Blog
01-31-15
When you turn the lights out at night in your kitchen you might have a guest that you don't know is there. Roaches can be brought in on many things - including groceries and personal belongings. They ...
01-19-15
It's no secret. Rats get cold and hungry outside during winter. They sniff around your house for unsealed containers of garbage (food), bird seed, pet food and for places to nest and get warm. Your at...
12-06-14
Here is wishing all of our customers and friends a warm and peaceful holiday season. We hope the season brings you good times with family and friends.
11-21-14
Rodent activity really does increase this time of year. It's a good time to be sure all entry holes are plugged. A good place to start is around plumbing pipes under sinks. A little steel wool and foa...
11-17-14
Now is the time to prepare your home and business from unwanted creatures trying to get warm. Plug openings, like gaps around plumbing pipes under the sink. Trim outside branches that overhang the roo...
11-10-14
There's a reason Billy the Exterminator is on TV and Paratex isn't. Billy plays to an audience that likes the exotic and they like to be entertained. At Paratex we try to be just the opposite - just w...
11-04-14
This is the Pemba Flying Fox, only found on Pemba Island in Tanzania, and, almost extinct. It is actually a bat and has a wingspan of almost six feet. Bats are the only mammals that can fly and most b...
10-19-14
Spiders are very interesting creatures and there are a great many varieties. People worry about the bite of a Brown Recluse or a Hobo after reports of serious illness following their bites. In reality...
05-24-14
When a food manufacturing customer discovered beetles emerging from sacks of flour in his warehouse Paratex was able to identify the insect as a warehouse beetle. These beetles can be a health threat ...
05-19-14
Bedbugs are tough. And, if you own rental properties the courts may hold you liable for the discomfort they cause your tenants. As reported in the Des Moines Register in May 2014 a class action suit b...