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Why You Should Leave Bees Alone



Spring marks a special time when warmer temperatures thaw the state and the bees return to Eagle, ID. Many residents take this time to start their gardening projects or work on their landscaping. For some, it also means applying pest control to keep nuisance pests away from their flowers, plants and shrubs. That includes bees, […]


Argentine Ants May Soon be Stopped in Their Tracks



Despite numerous pest control efforts, Argentine ants have spread rapidly throughout California and the South. Though this species isn’t common in Veradale, WA, or the surrounding area, it could spread farther north without some resistance. Luckily for residents here in the Northwest, researchers have found an effective and environmentally friendly way to combat this stubborn […]


Why Winter Could Be to Blame for Spring Pest Surge



El Nino packed a punch this past winter with record snowfall in the East and rainfall in the West. Forecasters expect this weather pattern to continue during the spring and summer and dump even more rain in certain areas of the country. All this extra rain and these moist conditions can only mean one thing […]


Garden Pests: The Good vs Bad



Within our large world, a small ecosystem thrives in the backyards throughout Junction City, OR. Though spring’s arrival means getting back outside and working in your garden, it also means dealing with countless pests looking to feast on your flowers and plants. Before you reach for a toxic pesticide, it’s important to consider the many […]


Wrongful Thinking: Common Pest Myths Debunked



Nobody likes to be proven wrong, but March 15th is Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, so it wouldn’t be fair to let myths about bugs and rodents prevail. This month, our Culver, OR exterminators are separating the facts from fiction and debunking a few of the most common myths encountered by pest control experts. […]


Idaho’s Potato Farm Pests



Since 1927, Shelley, ID has been home to Idaho’s Annual Spud Day. It’s a day set aside to proudly celebrate the state’s most famous export – the delicious and much-beloved potato. To help you understand the challenges faced by Idaho spud farmers, we’re sharing information about their biggest pest control issue and revealing how professional […]


Follow the Flight of the Butterfly



Are you ready to celebrate “Learn About Butterflies Day” on March 14th? Inspired by Whitaker Center’s Flight of the Butterfly near Harrisburg, OR, we’re sharing information about how these delicate and beautiful creatures fly and where their flight path takes them. We’re also giving you pest control tips to help you protect your own garden […]


Employee Appreciation: Alpha’s Awesome Pest Control Experts



We can’t say it enough: Our Arlington, WA pest control experts are beyond compare. With employee appreciation day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give a shout-out to our talented and devoted team of men and women who take care of our customers’ needs every single day. To help you fully appreciate […]


Two Scary Eight-Legged Pests



They both have bad reputations as aggressive predators, and they deliver painful bites. You don’t have to be afraid of arachnids to think twice about tangling with either of these eight-legged pests. Hobo and wolf spiders prefer hiding indoors when the weather turns cold, so it’s no surprise that exterminators are busy here in Mountain […]


Catching the Love Bug



Are they wild romantics or just insanely in lust? Is it true that they’re the result of a crazy genetic experiment? Why do they swarm cars, highways and gas stations? Our pest control specialists enjoy answering all kinds of insect questions, so let’s catch up on love bug facts and fantasies. A Bug by Any […]