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Archive for the ‘Pest Solutions’ Category

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…)

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…)

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