Understanding Termites and their Social Behaviors
Posted on: February 19, 2018 | by Joshua Jacoby

The only thing you probably want to understand about termites is how to keep them out of your house for good. You want to get rid of the ones that might be there and keep out any additional termites. Working with an exterminator near Scottsdale to put a proper termite pest control plan in place can help you do that, but learning a bit about termites can also help you understand how better to protect your home. Here’s a brief overview of the social behaviors of termites to help you bett …

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How Do Termites Reproduce?
Posted on: February 7, 2018 | by Joshua Jacoby

Termites Reproduction If the thought of termites settling into your home terrifies you, just wait until you learn more about how they operate. They are non-stop eating and sleeping machines. They stop only long enough to reproduce or to build new tunnels to reach new sources of food. Fortunately, something that is integral to their reproductive cycle is also something that helps you identify that you have termites in your house. Of course, getting a Glendale termite inspection and ongoing termite treatment is …

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Do I Need to Worry about Termites in the Winter?
Posted on: February 4, 2018 | by Joshua Jacoby

DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT TERMITES IN THE WINTER When the temperatures drop, you are more likely to snuggle up inside your home and try to stay warm. You aren’t as likely to go poking around your house to do repairs or updates, and you aren’t as likely to go outside to do yard work. Therefore, you aren’t as likely to notice any termite activity around your home, which may lead you to believe that you don’t have to worry about termites in the winter. The truth is that you have to worry about termites all year long, no matter wher …

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Will Artificial Grass Protect My Home from Pests?
Posted on: January 25, 2018 | by Joshua Jacoby

Artificial grass offers a number of benefits for Arizona homeowners. You don’t have to endlessly water it to keep it green in the Arizona heat. You don’t have to mow, aerate, fertilize, and seed it. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars and hours tending it and keeping it looking good. But one benefit of Mesa synthetic grass that is often overlooked is that it can cut down on the pest population in your yard – and, therefore, your home. Here’s how: Take Away a Food Sou …

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Mesa Zip Codes Prone to Termite Issues
Posted on: January 23, 2018 | by Joshua Jacoby

Mesa is a wonderful place to settle down. Residents enjoy a sunny climate for most of the year, and they enjoy a close-knit, community atmosphere while still having easy access to all the business, educational, and recreational opportunities that are available in the Phoenix metro area. Yet for all the perks that Mesa residents enjoy, they also have to deal with some drawbacks – chief among them being termites. What Mesa zip codes are prone to termite issues? 85201, 85210, 85205, 85207, …

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All-Natural Ways of Eliminating Termites
Posted on: January 16, 2018 | by Joshua Jacoby

Termites can devastate your home if left unchecked. It doesn’t take them long to chew through structural beams and cause extensive damage. Getting a regular termite inspection near Mesa to catch the problem while it is still manageable. You’ll save your house a lot of damage and save yourself a lot of money. If you spy the beginnings of a termite infestation in a pile of wood in your crawl space or some firewood next to your house, for example, you can use some natural treatments to e …

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Follow These 5 Steps to Make Sure Your Christmas Tree isn’t a Breeding Ground for Pests
Posted on: December 20, 2017 | by Joshua Jacoby

Follow these 5-steps to make sure your Christmas Tree isn't a breeding ground for pests Aah, the smell of fresh pine needles, cinnamon sticks, and warm chocolate. It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! But if you aren’t careful, all those wonderful smells and your fresh-cut tree will attract a lot more than jolly old elves; you’ll get nasty pests that will make the holidays a lot less bright. You may not think about your tree all year until it becomes your Christmas tree, but it actually spends its life growing in soil on the side of a mountain or in a field som …

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Is Termite Damage Covered by Your Homeowner’s Policy?
Posted on: November 23, 2017 | by Joshua Jacoby

Is termite damage covered by your homeowner’s policy Is Termite Damage Covered by Your Homeowner’s Policy? Termites are some of the most destructive pests to threaten your home. They are non-stop eating machines. They will chew through the wood and other cellulose in your home’s beams, floors, walls, and ceilings all day, every day until there is nothing left to eat. Your house can literally collapse from damage caused by termite infestation. And, in some cases, you may not even know the termites are there until the damage is obvious – in …

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Buying a Home in Ahwatukee: South Mountain Termite Problems
Posted on: November 1, 2017 | by Tony Kaufman

Buying a home in Ahwatukee: South Mountain termite problems Buying a Home in Ahwatukee: South Mountain Termite Problems Ahwatukee is a hot market right now. It’s an enclave of Phoenix, so it’s part of the city proper, but it is set off by the South Mountain, making it feel like a community unto itself. Residents enjoy convenient access to all the business and educational opportunities that Phoenix has to offer, as well as its thriving arts and cultural activities, yet they don’t feel like they are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city …

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Termites are Not So Bad – Far, Far Away from Your House
Posted on: September 25, 2017 | by Joshua Jacoby

Termites are not so bad Termites might seem like nothing but pure evil when you find them in your home since they are slowly and methodically chewing their way through your walls, floors, furniture, and anything else made of wood. And they never sleep! They spend 24 hours a day, seven days a week working, eating, and reproducing. Yet, despite how destructive they can be to a home, they are actually quite good for the environment. They play an important role for the local ecological system, and we actually need …

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