Tag Archives: Infestation

How to Understand Your Termite Inspection Report

Tweet Termite inspections are a significant part of the home buying process and can make or break a deal. Despite the importance of this process, many people are still unsure how to actually read their termite inspection reports (also commonly referred to as a wood-destroying organisms report), leaving a lot of room open for misinterpretation. […]

Infographic: The Brown Recluse Spider

Tweet How many times have you found a brown spider in your home and your immediate thought (after an earsplitting scream of course) was “ARGH, A BROWN RECLUSE!” There’s good reason that there is so much attention brought to the Brown Recluse spider. This spider is very poisonous, very dangerous, and even deadly. When they […]

Helpful Guidelines for Bed Bug Pest Control

Tweet The well-known catchphrase “don’t let the bed bugs bite” has taken on a quite literal meaning in recent years. Pest control companies have been flooded with residential and commercial properties complaining of bed bug infestations that have reached a whole new level. This is thought to be partly because of increased international travel and […]

Common Household Pests In The U.S.

Tweet Insects always seem to have a way to get into your house, no matter how well you guard your home against them. From ants, to cockroaches, to the common housefly, the world is full of pests that seem determined to make a nuisance of themselves in your home. Sometimes it probably seems like you’re […]

How Caulking Is You First Line Of Defense Against Pests

Tweet If you’ve ever noticed flying insects, such as wasps, flying around the exterior of your house, there’s a simple reason why – they’re searching for a warm place to take up camp during the cold winter months. Sealing cracks and gaps with caulk and foam can be your first line of defense against insects […]

Caterpillars Invade Arizona

Tweet Caterpillars are the beginning of a creature many of us have grown to marvel at. Seeing as these creatures develop into butterflies, growing up with a fear of caterpillars is uncommon, but in the local deserts of Southern Arizona, tent caterpillars are setting up camp, literally everywhere! This invasion is quite the sight to […]

17 Uncommon Cicada Facts

Tweet Although cicadas look ugly and strange, they are not dangerous. Cicadas typically live in trees or underground. They are very loud, noisy insects that make a clicking sound. Even if you have never seen one you have probably heard one. 1. Although the Cicadas do fly, they do not fly well. They are clumsy […]

Ew! Earwigs! Here’s How To Deal With Them…

Tweet Oh yes, earwigs are definitely creepy and kooky – this is one home-invading insect that looks like it belongs in the Addams Family. This insect’s ability to make homeowners race around the house, flailing their arms in alarm the first time they spot one creeping across the counter is nearly unmatched in the insect […]

Outbreaks Of Bed Bugs Reported In Northern California

Tweet Residents of Arizona who plan on travelling to California for summer vacation… Watch out for bedbugs. We’ve all heard horrifying tales of bed bugs – one of the earliest rhymes most children learn is “goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. But did you know that these nasty pests don’t necessarily just […]

Termite Extermination For Homeowners

Tweet Termites have been to blame for billions of dollars of damages to homes in the US each and every year.  Chemical treatments have long been the option used to fight infestations.  However, many of the agents previously used have been banned due to their effect on other parts of our ecosystem, namely the way(s) […]