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  1. Why Are Annual Termite Inspections Crucial for Tucson Residents?

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    As a Tucson resident, we know that the question of termites becoming interested in your home is never if they will invade, but when. Tucson is uniquely suited to help termites thrive as a climate. And then what did we do? We built thousands of tasty wood and paper structures right on top of their nests – a nearly endless food supply right here in the sonoran desert!

    Termites are known as the silent destroyers of a home. This is because all of the damage is done behind the scenes before you actually see any of it. You could have thousands of dollars of structural damage done to your home and have no idea. By the time you saw signs of termites in your drywall, you’ve already sustained significant damage to the interior of your home.

    This is why it’s essential to get your home inspected annually! This is also a service we provide to our ongoing monthly pest subscribers as part of a comprehensive plan to keep their homes safe from bugs and termites.

    Professional pest control experts like Results Pest & Termite are here to save you money, keep your home safe, and maintain the best quality of life!

    Inspections Save Money!

    While is seems like a termite treatment is just another homeowner expense, consider the alternative – massive structural damage to your home. There is no doubt if your home is made with wood or drywall that termites will find a way in eventually. We inspect Tucson homes for free, and if treatment is required because you have the beginning stages of a termite problem, the cost will be nowhere near the requirement of repairs if your home becomes structurally damaged by termites.

    Maintain Your Home Value

    We have touched on how termite infestation can go undetected. Termites live in colonies that can number up to the millions. Once they have access to food (your home) and water (the monsoon rains), they have the tools they need to rapidly grow that colony and mobilize to invade your home. Only the professional pest control experts, like Results Pest & Termite, are equipped with the latest technology and tools to detect, treat, and fully eliminate termites from your home for good. Don’t compromise the value of your home by not acting. Get a completely free termite inspection today.

    Has Your Warranty Run Out?

    Because of how prevalent termites are in Tucson, Marana, Vail, Oro Valley and throughout Southern Arizona, it’s actually a requirement for homes that are sold to have undergone a termite inspection, necessary treatment, and in some cases have an active termite warranty in place. Many people live in a home for years and completely forget about a termite warranty that may have been on the property when they first purchased it, but have not had an inspection or treatment since. If this describes you, we highly recommend that you schedule an inspection as soon as you can.

    Peace of Mind

    As with all professional pest control providers, Results Pest & Termite is here to give you that peace of mind knowing that your home is safe from termites and is protected against scorpions, black widows, roaches, ants, and even mosquitoes with our advanced pest control services! While we offer individual treatments, the best value and results will always be in our affordable pest control subscriptions where we visit your home on a regular basis to ensure that you maintain a barrier around your home designed to keep bugs out! In today’s world, you could have that same peace of mind for less than the cost of lunch each month!

    Ready to Get Started?

    Let us help you get the peace of mind you deserve with our 100% money-back guaranteed pest control service. Our local experts are knowledgeable, punctual, and courteous. Our affordable pest control service and termite treatments maintain the health and value of your home. Give us a call at 520-771-0668 or send us an email today to get started. We guarantee you won’t regret it or your money back! Don’t forget also to take advantage of our end-of-summer promotions:


  2. Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Tucson Home

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    Monsoon season is beginning to wrap up here in Tucson and with all this moisture we begin to see the next plague that Tucson residents experience: mosquitoes!

    Only some types of mosquitoes can spread germs (viruses and parasites) to people and animals. West Nile virus is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases in the continental United States. Dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in US states, but not always in every area – they can be localized.

    The way that mosquito contracts and then spreads disease is somewhat complex. Which is why it every mosquito does not harbor dangerous viruses. It is however impossible to identify one that has or has not contracted a dangerous disease which is why vigilance is the best policy!

        1) A mosquito takes a blood meal from a person or animal.
        2) If the blood meal contains a germ, then the germ must pass from the mosquitoes’ gut into its body. Mosquitoes do not transmit all kinds of germs, only those that can grow or multiply in the body of the mosquito.
        3) The germ multiplies in the body of the mosquito. Then the germ moves from the body into the salivary glands where saliva is made. This process takes 2-3 weeks.
        4) The next time a mosquito bites a person or animal, the germ passes from the salivary glands into the blood of the person or animal being bitten.
        4) The person or animal can get sick.

    Can You Get Rid of Mosquitoes?

    Absolutely! While it’s not possible to eliminate every single mosquito that might run across your property, by eliminating their ability to breed and thrive. The maximum travel distance of mosquito is only a mile or two. Many species will only travel several hundred feet. Eliminating all the mosquitoes around your individual property makes a massive difference in how many you might see in any given day.

