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Have a Pest Free Holiday

Have a Pest Free Holiday Although Arizona often enjoys mild winters, the temperatures are still cool enough to attract pests. This means that your holidays may include unwanted guests. To keep your Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations free of pests, it is important to consult with the experts at Bill's Home Service. Common Winter Pests in Arizona Rodents: Mice and rats are quite common in Arizona. Since they love warmth, they often enter your home as the temperatures drop. Your home features a constant food supply as well. Termites: Termites are destructive creatures that thrive in warm climates. This gives them more reason to find their way indoors during winter. Cockroaches:  In northern parts of the country, winter brings freezing temperatures that dampen exterior cockroach activities. However, the warmer environment in Arizona attracts these pests, which puts your home at risk for an infestation. How Pests Enter Your Home Mice find their...
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Don't Let Roaches Crash Your Holiday Party This Season

For good reason, roaches are known as some of the filthiest creatures on the planet. Throughout history, they have helped spread numerous diseases and devastating plagues. Not only are roaches extremely unsanitary, but they can also quietly destroy a home. While celebrating during the holidays, you definitely don’t want to see a roach scampering across the kitchen floor. Here are some valuable tips to keep in mind. Key Signs of a Roach Infestation Often times, many homeowners fail to recognize the signs of a roach infestation. Depending on the specific type of cockroach, they can leave behind a very musty odor. The unpleasant smell can linger in your home for days at a time. In the course of only a few weeks, these nasty pests can contaminate your entire residence. You may also see roach droppings, which resemble small granules of black pepper. One of the tell-tale indications of a roach...
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The Best Ways to Treat Termites: Liquid Treatments & Sentricon Treatment

Bills Home Service offers comprehensive pest-control services to people in the areas of Southern Arizona. Our services are designed to protect your property from the intrusion of termites. We use the latest pest-control techniques and technologies to ensure that your property remains free from the encroachment of harmful termites. Two of the best treatments available include Sentricon and liquid termite treatments. We work with each customer to ensure that you understand the benefits and risks associated with each treatment. Comparing Sentricon and Liquid Treatments Sentricon is a system that utilizes the technique of placing a chain of bait stations in key positions around the perimeter of the residential home. These stations contain various components that can detect and verify the activity of termites. Once the presence of these termites is verified, the termite professionals will replace the bait with a deadly poison that is capable of destroying the entire termite colony....
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5 Ways to Identify Subterranean Termites

With central heating, homes have become a breeding ground for termites. When subterranean termites are present, there can be up to 14 colonies in a single acre. A home can easily be sitting on or next to three colonies. Each colony contains 1,000,000 termites, which means that an infestation is extremely likely. Statistically, subterranean termites cause more damage to American homes than fires and storms combined. 1. Look for the Right Conditions The only way you will get a subterranean termite infestation is if your home has the right environment. These termites like to be in the soil because it provides them with a source of moisture. Ideally, the termites want to attack wood that is in contact with the ground. If they are unable to, they will build mud tunnels several feet above the ground to reach the wood. 2. Watch Out for Winged Termites During springtime and fall, termites...
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