Blog
04-04-13
We get some strange requests about pests at times. Never about earworms, however. An earworm is a piece of music that sticks in one's mind so one seems to hear it even when it is not playing. Women an...
04-01-13
At Paratex we like non-chemical controls for pests like nuisance ants and inexpensive methods. We are getting many calls this time of year to eliminate ants in homes and businesses. If you want to try...
03-08-13
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Featuring an all-natural formula that is safe to use in your yard, the Uncle Ian's 5.5 lb. Mole and Gopher Repellent is designed to form a perimeter to help protect your outdoor ar...
03-01-13
This guy is tired of living in trees. Now, he's down on the ground waiting for an opportunity to move into your attic where it's nice an warm. Your insulation is a great place for him to begin a famil...
02-25-13
Several federal agencies, including HUD, Dept of Energy, EPA, Health and Human Services and White House Council on Environmental Quality have developed a strategy to reduce number of homes with health...
02-12-13
Now that Spring is coming it's a good time to clean out the clutter. Pests like to nest and hide in dead areas where they are undisturbed. Spring cleaning time is a great time to donate unused items t...
01-23-13
Most of us have never been to Prince of Wales Island, to the west of Ketchikan (although I've been to Ketchikan). It is the 4th largest island in the US (after Hawaii, Kodiak and Puerto Rico). It is b...
01-16-13
Sometimes tiny round holes appear in a piece of antique furniture. These often are caused by a type of powder post beetle called a lyctid beetle. Around the holes may appear a fine powder-like frass. ...
01-04-13
Today we begin fumigating chestnuts in our vacuum chamber. This is required as a condition of entry into the US from all countries except Canada and Mexico. Chestnuts are an ancient food with twice th...
12-08-12
When it gets wet and cold outside you may have more guests than you expected for the holidays. If you need help hanging out the "unwelcome mat" give us a call. And, have a great holiday season, from y...