Can You Get Rid of Drain Flies?

Pest Identification

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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 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 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 – 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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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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