Crazy Termite Facts

Pest Identification

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 […]

cicada killer on leaf

Identifying Other Stinging Pests

Especially for those living in the Seattle and Greater Puget Sound area, yellow jackets and wasps are a familiar summertime pest. These are not the only varieties of stinging insects that can plague your home or business, however. Particular varieties of bees each comes with their own hazards and pest control treatment plans. Read on […]

pill bugs, roly poly bugs

What You Need to Know About Pill Bugs

Whether you grew up calling them potato bugs, roly-poly’s, or armadillo bugs, the pill bug is what you were referring to. These tiny critters are best known for their signature move of rolling up into a ball, but what else can you say you know about them? Do you need to be concerned if you […]

drain fly

Can You Get Rid of Drain Flies?

As the name implies, drain flies (also called moth flies or sink flies) are a nuisance pest that develop in standing water in drains, sinks, or plumbing pipes/fixtures – especially those that have been unattended or idle for periods of time. They are attracted to moist areas and feed on decaying organic matter and slime […]

stink bug on a plant

Stink Bugs in Western Washington State

While there are about 51 stink bug species in the state of Washington, the brown marmorated stink bug has been making its home in the western Washington King, Pierce, and Thurston counties in the last several years. Native to the Asian regions of China, Japan, and Korea, the brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive […]

asian giant hornet

Asian Giant Hornets Invading Washington State

You may have seen and heard the various news reports with regard to the Asian Giant Hornet migrating into the state of Washington. What is an Asian Giant Hornet? The Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia), also referred to as the Yak-Killer Hornet, and at more than two-inches long, is the world’s largest hornet and has […]

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