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

Shade Sails Create Usable Outdoor Living Space

As temperatures continue to soar throughout the Valley, we’re constantly looking for ways to stay cool and find shade. To avoid staying indoors all summer, there are ways to find some relief. One possible option is to create a usable outdoor living space that will allow you the opportunity to enjoy your backyard. Shade sails [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:08+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|1 Comment

When is shark week?

The whale shark is the largest shark. Arizona doesn’t border any ocean, though we do have several lakes. So why would we want to ask, “When is shark week?” Well, with all the different pests Arizona has, we want to celebrate something we don’t have: sharks! On average, only one person every [...]

2017-07-26T08:01:21+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

Do Bed Bugs Fly?

As if these creepy crawly pests aren’t disturbing enough, asking “Do bed bugs fly?” is a question some might be afraid to hear the answer to. Bed bugs do have front wings, but those wings have lost their function over time, so bed bugs do not fly. They are also not able to jump long [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:08+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Bed Bugs, Do-It-Yourself Pest Control|0 Comments

How Often Should You Water Plants

It seems only logical that as summer weather heats up, you may need to adjust the watering schedule for your plants. Higher temperatures and direct sun will dry out soil much quicker, making it necessary to increase how much water and how frequently you are watering. By the same token, too much water can damage [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:09+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

How to Remove Ticks From a Dog

Worldwide, there are hundreds of species of ticks, with more than 25 species in Arizona. Ticks are related to spiders and mites and the most common tick species in Arizona is the brown dog tick. Although they are mainly found on dogs, they may also feed on humans. Knowing how to remove ticks from a [...]

Pictures of Snakes: Poisonous and Non-Poisonous

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake There are several venomous snakes here in Arizona. Most of us know there are rattlesnakes, but there are non-poisonous snakes, too. Knowing which snakes are safe or dangerous is not only very important, it could save you a lot of pain and keep you out [...]