Tag: pests

Spiders of the Pacific Northwest

Spiders of the Pacific Northwest

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The first thing that pest control experts will tell you is that spiders are largely harmless. There are two medically significant species in the Pacific Northwest (the Black Widow and the Hobo Spider), but those species are unlikely to attack unless provoked. Still, spiders make it to the top of peoples’ lists of pests to get rid of.

Facts About Rats

Facts About Rats

January 21, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

This infographic includes some interesting facts about rats including the Brown Rat and Black Rat. For example, did you know that rats only have a lifespan of three years? I guess that is why there was no remake of Pixar’s Ratatouille. How about that rats achieve sexual maturity in 5 weeks of birth?

Angry Birds and How To Guard Yourself

Angry Birds and How To Guard Yourself

December 31, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

This infographic highlights the dangers from pest birds and the damages that they can cause. The infographic adumbrates statistics about damages from birds and presents detailed information about various types of damages that these ‘angry ‘ birds can cause with particular emphasis on the property damages and health risks.

Stinging Insects Pest Control: Know the Difference

Stinging Insects Pest Control: Know the Difference

July 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Summer brings all kinds of things such as vacations, BBQs, picnics, fun outdoor activities, and more…including stinging insects. Not all stinging insects are created equal though. While you should be concerned about the species that pack a powerful and painful sting and can cause allergic reactions, there is one that should be protected.

Facts and Hidden Dangers About DEET

Facts and Hidden Dangers About DEET

July 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Thinking about using DEET spray or lotion this summer to ward off the mosquitoes? Think twice! Learn about facts and potential dangers of the chemical, DEET, and other safe, natural alternatives in this infographic from Bugbutton.

How to Prevent and Control a Northwest Pest Fest

How to Prevent and Control a Northwest Pest Fest

May 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Knowing what Portland pest control experts know can help you take steps to keep critters at bay and maintain a pest-free environment. Take a look at this infographic to learn about the seasons when certain pests strike the most, the natural pest control techniques you can implement, and what pest control services do to give you peace of mind.

Lifestyle of Rich and Poor Bed Bugs

Lifestyle of Rich and Poor Bed Bugs

March 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

When it comes to bed bugs, a lot of people think infestation is limited to third world countries. Unfortunately, they are making a come-back right here in the U.S. Another common misconception is that they will only be found in cluttered, dirty homes. Also not true. The truth of the matter is, they can be found anywhere from 5 star hotel to a trashed college dorm room. So brace yourself and enjoy some fun facts about the Lifestyles of Rich and Poor Bed Bugs by Rove Pest Control.

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Shocking Bed Bug Statistics and Facts

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Shocking Bed Bug Statistics and Facts

January 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Bed bugs are incredibly resilient creatures—some can live up to 18 months without feeding. If there are bed bugs in your home, they’ll stick around until you hire a pest control professional. Learn more interesting facts about bed bugs with this infographic from Burns Bed Bug Control.

Mosquitos of Miami and The Diseases They Spread

Mosquitos of Miami and The Diseases They Spread

December 5, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

There are about 3,500 mosquito species throughout the world, all of which can carry some kind of disease. Check out this infographic from Platinum Mosquito Protection to learn how a misting system can help you prevent an infestation in your yard.

Slugs: Know Your Enemy

Slugs: Know Your Enemy

November 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Slugs have attacked many gardens in the United Kingdom this year and they have done so with a fierce hunger. The battle has turned delphiniums and hostas into mere lace skeletons, but never give in. In the words of Churchill “Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Wars are not won by slug pellets! We need to go back to the military books. So what’s the strategy?

Are You Mosquito Bait?

Are You Mosquito Bait?

September 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Why is it that some people never get bitten by mosquitoes, but you have them lining up on your limbs buffet-style, ready to dig in? Mystery solved. In this infographic below by Completely You learn the answers to the question, “Are you Mosquito Bait?”

Africanized Killer Honeybees

Africanized Killer Honeybees

December 9, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Africanized Honeybees were accidentally released in 1957 by a beekeeper in Brazil. These bees have since spread to the United States at a rate of 100-300 miles per year. Although these bees are perceived to be more aggressive, which contributed to their debated alias “a killer” bee, an Africanized honeybee’s venom contains the same potency as the European Honeybee.