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3 Things Arizona Businesses Need to Know About Termite Control

TermitesThe state of Arizona is situated on top of one of the largest and most active termite belts in the United States, making it a prime location for the development of infestations with these destructive pests. Both homeowners and business owners need to be aware of a few simple facts that can help them recognize and handle a termite infestation promptly before further destruction occurs. Consider the following three facts about termite control to protect yourself and your business in the future. 3 Things Arizona Businesses Need to Know About Termites 1. Know the Signs of an Infestation The most common sign of an active termite infestation is the presence of a recent swarm. A swarm describes a particular activity that termites engage in as they leave their nest to mate. During a swarm, a large group of termites will fly together to a specific point before they discard their shed...
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Common Bedbug Myths

bedbugIf you or someone you know has noticed the signs of a bedbug infestation, you will want to solve the problem as soon as you can so that the pests won’t have enough time to spread. Before you get started, put in the effort to uncover common myths if you want to choose the right path.  Bedbugs Always Leave Bite Marks A common bedbug myth is that the pests always leave red marks on the skin after they feed, but that is not the case. While you will likely notice small bite marks when you have bedbugs, some people are immune to the symptoms. Those who don’t experience skin irritation could have bedbugs for months and not know about the problem.  Also, it's easy to confuse bedbug bites with the bite marks of other insects. Look for the other signs of a bedbug infestation if you suspect that the parasites have...
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Good vs. Bad Spiders

spider cardAlthough they might not appear to have any kind of positive value for the home or for the exterior of the home, there are a few types of spiders that are good to have around. On the other hand, there are spiders that you want to remove from the home as soon as you see them as they can bite and make you very ill. When you're looking at whether a spider is good or bad, you should pay attention to where the spiders are located and what they tend to eat because these elements can sometimes give an indication as to whether they are good or bad.A daddy longlegs is a type of spider that usually won't bother to hurt you even if you pick him up in your hand. He's there to seek out something to drink and to get rid of the other insects in the home. A...
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Don't Let Termites Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks for everything that you hold dear, such as your friends, family and home. When termites invade your property, they threaten your happy home. These small insects do a lot of damage in a short time and can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Termagon is here to help you understand these insects and to deal with them in the most effective way. What Do Termites Look Like? People often mistake termites for ants because they both look so similar. Upon closer inspection, one notices termites have bigger heads and rounder abdomens. Though both species live in colonies, a termite colony is much larger and can be found in old logs and within a wooden structure such as a building. Why Do Termites Cause Problems? Termites cause problems because they devour wood, which puts your home and any wooden objects on your property...
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What's the Difference Between Honeybees and Africanized Honeybees?

The honeybees with which Americans are most familiar are European honeybees that began arriving in the New World with the Spanish explorers. In the centuries since, honeybees from the Old World have comprised virtually all of the bees kept for pollination and honey production. In the 1950s, a research scientist in Brazil imported some bees from Africa to breed with European honeybees. African bees displayed greater resistance to disease and produced more honey than their European cousins. The researcher's goal was to create a cross-bred bee that would be productive under tropical conditions. However, 26 swarms, including queens, were accidentally released into the wild. The bees began breeding with native honeybees, and their descendants quickly expanded northward. Africanized bees were first discovered in California in 1985, in Texas in 1990 and in Arizona in 1993. A study of trapped bees conducted in the Tucson area in 1994 found that 15 percent...
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