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Three Rules to Prevent Southern Arizona Termites from Destroying Your Property

TermitesLiving in the Grand Canyon State has its perks. But Arizona desert termites are not one of them. In fact, these pesky and harmful critters can do a number on your home when left unattended. They are resilient and able to survive at high altitudes and in our dry, hot desert. When not munching on your foundation or patio posts, they live off cactus and the soft springwood of trees. Staying alert to signs like hollow wood, tubes of mud and discarded wings around your property is important. But a little prevention will let you sleep at night.  Damp Areas and Puddles Are Termite Havens Termites in Southern Arizona are attracted to moisture and water. Any standing water in and around your home should be drained. Moisture found under or against the foundation of your home may be caused by poor drainage from the outside or a leaky pipe. Fixing and...
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Southern Arizona Business and Community Icon Bill Bennett Passes Away

Bill BennettThe Southern Arizona business community has lost an iconic business and philanthropic figure with the passing July 28 of Bill Bennett, founder and patriarch of Bill’s Home Service. Mr. Bennett was 88. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. in Tucson and are open to the public. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the St. Luke’s Home Chapel Fund. Mr. Bennett played a prominent role in the Green Valley/Tubac area, not only as a businessman until his retirement 22 years ago, but also as a kind and generous soul known for his philanthropy. Mr. Bennett founded Bill’s Home Service as a general home services company in 1964 serving the Green Valley-Tubac area after struggling as a farmer in Amado. At the time, he performed landscaping, pool cleaning, garbage removal, soft water system...
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Why You Don't Want Termites

TermitesThere are many different pests that are no stranger to Arizona residents, but one of the most familiar is the termite. Not only can termites be very hard to remove from your property, but they also can cause permanent damage to your home’s structure and foundation. Termites and Where They Come From How do termites get inside in the first place? They can come in through cracks of your home’s foundation or floor. They can also create tunnels to your home’s foundation and get in through your drywall. It is very importantly to not take these small pests lightly, as nobody should welcome them in the home. The most obvious thing to know about termites is that they love eating wood. When they eat wood, they will tend to leave behind holes as thin as a needle. If you can’t see any holes or damage on wood, then you could definitely...
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Common Arizona Summer Pests and How To Prevent Them

Common Summer PestsThe hottest weather of the year has arrived. With that comes critters and crawling things. There are pests of all kinds in Arizona, but these are the most common. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent them from infiltrating your home. Scorpions Scorpions are scary-looking, and for good reason. They can deliver a painful and serious sting. At worst, the venom can be fatal, so it’s important to protect you and your loved ones from them. As is the case for preventing any type of pest, try to keep clutter around your house to a minimum, along with food sources. Seal any openings you may find where critters can fit through – scorpions only need about the thickness of a credit card to gain access. Furthermore, take care not to leave damp towels on your floor. The cool, moist space it creates is the perfect hiding spot for scorpions. If you feel...
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Signs of a Harvester Ant Infestation

Harvester ants may not be as destructive as termites or carpenter ants. But, they are aggressive and are known to sting when provoked. If they invade your property, you need to take action to get rid of them as soon as possible. But, first you need to recognize that you have a problem. Here are some telltale signs that will let you know you have a harvester ant infestation. Appearance The first step in knowing if you have a harvester ant infestation is being able to identify the creature. Harvester ants measure between five and seven millimeters and are either red, orange or brown. They also have six legs, three distinctive sections on their bodies and antennae. If you notice any ants that fix this description in or around your house, it may be an early sign of an infestation. Mounds Harvester ants have distinctive mounds that are broad and flat....
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