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How To Distinguish Invasive Species From Good Ones

Invasive species are organisms that disrupt natural ecosystems. Not every species introduced to Oregon is considered invasive. But without the natural pest controls of their own evolved ecosystems, many introduced...

Insider Guide: What Pesticides Do Pest Control Companies Use?

After the fifth trip to the hardware store for ant control baits & sprays, you might ask yourself: "What pesticides do pest control companies use?" This article will summarize a few chemicals and how they're best...

5 Things You Need To Know About Squirrel Removal

Squirrel removal in Portland makes up more than half of of all nuisance wildlife removal services. Why is there such a high demand for pest control for squirrels in Portland? We'll look at how Eastern gray squirrels...

Essential Information on How to Get The Best Ant Control

If you're in Portland, sugar ant control in the springtime can be a struggle. Kitchen windowsills, sinks & showers are their favorite haunts. Sugar ants aka odorous house ants are tiny pests that get into food and...

Why Compost Is Amazing For Garden Pest Control

Compost is a key part of any good garden pest management strategy. As organic matter decomposes, it feeds soil life and releases nutrients back in forms your plants can use. Fascinatingly, plants, trees and shrubs sort...

How To Make Peace Instead of Spraying For Spiders

Before spraying for spiders, let's look at a few facts. Outdoors, they're an important part of the food chain. Indoors, their presence is not appreciated. With the right information we can begin to rethink some of our...

A More Compassionate History Of Pest Control

Pest control websites often credit ancient Sumerians with the first record in the pest control history books. They apparently used sulfur compounds to control insects & mites. However, reading on, the most detailed...

How To Imagine The Best Climate Change Resilient Trees and Landscapes

Let's talk about climate change resilient landscaping. Many folks might be wondering what will climate change do to our trees, plants, and landscapes? What can we do to get climate change resilient trees, shrubs,...

From Honey Bees to Possums, The Beneficial Invasive Species We Love

Humans have introduced so many exotic species, so long ago we now think of many as natural. Some become disruptive, but others find a place within their new ecosystem. What are some examples of beneficial invasive...
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