Lyme Disease Cases Much Higher Than Previously Reported

According to new information gathered by the CDC the number of lyme disease cases is 10 times higher than the 30,000 cases each year that has previously been reported.  Because not every case is reported, recent efforts have uncovered that […]

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Keeping Mosquitoes Away!

Need tips on how to keep mosquitoes away? Remove standing water from your yard.  These areas serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Keep screens on windows and doors to keep them out of your home. Use an insect repellant.  DEET […]

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Record Breaking Rain Brings Record Amount of Mosquitoes

Good news…we’re no longer in a drought!! Bad news…thanks to all of the record breaking rain, we have record amounts of pests, especially mosquitoes! Moisture is known to attract pests.  They, like humans, need moisture to survive.  So it’s no […]

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Back to School? So is Lice!

School’s in session! School is back in so inevitably it’s time to have “the talk”.  Ya know, the one we dread every year…the talk about LICE!  September is Lice Prevention Month but these days, with school starting in August, it’s […]

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Bees vs. Wasps

Bees and wasps are often confused for one another.  Although they both belong to the hymenoptera order and share similar features, they are different.  Below is a list of basic shared features, as well as a list of features that […]

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August Pest of the Month: Ticks

It’s important to protect yourself and your pets from ticks this season!  Keep reading for more information on the little suckers! BRIEF DESCRIPTION Size varies depending on the species and type. More closely related to spiders than insects. Can have […]

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Strange Facts About Bugs

Besides being interesting to look at, there are many little known but fascinating facts about insects that make these pests something to marvel at. Perhaps one reason why it takes a skilled pest control company to totally eliminate insect pests […]

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Asian Tiger Mosquito

  If you are just now being able to absorb the menace of the Gallinipper mosquito, unfortunately you won’t be able to breathe easy just yet. Evidently, tourists aren’t the only people coming to our American shores this summer. The […]

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Daddy Long Legs vs Daddy Long Leg Spiders

Daddy Long legs or Daddy Long legs Spider? Daddy Long legs, or harvestmen, are not actually spiders.  Daddy long legs are not poisonous, have long legs and a large bulbous-looking body.  They feed on insects, which makes them helpful around […]

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Endangered Species and Pesticides

As a pest control company, Northwest Exterminating makes it a point to provide cleaner living and working environments. Furthermore, we do so by following federal and state guidelines, including the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The Endangered Species Act of […]

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