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NPMA’s Asthma and Allergy Infographic: Check it Out!

Residential pest management experts agree that common household pests like cockroaches and rodents can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. An infographic by the National Pest Management Association tells you more about the allergens that pests produce, when pests are most likely to be in your home and the number of cockroaches that can invisibly infest […]

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Pest Control for Termites: How to Prevent a Spring Invasion

While it’s true that termites are less active during the winter months, that doesn’t mean homeowners should forget about residential pest control until the weather warms up. Spring is generally considered the boom season for termites, whose populations will burgeon quickly once the sun comes out. As any local pest control company can tell you, however, […]

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Top 10 Beneficial Pests to Woo on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, aphids are green, but not all bugs are unworthy of esteem. This could be the Valentine’s Day poem floating around your local pest control company. For those who don’t provide green pest control, all bugs may seem equally repellant, but the truth is that some insects are worthy of appreciation, admiration and, […]

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Proactive Rodent Control

You have a wasp problem, and you call us up to help you get rid of it. We’re happy to do so – it’s our job! While we’re out, we’re also going to suggest you enroll in an inclusive “Enhanced Service Program”. Not only are we going to help keep wasps away from future barbeques, […]

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7 Ways You May be Spreading Invasive Pests – Without Knowing It

Ask anyone at your local pest control company, and they’ll tell you that education is more than half the battle in pest management. This is true for the residential form of local pest control – i.e., keeping rodents and insects out of your kitchen, outbuildings and other occupied areas. But information is also power in […]

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Residential Pest Control: 10 Signs of a Termite Infestation

Winter is here, and for many homes that means a short break from seasonal pests. However, although termites do tend to move underground in winter, they can remain a year-round residential pest control problem, especially in milder climates. To compound matters, they are also very good at keeping out of sight – at least until […]

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The 3 Scariest Home Pests You Could Encounter

Halloween is just around the corner. But before you focus all of your attention on ghouls and ghosts, remember that some of the scariest creatures are the ones that could be lurking in your home. Residential pest control is a big deal when you consider that your home is not only an investment but the […]

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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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Local Pest Control for Summer: Dealing with Fleas

It’s that time of year. The sun is finally out in the Northwest, along with warmer temperatures than we’ve experienced all year. These warm temps and decreased rainfall means local pest control companies are seeing an increase in calls about flea pest control. Eugene, Portland, Seattle and other Northwest cities are all dealing with these […]

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Salem Pest Trends: The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is living up to its name in 15 states across the country, raising a stink in orchards and farmlands and requiring homeowners to seek professional pest control. Salem, Aurora, and Portland are just a few of the Oregon cities where the brown marmorated stink bug can now be found. […]

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