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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

Croach Pest Control is Expanding Services into Spokane and Denver

During the early to mid-1800s, many American pioneers began migrating to the Pacific Northwest along the Oregon Trail in search of new prospects and opportunities. In the next few weeks, Croach® will be doing the same – on a much smaller scale of course – but going in the opposite direction. Our business is growing, and in addition to our current offices, we’ll be expanding operations eastward into Spokane and Denver! To do this, we’ve appointed two of our best … Read More

Cockroach Infestation Prevention

Signs of Roaches in Your Home and How to Get Rid of Them One of the most disgusting and filthy pests that homeowners will ever come into contact with is the creeping cockroach. Cockroaches are sneaky pests that can easily gain access to your home through the tiniest cracks and crevices that are found around the perimeter. Once cockroaches have gained access to your home, they immediately begin searching for a reliable water source, which is usually fairly easy for … Read More

Rodent Prevention Checklist

Rodent Prevention – Don’t Wait Until You See a Mouse in your House! Winter is not far away and with it comes a task list that most homeowners attempt to tackle before the season is over. These lists usually include a whole lot of shopping, a great deal of eating and the more enjoyable gift giving. One list that should take precedence over others is a rodent prevention checklist – the rodent proofing of your home. Winter is the most … Read More

Prepare your House and Garden for Fall Insect Invaders

As soon as the weather starts to cool off, the bugs and insects start to come in. Just like people, most pests want a nice, warm spot to call home. The fall weather is the perfect time for pests to start to move indoors so this is the time of year that you need to follow a few easy steps to prepare your home for the incoming pests. Croach® has prepared a list of things you can do to help … Read More

Super Lice – A Head Lice Mutation

How Do You Know If You Have Head Lice? This is the season that is all about back to school. This is when kids are in classrooms around their peers. It is also the season that lice can start to break out among kid’s classes. The problem is that it only takes one student with head lice to come to school and hang his/her backpack on the rack next to other students for head lice outbreak to start. In the … Read More

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Pest Control for Fruit Flies Insects come in a variety of species, colors, and sizes. They can infest anything from our homes to our pets and our gardens. One of the more common pests that we come into contact with this time of year – when the temperatures are still warm and there is more moisture in the air – are insects that invade our fruit. For instance, if you have recently purchased some fresh blackberries, chances are there are … Read More

Getting Rid of Cockroaches

A cockroach is one of the most detested pests that exist, always associated with filth and dirtiness. The cockroach carries a countless number of bacteria and can slink into the tiniest of cracks to gain access to your home. Cockroaches have the ability to adapt to almost any environment and can multiply quite rapidly, which makes an infestation of roaches a probable occurrence if their surroundings will allow it. There are over four thousand species of cockroach today and about … Read More

Stinky Cilantro Tasting Fruit?

You Need Stink Bug Control! In Washington and Oregon, local farmers are having a problem with stink bugs. The stink bug is a small bug that originated from Japan and has made its way to the US. The stink bug is a small brown bug that can be identified by its shield-shaped body. It is also known to emit a foul odor when it is smashed. Usually, during the winter months, the stink bug is not a problem for farmers … Read More

Flea Infestation Insect Control

Fleas are one of the most annoying pests that homeowners come into contact with. Fleas often gain access into homes by latching onto a pet that comes in and out of the house. However, that is not always the case. A flea can also come right through the front door, open window or small cracks and crevices that they find around your house. Fleas can be extremely difficult to get rid of, especially if they have begun to lay eggs … Read More

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