    Rather than facing hordes of mosquitoes, you may only see 1 or 2 that have ventured from an adjacent property. In these small numbers they can be easily managed with traps, zappers or repellent.

    How Can I Get Started?

    Just call the pest control pros at Results Pest and Termite. Our team can come out and treat your yard with advanced pest control techniques to ensure that your property is not a breeding ground for mosquitoes. We go right to the source to get rid of these problems for good.

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  3. Seeing an Increase in Tucson Bugs and Pests?

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    Tucson is known to have pretty big seasonal shifts – extreme heat leading into intense rains followed by very moderate weather create pretty substantial shifts in what kinds of bugs and pests we see in and around our homes. Once the rains come, that provides a huge additional resource that all pests need to thrive. With water, they typically begun the cycle to proliferate, set up new nests and homes, and identify places they can build. That is unfortunate for Tucson homeowners, but with the help of professionals like Results Pest and Termite, we can help you stay pest free!


    We offer pest control subscriptions that can keep your home pest free for that ultimate sense of peace of mind – our friendly and respectful technicians make regular scheduled visits to your home to treat and find out if you’re having any specific issues. We can also bundle in other services like weed control for an affordable price!

    Singular Treatments

    If you need a single treatment to handle an infestation, we have your back! While these are inherently not going to be as effective as an ongoing pest control subscription, our expertise will eliminate your pest problem and our technicians can give you guidance on how best you can keep those same pests from coming back.

    Specialty Pests

    Have an even bigger problem that needs specialized attention? These types of pests include Bed Bugs, Bees, and Termites. Both of these types of pests are not something that a weekend warrior wants to try and tackle. They require specialized knowledge and equipment to handle. We offer 100% free inspections to ensure we can identify your pest problem and give you options to eliminate these problems for good.

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    Tucson Pest Professionals

    Our team is here to help you stay pest free. We’re fast, friendly and affordable. Give us a call for a free inspection or to set up an appointment and one of our friendly technicians will be right out!

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  4. Monsoon Rains Are Coming – Be Prepared

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    As we all know in Tucson, the rain is coming!  We’re coming up to that point where the Monsoon is right around the corner.  It’s important to prepare not only to ensure that the rain won’t cause damage to your home, but also not be an ideal spot for pests to hang out with the addition of one of our most precious resources: water!

    The Tucson desert is a harsh place.  And thus the monsoon provides the baseline for pests to flourish as it brings in the resource that is normally scarce in our climate.  When the rains come, many insects begin their breeding and expansion activities because they are able to rapidly expand their


    This is probably the most annoying addition that most homeowners are aware of.  This is when mosquitoes begin showing up and putting a wet blanket on backyard get-togethers.  Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.  The most straight forward thing to do as a responsible homeowner is to ensure there are no areas around your home or debris that may allow water to pool during the rain.  Any lasting moisture should be able to evaporate or drain quickly and leave no standing pools of water around your home.

    Results Pest and Termite also provides specialized mosquito control techniques that kill mosquito eggs and stop the cycle before your yard becomes infested.


    You may not know this, but termites utilize the wet areas around a home to find the ideal spot to begin setting up shop and invading a new home.  This is the time of year you’ll begin to see the tell-tale tunnels termites use to move from the soil up into the home.  Make sure you inspect your home for drainage to ensure that water falls off properly and does not pool around your home.

    Then doing a simple visual inspection of the home is vital to make sure that you don’t have any new termite activity with the influx of water around your home.  Catching these kinds of things early is essential to limit any damage to your home.

    Flying Ants

    Another issue many Tucson homes face is the invasion of flying ants during a monsoon storm as they try and escape the rain.  Making a visual inspection of your doors, windows, sliding glass doors and garage door to ensure that they are sealed properly will go a long way to keep flying ants out of your home.

