What does termite damage look like?

Desert subterranean termites, AZ’s most common termite, prefer high-temperature, low-humidity climates, making our arid Sonoran desert a prime target. They live in underground colonies, often outdoors in desert plants, dead cactus, woodpiles, etc. They are also commonly found in boxes, as well as in any wood surfaces of the walls of homes and other structures. [...]

2018-01-30T10:25:33-07:00December 14th, 2016|Termites|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-01-30T10:27:29-07:00October 13th, 2016|Other Pests, Termites|1 Comment

What Do Termites Look Like?

The most common termite in Arizona is the desert subterranean termite, and though drywood termites are far less common than subterranean termites in Arizona, the damage they leave behind is often more severe. The worker termites in both these groups look similar, so the appearance of the reproductive caste and soldiers is what’s important. There [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:18-07:00August 25th, 2015|Termites|3 Comments

You Might Have Termites If…

If you see brown tunnels, or tubes, that go from the ground up the side of your house, you might have termites. Most homes will eventually show evidence of termites when left untreated for too many years. Have you ever wondered if your home has termites? Take a look at these pictures, which were taken by [...]

2017-03-21T15:08:22-07:00January 1st, 2014|Termites|1 Comment

Natural Pest Control … Without Using Chemicals!

We all know what the words “pest control” mean.  But if you are trying to control insects, rodents, bugs, and pests of all kinds and are a do-it-yourselfer, there are several ways to do that using natural pest control methods. Here are a few simple, effective, non-chemical, natural pest control steps that work in preventing [...]