Identifying Other Stinging Pests

Pest Identification

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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thatching ants in Washington state

Thatching Ants – What You Need to Know

Formica Obscuripes, or Thatching Ants, get their more common name from creating large mounds they build from various yard debris, such as small sticks, grass stems, leaves, pine needles, and/or whatever the common area vegetation allows. Similar to a ‘thatched roof’, the mounds are thought to collect solar radiation, providing warming during cooler periods, while […]

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drug store beetle

What Are the Most Common Food Pests?

Your home pantry can be a breeding ground for food pests if you don’t take preventative measures on how you are storing items such as cereal, flour, pasta, dried fruit, chocolate, seeds or grain, bird seed or pet food, etc. And a big challenge with common food pests is that, typically, they go unnoticed until […]

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