Two Classic Pacific Northwest Summer Pests

Summer is in full swing and the pest are coming out to play! If you’ve lived in the Oregon area for very long you’ve probably noticed a couple of pests coming back summer after summer. These two little destructive insects are unwelcome garden snackers. Do you have...

Important FAQs about Termites

If you are a homeowner in Oregon, then termite information should be of top priority. What do termites look like? There are different types of termites and each looks unique. The ones pictured with the prominent large wings are called alates. Others look similar to...

Top Reasons Boxelder Bugs are a Nuisance

Photo via: University of Montana Extension While boxelder bugs are not harmful to humans, they are totally annoying. As summer begins to heat up, boxelders come out in droves. They are about a ½ in long and have distinct black and red markings. If they find a crack in...

Oregon Pet’s Formidable Foe: The Flea

Our state’s beautiful weather is wonderful to enjoy on so many levels. Unfortunately, fleas happen to think so as well. These little pests are more than annoying, they’re hurtful and dangerous to pets and humans alike. Let’s learn a little bit about what these bugs...

What to Do with Wasps in Medford

Buzzing wasps with their fearsome nests can be quite menacing. Their sting is definitely unpleasant and they may hover a little too close for comfort around your summer picnic. Here in Medford and the surrounding Oregon areas, you may begin to see yellow-jackets...

Top 3 Venomous Spiders in Oregon

Spiders are often misunderstood little creepy crawlies. They do quite a bit of pest-control of their own by catching other undesirable and destructive insects such as beetles and cockroaches. Though they are quite useful, they can certainly be unwanted house guests...

Action Against Sugar Ants in Oregon

Summer is coming and the sun is shining! Life is pretty wonderful except for one thing-ants. You may have noticed that the warmer it gets, the more little trails of ants you find. And while ants are an important part of the ecosystem, they are unwelcome guests in your...

Bats Are the #1 Carriers of Diseases

Researchers have found 600 Viruses from 750 bat species. What’s more alarming is that a large number of these viruses can be passed along to humans because compared to other mammals, bats have a closer relationship genetically to us. Unfortunately, bats...

Coos Bay Day Care Pesticide Poisoning

Over a half a dozen small children and day care workers became ill last month as a result of pesticide poisoning incident in which the wrong product was apparently applied to kill fleas inside a Coos Bay day care facility. According to The Oregonian/OregonLive.com,...

5 Black Widow Facts You Need to Know

1. Why do they call it the Black Widow? The term widow was bestowed upon this type of spider because the females tend to eat their mates after mating, a practice known as sexual cannibalism. Not surprisingly, male black widow spiders tend to select their mates by...