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The Relationship Between Insects and Wildfire Severity

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Why the Forest Needs Insects While bugs can be a nuisance in your home, they serve a very important ecological purpose. Besides, there’s no pest control company for the trees to call in the forest. While certain insects contribute to the decline of some of our forests’ giants, there’s actually quite a bit of evidence […]

What To Know About Termites in Portland

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Don’t Ignore a Termite Infestation Do you have termites? Wondering what to do now? Don’t worry. Here at The Killers, we are experts at eliminating termite infestations. Call today to talk about our service plan options. Termites can sneak up on an unprepared homeowner, but knowing more about the pesky creatures can help homeowners avoid […]

What’s the Difference Between Gophers and Moles?

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How to Tell if You Have a Gopher or Mole Infestation The weather here in Portland has been beautiful over the last couple of weeks, and with so many people at home due to Governor Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order, yardwork is a great way to keep busy. Both gophers and moles create […]

WHY IS PEST CONTROL CONSIDERED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE?

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The professional pest control industry, an essential service, is responsible for the protection of public health, food and property.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have prepared a list of significant public health pests https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/list-pests-significant-public-health-importance, many of which are controlled by the professional […]

Termite Awareness Week: Interesting Termite Facts

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Termite Awareness Week: March 8-14, 2020 It’s Termite Awareness Week! The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) functions as public outreach for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). This week, PPMA has called upon pest control service providers such as us here at The Killers Pest Control in Vancouver, WA, to teach their customers about the […]

How to Prevent a Rat Infestation

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Worried About Rats in Corvallis? If so, you’re not alone. Just a few years ago was one of the worst years in recent memory for pesky rodents in Corvallis, Oregon. In 2018, wildlife specialist Dana Sanchez said, “Eugene and parts of Portland are experiencing a notable increase. It could mean there are more rats or […]

Boxelder Bugs 101: How to Get Rid of These Pesky Pests

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What Is a Boxelder Bug? Boxelder bugs are named after boxelder trees, where they are often found feeding and laying eggs in the warmer months. They are generally harmless but are considered quite a nuisance as they invade homes in the colder months for shelter, where they typically remain inactive until Spring. When the weather […]

A Whiff of Information: What to Do About Stink Bugs

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Stink Bug Infestation: Where Did They Come From? It’s that time of year again. The temperature dropped. Everyone moved their afternoon and weekend activities indoors, but they’re not alone. When the temperatures drop outside, humans aren’t the only organisms driven indoors. This time of year really stinks for some homeowners due to the sudden influx […]

Different Pests And What You Can Do To Avoid Them

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Tips and Tricks To Avoid Pests If you have a pest problem, you understand how incredibly hard it can be to get your home pest-free without the help of an expert pest control service. Pests can get into just about anything and make their nests in places you never go, making it hard to track […]

Types Of Bees And How To Deal With Them

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Removing Bees It is important to note that not all bees are are harmful. The majority of bees in the Pacific Northwest are pollinators and worker bees. They’re job is to pollinate all the flowers, fruits and vegetables that grow in the area. While wasps are in the same family as bees but are very […]

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