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Fleas Thriving in the Pacific Northwest

Fleas loved the mild winter this year as much as residents in the Pacific Northwest did. The unusual warm weather throughout 2015 created the ideal environment for fleas to thrive, keeping residential pest control companies busy. Interestingly, Washington and Oregon pest control companies responded to homes and businesses with flea problems that did not have […]

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Hobo Spiders in the News!

Hobo spiders are becoming a more common pest in homes across the Northwest. Spider pest control experts state that views regarding the hobo spider’s danger are split—some think their bite is dangerous while other think the evidence is inconclusive. As the summer weather cools, Oregon and Washington pest management companies state that the fall is […]

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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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Rise in Plague Cases: Increasing Rodent Pest Control Measures

Once thought of an epidemic that only existed in history books, the incidents of the plague have been on the rise in the U.S. during the last few years. At the time of publication, there were four reported human cases of the plague in Colorado in which only two patients survived. In the middle of […]

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Don’t Underestimate the Presence of Mosquito-Related Diseases!

When the National Pest Management Association surveyed individuals about mosquito prevention and the diseases that the pests transmit in July 2015, they found that 78 percent of the participants were aware of the presence of the West Nile virus in North America, but less than 10 percent had knowledge regarding the other disease that they […]

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Washington Pest Control News: Jail Bed Bug Infestation

Every state in the U.S. is equally affected by bed bugs. The media depicts the pests in shows like “Orange is the New Black.” The unfortunate reality is that Washington bed bugs have found their way into Northwest jails. In early August 2015, inmates at the Snohomish County jail reported an infestation in dorm A. […]

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Oregon Pest Control News: August 15 is Native Bee Conservation Awareness Day!

This summer, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that August 15 was Oregon Native Bees Conservation Awareness Day, stating, “Oregon’s native bees are essential pollinators in ecosystems that support the reproduction of flowering trees and plants, including the fruits and seeds that are a major part of the diet of approximately 25 percent of all birds […]

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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Take a Bite Out of Your Summer Fun

With summer in full swing, the West Nile virus already found its way to the Northwest. Oregon and Washington pest management companies report that mosquitoes carrying the virus infected people in southwestern Idaho. Professionals trapped infected mosquitoes at the Oregon State line in early July 2015. The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has also made its way […]

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Washington Pest Management News: The Hunt for Gypsy Moths

In 2014, Eden reported about the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s annual campaign to trap and monitor the invasive gypsy moth. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) does the same every year by placing around 16,000 cardboard traps in rural areas, residential neighborhoods and business districts. By knowing how gypsy moths look and about their […]

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Oregon Pest Control News: Farmers Turning to IPM to Reduce Pesticide Use

Each summer, filbert moth larvae hatch and burrow into filbert shells, eat the nut and use the shell as safe place to develop. This damaging act can render an entire crop inedible, as it only takes three bad nuts to fail a quality test at a processing facility. To prevent the larvae damage, Eugene farmers […]

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