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04 May
Scorpion.
Wanna Get Scared? Here Are 4 Frightening Facts About Arizona Scorpions

Approximately 56 different species of scorpions call Arizona home. It’s said that knowledge can help overcome fear, but that’s not necessarily true when it comes to Arizona scorpions. Their stingers alone are enough to make these arachnids frightful, but the more you learn, the scarier they can get. Here are four frightening facts about Arizona […]

04 May
Maggots Are Even Grosser Than You Thought

Think of Them as Cute Little Baby Flies They didn’t crawl into your can, so you can stop boarding up the doors. The source of your maggots was that pesky housefly you’ve been chasing around for three days. When flies lay their eggs in rotting food or other organic material, the squiggly, white maggots are […]

04 May
Statue with a bird on it.
6 Reasons to Avoid Pigeons Like the Plague

Pigeons spend much of their time in search of food. They often land on bridges, utility lines and roofs. While these birds don’t intend to hurt anyone, they harm people in several significant ways. Here are six reasons why you should avoid them, and a few pigeon control measures you can take to deter them from your […]

04 May
mosquito larvae.
Top 11 Reasons Your Garden is a Mosquito Magnet

You may enjoy gardening, but this activity becomes far less pleasurable when you hear the foreboding whine of a mosquito’s wings. Gloves, a hat and bug repellent may offer some relief. Nonetheless, it only takes one bite to trigger hours of itching. To get rid of mosquitoes, check your garden for these common mosquito attractions: 1. […]

04 May
Hogna carolinensis.
8 Legs Too Many: Common House Spiders

Their hunting habits and weaving ways play an important role in Arizona’s ecosystem. Our pest problems here in Phoenix and Tucson would be out of control without hungry arachnids. Still, it’s hard to appreciate these five common spiders when they crawl, jump and spin their way through your home. Arizona’s Top Five Arachnid Home Invaders […]

04 May
Birds sitting on telephone wire.
Did You Know Bird Poo Can Carry Dozens of Diseases?

Birds can add a pleasing aesthetic element to a property, but too many of the wrong species congregating in one place may be a recipe for disaster. It’s estimated that birds can carry more than 60 diseases, many of which can be transmitted to people through exposure to droppings. These five pathogens are just a […]

04 May
Cockroach on table.
Summer Heat Brings Roaches in to Play

Summer is when you enjoy the great outdoors, soak up the sun and float in the pool. Unfortunately, while you’re out having a blast, cockroaches may be sneaking into your home to throw their own summer parties inside your pantry or under your sink. If it seems like you get more unwanted visits from cockroaches […]

04 May
Scorpion on a cactus.
The 5 Most Common Pests in Arizona

People love Arizona; the abundance of sunny five and mild weather and the abundance of natural beauty is enough to make anyone consider relocating. Unfortunately, pests love it too. Here are the five most common pests Arizona deals with and the most effective ways to make them go away: Cockroaches Brown-banded roaches and German roaches […]

04 May
Wild weeds.
Worrisome Weeds: The Top 5 Arizona Lawn Invaders

You’re proud of your beautiful lawn, but stubborn, destructive Arizona weeds are a constant threat to its health. They arrive quietly, sneaking their way in between cracks, blades of grass and new flowers. If you don’t act quickly, they can turn your lawn into a disaster. It’s important to know your enemy. Here are the most common […]

04 May
Mosquito.
It’s Time to Get Rid of Those Citronella Tiki Torches

Citronella torches, candles and oil lamps are smelly old standbys for keeping mosquitoes away, but bugs aren’t the only ones who don’t care for their overbearing, lemony fragrance. Although mosquitoes aren’t as prevalent in Arizona as they are in more humid parts of the country, Tucson and Phoenix residents may still do battle with them […]