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Eden Pest Knows Bugs: There are Over 100 Species of Spiders that Mimic Ants

Over 100 species of spiders have evolved to look and act like ants, and some have similar pheromones. These spiders often walk with their front pair of legs above their heads so they look like antennae and then try hide their large abdomens behind bark or leaves. This tactic helps the spiders trick predators and, […]

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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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How Pest Baits Work

Aerosol pest control sprays have become an unfortunate fixture in many American homes. They may work at getting rid of pests on sight, but most sprays are toxic, smell bad and don’t effectively wipe out the entire infestation. To reach the source of an infestation, many professional pest control services use pest baits as part […]

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Mazda Recalls Spider-Infested Cars

Mazda has recalled more than 50,000 of its Mazda6 sedans because venomous spiders have a tendency to infest the fuel system, CNN reported yesterday. Some 20 cases of yellow sac spider infestations have been reported so far. The spiders weave their webs inside the fuel system, which can lead to blockage of the fuel line […]

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Top 3 Most Disgusting Northwest Pests

Ask any Portland pest control service and they’ll tell you: The Pacific Northwest is home to many disgusting home invaders. From bats and bed bugs to rats and spiders, Portland pest control problems can be… unpleasant for many homeowners. If you’re new to the area you may be wondering what types of infestations professional pest […]

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Sealing Your Home Against Winter Pests

We’ve seen some pretty nice days in the Pacific Northwest lately, but that doesn’t mean winter is over. There are still more cold spells coming up, and that means plenty of reasons for rodents and other common pests to try to get into your home. Rats, snakes, spiders and other nasty vermin don’t like being […]

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A Word from the Wise: What early spring-like conditions mean to Northwest pest populations.

The National Weather Service reported that January and February were a couple of the warmest on record for the Northwest. What does this mean for the average, ‘over-wintering’ pest?   While there are no absolutes in nature, this is my best prediction for what will take place:   In general, most insects and arachnids are […]

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Fall is here and so are the Spiders!

Some say that dawn’s dewy webs are beautiful… others insist they are mere reminders of the Halloween Holiday approaching. The truth is that spiders are one of nature’s own pest control agents. They cut down the populations of other pests. So it is a good thing to see those webs pop up this time of […]

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