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Pest Control News: Fumigation Gone Wrong & Why You Should Turn to Integrated Pest Management

In spring 2015, a Delaware family staying in a luxury villa in the U.S. Virgin Islands fell ill after they were exposed to methyl bromide, a harmful pesticide. A few months later, a 10-year-old boy was hospitalized for two weeks after his family hired an exterminator to fumigate their south Florida home. The boy’s exposure […]

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The Importance of Pollinator Health

Last year, Oregon pest management professionals reported the sudden death of 50,000 bees—about 300 colonies—in the Wilsonville area and a similar incident in Hillsboro after spraying insecticides containing imidacloprid and dinotefuran in trees. Bee populations nationwide decline between 23 and 34 percent every year. In response to these and other incidents, agencies like the U.S. […]

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Mosquito Season News: The Asian Tiger Mosquito and Prevention Tips for the Pacific Northwest

Mosquitoes host a variety of diseases. The West Nile virus is one that recently made it to the Northwest, and mosquito pest control experts warn of a new species that doesn’t bring good tidings: the Asian tiger mosquito. Washington and Oregon Pest Management: A Look at the Asian Tiger Mosquito Scientifically known as Aedes japonicas, […]

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Eden Pest Knows Bugs: Did You Know the First “Superinsect” was Reported 100 Years Ago?

In 1914, entomologist A.L. Melander with the Washington Agricultural Experiment Station wrote about “superinsects” in his essay “Can Insects Become Resistant to Sprays?” It’s considered the first published article of its kind to discuss insect resistance to pesticides. Washington pest control experts state that Melander found that some insects became less affected to sulpher-lime after […]

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How Eden Pest Will Prepare you for Spring

Green pest control begins with prevention. Eden makes Washington and Oregon pest control simple with its Enhanced Service Program. In this program, a technician visits your home every other month to inspect your property, identify signs of pests and conditions that could attract pests to your home or business. If needed, the technician will apply […]

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3 Reasons to be Thankful for Green Pest Control

As you bow your head over your turkey feast and count your blessings this Thanksgiving, consider giving a nod to one of the unsung heroes of our chemical-dependent modern society: green pest control. While most people don’t think much about pest control until they need it, it’s an important part of keeping schools, restaurants, hotels, […]

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5 Pest Control Uses for Cucumbers

There are many eco-friendly pest control options available to homeowners today, from citronella candles to water traps. But none are as all-natural and cheap as cucumbers. That’s right – a raw, bitter cucumber is a green pest control option unbeknownst to many homeowners. While this eco-friendly pest control technique won’t rid your home of a […]

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