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Pest Identification

velvety tree-ant

Velvety Tree Ants – What You Need to Know

Washington state is home to a number of types of ants, but that is no surprise as these common insects are found the world over – from north to south, east to west, ants reside on nearly every continent and island on earth. Ants are so abundant and persistent that they inevitably run afoul of […]

Adult Female Ponerine Ant

Ponerine Ants – What You Need to Know

Ants are one of the most common insects found all around the world. New species of ants continue to be found even today. In fact, scientists speculate that they have only identified about half of all possible species. Ants are found from the arctic to the tropics and on every island in the world. This […]

Northern House Mosquito

Common Mosquito Types in Washington State

Mosquitoes in the Pacific Northwest Mosquitoes – those blood sucking, disease-spreading, painfully biting, itchy-bump causing nuisances of summer. While more than 40 different mosquito species can be found in Washington state, the Pacific Northwest has not always been known as a hotbed of mosquito activity. It has always had its share of mosquitoes, but the […]

Asian Lady bug, (Harmonia axyridis), Asian Lady Beetle

Ladybug Imposters: Asian Lady Beetles

You probably grew up hearing the old rhyme: Lady Bug, Lady Bug Fly away home Your house is on fire Your children are gone Well, with the emergence of the Asian Lady Beetle, the Lady Bugs tragic tale continues. Now, they need to fight this imposter which masks itself as a ladybug but isn’t quite […]

Biting Deer Fly

Identifying Biting Flies

As the weather warms and the world awakens, we increase our chances of running into insects and bugs who are also excited about the change in the seasons. Nobody wants to surrender their backyard (or their kitchen) to puny pests. So how do we fight back? Not all flies bite, but the ones that do […]

subterranean termites

Crazy Termite Facts

Have you ever been curious what more there is to know about household pests like termites beyond the fact you don’t want them in your house? Do you wonder if there’s anything more to them besides being destructive and kind of creepy looking? Even if the answer is no, knowing the behaviors and habits of […]

deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

Different Mouse Infestation Confusion in Seattle/Puget Sound

There is definitely some confusion surrounding mouse infestations within the general public in and around the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region. While our region’s urban and most suburban areas have serious problems with Rats, the rest of us live where mice rule the roost.  The entire Puget Sound region is home to a super abundant number […]

Giant Water Bug

Creepy Pests in Washington State

Pests in the Pacific Northwest can get pretty strange looking. It’s intimidating when you find something unfamiliar looking in your space, especially when you’re not sure how to get rid of it. The Greater Puget Sound is known for some creepy looking pests that you’ll want to look out for.  Here are some notable pests […]

fruit fly

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

If you’re continuing to bring produce into your home during winter and fall, there’s a chance that fruit flies are coming with it. While you might associate these pests exclusively with the warmer months of the year, they actually can pop up throughout the year. Because of this, it’s important to be aware and prepared […]

Earwig insect

What You Need to Know About Earwigs

While it is a species with a lot of unfounded fear behind it, earwigs are a household pest that people may not think of when it comes to pest control. They won’t crawl in your ears and lay eggs, despite what the name implies, nor have they been shown to cause any structural damage to […]

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