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Archive for the ‘The Bug Blog’ Category

Some Facts About Stinging Insects

Friday, August 1st, 2014



Because “stinging and biting insects is a catchall group for solitary pests that sting or bite” it’s no surprise that they, according to the NPMA  “send more than half a million people to the emergency room each year.” Since these types of pests are much more active during the summer and fall and can be more of a health risk, the following are some important facts to keep in mind: (more…)

Facts You Want to Know about the Brown Dog Tick

Thursday, June 26th, 2014




If pets, especially dogs, are also part of your family,  here are some facts you want to know about the Brown Dog Tick.




Monsoons and Mosquitoes

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

As monsoon season begins in southern Arizona, it’s time once again to think about protecting yourself and your family from the threat of the transmission of common. diseases like the West Nile virus which infects thousands each year.

Monsoons are a huge factor, as their rains bring the mosquitoes, which bring West Nile

Here are four tips from University Termite and Pest Control to help keep you and those you love safe. (more…)

Pack Rat Removal

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

At one time, pack rats, also known as the American Rat, were the dominant rats in North America. The rat of movies, big cities, and pet shops is the Norway Rat, an animal introduced by way of the Mayflower. Resembling a large gerbil, pack rats are very different animals than Norway rats. Although they can be found in most states coast to coast, in Arizona pack rats are still the dominant urban rat. (more…)

Snakes Inside

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

snake in the houseWarm weather triggers a lot of activity, bringing everyone out of their homes and into the sun—including snakes. They emerge to mate, or just sun themselves on the asphalt, becoming a more common sight for homeowners during the summer months.

A friend recently posted this picture on Facebook of an unwelcome guest that had crawled into her house. He slithered behind the couch and got caught on a glue trap. Thankfully for this homeowner, the snake wasn’t poisonous.

Call us today to find solutions to your snake problems. In Tucson, call 886-4146. Statewide, call 877-877-4146

5 Tips to Allergy-proof Your Home

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

You can allergy-proof your home to help alleviate the symptoms asthma and allergy sufferers experience during the allergy season. In addition to taking medications prescribed by your doctor, here are five things you can do to allergy-proof you home: (more…)

Allergies, Asthma and the Importance of Living Pest Free

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

97% of allergists surveyed in a recent survey released in March 2014, conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) consider a pest-free home important to prevent asthma and allergy symptoms. Prevention measures, when taken can help asthma and allergy suffers avoid those things that most commonly activate allergies. (more…)

When Your Neighbor Has Termites

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Termite colonies can be large. An individual colony, with its’ network of underground chambers and tunnels can span a half acre. The same colony can come in contact with four or more homes. If a neighbor treats for termites, it can increase the activity in surrounding homes. For this reason, the soil under homes being constructed is pre-treated to prevent future infestations. Existing homes can be protected with termite treatments and warranties with annual inspections to prevent termite infestation.

Conditions conducive to infestation can also be addressed and remedied to reduce the “termite pressure” on a home. By understanding termites and accepting them as part of the desert we live in, we can put them in perspective and prevent them from encroaching in to our lives and living spaces.


Call us today to find solutions to your termite problems. In Tucson, call 886-4146. Statewide, call 877-877-4146877-877-4146.

Termites are Beneficial

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

05-01mud_twotermsTermites play an important role in the Arizona desert. Organic material breaks down very slowly, especially wood and woody weeds. A fallen Saguaro cactus can take decades to decompose. Without termites, the desert would quickly become cluttered and at risk for fire. It is for this reason that Southern Arizona has high populations of subterranean termites. In fact, the desert just to the South of Tucson serves as one of EPA’s test sites when they are trying to determine the effectiveness of new termiticides in development.

By understanding termites and accepting them as part of the desert we live in, we can put them in perspective and prevent them from encroaching in to our lives and living spaces.

How Termite Re-infestations Can Occur

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

4909983_f520So, let’s say your house was treated for termites before you moved into it, and you have a five-year warranty protecting you against termite damage. Some think that means termites can’t invade your property for five years. But the truth is there are several ways in which re-infestation can occur.


The chemicals used to kill termites, termiticides, last a minimum of five years and often last more than 20 years. Termiticides are injected into the ground to form chemical barriers between the home and the termite colony. Re-infestations occur when termites locate a break or gap in the barrier. These breaks and barriers can be caused a number of ways. (more…)

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