  5. What Kind of Scorpions Are in Tucson?

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    Tucson is home to a few different species of scorpion, but you’ll most commonly see one specific variety hanging around in your backyard and home. In the interest of being thorough, here is a quick breakdown of the various scorpions that call the Sonoran Desert home:

    • Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus): This is the most venomous scorpion in the United States. It is pale yellow in color and relatively small in size. It is found in Arizona, southern Nevada, parts of New Mexico, and southwestern Utah.
    • Striped Bark Scorpion (Centruroides vittatus): This species is light tan to yellow in color with dark stripes on its body and tail. It is found in various states across the southwestern U.S., including Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and parts of Colorado and Kansas.
    • Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis): This scorpion species is large, reaching lengths of up to six inches. It has a tan or yellowish-brown coloration and coarse hairs covering its body. It is commonly found in the desert regions of Arizona, southern Nevada, and parts of California and New Mexico.
    • Giant Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus spadix): As the largest scorpion species in North America, the Giant Hairy Scorpion can reach lengths of up to seven inches. It is light brown or yellowish in color and has long, thin pincers. It is primarily found in the desert regions of Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of California.
    • Stripe-Tailed Scorpion (Paravaejovis spinigerus): This scorpion species has a yellowish-brown body with darker stripes on its tail. It is relatively small in size. It is found in the southwestern U.S., including Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

    These are the primary species you’ll see here in Arizona.  As a Tucson homeowner, you’ll most likely be running into the Arizona Bark Scorpion as the most common scorpion, which is unfortunate because these are the most prolific climber of all the varieties.   If you are curious how dangerous scorpions are, we’ve recently written an article to help you understand this a bit better.

    How to Prevent Scorpions in Tucson

    While it’s not possible to guarantee complete prevention, there are several measures you can take to help minimize the likelihood of scorpions entering your home. Here are some tips:

    1. Seal entry points: Inspect your home for any cracks, gaps, or openings that scorpions could use to enter. Seal these entry points using caulk or weatherstripping to prevent their access.
    2. Screen openings: Install fine mesh screens on doors, windows, vents, and other openings to prevent scorpions from getting inside.
    3. Reduce clutter: Keep your home tidy and clutter-free, as scorpions often hide in piles of debris, boxes, or unused items. Regularly clean and declutter to eliminate potential hiding spots.
    4. Remove outdoor habitats: Scorpions may dwell in outdoor areas close to your home, such as woodpiles, rock piles, or dense vegetation. Keep these areas well-maintained and minimize potential shelters.
    5. Landscaping adjustments: Trim back shrubs, plants, and tree branches that touch or hang over your home, as scorpions can use them as bridges to enter.
    6. Indoor cleanliness: Clean your home regularly, especially in areas such as basements, attics, and closets, where scorpions may seek refuge. Vacuuming can help eliminate any insects that scorpions might feed on.
    7. Lighting considerations: Scorpions are attracted to light, particularly at night. Consider using yellow sodium vapor lights or LED lights with a yellow tint around the perimeter of your home, as they are less attractive to scorpions.
    8. Inspect items brought inside: When bringing in firewood, outdoor equipment, or other items from outside, inspect them carefully for any hidden scorpions before bringing them into your home.

    Scorpions can adapt and find ways to enter homes, so it’s important to remain vigilant and regularly implement these preventative measures.

    The absolute most effective ongoing solution is simply using professional pest control.  Our customers are regularly receiving inspections and treatments specifically to keep pests like bark scorpions out of their homes and away from their property.  As a pest control specialist here in Tucson, we specialize in controlling scorpions and can offer advanced advice and techniques to ensure they are not a problem in your home.

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  6. How Dangerous Are Scorpions?

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    We get a lot of questions about how dangerous scorpions are because of how common they are in a home. The answer is a little more complicated in that different people react differently to scorpion venom. Scorpions can vary in their venom potency and the severity of their stings. While most scorpion species are not highly dangerous to humans, some species have venom that can cause significant health effects, particularly in vulnerable individuals such as children, the elderly, or those with compromised immune systems.

    The danger posed by scorpions depends on various factors, including the species, size, health of the individual stung, and the amount of venom injected. Generally speaking, scorpion venom may cause symptoms such as localized pain, swelling, and redness at the site of the sting. More severe reactions can include numbness, tingling, muscle twitching, elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, difficulty breathing, and in rare cases, convulsions or organ failure.

    While fatalities resulting from scorpion stings are relatively uncommon, they can occur in regions where highly venomous scorpion species are prevalent and medical treatment is not readily available. It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you are stung by a scorpion, especially if you experience severe symptoms or if you are unsure about the species involved. The United States has only one type of scorpion that is considered deadly to humans, which unfortunately for Tucson residents is the Arizona bark scorpion, which is most commonly found in the Southwest and specifically around Tucson. This is the only deadly scorpion present in the U.S.

    Prevention, such as avoiding contact with scorpions and taking precautions to keep them out of your home, is the best approach to minimize the risk of being stung.

    It’s a good idea to contact poison control once stung to seek immediate medical advice. They can help walk you through the potential severity of the sting based on the variety and number of stings and can advise you on whether or not you need to seek additional medical assistance.

