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04 May
Termite Farts and Other Fun Facts

5 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Termites   The mention of termites strikes fear into the heart of every homeowner. The productive little bugs are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage every year just in the U.S. However, there’s more to termites than you think. Here are five strange and interesting facts about termites […]

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

he hidden risks behind those little white specks 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 over 60 diseases, many of which can be transmitted to people through exposure to […]

04 May
Man in bee keeper suit.
Good Bee, Bad Bee: Why It’s Important to Know

Separating friend from foe in the world of bees   You hear a lot in the news about the diminishing bee population, and many people are taking action to help bring these insects back to yards and gardens. Having bees around is essential for keeping the food supply healthy and preserving natural flora, but did […]

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, roaches 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 roaches […]

04 May
Scorpion on a cactus.
The 4 Most Common Pests in Arizona

Getting Them Out and Keeping Them Out People love Arizona; the abundance of sunny days and mild weather and the abundance of natural beauty is enough to make anyone consider relocating. Unfortunately, pests love it too. Here are the four most common pests Arizona deals with and the most effective ways to make them go away: Cockroaches […]

04 May
Wild weeds.
Worrisome Weeds: The Top Five 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
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 […]

04 May
Assassin Bug.
5 of our Most Shocking Bug and Insect Facts

Five Conversation Starters Guaranteed to Stun The next time a party starts to lose its buzz, turn the topic to some of our stranger Phoenix and Tucson pests. If you want to shake up the gang with a few shocking bug facts, these five candidates are guaranteed to put an unusual zing into any conversation. 1. […]

04 May
Woman using a weed wacker.
Are These Lawn Care Mistakes Letting Weeds Take Over Your Yard?

Learn More About How to Make Your Lawn the Best It Can Be No one likes a brown, weed-covered lawn. Unfortunately, Arizona’s hot climate poses a whole raft of challenges for homeowners who wish to keep their properties looking great all year long. If you’re not careful, you could fall into some common lawn care traps that […]

04 May
Bed bug.
Bitten by Bed Bugs? Very Few Treatments Will Suffice

The Facts About Phoenix and Tucson Area Infestations Approximately 20% of U.S. households have experienced a bed bug infestation, and this highlights the importance of remaining alert and taking quick action if any of these pests do find their way into your home. Keep in mind that bed bugs are not limited to certain geographic or socioeconomic […]