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Know When to Hire a Pest Professional

Why Do-It-Yourself Measures Aren’t Always Enough


When pests find their way indoors, homeowners are often tempted to try and control the problem on their own, but the truth is that most pests are better left to professionals. After all, pest professionals have the knowledge, tools and training to safely and properly eliminate pest infestations.

“When a homeowner attempts to treat a pest problem on their own, they are often treating the ‘tip of the iceberg’, and not the root cause of the problem,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for



What to Know About Rodent Control in Arizona

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RODENT CONTROL Roof rats and other vermin seek shelter when the going gets rough. The walls, attic, and basement of your warm, cozy property provide an ideal environment for rodent families to escape from the snow and sleet. Plus, a never-ending supply of food via your kitchen is always [...]



Watch for Bed Bugs while Traveling outside of Arizona

The last decade has seen a huge resurgence in bed bug infestations. The number of reported incidents in New York City rose from 500 in 2004 to 10,000 in 2009, but its not just the big cities being affected. We've been getting calls from all over the metro area, from single-family homes in Anthem, to [...]
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German Cockroaches 101

There are about 4,000 living species of cockroaches in the world, 70 of which are found right here in the United States. If you’ve ever encountered a cockroach at home, a restaurant or a public bathroom, it could have been anAmerican cockroach, a brown-banded cockroach or an oriental cockroach, but chances are it was likely a German cockroach— the most common species of cockroach found all over the world.

What does a German cockroach look like?

Cockroaches, in general, are flat and oval in shape with six legs and a pair of



Winter Pests 101

Common Pests that Invade the Home During the Winter Season


When winter weather arrives, some pests go into hibernation while others enter homes seeking warmth and food sources. The National Pest Management Association encourages homeowners to take several precautions against common winter pests like mice, rats, raccoons, cockroaches and spiders. Follow this guide of quick tips to prevent an infestation over the next few months.

House Mice

The house mouse is the most commonly encountered rodent in the United States.House mice usually nest in dark, secluded areas like attics and basements. This rodent

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Have you ever wondered where bees go in the winter? Is it any different than where wasps go? What about carpenter ants, flies, and ladybugs? Do they migrate, hibernate, or maybe even die?

It’s likely not something most people are overly concerned with, but it’s worth answering; what happens to insects during winter in the Arizona?

Insects, like animals, have all developed a means for survival, especially for recurring weather patterns like the cold winter season or the extreme heat of summer. While pest problems differ throughout the country for

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Bed Bug Prevention Tips to Help Avoid

The holiday travel season has arrived.  Which means millions of Americans are gearing up for time spent with their families. However, before hitting the road to enjoy some rest and relaxation, we encourage travelers to learn how to avoid bed bug infestations.

According to the NPMA’s 2015 Bugs Without Borders survey, 75 percent of pest control experts reported rendered bed bug treatments at hotels or motels.  Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers and are easily transported, hiding behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, furniture crevices, and even suitcases or shoes.

How To Keep Bed Bugs Away

If you



Dangerous Spiders And How To Avoid Them

There are literally thousands of spider species in North America, all of which are important parts of a healthy ecosystem. While most pose no threat to humans and pets, there are a handful of species that are considered pests and can cause serious health problems or death. Here are some of the most common dangerous spiders and what to do about them.


Widow spiders can be identified by their messy, tangled webs. The black widow is the most familiar widow species and is typically found in the American South and Southwest.


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3 Reasons to Worry about Rodent Control in Cooler Months

Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock; The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory, dickory, dock.

Although this Mother Goose rhyme sounds quaint, there’s actually nothing cute about having a mouse in the house. A mouse in the house is always bad news for three distinct reasons.

Three Reasons to Worry about Indoor Mouse Control:

Reason One: Mice contaminate food. Aside from allergy-inducing mouse dander, food contaminated with rodent urine or fecal matter can lead to bacterial infections and other food-borne illnesses. Since a favorite mouse hobby is to snack in your kitchen after



Roof Rat Control in Paradise Valley Homes

Over the last five years roof rat sightings have increased in the Paradise Valley area as well as South Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Central Phoenix. Many residents in the area are alarmed when hearing this due to the damage of their Valley homes. Roof rats start to look for warmth and dry havens in the attics [...]