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  7. How Bedbugs Spread?

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    We’ve talked in various Bed Bug articles about how easy it is to contract Bed Bugs into your home, and also how many of the stereotypes about Bed Bugs just are not valid.  These include where they come from, they are related to hygiene, and other common myths.  The truth is that more people than you might think to end up with a bed bug problem in their homes, and the bad news is that it usually takes a professional to actually eliminate them for good.

    Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

    Here are the most common ways in which bed bugs can be transmitted:

    1. Hitchhiking: Bed bugs are skilled hitchhikers. They can easily cling to clothing, luggage, bags, or other personal items. If you come into contact with infested furniture, bedding, or clothing, bed bugs can latch onto your belongings and be transported to new locations, such as your home, a hotel, or a friend’s house.
    2. Infested Furniture or Bedding: Secondhand furniture, mattresses, or upholstered items that are infested with bed bugs can introduce pests into your home. If you acquire used items without proper inspection or treatment, you may unknowingly bring bed bugs into your living space.
    3. Travel: Traveling can increase the risk of encountering bed bugs. They can be found in hotels, motels, hostels, and even public transportation. Bed bugs can hide in luggage or attach themselves to your clothing during your stay and accompany you back to your home.
    4. Adjacent Infestations: In multi-unit buildings, such as apartments, condos, or hotels, bed bugs can move between units through walls, electrical outlets, pipes, or shared spaces. If one unit becomes infested, the bed bugs can quickly spread to neighboring units.
    5. Visitors and Guests: If someone with a bed bug infestation visits your home or stays overnight, they can inadvertently bring bed bugs. Bed bugs can crawl onto their clothing or belongings, and when they leave, the bed bugs may remain behind in your home.
    6. Public Spaces: While rare, bed bugs can occasionally be found in public places like movie theaters, libraries, offices, or retail stores. If you come into contact with infested seating or items in these locations, bed bugs can hitch a ride back to your home.

    It’s important to note that bed bugs do not jump or fly but crawl relatively quickly. Taking preventive measures, such as inspecting hotel rooms when traveling, regularly checking for signs of bed bugs in your home, and being cautious with secondhand items, can help minimize the risk of infestations.

    Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

    What we recommend is to call us immediately, and we’ll come to your home free of charge to assess the severity of your bed bug problem.  The pros at Results Pest & Termite can give you a detailed breakdown of where the infestation is and how quickly we can treat it.  Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of because of their egg and breeding cycles, and in most cases when a home owner tries to DIY the problem away, they find that the bed bugs are back weeks later.  Take it from us, this is one problem you don’t want to do yourself!

  8. Help! There are Wasps Making Nests Around My House!

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    Wasps can be a nuisance and even a danger around your home, especially during the warmer months of the year. In the Southwest in Tucson and the surrounding areas, we typically have a pretty wide stinging insect season for this reason. There are however a number of steps you can take to keep wasps from setting up their home around yours. Here are just a few quick tips to keep wasps away from your home.

    Remove food sources: Wasps are attracted to sweet and sugary substances, so it is important to remove any potential food sources around your home. This may include sealing food in containers, cleaning up spills and crumbs, and keeping outdoor garbage cans tightly closed.

    Seal entry points: Wasps can easily find their way into your home through small cracks and openings. To prevent this, seal any gaps around windows, doors, and other areas of your home with caulk or weatherstripping.

    Trim vegetation: Wasps are attracted to areas with lots of foliage, so it is important to keep your yard well-trimmed. This may include trimming bushes and shrubs, removing dead trees or branches, and mowing the lawn regularly.

    Cover outdoor trash cans: Wasps are attracted to garbage, so it is important to keep outdoor trash cans covered and sealed tightly. This can help reduce the likelihood of attracting wasps to your property.

    Use wasp repellents: There are a number of commercial wasp repellents available, including sprays and traps. These products can be effective at keeping wasps away from your home, but it is important to follow the instructions carefully and use them safely.

    Call a professional: If you have a serious wasp infestation around your home, it may be necessary to call a professional Tucson Pest Control provider like Results Pest & Termite. We have the experience and equipment necessary to safely remove wasp nests and prevent future infestations.

    Results Pest & Termite includes inspection for yellow jackets, paper wasps and other common pests that can invade the nooks and crannies of your home with our pest control subscriptions. So our customers have no need to even worry about these kinds of issues – if that’s the kind of protection you want to enjoy also we’d highly encourage you to contact us for more information. We’re Tucson’s affordable Pest Control professionals with the money back guarantee – so you know we’re always working towards the very best Results!

