Monthly Archives: May 2012

What is an Overwintering Pest?

Overwintering is a common term used on this blog to describe pests and their habits.  Since it is used so often we thought we’d go into a little more detail about what overwintering means to pests and your home. The […]

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Happy Memorial Day from Northwest Exterminating

Northwest Exterminating would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day.  We want to thank those that have given their lives for our country, as well as their families.  We are very grateful for what you’ve done for this country. […]

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How to Prevent Millipedes from Getting into Your Home

Did you know that a millipede isn’t an insect at all?!  They are arthropods that feed on dead and decaying plant matter.  Millipedes overwinter in homes which means they enter when the temperatures drop and come out when the temperatures […]

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"Holy Mole-y!" There's a mole in the pool!

There’s nothing like jumping in the pool on a hot summer day (well, a day that feels like summer anyways)!  So that is exactly what my family and I did on Saturday.  We went to my in-laws’ house and jumped […]

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Tick Prevention from the EPA

Protecting ourselves and our pets from ticks are a big concern this year.  The EPA has put out information through the NPMA on tick bites and Lyme disease prevention: An ounce of prevention It is important to know about tick […]

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No More Cockroaches

On Cinco de Mayo, we ran the billboard below: We thought the board was perfect for the occasion based on the song “La Cucaracha” that became popular during the Mexican Revolution, but also because cockroaches are a major concern in […]

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Bug Themed Party

Every good party has a theme!  And what better time to have a party than the summer?  Summer is a great time for cookouts, family get-togethers, birthdays, or just because!  And what goes together better than summer and bugs?  So […]

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Technician Tales: Bees and the Not-So-Sweet Honey

The following story is the reason I decided to start bringing a camera with me on the job.  I didn’t want to miss any unique experiences like this one. I showed up at the customer’s house on a rainy afternoon. […]

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Flea Prevention & Facts

How can something as small as a flea be such a huge pain?  Pet owners are all too familiar with the annoyance of fleas because they make us AND our pets miserable.  Fleas attach themselves to warm-blooded animals (pets and […]

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Pests in your Mother's Day Flowers?

Mothers, there is a good chance that you may be getting flowers this Sunday!  Flowers are a beautiful gift that bring light and happiness to a person’s day when they are the lucky recipient.  But holidays like this Sunday’s Mother’s […]

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