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Most Common Pests in the Southwest

In the Southwest, it’s common to find pests in your home. To them, your attic is just as inviting as your basement, and that’s where you’ll find most of them. You can trust that Termagon professionals know what and where to look for these home invaders. Common Southwestern Region Insects Insects are the most common pests across the nation. Some are helpful to your home, because they feed on other insects but most you wish to avoid. These pests cause damage, carry diseases and eat your food. In order to protect your home, be on the lookout for these common southwestern pests. Roaches and ants tend to spread. However, they leave a trail of droppings to show where they’ve been. Unfortunately, where they have been is typically in your kitchen. Ants are so common that they are Termagon’s most commonly reported pest, which shows how easy it is for them to...
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Which Spots are Most Habitable? Identifying Where Pests May Live in Your Home

Part of keeping pests out of your home is knowing where they like to live and how they enter your home. The most common pests that inhabit our homes are insects, rodents and other small mammals. Luckily for you, deterring their entry is fairly easy once you know what to look for. Insects Insects that invade the home are plentiful. Roaches, spiders, ladybugs and other beetles, wasps and bees are all commonly found roosting in attics. These pests prefer attics and crawl spaces due to their seclusion and protection from the elements. Homeowners should regularly inspect their roof, eaves and vents for damage. Lifted shingles, bent or separated eaves, or broken louvers on vents can all supply easy entry to pests. These defects should be repaired quickly in to deter opportunistic pests from deciding your house should be their home. Some insects, such as termites, live close to the ground, making...
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Why Homeowners Need Pest Control

Owning a home is an excellent asset. However, it is also a significant responsibility. One of the greatest threats to your household is a pest infestation. Pest can bite, sting, spread disease and destroy buildings, lowering your homes resale value. However, with the right pest service, this problem can be handled efficiently and in a short period of time. Pest control is something that every homeowner with a pest problem should invest in before the problem gets out of hand. Infestations It only takes a few pests to make their way into your house. Then, in a matter of days, a colony can begin, and your house becomes infested. Rats and mice can come into your home through any opening larger than their heads. They can also chew through wood and build tunnels inside your walls. Bed bugs can latch onto clothes and blankets, entering your house without your knowledge. However,...
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How Bed Bugs Can Make Their Way Into Your Home

In the United States, bed bugs have staged quite a comeback in recent years. Their return is blamed on a rise in international travel, but you don't need to be a globetrotter to experience an infestation. The pest control experts at Termagon in Tucson, AZ, explain the many ways in which bed bugs gain entry into your home. How Did I Get Bed Bugs? Even if you don't consider yourself an international traveler, your household is vulnerable to the threat of bed bugs. These sneaky insects can invade your home in some pretty surprising ways. These include picking them up from someone else's home -- most likely an unknowing victim -- as well as from work, travel or an item brought into your house. In many of these situations, you or a family member innocently placed a belonging on an infested item. Bed bugs often hide out undetected on furniture, then...
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Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected for Termites

Termites are destructive in every sense of the word, and their appalling reputation speaks for itself. Each year, property owners are forced to spend past their budgets to pay for the costly repairs that accompany termite damage. If you don't want these critters to wreak havoc on your home, it may be in your best interest to turn to a pest exterminator. Letting a professional inspect your property will be beneficial in more ways than you think. Regain Your Peace of Mind If you're like most homeowners, coming across mud tubes and droppings is going to leave you feeling a bit uneasy. Thankfully, a thorough inspection will go a long way toward eliminating your worries. Pest exterminators are experts at identifying the different termite species. While the infestation is being assessed, you can rest assured that your property will be treated with care and respect. The goal of every inspection is...
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