Category Archives: Ask the Pest Experts

Carpenter Ants vs. Termites

It’s important to differentiate between two flying, wood-destroying pests – the carpenter ant and the termite. Many people will often confuse the two, as both pests are very similar in color, size, and shape. Knowing what pest you have will … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Fabric Pests Ruin Your Wardrobe

As you start digging through the back of your closet for warmer clothing this fall season, keep an eye out for household pests that may be destroying your clothes. Even though these pests are not usually disease or germ carriers, … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon Rains Bring Increased Insect Activity

Earlier this month, seasonal monsoon moisture combined with the remnants of Pacific Hurricane Norbert, Odile and Polo dumped torrential rain throughout the desert southwest. Record-breaking rainfall covered Phoenix to Las Vegas and points in between. According to the National Weather … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Summer Free From Fleas and Ticks

Summer can be a great time for you and your pet to enjoy the outdoors. Here’s some information to protect you and your pets against fleas and ticks. What Are Fleas and Ticks? Although there are more than 2,000 species … Continue reading

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Crickets in Arizona

Several kinds of crickets are found in Arizona. Although they pose no immediate health risks (they do not bite or carry disease) they have been known to eat through everything from wallpaper glue to wool to silk. Most importantly, if … Continue reading

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Back to School Pesky Critters

By Scott Svenheim, ACE Spokesperson and Associate Certified Entomologist, Truly Nolen of America  With the back-to-school season nearing, parents have already started to think about preparing their kids – and how can anyone forget that the start of school is … Continue reading

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The Essential Ant Treatment Guide for Homeowners

One of the first insects to become active each year is the irritatingly persistent ant. When warmer weather arrives, ants can begin invading our homes. A recent survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) revealed that this pest … Continue reading

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Identifying Common Types of Bees in Arizona

IDENTIFYING COMMON TYPES OF BEES IN ARIZONA Arizona is home to many types of bees. There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. With the exception of Antarctica, bees are found throughout the world. The greatest diversity … Continue reading

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Florida Summer Pest Guide

Florida’s summer weather creates an ideal paradise for bugs. The increased temperatures, rain, and humidity lead to an increase in insect activity – including your lawn and in your home. Checking your home and lawn is key to maintaining a … Continue reading

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Effects of warmer weather on potential pests

Snow and ice begin to melt as the air gets warmer, and plants start to bloom. It’s a great time of year, but it’s also a great time for pests to get into your home. Continue reading

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