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

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 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 [...]

How Do I Protect My Garden from Tomato Caterpillars?

If you have a vegetable garden or you are considering planting one, it is not enough to prepare the soil, plant the seedlings and add a little water. You must also guard against pests that can damage and even destroy your crops. One of the most destructive is the tomato hornworm, also known as tomato [...]