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Why Customers Have Trusted Termagon Since 1995

Since 1995, Termagon Inc. has proudly served customers throughout Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties with all of their pest control needs. A family owned and operated business, we are dedicated to prioritizing customer service and are rated as number one in customer satisfaction. We offer both commercial and residential services to meet your needs, and we are fully licensed and insured. Our expert technicians work closely with our customers to develop plans of action that will help to rid their homes and businesses of pests while also preventing their return. All of our staff and managers are up-to-date on the latest advancements in pest control technologies. We ensure that they complete all of the required state education courses for pest control and prevention. We use a combination of chemical and nonchemical approaches to help to eliminate pests and to prevent recurrences of the problem. We help homeowners with controlling...
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The Difference Between Bees & Wasps

For most people, the differences between a wasp and a honey bee are not as important as escaping them whenever they fly too near. However, while they are both stinging insects, their differences are important when it comes to receiving proper pest control. This post will help you determine whether you are seeing wasps or honey bees and the proper steps to take for pest control. Body Type The easiest way to tell which insect you're dealing with is to look at the shape of its body. Luckily, honey bees and wasps look different enough that you should be able to tell which one you're looking at without getting too close. Honey bees have furry, rounded, fat bodies and fuzzy, flat legs. Wasps, on the other hand, have sleek, thin bodies and slender, hairless legs. Wasps also have a telltale curve to their torso, which makes them a bit easier to...
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Prevent Ants From Ruining Your Memorial Day BBQ

Nobody likes an uninvited party guest, especially when it has six legs. Ants are notorious for appearing where they're least welcome, and picnics with lots of people and enticing food are especially vulnerable to pest invasion. This year, don't let your Memorial Day festivities be interrupted by pests; with a little prevention, you can keep ants away from your food and guests. Why Do Ants Love Picnics? Ants are social insects, and they are constantly on the search for high-energy foods to take back to the colony and feed their queen. Since many favorite summertime foods are loaded with sugar and fat, ants are eager to get a piece of the meal for themselves. Unfortunately, they can ruin your meal in the process. No one wants to find ants in the lemonade or deal with the itchy after-effects of ant bites. Worst of all, ants leave behind pheromone trails that will...
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How to determine if your business is dealing with termites?

Termite damage costs homeowners across the U.S. over $5 billion each year, and business owners are by no means immune. When trying to identify termites on your business property, the first thing to know is that there are two types to watch out for: subterranean and drywood. Let's look at the differences between them. Drywood Termites Drywood termites can be split up into three groups: workers, soldiers, and swarmers. The average drywood termite grows to about 1/2 inch in length and vary in color from red (swarmers) to creamy white (most workers and soldiers). Each boasts two sets of wings, and they fly from here to there in search of dry wood to feed on as well as nest in. For this reason, they often migrate to the attic and infest walls, picture frames, and furniture. In case you find damaged wood, you should know that these termites eat both along...
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The Importance of Termite Inspections

Termites are some of the most resilient insects in the world, so these past can present a serious challenge to homeowners. When the right protections are not in place, termites can find their way into a home and begin reproducing at a rapid rate. As a termite population continues to increase exponentially, the damage done to a home can be catastrophic. Taking care of termite infestations, therefore, should be perceived as an urgent priority for homeowners experiencing problems with these pests. 1. Termites Are Good at Hiding When termites first enter a home, it is rare for people to be aware of their presence before severe damage has been done. Termites prefer to stay out of sight in dark areas, such as behind walls and inside floorboards, where they are safe from humans and there is plenty of wood to eat. Most homeowners become aware of a termite infestation after seeing...
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