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I Have Termites—Now What?

You’ve probably heard stories about termites before; the destruction they can cause and the anxiety they bring, but now you have them for yourself, and the fear is setting in. But stay calm, termites are problematic, but there are steps you can take to handle them. Here’s what to do if you believe they are termites making a meal out of your house. What are the first steps? Confirm it is Termites Before you do anything else, check to make sure you actually have termites. A lot of times, wood damage can be caused by other things like water, rodents, or exposure to the elements, so it’s essential you find out for certain where exactly the damage is coming from. You can do this by trying to find individual termites or at least the mud tubes they leave behind. Mud tubes are basically the tunnels they make throughout wooden beams. Otherwise,...
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When is it Time to Call Professional Pest Control?

Bill's Home Service Termite & Pest Control, serving the southern region of Arizona, understands that you might be unsure of when you need professional help. We’ve been in operation since 1964 and have developed an understanding of how Arizona’s unique climate impacts the type of pests that you encounter. With 50 plus years in the pest control business, Bill’s knows exactly how to tackle these tricky pests for you. The hot, arid climate combined with the rainy seasons can contribute greatly to an infestation that can escalate rapidly. Infestation Situations During a home purchase or sale, it may not occur to many buyers or sellers, but having your home professionally inspected either before selling or prior to purchasing is one of the best actions you can take to protect yourself. While a clear inspection might help you sell your house faster, you should never purchase a home without a clear pest...
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How to Keep Pests Out of Attics and Crawl Spaces

As we head toward cooler weather, there are many reasons to get your home ready for the winter months ahead. One reason is that pests are going to want to get in out of the cold any way they can. This is a great time of year to protect your home against these intruders before they get too hard to control. Attics and crawl spaces are especially attractive for pests. There is no foot traffic, and they can be pretty easy to get into. They want to stay warm just like we do, so they find a way to get in to seek refuge for the upcoming winter. Take steps now to make sure that they don't get into your home. Inspect Your Home During the Day The first thing that you should do is thoroughly inspect your home during the day. Keep a list of anything you find that needs...
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Rodent Proofing Tips

Rodent ProofingRodents spread diseases and cause problems in many ways. They contaminate interior living areas with feces and dander and gnaw on furniture, walls and wires. If a rodent infestation goes untreated, it could not only cost you thousands of dollars in repairs but also negatively affect your health. 3 Tips to Keep Rodents Out of Your Home Block the entryways Rodents get inside your home in many ways. They'll climb through plumbing pipes, squeeze beneath doors and crawl through cracks and crevices around the exterior. It's important to block their entryways if you want to keep them outside. Inspect your home for openings and use a sealant to plug up rodent entrances. Remove All Clutter Clutter provides shelter for rodents and protection both indoors and outdoors. Piles of boxes, bins and other debris in the attic or garage gives rodents a place to hide. They'll also hide outdoors under old tires,...
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What to Do When Termites Move Into Your Home

TermitesIf you suspect that termites have moved into your home, the steps you take during the early stages of an infestation are vital. Learning to spot the red flags so that you can confirm your theory is the first step you must take. Once you have discovered termites are near, putting in the effort to contain the invaders before they cause any more complications is another critical piece of the puzzle you can't afford to overlook. Spotting the Red Flags Termites could remain in your home undetected for months or years if you don't know how to spot them. The good news is that detecting termites is not hard when you know the things for which you should look. These pests always travel in shelter tubes or mud tunnels that you can see advancing up your home’s foundation or even on a wall or ceiling inside. In some cases, the only...
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