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Archive for the ‘The Bug Blog’ Category

Scorpion Sting: 5 Facts That May Save Your Life

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

If you have lived in Arizona for more than a day, you probably have already encountered a scorpion. Between the Arizona Stripedtail, Arizona bark, and Arizona giant hairy scorpions; this state is practically crowded with these pesky arachnids. However, if you are lucky you have never been stung by critters. Let’s lift the veil of mystery around these creatures and learn the hard facts about scorpion venom. (more…)

Arizona Scorpion: Nineteen Facts You Never Knew

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

You may never see a scorpion, but if you move to, or visit, Arizona, it’s good to learn some information about these arachnids. Arizona is home to over 30 different species of scorpions, but, the most venomous is the Arizona bark scorpion. Following are 19 facts that you probably never knew about scorpions. And following that are some more specifics about the Arizona bark scorpion that set them apart. (more…)

Barbecue Lovers Beware: The Tick That Can Make You Allergic To Steak

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

In past articles, we have talked about potential health problems that can be caused by bites from the bloodsucking hitchhikers known as ticks. While many of them are life-threatening, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Fever, there is a new tick-related illness on the horizon that might change your way of life. Would you believe it if we told you that one bite from the wrong tick, and you might never be able to eat your favorite foods again? It is a possibility. (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…)

What is a Brown Dog Tick? Why You Should Be Worried

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

North America is home to many insect varieties that feed on the blood of larger animals, including mosquitoes and bed bugs. One of the most dangerous parasites threatening the health of your family and pets is the brown dog tick (rhipicephalus sanguineus). As the only species of tick that infests both dog kennels and human homes, this cold-adverse bloodsucker is an equal opportunity feeder that presents a special health risk to residents of sunny Arizona. (more…)

Bed Bugs on the Rise in Tucson

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

We’ve all heard the expression, “Snug as a bug in a rug.”  For those of us who reside in Tucson, the phrase takes on totally different connotations. If the bug that’s made itself comfortable in your home is red, and it’s not alone, you may have a problem on your hands. (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…)

Six Most Common Pests To Watch Out For This Spring

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Spring is all around us to see. Bees are buzzing, baby quail are running about and the scent of flowers blooming is everywhere. Spring is here and along with all the new beginnings, we can also expect a bumper crop of insects and rodents to be making the desert, and sometimes our homes, theirs. (more…)

Six Tips To Avoid Wasp Stings In Arizona

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Spring is most definitely springing! The weeds are starting to grow, thanks to our excellent winter rains. The bugs are beginning to stir with the temperature rising and we are getting ready for our first wasp sightings of the new year. Wait a minute, who gets ready for the first wasp sightings of the year? Your friendly neighborhood bug man, that’s who! (more…)

Signs Of Wood Boring Powder Post Bettles

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The holidays are officially over. The last football game of the college season has been played, the decorations are going back into their boxes, and life is returning back to normal. But wait, what is that you see as you retrieve your super cool, mexican wooden skeleton? Fine bits of sawdust all over the inside of the bag you stored it in! Nothing to worry about… or is there? (more…)

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