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Daddy Something Bit Me!

Assassin Bug bites

I was lying in bed last night, in that state where you’re half awake and half asleep. It’s then I heard a sound no father wants to hear… A blood-curdling scream coming from my daughter’s bedroom. As I threw off my covers, and clumsily dashed through the hall to my daughter’s bedroom, I was greeted by my petrified and hysterical four-year-old. “Daddy, something bit me!!!” Daddy Something Bit Me! After hearing the discerning news, that my daughter was either bit or stung by something as she lie in her bed, my first thought was “scorpion!” Living in Arizona, it’s actually fairly common to be stung by a scorpion while in… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 3

Stephen Dubner

 It’s Day three (October 24, 2013) here at PestWorld in Phoenix, AZ, and what an event filled day it has been. The day kicked off with the pest control industry rewards, followed immediately by the general session. The general session featured Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner addressing the 3,300 pest management professionals in attendance. After the general session, we all headed over to the exhibit hall to gander at all of the latest and greatest products and services for our industry. Our afternoons were spent in education sessions, in which I was able to attend three. Here are a few of the highlights from day three of Pest World 2013: General… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control News

Throwing fall leaves

Friday Links Round-Up: Your Weekly Pest Control News   Bed Bugs Could Be The New Cockroaches! “Bed bugs are what cockroaches were several decades ago and it is a concern.” More… Pest Control And Stink Bugs Stink bugs are invading homes in record numbers this fall. Learn how to deal with this invasion here. Ways to Know if You are Bitten by Bed Bugs Here are some questions you can ask yourself to indicate if you have been a bedbug’s latest meal. Interesting Facts About Bees, Wasps and Hornets It’s hard to tell the difference between bees, wasps, and hornets when you’re running away from them! Most people don’t care… Read More

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles

fall leaves

Friday Links Round-Up: Weekly Pest Control Articles   What is a Vole? Often confused for mice, voles can be equally as troublesome. Lean more about voles, here. Facts About Bed bugs Appearance, Bites and Behavior What do bed bugs look like? What do their bites look like? What should you do if you have bedbugs? Get the bedbug facts here. Where Did All Of These Stink Bugs Come From? It’s that time of year again. The cooler fall months mean that stink bugs will be swarming near your home, perhaps in record numbers. See how these pests have spread across the United States, and learn what you can do about… Read More

Friday Links To Pest Control Information

Western Desert Tarantula

Friday Links To Pest Control Information Bless The Bats Of Agriculture Bat appetites for insect destruction translate to about $3.7 billion worth of pest control in North America each year, but the bat has been dying off because of a deadly disease called White-Nose Syndrome. More… Top 10 Most Bizarre Pest Control Remedies These pest control remedies are just plain crazy. Wouldn’t it be easier to just hire a reliable and effective pest control company? You have to see these remedies. More… Problems Caused by Bird Nests and Preventive Measures for Commercial Buildings Birds can become pests when they create noise, damage property, cause fires, block ventilation systems, and spread… Read More

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links Round-Up

Dark roach

Pest Control Information- Weekly Links Round-Up Caterpillars Invade Arizona Would walking into what looks like a “science-fiction movie” scare you? It definitely has creeped out some people in Arizona. These tent caterpillars are a sight to be seen. More… Great Pest Control Tips That The Experts Swear By! Are you in need of a few good pest control tips? Look no further than here. Prevent Ants From Marching Into Your Home This Summer Are you having a problem with ants invading your home this summer? Here are a few tips to help you live ant free. More… Know Your Enemy…The German Cockroach Despite their name…”German Cockroach”, these creepy pests don’t… Read More

Bed Bug Liability For Rentals

Bedbug waste

Bed bugs are infesting themselves into people’s lives but for those with lease agreements it’s difficult to figure out who’s responsible for the bugs and their damages. Arizona law (for example) makes it very clear that upon discovering bed bugs renters and landlords are expected to mutually cooperate. Here are some basics to the laws regarding bed bugs. Bed Bugs: The Law The landlord is financially responsible for exterminating pests. The law expects them to answer quickly, within 7 days, to a tenant’s written complaint by hiring a professional and having the unit already inspected within those 7 days. Tenants are expected to stay in the unit and cooperate with… Read More

Giant Spider In The Pants

Giant Crab Spider

While at work today, I got a frantic phone call from my four year old daughter. “Daddy,” she cried. “I went to put on my pants and out jumped a big spider!” “It’s scary Daddy!” “We caught in a jar.” After a examining the spider, and talking to some spider control professionals, I was able to determine that the spider in question was a Giant Arizona Crab Spider; a common spider in Arizona. My Daughter Found a Giant Crab Spider In Her Pants So this is how it all went down. My daughter had been swimming in her inflatable swimming pool the previous day. Caught up in all of the… Read More

Pest Control Information- Your Links For The Week

Scorpion Stinger

Pest Control Information- Your Links For The Week   Top 5 Reasons To Fear Scorpions As if we didn’t have enough reason to fear scorpions, here are five more. More… Bees & Wasps Facts: Which Colors Will Attract Them? This summer, amongst all of your pool parties and barbecues, lurks stinging pests like bees and wasps. Learn what colors attract them, and which colors repel them here. Asian Tiger Mosquitoes In San Antonio Summers in San Antonio, TX are filled with swimming, sunshine, and fun, but sadly, mosquitoes always like to crash the party. The season of sun creates perfect conditions for skeeter snack time. We all know of just… Read More

5 Pest Control Links For Your Friday

5 Pest Control Links For Your Friday   Pest Of The Week: Desert Hairy Scorpion Found in the rocky desert regions of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah; the Arizona Desert Hairy Scorpion is quite an intimidating pest. Reaching lengths of almost six inches, it is the biggest scorpion that is naturally found in the U.S. Their huge size allows Desert Hairy Scorpions to feed on smaller scorpions like Arizona Bark Scorpions. They will also eat snakes, lizards, spiders, large insects, and small vertebrates like mice. The Desert Hairy Scorpion is a dark gold in color with a dark top. Like all other scorpions, the Desert Hairy scorpion has lobster-like pincers… Read More