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

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