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Beneficial Bugs can Help Your Seattle Garden

Ladybug, ladybug, don’t fly away home! Nature has a neat way of keeping things in balance. While all bugs might seem like a nuisance, some are natural garden helpers that control the insects that damage your plants. By using this natural form of pest control, Seattle and Bellevue residents can enjoy the fruits of their […]

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Seattle Pest Control Debate: Do Rain Gardens Promote Pests?

A rain garden is a depressed area of planted land that allows rainwater runoff to soak into the dirt instead of running into storm drains or other sources of water. The goal of a rain garden is to help reduce the amount of pollution in nearby creeks, streams, river or other bodies of water. Experts […]

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Pest Solutions for Gnats

Gnats are one of the most common household pests – not to mention one of the most annoying. Even though they’re harmless, they breed incredibly quickly (one gnat can lay up to 300 eggs in its four-month lifespan) and are extremely hard to get rid of. So what’s a homeowner to do? The best way […]

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5 Disease-Bearing Pests to Watch For

Let’s face it – all household pests are annoying. But while some are harmlessly annoying, others can be carriers of harmful diseases. These disease vectors can spread malaria, tapeworms, Lyme disease, rabies and various forms of fever illnesses. The following are five disease-bearing pests you should watch out for: 1. Ticks and fleas. Everyone knows […]

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Spiders: Pest Control Friend or Foe?

A lot of people have a fear of spiders. Some of these fears are legitimate – raise your hand if you don’t want to lose a limb to a black widow bite – but some people’s fears are more in line with the 1990 movie Arachnophobia. (Note: most spiders won’t eat an entire human being […]

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Northwest Spiders to Avoid

There’s a reason most people have an aversion to spiders. Spiders are predatory, venomous and can be very aggressive. Luckily, the majority of different species of spiders in the Pacific Northwest either don’t have enough venom in their bite to do any harm to humans, or they don’t possess mandibles strong enough to puncture our […]

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Pest Control Spotlight: Carpet Beetles

Of all the destructive pests a homeowner in the Pacific Northwest can face, few are as damaging or as voracious as the beetle. Beetles will consume many different types of materials, from wood to green vegetation to dung. Unfortunately for homeowners, beetles also eat another common material – organic fabric fibers. What are carpet beetles? […]

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Flying Pest Control: Dispelling the Myths about Bats

There are many myths, stories and stereotypes regarding bats. Over the years, people have associated these winged pests with demons, monsters, diseases and crop failure – associations that run the gamut from legitimate concerns to paranoid superstition. Following are three common myths about bats in the Pacific Northwest and the truth behind them, all of […]

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5 DIY Green Pest Control Remedies

Most every household will face a pest infestation at some point. Not every household, however, is comfortable using toxic pest control methods to get rid of these infestations. Families with children, pets or a concern for the environment are increasingly turning to do-it-yourself green pest control methods, and for good reason. They are inexpensive, easy […]

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How to Check for Subterranean Termites

Unlike other household pests, a termite infestation can be difficult to spot. You may be going through your day-to-day routine, blissfully unaware that within the wall next to you an active termite colony is doing major structural damage to your home. Following are a few tips for catching a termite infestation before it does too […]

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