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When to Call a Professional to Handle Bees and Wasps

If you have spotted a beehive or wasp nest in your yard, taking the proper steps to protect yourself and others is vital. A lot of people wonder whether they should deal with the problem or contact a professional, and you might have the same question. Unless you are a trained beekeeper or pest control expert with the proper equipment, you should always seek the help of a professional. The Risk of Addressing the Problem Alone If you would like to get a better understanding of why you should always turn to an expert, take a look at the risks to which you could be exposed if you move forward without help. If you try to manage a bee or wasp issue but don't follow the proper steps, you will agitate the hive and get stung, but you are also putting other people in harm's way. If you or someone you...
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Three Arizona Pests That Are Bad for Business

When you run or manage a business and want to succeed over the long run, your reputation is one of the most important factors. You will lose customers if the people who come to you discover pests on your property, and you must find a way to protect yourself from the threat. All pests can cause problems for business owners, but some invaders are worse than others. Learning about the most harmful pests that you can encounter will give you an idea of how you should move forward. Eliminating these pests the moment you notice the red flags will protect your reputation and show your customers that you care about their well-being. Bedbugs Having bedbugs in your business is one of the fastest ways to turn your customers away. If the bedbugs get in people’s clothes or bags while they are on your property, the pests will follow them home and...
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Common Ways That Flea and Tick Infestations Happen

Fleas and ticks have a lot in common. They both hang out in thick-weeded areas and feed on the blood of people and animals. Whereas fleas cause itchy bites, ticks can feed without making their presence known. These pests can cause many different problems for their hosts, including allergic reactions and diseases. When the conditions are right, flea and tick populations rise and quickly take over an area. 3 Causes for Fleas and Ticks Pets and Wildlife Your pets may not have fleas or ticks, but a neighbor's pets might have them. Flea-infested dogs and cats can trespass on your property and leave behind fleas in grass, vegetation, and outdoor furniture. Various wildlife may also enter your yard and deposit fleas and ticks throughout the landscape. Installing a fence around the perimeter will help to keep out neighborhood dogs, cats and wildlife. The Weather Fleas and ticks thrive in warmer weather....
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3 Bugs You Do NOT Want to Mess With

While many people may feel confident in handling small pest infestations on their own, there are some bugs you simply don't want to mess with. Finding these bugs in or around your home can be disturbing to your peace of mind. The following facts will provide insight as to why treating these three bugs are best left to professionals. Three Bugs You Don't Want to Mess With No type of insect or pest infestation is ever fun to deal with. That said, some pests create more of a concern than others. Here are some common pests that are best left to the professionals to sort out. 1. Termites Termites are likely among some of the most feared household pests and for very good reason. While termites don't bite or pose a physical threat to people, they are capable of producing a massive amount of structural damage to homes in a relatively...
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How to Control Weeds in Desert Areas

The lack of moisture and rich, nourishing soil in a desert environment makes it difficult to maintain a grass yard. As a result, many homeowners install xeriscaping, or desert landscaping, to avoid some of the challenges that traditional lawns face. This landscaping design is less expensive and easier to maintain because it requires little water and no mowing. Even though it features hardy plants that require less water and are more appropriate for a desert climate, weeds can still be prevalent in your yard. Seeds can lie dormant for an extended period until climatic conditions are right for the weeds to take root and sprout. Because the soil is often conducive for weeds, many species can grow throughout the year. Weed Control Measures Like a traditional grass lawn, desert landscaping requires a year-round weed control program. Here are a few ways that homeowners keep their looking great. Some homeowners remove weeds...
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