Expert Tips & Advise on pest control

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How To Recognize And Identify The Murder Hornet In Washington State

How To Recognize And Identify The Murder Hornet In Washington State

Murder hornets are currently a new concern for the Pacific Northwest and rightly so, as they pose risk to both agriculture and humans. Last December these insects were spotted in Blain, Washington after being previously seen nearby on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Since then, experts have been working diligently to learn more about these…

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What Is The Deadliest Pest? It’s Not What You Think

What do you think of when you hear the term pest? Most of us think of insects, rodents or other wildlife critters that may be considered a nuisance. But what if the term pest went far beyond what we see to what we don’t see? When it comes to the deadliest pest, it’s not what…

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What Is The Process of Virucide Misting

Virucide, also spelled viricide, is any chemical or physical agent that destroys or deactivates a virus. Virucide misting therefore, is the process of destroying or deactivating a virus with a chemical or physical agent through a misting process that is designed with this purpose in mind. Here we will discuss the difference between clean and…

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Free Your Home From A Silverfish Infestation

  Silverfish are a small pest that can truly make the skin crawl. These critters are not harmful, but they can be very annoying (and gross)! Silverfish are persistent critters, and can be difficult to remove from your home. We’ve compiled some tips for keeping silverfish out of your house, and off of your property.…

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Keep Ants At Bay And Kill The Queen

Ants are the most common insect throughout the globe, and the Pacific Northwest is no exception. Today we’re going to look at some effective techniques to rid your home of these tiny critters, specifically by finding and destroying the queen! If you have an ant problem in Vancouver, WA, PestLock can help you! We will…

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Identifying Common Ant Types

There are more than 10,000 trillion ants in the world. In its long form, that’s 10,000,000,000,000,000. That’s a lot of ants! In the Pacific Northwest, there are a few common varieties of ants that swarm in our lands and try to invade our homes. Today, we’ll look at identifying factors of the ants you may…

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Integrated Pest Management and Why Your Business Needs It

While most people have heard of pest control services, not everyone has heard of of integrated pest management or IPM. IPM is a push back against the era of insecticides when so many insecticides were indiscriminately used on our crops that the entire food chain was affected by these poisons. Integrated pest management is an…

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Getting to Know the NW Carpenter Ant

For all of you out there that may be wondering about these huge black ants that you have in your yard, this little segment’s for you. For some of you, you may be looking at ants in your yard… You have big ones, little ones… you’re not really sure what they are. Is this important…

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Prepare Your Home for Fall With Pest Control

The long, warm days of summer are coming to a close, and it’s time to prepare our homes for the fall months. It is important to take preparations to keep pests out of your home! Some pests and rodents may seek shelter in your home over the winter months, and some may already be hiding…

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The Importance of Regular Pest Control Services for Businesses

There’s almost nothing more embarrassing than having a pest, such as a cockroach, ants, or a mouse, crawl out in front of a customer at your place of business. Not only does it reflect poorly on your company and on the cleanliness of your facility, but that little pest most likely lost you a customer…

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