Compared to other rodents the Deer Mouse has been around for a long time in the Pacific NW. Even with the Roof Rat growing in population and taking over the Seattle area, the Deer Mouse has held its ground. They are often cute, yet when they get into your home it is another story. They [...]
Some people call these little black ants “sweet ants” or “sugar ants”, but their official name is “Odorous House Ants”. These ants started to appear in the Seattle area about 10 years ago, probably introduced through landscape material from Arizona or states further east. Odorous House Ants get their name because of a strange odor [...]
By Scott Dideon, MS BCE Urban Entomologist, Green City Pest Control Compared to the city rat (the Norway Rat), the Roof Rat is a smaller, more agile rodent that was introduced into the Seattle area around the 1940’s. In the past 15 years, the Roof Rat population has exploded throughout Western Washington and has [...]
Owner of Green City Pest Control, Scott Dideon on the local radio show Real Talk - 1150 AM KKNW. Scott talks about pests to look out for in the Puget Sound area and answers interesting question from radio show hosts Brian & Dan.
Bed bugs may not be as bad as your in-laws, but at least with these insects there are things that you can do to avoid bringing them home while traveling. Below is a list of steps that you can take to prevent them becoming part of your extended family: Check Online Reviews for Hotels Look [...]
Pest Prevention Tips: https://www.pestworld.org/pest-control-help/integrated-pest-management/ Tips from a Pest Professional Keep tree branches trimmed and away from the house. Stack firewood and lumber away from the house to eliminate harborage for rodents, spiders, carpenter ants and centipedes. Remove old tires from the yard that can fill up with water and provide a breeding ground for pests. Clean [...]
This is an interesting story by BBC about our common German cockroach (the kind that you find in a restaurant or apartment building). In the 1990's we began to see these roaches avoid certain baits because they didn't have the genes to digest Glucose. What is interesting, is they are showing that those roaches also [...]
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