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Friday, April 03, 2020
Dear Friends, We appreciate you being our customer. During these challenging times for our community, state, nation, and world, we are making every effort possible to be good stewards of the health of our co-workers and you, our customers. With this said, we are actively working to protect...
New & Improved Customer Portal
Monday, April 08, 2019
We are excited to announce that we have a new and improved CUSTOMER PORTAL to allow you to access your account information.  Our new and improved portal will be replacing our existing portal as each of you make the individual transition. The existing portal will no longer be used or accessible...
Termite Awareness Week
Friday, March 20, 2015
As spring approaches so do many of our six-legged friends…ants, roaches, and TERMITES!  This week, March 15-21 has been designated Termite Awareness Week.  Your friends at Legacy want to remind you that we are here for all of your termite and pest control needs.   As we celebrate...
Rodent-Proofing Your House in Winter
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Rodents, just like people, prefer the warmth of indoors in the winter. And who could blame them? That said, nobody wants to share their home with mice or rats. Not only are they potential disease carriers and nuisances, but they can do serious structural damage to insulation, electrical wiring,...
The merriest of pest-free Christmases
Friday, December 12, 2014
This holiday season, we wish all of our customers the merriest of Christmases. The merriest of pest-free Christmases, of course. May your homes this Christmas season be blessed, unlike the home in this story from Bedbugger.com: Twas the Night Before Christmas: Bedbug Remix. Here's a sample: As...
Thanksgiving Turkey to the Rescue?
Monday, November 10, 2014
November means a lot of things: Fall, football, the deer woods. But the 11th month of the year will forever be associated, primarily, with Thanksgiving. As our national day of reflection approaches, we give thanks to our customers, our family and our friends. Bug blogger Anthony Ball, however,...
Bumps in the Night? Probably not Ghouls but Pests
Monday, October 13, 2014
Bumps in the night go hand-in-hand — claw-in-claw, perhaps — with Halloween, just around the corner. Our minds typically turn to ghosts and goblins this time of year, and our imaginations go into overdrive. But as much fun as Halloween is, those bumps, creaks and "moans"...
Pest at Their Peak in Summer; Tips for Keeping Them Out
Friday, August 15, 2014
By late summer, Mother Nature seems to be at her peak. Like a teenager in need of a haircut, green encroaches everywhere the eye can see, especially in Arkansas — along the side of the road, in gardens, through the cracks of driveways and sidewalks. Unfortunately, this is peak time for pests...
Mosquitoes: Home Remedy Tips to Avoid Them
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Patience. Discipline. Control of our faculties. We humans like to lay claim to each of these "virtues." Mosquitoes, however, are God's summer reminder that we're not in control. The "skeeters" may not be as bad this year in many parts of Arkansas thanks to a cold winter,...
Dealing with Summer Pests
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Pests earn their name all year, perhaps no more so than in the summer. Humans spend more time outside in the summer months and our exposure to the bugs, insects and critters that we consider pests is increased. Therefore, so is our exposure to the stings, bites and even diseases many of them carry. U.S....
Homeowner Tips for Getting Rid of Roaches
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Roaches…It's fair to say that roaches are one pest for which not even the most enthusiastic "insectophobe" could generate much positive PR. There's just really not much positive one can say about them. They carry disease; they invade our homes to munch on food, boxes and...
At Least We Don't Have Crazy Ants…
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pests are considered pests for a reason, and in Arkansas, one of our most formidable pests is the fire ant. Fire ants are territorial, aggressive, and pack one heck of a sting that can represent serious trouble to those who are allergic to their bites. But at least we don’t have crazy ants....
April is National Pest Management Month
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
You may have missed, and we won’t blame you if you did, but April is National Pest Management Month. April is a good month to recognize pest management professionals, as rodents, termites, ants and other pests wake up for spring and start to look for sources of shelter and food. Here are...
A Look at Invasive Urban Pests in Arkansas
Friday, February 28, 2014
The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is a great resource for information on topics such as agriculture, health and nutrition and home and garden. Based in Little Rock, the Cooperative Extension Service is part of the UA's Division of Agriculture. Its mission is to provide Arkansans...
5 Tips for Better Spring Cleaning
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Regardless of whether the groundhog saw his shadow this year (he did), it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning. His return to comfortable quarters in Punxsutawney may have foreshadowed six more weeks of winter, but even so, spring is right around the corner and our spring-cleaning instincts...
