4 Easy Steps to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs

This Christmas, before you deck any halls, consider taking four easy steps to keep from bringing bugs into your house via your Christmas tree. Maybe if Scrooge had followed these steps, he would not have said “Bah Humbug” so much. The fact is, your Christmas tree can be home to thousands of bugs, including aphids, [...]

How to Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas survive by consuming the blood of their hosts, which could be any mammal. They do not have wings, though they can jump about 50 times their body length. They have strong claws that allow them to hang on tightly so they're not dislodged from their host. Adult fleas are usually brown and up to [...]

2017-12-01T12:33:28+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Other Pests|0 Comments

Are there lightning bugs in Arizona?

Lightning bug image courtesy of Martin McMullen. Lightning bugs, also called fireflies, are actually winged beetles, but their bioluminescent abilities set them apart from other insects because of that uniqueness. There are more than 136 species of lightning bugs, but unfortunately for those of us who live in the western part of the [...]

2017-12-01T12:12:23+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Other Pests|0 Comments

Possum vs Opossum: What’s the Difference?

Most people use possum vs opossum when referring to the animal best known for its ugly, scary looking appearance. The opossum is a marsupial that is found in North and South America. It has a grayish-white body, a white face, coarse fur, and black ears and feet. They have sharp teeth, but the main distinguishing [...]

2017-04-29T12:24:44+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Other Pests|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of Mice

How to get rid of mice: declutter! If you want to know how to get rid of mice, don’t attract them! Here are the best methods for preventing mice and keeping them out of the house and off your property for good: Harvest all citrus fruit. Leave no fruit (fresh or rotting) on [...]

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

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 [...]