Carpet beetles: Big damage from a little bug

Carpet beetles are teeny-tiny — less than a tenth or eighth of an inch in length. Yet an infestation of carpet beetles can a large amount of damage in their wake. To make things even worse, carpet beetles are surprisingly difficult to eradicate. “Carpet beetles...
Africanized Bees

Africanized Bees

What you need to know about Africanized Bees All bees play an important role in agriculture, but not all bees are the same. In the United States, we have more than 4,000 species of bees. That’s a lot of bees, but that represents less than 20 percent of the 25,000...
Termite inspections: Early detection is critical

Termite inspections: Early detection is critical

For most of us, our homes are our biggest investment and most valuable asset. We would like to think that we would do whatever we could to protect our homes from harm. However, are we doing enough to prevent damage from one of the most destructive pests in Arizona?...
Most Painful Stings

Most Painful Stings

Don’t mess with the Bullet Ant It’s less than an inch long, but the notorious bullet ant has a big reputation in the insect world for inflicting the most intensely excruciating pain. Internationally known entomologist Dr. Justin Schmidt knows firsthand: he’s...