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Tips for Enjoying a Pest Free Holiday Season

Christmas Tree Opening up your home to friends and family during the holidays is one of the great joys of the season. It gives a chance to catch up, share old memories and make new stories as we gather together to celebrate life and love. As much as we enjoy having these visitors come into our home, one thing we do not want to do is have unexpected visitors such as rodents, insects and other pests move into our house at the same time. If you’re looking to keep these unwanted guests out of your home during the upcoming holidays, then it’s important to be vigilant and practice some preventative steps. Here are some things to keep in mind: Shake Out That Tree For many people, one of the great traditions of Christmas is bringing home a live tree to decorate and enjoy. The problem with live trees, however, is that they...
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Pack Rats and Mice in Winter

RodentAs winter approaches, the days grow shorter and cooler. Though our winters in Southern Arizona are considered mild, you may soon find the arrival of unwanted visitors, such as pack rats and mice, seeking a warm shelter and an easy meal. In addition to the fear response rodents often elicit, they can cause significant damage to your home. Rodents are notorious for chewing through electrical wiring and wood, including baseboards and trim. They can also carry health risks like the Hantavirus, which is particularly concerning. If you’re worried about pack rats and mice moving indoors for the winter, here are some tips for identifying and managing this pest problem. Pack Rats Pack rats, also known as wood rats, are native to our desert region. They are a persistent problem for homeowners and easily adapt to living in your home. As the name suggests, pack rats are really pack rats. They will...
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Two Most Common Termite Treatment Options for Subterranean Termites

TermitesSubterranean termites are among the most destructive pests in Arizona. Every year, these insects are responsible for causing thousands of dollars in structural damage. This is why it’s so important to have your property inspected by a licensed professional. Let’s take a look at the most effective treatments for termites. Why Are Termites So Problematic During Monsoon Season? Termites can cause issues throughout the year. However, monsoon season causes subterranean termites to become especially active. The increased moisture and heat help create the perfect living conditions. They will gradually start to come out of their well-hidden nests. During monsoon season, don’t be surprised to see signs of termites around your home. What Are the Signs of Termites? While termites live below ground in the soil, they will leave their nests to find food sources. Your home’s wooden structures are definitely on the menu. When dealing with termites, it’s especially important to...
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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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