The brown marmorated stink bug (also called BMSB) has been established in the eastern United States since the mid-1990s and then came to the Pacific Northwest in 2004. Over the past couple of decades this invasive insect has continued to expand from Portland Oregon and worked its way up into the Seattle area. Like a lot of [...]
I love Christmas and Thanksgiving! Each year our family can’t wait to get the decorations out of the garage and assemble the Christmas trees (we have many plastic trees). One of our favorite holiday movies is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation …. and in the movie, there is a scene where Chevy Chase has an encounter [...]
It is crazy, but the answer is … No! This is probably the most common misconception that we have when we are first called out to service our clients. Most people seem to understand that mice and rats are different in at least their size, but it is important to note that the species of [...]
It’s a beautiful fall day in the Puget Sound area. As you are coming out of your home ready to enjoy one of the last days left of sunshine for this year, you abruptly get hit in the face with a massive spider web. We have all been there. So, whether it is dodging the [...]
It always happens in the late summer and early fall around August and September. As people are spending their last hours of the summer outside on their back deck, they see a few flying ants landing near them. On further examination, they realize that they don’t look like the average winged ants, but more like [...]
For some homeowners it appears that the mole populations have greatly increased in the Seattle area over the past couple of years. While it is hard to know for sure if this is true, there may be some reasons why we are seeing more activity. Find out why...
Cockroach “Phobias” In the Pest Control industry there are things that actually terrify some of our clients. The most common of these are probably rats and spiders. But every so often we can have a client who had a horrible roach experience and was left traumatized by the situation. In the back of their mind [...]
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 now become a real threat to both our homes and the environment. Find out more...
In Washington state most wasps and bees are fairly harmless and will leave you alone if they are not disturbed. But there are a few that you will want to watch out for. Knowing the difference will help in protecting you and your family and being able to reduce our impact on the environment [...]