Spooky Spider Brownie Treats for this Halloween

Halloween is a great time to spend with the little ones and make fun treats to celebrate the spookiest time of year. Here’s a great recipe on how to make Spooky Spider Brownies!

Ingredients

  • 1 package (15.80 ounces) brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups crispy chow mein noodles
  • 18 candy eyeballs

Directions

  • Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions using an 8-in. square baking pan lined with parchment paper. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Remove 1 tablespoon melted chocolate to a small bowl; reserve for attaching eyes. Add noodles to remaining chocolate; stir gently to coat. Spread onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, separating noodles slightly. Freeze until set.
  • Cut nine brownies with a 2-1/4-in. round cutter for spider bodies. Attach eyeballs using reserved melted chocolate. With a bamboo skewer or toothpick, poke eight holes in top of each spider for inserting legs. Insert a coated noodle into each hole. Store in an airtight container.
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Halloween Pests in Arizona

Halloween Pests

Is there any holiday more suited to pest control than Halloween? I think not. It may be the only time of year when people festoon their homes with spiders, bats, rats, webs and other creepy-crawly things. We usually spend our time removing such things from the homestead. So, before and after October 31, you may need us for…

Spiders. There are about 3,000 species of spiders throughout North America. All of them bite but only two of them are acknowledged to cause serious harm – the black widow and the brown recluse. The common house spider is perhaps the spider most frequently encountered indoors and is considered a nuisance pest. Eliminating harborage areas is a good way to control spiders.

Rats. These large rodents fearlessly leave the safety of their den to seek out food and many cities are creating task forces to combat growing infestations of these troublesome pests. Bug Guardian’s pest control program can protect your home and office from commonly encountered rats, such as Roof and Norway rats.

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Do You Need a Doctor After a Bug Bite?

Ouch! You’ve been bitten by a bug! Do I need a doctor after a bug bite?

You were out and about and ended up with an annoying new bug bite. But how do you know when it’s time to go to a doctor over the bite? How do you know if you are allergic?

As a blanket statement, most of the time bug bites aren’t serious. But if you notice things like signs of infection, it may be time to seek out a doctor or dermatologist. Sometimes the bite will become infected due to your reaction. If you have a mosquito bite, for instance, try your hardest not to scratch at it. Scratching will break the skin allowing infection to set in. If you notice infection, wash it carefully and use an antiseptic to clean the area.

It’s also important to notice allergic reactions. After all, we don’t know we are allergic until we receive that first bite or sting. The signs of allergic reaction can range from simple swelling all the way to anaphylactic shock. Typically allergies to bees are the worst. If you are stung by a bee or wasp, and notice signs of swelling of lips, eyelids or throat, you may have an allergy and need a trip to the emergency room.

For more information on allergic reactions to bee stings please click here

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Don't Let Unwanted Pests Ruin Your Tailgate Party

unwanted pests ruin your tailgate

Football season is in full swing and for fans across the country that means weekends are centered around tailgating with family and friends before the game. The early fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but those yummy snacks and the delicious grilled fare leave pests like bees, flies and ants looking to crash your party.
To keep pests from ruining your tailgate fun this football season, we recommend the following tips to keep your tailgate pest-free.

  • Bees are still active this time of year and attracted to sweets, so be sure to keep desserts in sealed containers and serve sugary drinks in covered pitchers.
  • House flies are a common nuisance pest at outdoor parties. To prevent these unwanted guests from crashing your tailgate, be sure to bring well-sealed garbage cans along with your tent and grill and remove the trash regularly throughout the day.
  • Ants can quickly infest an outdoor party and even hitchhike back into your car or home and carpenter ants and Argentine ants are the most common types found this time of year. To prevent ants from enjoying your pre-game goodies, keep food sealed in airtight containers and cover it immediately after grilling.

With these simple tips, you can ensure your tailgate party is free of pests. If it was only that easy to take care of the opposing team!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Bed Bugs in Laveen Home

Bed Bugs in Laveen can be a real problem for those who are unsure of what to do about them. Here are some helpful Do’s and Don’ts for bed bugs.

Do:

  • Talk to a pest control professional. A professional such as Bug Guardian Pest Prevention. We have helped thousands of client’s with their pest control needs.
  • Eliminate clutter. Clutter is a bed bug’s best friend and a pest management professional’s worst nightmare.
  • Remove bed bugs. Before the infestation grows too large have a pest control professional come to your home and remove the infestation.

Don’t:

  • Use products that repel bed bugs. Bug Bombs can send bed bugs scattering throughout your home making your problem worse.
  • Move sleeping locations. The bed bugs may follow you to your guest room or sofa and then it will be much harder to get rid of them. They may hitch a rid to your relative’s home and you can cause them to become infested as well.
  • Immediately throw away items. The typical reaction for a person when learning they have bed bugs is to throw away the infested items. This is unnecessary and could make the problem worse.
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