Be Prepared for Pests Seeking Solice From Cold
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Winter, it seems, is going to make its presence felt in Arkansas this year. Cold temperatures, even sub-freezing ones, will mean critters of all varieties seeking shelter from the cold. And unfortunately, that includes pests. But that doesn’t mean you can't be prepared for them. Everything...
A Few Pest Precautions Can Help Ensure Happy Holidays
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Seasonal pests usually are associated with stored foods, but the holidays can bring them out as well. Whether Christmas goes up in your house the day after Thanksgiving or well into December, be on the lookout for those seasonal pests that like to hide in your holiday storage boxes. Here are some...
While Your Pest Proofing Your Home This Winter, Don't Forget the Pipes
Monday, November 25, 2013
While you're checking the outside of your home for potential pest entry points, it might be a good idea to check your pipes as well. Freezing pipes can lead to pipes that burst, and that's a problem no home owner wants to deal with. Here in the South, it's not as big a concern as it is...
5 Tips to Avoid Ticks
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Simply put, ticks are a part of summer in Arkansas. Like watermelon seeds, they simply are a factor to be dealt with. That doesn’t mean you can’t be smart about how you deal with them, or even take steps to avoid them. Of course, Legacy's organic outdoor treatment can help make your...
Five Tips to Help Control Fleas
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
If you've got pets, then you've probably encountered fleas in your home. The parasitic pests may start off by hopping a ride on your dog or cat, but they're perfectly content to settle for human blood, too. And they'll go after any warm body within reach. Here are a five tips to help...
Bed Bugs Making a Comeback
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Bed bugs are making a comeback. Across the U.S., beg bug infestations are on the rise. While bed bug populations were greatly reduced in the U.S. by the mid-20th century, experts think the recent up-tick in bed bug activity is due to several factors. According to the Arkansas Department of Health,...
Summer Time Doesn't Have to Be Bug Time
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Summer time is many things in Arkansas. Play time, swim time, grill time. Unfortunately, it's also bug time. Here are five things you can do at home to cut down on those unwanted summer pests (crazy uncles notwithstanding), and make your home and yard as unwelcome to them as possible:   Trim...
Mosquitoes: 3 Easy Steps to Lessen Their Impact
Friday, June 28, 2013
Mosquitoes have been around for millions of years. They are adaptable and resilient, and unfortunately, they aren't going anywhere. The global range of mosquitoes excludes only parts of interior Greenland and Antarctica, and as we all know, it definitely includes Arkansas. Nuisance factor notwithstanding,...
Fire Ants in the Pants? No, Thank You
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  Ants.   In your yard, in your home, and in the case of toddlers, in your pants. We watch them build intricate underground societies on The Discovery Channel. We see them depicted in movies and cartoons as benevolent busybodies.   But place a "fire" in front of "ants,"...
Spring Fever: The Bugs Are Coming, Part 1
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Spring fever. That annual rite of passage for winter-worn humans ready to embark on trips to various bodies of water, be they pools, lakes, or even oceans. After months of mostly gray, Arkansans are ready to get outside and feel the warmth of sunshine on their skin. Unfortunately, we're not the...
Wintertime Pest: A Look at Boxelder Bugs in Arkansas
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
We are on the verge of winter, which means that those heaters will be cranked up in our households, drawing us in from the cold. Unfortunately, pesky little critters like to make room for their family and friends where the warmth is, which can infringe on overall comfort in the home.  There...
The Bugs Are Coming
Friday, April 13, 2012
Mild Arkansas winters equate to bug-filled Arkansas summers. Unfortunately for Arkansans, we're in the process of concluding one of the mildest winters in years. If they haven't arrived already, expect to see increased numbers of yard critters — ticks, flies, mosquitoes. With no hard...
How To Make Your Home Less Inviting to Rats and Mice
Monday, February 13, 2012
Rats and mice may have hitched a free ride on the humanity wagon long ago, but there's no reason for them to share your home with you. Unless, of course, they're running the wheel in a cage… Inside your home Cleanliness is next to rodentless. Don't give rats and mice an...
Rats and Mice: A Little History
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
"Rats!" Charlie Brown made the innocuous "expletive" something of a cultural icon back before TVs had flat screens and kids weren't all grown up by the age of 9.  Once upon a time, "Rats!" was a slang word of choice, dare we say, a lightly salted "cuss"...
