Taylor’s Nightmare Bedbug Story Part 1

Having bed bugs infiltrate your home can be an absolute nightmare. If you are wondering how you might discover an infestation, one of the signs is bed bug bites. Bed bug bites can be red, itchy and unsettling. One of our customers, Taylor, a student at ASU, discovered bed bugs when she moved into her [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|1 Comment

Flying Ants vs Termites: What’s the Difference?

Flying ants vs. termites: What to look for Many people wonder about the difference between flying ants vs termites because both insects look very similar. Flying carpenter ants, though, have a pinched waist, three distinct body sections, curved ("elbowed") antennae, and two sets of differently sized wings that are pointed: large front wings [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Other Pests, Termites|0 Comments

It’s Not Actually a Bed Bug; Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs

Telling someone to keep calm when they think they have a bed bug infestation is one thing, but before getting too worked up, it’s important to stop and consider that it may not be bed bugs after all. There are actually many bugs that look like bed bugs, which often lead us to jump (no [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Bed Bugs|2 Comments

5 Natural Wasp Sting Treatments

Compared to bees, wasps are more hot tempered as they are a predatory flying insect. Therefore, they should be treated with caution. If you start seeing them swarming in and around your home or yard, it is likely they have a nest in your attic or somewhere in your garden. While you take steps to [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:06+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Natural Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

5 Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects, and with growing concerns over the Zika virus, the fight against these pests is more vigilant than ever. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep mosquitoes from invading your property. One naturally helpful strategy is to add mosquito repellent plants in and around your home [...]

What Does a Tick Look Like?

  Many of us have heard the stories of how ticks carry Lyme disease and what to look for to see if we've been bitten. But if you've asked, “What does a tick look like,” then read on so you’ll recognize these pesky creatures. We’re hoping we can help prevent you from being bitten in [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:07+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

DIY Bed Bug Extermination

They go bump in the night, feed on the blood of mammals, and are always travel-ready. We’re not talking about zombies; they’re even more hellish, and they can wreak a lot of havoc, despite their apple-seed size. You and I know them as bed bugs! These reddish brown, oval sized parasites have been around for [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:07+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

Monsoon Weeds: Use a Post Emergent Herbicide to Get Rid Of Them

A post emergent herbicide is a weed killer that is applied after the weeds have popped up in your yard. Here in the Valley of the Sun, this happens all too frequently during monsoon because of all the rain and humidity. Even if you've been using pre emergents to kill the weeds before they start [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:07+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Weeds|0 Comments

How to Protect Trees/Shrubs from Wind Damage

Monsoon has only just arrived, but as we head further into July and August, we will begin to see the storms peak. On average, it is during this time of year that we typically receive almost half of our annual rainfall in the Valley. While the monsoon calms the high temps somewhat, it can also [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:07+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments