Unlike the termite, carpenter ants don’t actually eat the wood in which they lives. They simply mine it out to create caverns for storing food and raising their young. Carpenter ants are active throughout the spring and summer, and then they go dormant when temperatures drop in the fall.
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To Bee…or not to Bee?
With the turn of the year, we find ourselves on the tail end of winter here in Oregon. That doesn't mean it’s going to get nice out, we still have months of rain ahead of us. However, it does mean that were going to start getting some warmer days occasionally. String...
How to Catch a Rat
Welcome! You’re here for probably one of two reasons: You have a rat inside your home, you’ve decided to tackle the problem yourself and are looking for a few tips from the professionals, or You know me personally and that I will eventually ask you “have you read my...
Tis the Season of Rodents
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not a rat…not a mouse. As we enter the holiday season, the insect division here at Good Earth Pest Company lets out a collective sigh of relief. The cold temperatures of the...
Let’s Talk Carpet Beetles
So…you find Carpet Beetles inside your home, what do you do now? Luckily, you have made it this far into my article and have earned yourself some helpful hints:
First and foremost, try to find the source. Finding the source can be difficult to do with small infestations but start with the rooms with the highest activity. Even though the adults may only show up at the windows, do not limit your search to that immediate area. Inspect areas in those rooms that are away from the windows such as inside cupboards, pantries, around light fixtures, exhaust fans, behind furniture or appliances, heat registers, and any crevice that dander or animal hair can collect.
How to handle Box Elder Bugs and Stink Bugs
We have built them a prefabricated, heated, dry, winter chalet that they cannot resist. The insects work their way into the cracks and crevices of the home, getting into the tracks of windows and under doors, entertaining the resident housecat and annoying the…
Nutria, Chickens, Opossums, and the Northern Giant Hornet…We’re Talking Invasive Species!
Some are more harmful than others and some seem like they’ve been here forever, but they all have one thing in common: they didn’t choose to come here. Through either ignorance or greed, they were brought by people and then released into the wild where conditions were adequate to thrive. Let’s explore some of the biggest “winners” of the invasive species game.
5 Travel Tips for Avoiding Bedbugs
It’s 97 degrees outside today in Corvallis Oregon. With the Covid threat, many of us have been cooped up and isolated for the last two years, slowly going mad and pining for the carefree days of yore. Days full of hugs and handshakes, pickup basketball games, and...
Top 6 Favorite Spiders in the Willamette Valley
From ancient mythology to modern pop culture. From horror films to Halloween décor. Few things can creep people out as much as the spider. Arachnophobia usually comes up on any google search top ten lists of most common phobias including #1 on Betterhelp.com. They say...
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