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What is a Carpet Beetle (and How do I Get Rid of Them)?

The name ‘carpet beetle’ probably tells you the basics about this pest. They make their way into your home through cracks and crevices, and settle into natural fiber materials such as your carpet and clothing. Adults lay their eggs in carpeting so that the larvae are born with an immediate food source. They will also eat the fibers of bed linen. There are several species, but the most prevalent in the United States are Black, Common, and Varied. Of the … Read More

Rat Control – a Collaborative Process

Rat control from a professional pest control company is critical to resolving your rat infestation. While Croach® will get rid of your rats, we need your help to keep them away. Rodent Control Tips: Before Your Pest Control Inspection First, stay calm. Sharing your home with rats is gross and sometimes scary. If you must remove a rat carcass, use gloves and wear long sleeves. Store the body in a plastic bag so we can identify the type. Do not … Read More

The Dangerous Deer Mouse

Cute and Potentially Lethal Deer mice are a subspecies of the New World Mouse, distant cousins of the house mouse and wharf rats. Small, they reach two to four inches, not including the tail. All deer mice have a bicolored tail, and a white underbelly and feet. The top of their body is ordinarily brown but can be darker or lighter. They have big black eyes, and large ears, giving them good sight and hearing. They are amazing jumpers and … Read More

Rat Removal

Croach® focuses on rat removal by applying rodent exclusion techniques as well as baiting and trapping. During your initial inspection, we will access your home’s interior and the garage. We do not place rat traps in the home, except in the most extreme cases. In fact, after your initial service, we work mostly on the exterior and in the garage, keeping rats outside. We will require occasional access to the interior to inspect the attic and crawlspace. Rat Bait Boxes … Read More

Rat Extermination

Rat Extermination and Control are Critical to Health and Home Integrity Rodent infestations are dangerous to your family’s health, the integrity of your house, and the local environment. Rats are nocturnal, timid creatures. If you see them, especially during the day, you likely have an infestation. Nobody wants to share their home with rodents. Why Is Rat Extermination Necessary? Rats love to chew. Over time they damage wood, metal, pipes, wires, and possessions. Rats that cannot get into the home … Read More

Do Any of These Phobias Bug You?

So, let’s face it: Some of you are terrified of creepy-crawly bugs and filthy, disease-ridden rats. Bug phobias are quite common. Since we cherish our pest-phobic customers we wanted to share some of our “favorite” phobias with you. Have you heard of any of these? Acarophobia: Fear of insects that cause itching bites, such as mosquitoes, bed bugs, and fleas. Arachnophobia: You’ve probably heard of the fear of spiders. Have you seen the film of the same name? Probably the … Read More

Types of Ants

Get an overview of the types of ants that may be taking up residence in your home. We’ve summarized the most common as destructive, aggressive, or nuisance ants. Destructive Types of Ants Carpenter Ants Next to termites, carpenter ants are one of the most destructive insects in the northwest. Although carpenter ants do not eat wood as termites do, they have powerful jaws and make tunnels in the wood structure of your home. Carpenter ants are so destructive that some … Read More

These 4 Bugs are Really Good for Us

Do you ever wonder why certain bugs and insects even exist? Like, what purpose could they possibly serve except to annoy us? Well, some bugs truly are beneficial to human beings and our world. Learn about four bugs we love and what purpose they serve in the ecosystem. Honey Bees Did you know that, without honey bees and other pollinating insects, the world would lose about one-third of its food supply? We’re talking about vegetables, fruits, and foliage (like clover … Read More

Fun Facts About Ants, Earwigs, and Praying Mantis

Do you love bugs? We do. Insects far outnumber humans and are critical to the existence of our world. A small segment of the insect population carry disease, pose health concerns, damage our crops or property, or cause other problems. Croach® steps in to help eliminate and prevent the little buggers from interfering in our way of life. But most insects are wonderful and surprising creatures. Here are some fun insect facts you’ll appreciate as you learn more about the … Read More

The Amazing Dragonfly

There are approximately 2,875 discovered species of dragonflies in the world – about 315 in North America. Dragonflies are between one to five inches and come in many colors. They are not poisonous or venomous. They cannot sting you and they are not aggressive. If in rare circumstances, a dragonfly gets close to your skin and bites you, all you’ll feel is a tiny pinch with no lasting effects. Fun Dragonfly Facts Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects – … Read More

More Pest Control Myths – What’s True and What’s Not!

Over the years, we’ve heard just about every pest control myth you can imagine. With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering which stories are true and which are not. Read along as we separate the truth from the myth. Pest Control Myth vs Truth Myth: Cockroaches only live in unclean places. Truth: Although these insects like it dirty, they can thrive anywhere. A tidy home will do, as long as they have easy access to food. Myth: … Read More

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