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Household Foggers -Friend of Foe?

It is common when an insect problem is discovered to run to the store and grab a “bug bomb.” Let us think about this and evaluate whether this is a good idea or not. There [...]

Household Foggers -Friend of Foe?2024-02-19T15:06:48+00:00

Love is in the Air

The month of February is considered the month of love, and rightly so with Valentine's Day celebrating togetherness and bonding relationships.  What about animals? Do they celebrate romance? Well, not really, but many nuisance animals [...]

Love is in the Air2024-02-13T17:47:14+00:00

Just How Tough is a Cockroach?

One of the most resilient insects in the world is the cockroach. Why would that be? What makes them such survivors? The purpose of this article is to investigate an insect with the amazing ability [...]

Just How Tough is a Cockroach?2024-02-05T14:50:12+00:00

Happy Groundhog Day!

The first official Groundhog Day in the United States took place February 2, 1887. Why February 2nd? The ancient Celts celebrated a pagan holiday called Imbolc marking the beginning of spring while Christians in the [...]

Happy Groundhog Day!2024-01-29T14:24:54+00:00

Coyote Breeding Season

January brings us a new year along with another coyote breeding season. While official breeding season does not typically start until February, males are looking to mate now. About 4 to 6 pups are born [...]

Coyote Breeding Season2024-01-22T17:09:12+00:00

In Search of the Rogue Rat

I know that the title sounds like a movie title, but it is far from fiction. In our area, rogue rats are normally of the species Norway rat. If a Norway rat has found his [...]

In Search of the Rogue Rat2024-01-15T14:58:14+00:00

Top 5 Myths About Bed bugs

Did you know that the best ally of bed bugs is fear? It’s true! Fear causes panic and anxiety. Those emotional responses can cause folks to make knee-jerk reactions in trying to solve their immediate [...]

Top 5 Myths About Bed bugs2024-01-08T18:22:44+00:00

Hibernation and Torpor

During the winter months, several animals experience a deep sleep in which they conserve energy just waiting for the warmer temperatures that are experienced in spring. This process is called hibernation. Getting ready for hibernation, [...]

Hibernation and Torpor2024-01-02T20:12:28+00:00

Holiday Wishes for a Great New Year!

Pest Assassins has been blessed with great customers, relationships and friends in 2023. Thank you all for your loyalty and your business.   2024 will have its challenges, but for now let’s be thankful and reflect [...]

Holiday Wishes for a Great New Year!2023-12-26T16:13:46+00:00

Origin of the Christmas Wasp

Before there were beautiful stories of Santa and Christmas, there were darker tales told at Christmas time. One tale that originated in the early 1600’s in Poland survives even today in rural areas in Europe [...]

Origin of the Christmas Wasp2023-12-18T15:40:44+00:00
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