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Why You Should Beware Blister Beetles

9/22/2020

Blister Beetles are found all across the United States and in some parts of Canada. They secret a blistering agent called cantharidin which causes blistering of the skin. There are many different species of blistering beetles within the blistering beetles family and they all have various markings even though their body shape remains approximately the same... Read More

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How To Keep Javelina Away From Your Home

9/22/2020

Javelina (also known as peccaries) are small, 4-legged animals native to several areas in the Southwest. In Arizona, they’re as abundant as the rocky hillsides they roam. New residential developments closer to their habitats have changed interactions with these animals over the past several years... Read More

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The Commonly Ignored Carpet Beetle

9/22/2020

Carpet beetles are a menace to your carpet and your upholstery. ‘Carpet beetle’ is the colloquial name for Dermestidae, which is a family of Coleoptera. There are about 500 to 700 species worldwide, but there are only 4 that you are likely to come across. These are the black carpet beetle, the common carpet beetle, the varied carpet beetle, and the furniture carpet beetle... Read More

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Does Mulch Attract Insects?

9/22/2020

Mulch benefits your garden and landscaping in a variety of ways. It helps your landscape look clean and tidy, it suppresses weeds, and it retains moisture to help your plants grow. But can mulch attract bugs? Yes, it can... Read More

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What Happens When A Scorpion Stings My Cat?

9/22/2020

If you’re living in southwest Arizona, scorpions are a consistent safety concern. Giant hairy desert scorpions, striped tail scorpions and Arizona bark scorpions are common species, with the Arizona bark scorpion being considered the most dangerous with the most harmful venom... Read More

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How To Identify Cricket & Termite Droppings

9/22/2020

It can be challenging to differentiate between termite droppings and cricket droppings. Determining the difference is very critical because one of the most destructive and vicious termites found in America defecates pellets that look similar to cricket droppings.... Read More

 

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