Termite Treatments with Tucson's 5 Star Pest Control Print

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 12:02)

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Guest Interview: Steve Kates aka Dr. Sky joins us to talk about the Super, Harvest, Blood Moon on September 27th.

  • What is actually happening to turn the moon red.
  • Astronomical Facts surrounding a Lunar Eclips.
  • The benefits of observing the night skies in Arizona.

Segment 2 (running time 7:43)

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Eclipse Viewing Opportunities:

Segment 3 (running time 12:57)

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Rosie talks about being on Governor Ducey's email list and the article on 5 Spots You Need To See in Arizona.

  • Balancing the needs for light safety versus the desire to not pollute the skies, eliminating the bright stars.
  • "Dark Cities" are limited across the US, but Flagstaff and other AZ communities are part of this.
  • Are you confusing Venus with UFO? Many are!

Segment 4 (running time 7:53)

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  • Rosie talks about getting on the Arizona Governor's Email list!
  • The Arizona campaign to get the word out on our great state and destinations.

Romey Interview's Sustainable Santa to talk about how we can change our diet and his mission to change the concept of an overweight "Santa."

"Sustainable Santa's" 3 rules to eating:

  1. If you're hungry, eat an apple.
  2. Treat "treats" as "Treats"
  3. The "S" rule.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living Hour: Note from the Nursery with Don & Keith Waltemeyer of Treeland Nursery

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Segment 1 (running time 11:51)

We're joined by garden specialists Don & Keith Waltemeyer of Treeland Nursery.

 (October Remote Broadcast at Treeland. Event Details)

  • Some history of Treeland Nurseries.
  • We list all the Arizona Fall veggies that are ready to be planted.
  • Soil preparation is key to a succesful fall veggie crop.
  • Don talks about seed preparation that goes into the plants you buy at local nurseries.
  • Soil needs to be treated year after year.
  • Transitioning to a winter lawn and what is recommended for a succesful yard.
  • The crew talks about Treeland teaming up with Bonide Products.

Segment 2 (running time 6:58)

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Romey talks with Jo Miller of the Valley Permaculture Alliance. They talk about their mission and how the organization got started, plus activies you can attend.

Callers:

  • Margaret - She wants to know how to prepare the soil in her planter?

Recommendation - If it's a new area, add compost 1st. After that, she can add natural fertilizers like bone meal or blood meal, etc. Romey mentions Mel's Mix.

Segment 3 (running time 12:23)

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  • Keith and Romey talk about Keith's high test score with the Arizona Nursery Association.
  • Don talks about all the services Treeland Nurseries offers.
  • Don's favorite native desert tree.
  • Keith talks through proper watering in different applications.

Callers:

  • Dan - He had a tree fall over in his yard. He propped it back up and wants advice on treating it to help it survive.

Recommendation - It may not be salveagable, but fertizlizing it can help a plant in shock. Beyond that, stake it properly and make sure it's pruned and watered correctly.

*Rosie jumps in and we talk more about watering and what the best way to stake a tree.

  • Diane - Her 30 year old pine tree is getting too close to her gas meter according to the H.O.A., but she thinks it should be fine after this long. What do we think?

Recommendation - It sounds like it should be okay, but she needs an arborist to be sure. Find them online at the Arizona Community Tree Council's site.

  • Tom - His olive tree lost several large branches during the last storm and was told he had root rot. Is this something that will kill the whole tree or can he save it?

Recommendation - Eventually root rot will kill a tree and if it's one of the main diseases that effect olive trees, he could be in trouble. Bottom line - It could be the wind but will need more investigation to be sure.

Segment 4 (running time 6:57)

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Keith gets to brag about his dad....Congratulations to Don on becoming the new head of the Arizona Nursery Association starting next year.

Caller:

  • Susan -She has a few citrus trees and they've all sunken about 6 to 8 inches. Does she need to replant them to correct the problem?

Recommendation - It's not usually a good idea to replant them, but just add new soil to create a natural bowl and it should be fine.

