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A flea? A bed bug? No, it’s a carpet beetle!

Is it a flea? Is it a bed bug? No, it’s a carpet beetle! In today’s world, we’re all a little paranoid when it comes to anything with more than four legs. For some of us, insects have always been gross. For others, the modern-day outbreak of bed bugs has us constantly on alert. Either […]

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Commercial Pest Control: What Exclusion is and Why You Should Do It

In today’s greener marketplace, pest exclusion is an essential component of any commercial pest management plan. Gone are the days of commercial pest control services blanketing a facility with powerful chemicals to wipe out an infestation. These days, more businesses are choosing to apply the principles of integrated pest management, a more holistic and healthy […]

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Bed Bug Pest Control for Hospitals

Hospital pest control is a real challenge. Despite the modern sanitation and cleanliness practices of most hospitals, pests of all sorts seem to find their way in. This is partly due to the fact that hospitals are large complexes, with many entryways and exits. Hospitals are also high-traffic areas, with patients, doctors visitors and staff […]

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Commercial Pest Management: Creating a Bed Bug Response Plan

Many hotels and rental properties across the country have suffered bed bug infestations in the past couple of years, and it’s not only lowbrow establishments that have had to call for bed bug pest control. Indeed, even that paragon of elegance and luxury, the Waldorf Astoria, has been sued for bed bug damages. Those who […]

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Back to School: Benefits of Integrated Pest Management for Schools

Public concern over the use of pesticides on the rise, and a big reason is the health impacts these chemicals can have on children. Considering that children spend a large chunk of their waking hours at school, some states have placed a high priority on ensuring the least amount of pesticides possible are being used […]

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Back to School: Do Pesticides Affect Your Child’s Ability to Learn?

There are many reasons to love Integrated Pest Management, an environmentally friendly approach to pest control. Homeowners love Integrated Pest Management because it minimizes the use of toxic pesticides. Especially in eco-conscious cities like Portland, pest control methods that respect the earth and protect the health of one’s family are gaining popularity. Recent research into […]

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Top 3 Pest Control Concerns in Schools

In Pacific Northwest cities such as Portland and Bellevue, pest control techniques must sometimes be applied in schools. From bed bugs to rodents, teachers and commercial pest management experts alike can attest that pests often thrive in school environments. This situation is nothing new – as long as we educate people in large groups, infections […]

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Rats: Threatening to Households and Ecosystems Alike

Like most writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson had a very low opinion of rats. He wrote, “Evermore in this world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.” Indeed, there are virtually no positive sayings about rats. Why should humans so detest this rodent, when others (hamsters come to mind) are popular pets? […]

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Pest Control Spotlight: Carpenter Ants

Everything in nature serves a purpose. Carpenter ants are important in natural settings, as they help break down dead trees. However, when these engineers of the natural world nest in human homes, trouble arises. The following is a look at what carpenter ants are and why it’s best to contract with a residential or commercial […]

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Commercial Pest Management Companies: What to Look for, What to Expect

When the presence of insects or other pests is negatively impacting your business, it’s hard to know how to choose a commercial pest management company. After all, selecting commercial pest control services is generally not covered in business courses. And although you might normally take your time scouting out vendors, commercial pest management isn’t something […]

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