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Subterranean Termites: What You Need To Know

In Scottsdale and beyond, many homeowners are understandably concerned about the possibility of a termite infestation on their property. While you may have heard that termites can cause extensive damage to a home rapidly, you may not know how these insects travel, what they eat and how you can get rid of them. A Colony of Workers and Soldiers Subterranean termites live in colonies that are similar to the colonies that bees and ants live in. These colonies are comprised of workers and soldiers as well as a king and queen. Only the king and queen are fertile, and the queen can live for several decades. A typical colony may include hundreds of thousands or even millions of insects. The termite diet consists of animal dung, soil and cellulose material like wood and dead leaves. These insects generally live underground, but they can live in moist environments above the ground...
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Roof Rats - We Are In The Peak Season

There are a number of rodents that can infest your property. The most common in our area are Pack Rats, Norway Rats and Roof Rats. They can enter your home through a hole the size of a quarter, and are good climbers, using walls, trees, utility lines and fences.  They eat fruit, nuts, pet food, and any type of vegetation. Roof Rats nest in oleanders, wood piles or your attic. If you find hollowed out fruit or hear scratching in the attic or walls, you may have roof rats. If you see a rat and its tail is longer than the body, it is a roof rat & other rats have shorter tails. WHAT TO DO BEFORE WE ARRIVE Do not use any rodenticides (rat poison) If another animal or large bird like on owl, or even a dog or cat, eats the dead rat, they will likely die also....
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