  • Planting trees to deep is a very common problem and can be very problematic to a trees health. 
  • Details on our event coming up and discounts they're offering.

Thanks to Treeland Nurseries for joining us today!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 13:08)

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  • We take a bit of timeout to talk football in Arizona.
  • We recap our 1st hour with Dr. Sky and Sustainable Santa.
  • Look for Rosie On The House articles in your local newspapers.

Callers:

  • Bill - He had a couple valves replaced and now they're stuck. He's wondering if there is a way to lubricate them?

Recommendation - He'd have to take it apart and apply "plumbers grease" to the parts. It might be easier to just replace it. The problem is sediment building up because of the hard water we have in AZ.

  • Ryan - He's looking at taking on a paver project and putting part of it on top of a concrete slab. He's been told he needs to put sand down first. Does that sound right?

Recommendation - Yes, it does. All the pavers are glued on the edge, but the middle pavers are all put down on sand. Rosie describes Belgard's "Overlay" pavers and why he loves some of their latest products.

Segment 2 (running time 5:26)

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We remind you to get ready for the holiday's:

Segment 3 (running time 14:18)

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Callers:

  • Jerry - He wants to install hot water radiator's near his bedrooms and into his bathrooms, but he needs some design help to make sure it's done legally and efficiently.

Recommendation - Rosie thinks he should call Dave at Intermountain Mechanical or Green Valley Cooling & Heating for advice.

  • Julie - She needs to replace her A-C unit and wants to know what to ask and some advice on what she should buying.

Recommendation - It's not usually a good idea to buy used units. Rosie recommends using his consumer guide and then describes all the factors she should consider before making a purchase.

*Rosie investigates more of Julie's situation and talks about "whole home energy audits" & Time of Day Plans with the utility company, plus the importance of proper ductwork in your home too.

Segment 4 (running time 5:29)

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Caller:

  • Jason - He's hard to understand with his phone connection & wants to know if he's paying too much on "Super Cooling."

Recommendation - Advanced Home Systems came up with the concept of "Super Cooling" and Jason sounds like he's paying about what we'd expect him too.

  • David - He wants to know how "Super Cooling" works and how it saves money?

Recommendation - Rosie walks him through the steps and how YOU HAVE TO BE ON AN ON/OFF PEAK UTILITY PLAN!

10:00AM - Housing Topic Hour: Termite treatment wtih Tucson's 5 Star Pest Control

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Segment 1 (running time 11:55)

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We welcome Shelby Hawkins of 5 Star Pest Control to the show to talk about alternative method's to controlling termites and pests around your home.

  • Shelby shares her story and how she got into the industry.
  • Why Arizona is so good for termites.
  • All the different types of termites in AZ.
  • Shelby shares some stories about her experiences on Johnston Atoll Island.

Segment 2 (running time 6:37)

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  • How Shelby ended up on an island in charge of getting rid of all the pests. And she did it!

Caller:

  • Kevin - He called in to say she's a "Wild Lady who's not afraid of anything!" and he's used her services for 16 years and he's always had the same technician! She even rescued a family of racoons at his property. He wants an explanation on reverse osmosis in treating pests.

Recommendation - She discovered this on the island and explains the reverse osmosis process and how it came about.

Segment 3 (running time 13:02)

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Rosie talks about our "Ugly Room Contest" and how you could win free paint and paint products from PPG Pittsburg Paints.

Click here to send your picture and essay on why you should win!

Caller:

  • Margaret - Every morning she hears critters up on her flat roof. Where should she start?

Recommendation - Build barriers to keep the pests out and eliminate their food source. Shelby and Rosie talks through steps she can take to keep them out.

*One of the methods Shelby uses is the Have A Heart Trap to catch critters.

Shelby talks about the use of reverse osmosis in treating pests.

Segment 4 (running time 6:18)

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We discuss the alternative method she uses to get rid of termites in your home and how Rosie learned the process.

Thanks to Shelby Hawkins for joining us today! If you need pest control in Tucson, call 5 Star Termite & Pest Control.

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