May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day.  Hepatitis C (hep C) is a significant health concern for our nation’s veterans. Our proud men and women have done their part to ensure our safety, it is time we do ours and make sure they know the risks and symptoms of hep C. During Hepatitis Awareness Month (May) let’s make sure veterans are tested for hep C antibodies and know the importance of talking to their doctor.

Here are the facts:

  • Several studies suggest veterans may be at greater risk for hep C than non-veterans.
  • In 2013, over five percent of the 3.1 million veterans enrolled in the care of the Veterans Health Administration who had at least one outpatient visit and an informative hep C test result were infected with hep C.
  • Up to 75 percent of people with chronic hep C in the United States do not know they have it.
  • Approximately 70-80 percent experience no symptoms following infection.
  • Hep C is curable – which means the hep C virus is not detectable in the blood months after treatment ends.

Where can a veteran learn more and get tested for hep C antibodies?

  • A doctor can administer the test and talk about confirmatory testing for those who test positive for hep C antibodies. It is important that the veteran ask specifically to get tested for hep C antibodies.
  • Veterans may be eligible for free hep C antibody testing through the VA. The VA also has a tremendous amount of information available about hep C.

What can you do?

  1. You can join our campaign and ensure that veterans get the message.
  2. Share this URL and encourage others to participate by telling a veteran about hep C.
  3. Watch and “like” as everyone’s messages are blasted out simultaneously.
  4. Follow The American Legion on Facebook and Twitter and visit to learn more about The American Legion’s health care initiatives.
  5. If you are a veteran – make an appointment to get tested for hep C antibodies the next time you see your doctor!

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How are the rodents getting into your home or business?


The garage door is often the last place most people think about when investigating where the mice/rats are getting in. Click on the picture and you will see about 1/2 inch or more under that garage door – great access for mice or rats. and check out our StormShield garage door thresholds. Perfect for keeping out the rain, bugs and rodents. Call us today at 480-831-9328


Yikes! Can you imagine seeing this in a tree?

beehive OK this doesn’t happen very often, the swarm decided to stay put and start making honey comb. This can be very DANGEROUS, when they start to make honey comb they will start to really defend and protect their new hive. Also this is a BIG hive probably upward of 50,000 bees and remember if you agitate or accidently mess with them they will become nasty and quick. By the way you can’t put nasty on hold or back to what they were before you decided to mess with – always call a Pest Management Professional such as ProBest Pest Management 480-831-9328

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How is GreenPro adding value to our Pest Control Industry and consumers?


GreenPro certified services minimize pesticide exposure to humans, non-target animals, and the environment by:

  • Focusing on integrated pest management (IPM) strategies such as habitat modification, exclusion, removal of food and water sources, sanitation, and making repairs.
  • Providing and documenting thorough pest inspection and monitoring services, as well as follow-up to ensure efficacy.
  • Regularly communicating with clients about pests infestations, conducive conditions, and ways to prevent pests.
  • Requiring GreenPro training for all company employees who sell or perform GreenPro services.

Services that include any of the following will not be certified as GreenPro:

  • Preventive pesticide applications that are based solely on the calendar.
  • Routine, high volume pesticide applications without justification.
  • Indoor pesticide applications without justification.
  • Rodenticides placed in a manner in which they are accessible to children and nontarget animals.

All information taken directly from the Guide to GreenPro certification.

I’ve been pushing this for years, my regular service is an outside only, inside only on request and based on the problem or issue. We only use power spraying for weeds and ticks. In Arizona we have scorpions, so we recommend home sealing but it also requires monthly spraying, we do use a lot of DE.

Racing scorpions

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A friend gave me a present and of course I had to add it to my collection of unusual bug stuff. No need for pest control… Put it together and race against each other, for me its on my display shelf. I have enough issues with scorpions here in Arizona.