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Poison Control Magnet

Poison Control Magnet

Poison Control Magnet

Poison Control Magnet – Do you live in Maricopa or Pinal County, AZ, would you like a magnet for your fridge? Just send an email to sales@callprobest with your address and we will send you one while supplies last and only to Maricopa or Pinal Counties. One of the best magnets for your fridge, noticeable and convenient for the entire family.

This service is free to the general public anytime they call day or night 24/7/366 and directly from their site 72% are managed by phone greatly reducing the costly emergency room or urgent care facility”. Did you know that 40,000 deaths occur each year from poisoning? You can help to support the agency, contact them directly. Check out UofA Pharmacy

When should you call Poison Control?

  • You think someone has been poisoned.
  • Has someone taken too many drugs or unknown medications.
  • Need to know more about a drug.
  • You or your pet has been stung or bitten by a poisonous creature.
  • Need information about preventing accidental poisonings.
  • If you have any question at all about medications, household products, venomous insects and reptiles.

Each and every day they receive numerous calls dealing from everything from bites, stings and accidental poisonings. 7 out of 10 callers mange their issue without having to go to an emergency room and this saves money and time for those staffers.


Beware the venomous spiders, DANGER!

Photo by PPMA

Photo by PPMA

I’m not a big fan of spiders, so when I’m doing work around the outside of my house I always wears gloves. I suggest anytime you do work around the yard, attic, outside or in the garage wear gloves. It’s been a long time that a death has occurred in Arizona but you really don’t need the aggravation or pain of a bite. What do you look for with Black Widow Spiders?

  1. Irregular webbing, sticky.
  2. A spider hanging upside down.
  3. A Black spider with a red hour mark on its belly, or we have the Brown Widow and it has spots sometimes.
  4. They like dark and quiet areas.

Do I really need pest control?

Each of us have to ask that question and maybe even answer it differently depending on circumstances. What are the question?

  1. How often do I see pests?
  2. What are the pests?
  3. Termites are a different type of treatment, requires a strategy?
  4. Is it a time time event, like bedbugs?
  5. Do you see scorpions or venomous spiders?
  6. Can I keep pest out by doing IPM techniques?

If you live in an area where the pests are dangerous then I suggest contacting a local company and getting their opinion. We have scorpions in Arizona and it is tough to keep them from getting into your home. If I lived in an area where Brown Recluse were active I would have service monthly. Answer those questions above and check out the National Pest Management Association website for details on where to locate a reputable pest control company.


Stay away from snakes, incidents on the rise in Arizona.

Stay away from snakes, incidents on the rise in Arizona.


Reports on the rattlesnake bites in Arizona on the rise” By Associated Press Originally published: Aug 21, 2012 – 3:39 pm reported by the The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center 1-800-222-1222 Prevention Tips

Tips for staying safe from snakes…


  1. All snakes are not bad! Many snakes eat rodents and help to keep down populations.
  2. Wear gloves while out gardening.
  3. If your hiking pay attention to your surroundings. Wear long pants and boots, if your in an area known for being infested knee length boots are probably the good call. Also you can carry a hiking stick. If you hear a rattle stop and listen, determine the location and back away if possible. You can encounter all kinds of wildlife while hiking as well as Africanized Bees.
  4. If the snake is on your property call a Pest Management Professional to remove it, it is not necessary to kill it.
  5. If bitten call 911 immediately – remain calm, don’t panic. Get to a hospital or get treatment ASAP.

Here is a great site for sounds and pictures California Herps and Southwest

Most Poisonous Insect in the World

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