Do Any of These Phobias Bug You?

Bug Phobias - Cockroaches. Croach Pest Control, Kirkland, WA

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 […]

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Fun Facts About Ants, Earwigs, and Praying Mantis

Croach Pest Control - Kirkland, WA - Green 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 […]

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The Amazing Dragonfly

Dragonfly - Insect Common Skimmer

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 […]

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

Croach - Kirkland, WA - Wasp Pest Control Myth vs Truth

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: […]

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Pest Control Myths

Mouse Trap With Cheese - Croach Pest Control Myths

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a few questions about pest control, and whether you should hire a pest control professional. Or, perhaps you’re just wondering if what you’ve seen in those Tom and Jerry cartoons is true. Do mice actually like cheese? We’ll answer these questions and debunk some common pest control […]

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Build a Better Mouse Trap

Spring-Loaded Bar Trap, William C. Hooker Design, 19th C. - Croach Rodent Pest Control

“Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” This quote, commonly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, is as true today as when it was originated in the late 19th century. Throughout American history, we’ve constantly searched for new ways to improve upon the lowly and simple mouse trap. In […]

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Interesting Facts About Houseflies: Tips for Getting Rid of Flies in your House!

Getting Rid of Flies - Croach - Seattle, WA - House Fly

Getting rid of flies in your home is probably a priority. They are mostly a nuisance and quite obnoxious to be around. Knowing what they are generally attracted to also makes them a disgusting insect. Interesting Facts About Flies Being small in stature, houseflies usually only grow to a 1/4 of an inch long. Normally […]

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Mice and Cockroaches: Most Common Household Pests

Mice and Cockroaches - Pest Control - Croach - Denver, CO

Mice and Cockroaches in Your Home By the time you see mice and cockroaches in your home, you will have many more that you have not seen. They are not out in the open and most of them are smart enough to wait until it is dark and quiet to come out to look for […]

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Fun Spider Facts

Spider Control - Seattle, WA - Fun Spider Facts - Closeup of spider

With Halloween on its way, you may begin to see people decorating the outside of their homes with giant faux spider webs that drape across their bushes, trees or walkways. While these are fun decorations, no one wants to walk through a real spider web. Spider webs are sometimes very beautiful in their design and […]

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Early History of Pest Extermination

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Past Methods of Pest Extermination At one time or another, you will come into contact with some type of pest or insect that has gained access into your home, requiring pest extermination. The common house ant that is marching around your kitchen pantry with his buddies or the unsightly cockroach that is crawling out from […]

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