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Tucson Earwig Control & Prevention

Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig. Habits Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night. Earwig Control & Prevention Looking to get…
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Simple tips to avoid cockroach infestations

Cockroaches prefer warm, moist places with available food sources, so eliminating those attractive environments can help prevent cockroach infestations. Arizona Pest Control offers the following tips to avoid cockroach infestations: Do not allow dirty dishes to accumulate in the sink and remain there overnight Keep food scraps in the refrigerator or in containers with tight-fitting…
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A ladybug-mimicking spider

The ladybug mimic spider (Paraplectana coccinella) mimics the ladybug in what is called Batesian mimicry. This means mimicking a toxic animal without actually being toxic yourself. So you get the protection, but don't actually need to worry about producing the toxins. More info: Image by Pong Wira  
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Fire Ant Prevention Tips | Tucson Fire Ant Control

There are a half dozen different species of fire ants in the Southern United States, some of which are native and others imported.  Although all can sting and hurt humans, the red imported fire ant is the most threatening. Fire ants are known for the large mounds of dirt they create above their underground colonies.…
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