Ladybug Imposters: Asian Lady Beetles

Pest Identification

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 […]

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 […]

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