  9. Losing Sleep to Bed Bugs?

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    People who begin to have problems with Bed Bugs kind of get a back rap. In fact, bed bugs have become increasingly common in recent years. According to a 2018 survey by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), 97% of pest control professionals reported treating bed bug infestations in the past year, up from 10% just a decade ago. Bed bugs are a worldwide problem and can infest homes, hotels, apartments, and other types of buildings.

    Tucson is no different – here in the Southwest we see bed bug problems all the time. People that typically keep clean homes in well off areas can pick up bed bug infestations from hotels, other people’s homes, or even from the office.

    What ARE Bed Bugs?

    Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are excellent hitchhikers and can easily travel from one location to another by hiding in clothing, luggage, or furniture. This makes it easy for them to spread from place to place and explains why they are so difficult to control.

    Bed bug infestations can happen to anyone, regardless of how clean or tidy their home is. They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide, which means they are often found in areas where people sleep, such as beds, couches, and recliners. They can also be found in cracks and crevices around the room, such as behind baseboards, electrical outlets, and picture frames.

    Bed bug infestations can be difficult to detect, especially in the early stages. Signs of an infestation may include small reddish-brown bugs, shed skins, and blood stains on sheets and mattresses. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, it is important to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible.

    The good news is that bed bug infestations can be treated with a combination of chemical treatments, heat treatments, and physical removal of infested items. However, it is important to work with a professional pest control company that has experience treating bed bug infestations to ensure that the treatment is effective.

    Bed bug infestations are a common problem that can happen to anyone. They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide and are excellent hitchhikers, which makes them difficult to control. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, it is important to contact a professional pest control company as soon as possible to address the problem.

    When it comes to something as crucial as your sleep, it’s time to call the professionals. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of because of how resilient they are. DIY solutions in the end require more time, energy, effort and sometimes money to handle than if you had simply called the professionals and you’d be done dealing with these pests.

    Call our specialists today if you are having a bed bug problem!

  10. Have You Had a Termite Inspection Recently?

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    Termites are a common problem that can cause serious damage to your home if left untreated. These small insects feed on wood and other cellulose materials, and can quickly destroy the structure and integrity of your home. In this article, we will explore the importance of protecting your home from termites and the steps you can take to do so.

    Tucson: the Termite Capitol?

    While Tucson isn’t specifically the hottest termite zone in the world, we’re certainly in the running for the most activity based on climate. We hit the absolute sweet spot for food, water, and temperature for termites. This combination means that you can guarantee any home built in the Southwest is going to have a termite problem at some point. The only thing we can do in this region of the world is protect our homes with termite treatments designed to keep them out!

    The damage caused by termites can be extensive and expensive to repair. They can weaken wooden structures such as flooring, walls, and even the foundation of your home, making it unsafe for you and your family. Termites can also cause damage to furniture, books, and other household items.

    To protect your home from termites, it is important to be proactive and take preventive measures. This includes regular inspections of your home for any signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes, discarded wings, or wood that sounds hollow when tapped. If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, it is important to call a pest control professional immediately.

    There are also a number of steps you can take to prevent termite infestations from occurring in the first place. One important step is to remove any sources of moisture around your home, such as leaky pipes or standing water. Termites are attracted to damp areas, so keeping your home dry and well-ventilated can help deter them.

    Another important step is to remove any wood debris or piles from around your home. This includes firewood, old lumber, and tree stumps. These materials provide a food source and nesting habitat for termites, so it is important to keep them away from your home.

    It is also a good idea to seal any cracks or gaps around your home’s foundation and exterior walls. This can help prevent termites from finding their way into your home and causing damage.

    Finally, it is important to schedule regular termite inspections with a pest control professional. These inspections can help detect any termite activity early, before it has a chance to cause serious damage to your home.

    Protecting your home from termites is a critical step in maintaining the safety and structural integrity of your home. By being proactive and taking preventive measures, you can help prevent termite infestations and keep your home in good condition for years to come. Remember to schedule regular inspections with a pest control professional to stay on top of any potential termite activity.

    We Offer FREE Inspections

    Because of how important it is to maintain a barrier against termites, we provide absolutely free termite inspections. Our trained professionals will come out to your home, inspect your property and provide an assessment along with any recommendations to keep your home protected. If you haven’t had an inspection in recent years, we encourage you to schedule yours today. You have nothing to lose and literally your entire home to gain!