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Mosquitoes and Zika: What You Need to Know



The Washington State Department of Health claims that more than 40 mosquito species live and thrive here in the Northwest. These nuisance pests carry many different diseases, including West Nile virus and western equine encephalitis. Although it’s new to some people, researchers first discovered the Zika virus in 1947. Today, mosquitoes carrying this disease threaten […]


Are Pests Helping or Hurting Your Compost?



Compost – the bread and butter of the garden. It not only improves your soil but also helps to grow healthier, disease-resistant plants. May 29th is Learn About Composting Day, a wonderful time for everyone in Bothell, WA to give back to the environment and learn more about compost and its many benefits. We’re celebrating […]


Strawberry Pests: What are They and How to Get Rid of Them



Residents of Auburn, WA are known to have a green thumb. Between the Community Garden Project and yearly events to help the environment, it’s probably no surprise to see beautiful gardens filled with delicious fruits and vegetables. In honor of Pick Strawberries Day on May 20th, we’re showing you the most common strawberry pests and […]


8 Ways to Keep Your Patio Pest-Free



Spring has sprung in Dexter, OR, making it the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the weather. However, you might love your patio even more if it weren’t for those pesky flies, mosquitoes and other bothersome insects. Although pests embrace the springtime as much as you do, you don’t have to share […]


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 […]