Fleas: Can Live Without 'Em, Absolutely
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Fleas occupy the same social strata as telemarketers and door-to-door salesmen: Unwelcome visitors. So, fleas as permanent guests in your home? Whether you're two- or four-legged, that's just not an option. Fleas, indeed, keep us humble. They seem to exist everywhere, seemingly are impervious...
Termites Helping with Clean Energy Ideas???
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Check out this fascinating article from PhysOrg.com on how University of Connecticut and CalTech researchers are exploring how communities of microbes found in the guts can possibly be used for clean energy ideas. There is a lot of science jargon in the article, but the main point is that there...
Q: How will I know if my home is infested with termites?
Thursday, September 22, 2011
A: Signs of termites can be seen during swarm season. Clouds of flying termites can build both indoors and outdoors, and you may even spot small piles of papery wings they have left behind in your home. However, you shouldn’t count on seeing any of these things, so it is important to get an annual...
Q: Will termites be killed off by cold Arkansas winters?
Monday, September 19, 2011
A:  No. In fact, not only will the cold winter weather not kill off termites, the chill actually makes your home even more of a target, as termites will be eager to seek out the warmth.   Read more answers from our Expert or Submit Your Own Question!
Q: When should I worry about termites?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A: Termites can be a problem at almost any time throughout the year, but they are most active during “swarm season,” which usually peeks in Arkansas around April or May. Be especially mindful if you are buying, building or remodeling a house. The most important thing is to always be on...
Legacy Acquires Thomas Termite & Pest Control
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Legacy Termite and Pest Control, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Thomas Termite and Pest Control.  “We are excited to be able to continue offering quality service with a family-owned emphasis to the Thomas customers,” said Legacy owner...
Online Pest Photography Contest!
Monday, August 15, 2011
The National Pest Management Association (PestWorld.org), a non-profit organization that helps support the pest management industry and which Legacy is a member, just launched a super fun "Online Pest Photography Contest" and we'd love to have one of our Arkansans customers win the $1,000...
Q: I hear a “rustling” sound in the walls of one room. Could that be termites?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
When a home has a very severe termite infestation a noise can sometimes be heard that is better described as “sizzling bacon” than as “rustling’. This is caused when the soldiers of the colony click their mandibles. Most active termite infestations inside walls remain undetected...
Q: I had a termite infestation in the house (but it was treated), and now I am moving. Will I carry termites to the new house through the moving boxes?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Expert Answer: No. Even if active termites had been feeding on cellulose from the boxes, removing them from contact with the subterranean colony will put them in an environment where the odds of their survival is virtually nil.  
Q: I want to store firewood close to my house. Could this attract termites?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Expert Answer: While the wood will not “attract” termites, it will create a condition that is conducive for termites by providing a food source that they can easily find during the foraging process. Being close to the house offers a greater possibility that termites will start feeding on...
Q: My dogs have been barking at my floor vents and someone told me I may have rats. How do you deal with a pest like that?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Expert Answer: After a thorough inspection a professional Legacy technician will choose an effective treatment method. This will usually involve a combination of baiting and trapping, and while these methods are usually successful follow ups will generally be required. Pests such as rats usually enter...
Marc Heflin Named Arkansas Business 40 under 40
Friday, October 15, 2010
From Arkansas Business- 2005 Marc Heflin's family raised him to be in the service industry. It's our belief that that's what we're supposed to do with our God-given resources, said the 31-year-old Heflin. And giving back has been stressed to us growing up and in our adult life. In...
Legacy in the News: Heflin Brothers, Chris Maloch Form Legacy Termite & Pest Control
Friday, October 15, 2010
Heflin Brothers, Chris Maloch Form Legacy Termite & Pest Control By Arkansas Business Staff The Heflin boys are back in the business. Jay and Marc Heflin, the sons of the late Terminix owner and Little Rock philanthropist Johnny Heflin, are teaming up with Chris Maloch, the son of former...
Why do I need a termite protection contract?
Friday, October 15, 2010
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage to homes in the U.S. every year. Unfortunately much of this is hidden; termites eat away at the cellulose products in your walls and subfloor unknown to you until it’s too late. By having a termite protection contract on your home you can be...

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