests in their webs, the fear of spiders is one of the most common phobias of all. In addition, both active and inactive spider webs can make your home look dirty and unkempt. Of course, some spiders, such as the black widow and Arizona brown recluse, are dangerous and should never be allowed inside the home. Although professional pest control is the only way to banish these invaders for good, following 5 simple tips can greatly reduce the chances of spiders making a new home with you.

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