Blog
08-30-13
In order to do our job we must identify and be familiar with pests that are not native to the Pacific Northwest. Some pests came long ago and stayed. An example is the tree rat, which is a relative of...
08-29-13
Paratex has the only public vacuum fumigation vault in the Pacific Northwest. We are sometimes surprised by the items brought in for fumigation. A certificate of fumigation for the casket is required ...
08-29-13
In order to train pest control service technicians we try to take a page from history. It seems around 47 BC a pregnant Cleopatra kicked old Julius Caesar out of bed and told him to get out of the hou...
08-28-13
Roaches are found everywhere throughout the world. They have survived from ancient times by being able to feed on almost anything and to tolerate extreme heat and cold. You can bring them into your ho...
08-26-13
One of the products of the environmental movement has been soy-based wiring insulation in cars. This is great for the environment (maybe thank Al Gore), but, it is very attractive to rodents (maybe th...
08-24-13
The Pacific Northwest has two kinds of termites that are common - Dampwood Termites and Subterranean. Dampwoods are not a problem unless you have wood touching the wet ground or the wood is wet to the...
08-20-13
Most countries now require a stamp on a wooden crate and a certificate of fumigation if the wood is not heat-treated before allowing it to enter. This is to prevent wood-destroying insects. Paratex is...
08-19-13
Everyone seems to have spiders around their home and business this time of year - especially if you are near the water and around lots of trees and shrubs. Spiders aren't usually a threat (unless you'...
08-19-13
Everyone seems to have spiders around their home and business this time of year - especially if you are near the water and around lots of trees and shrubs. Spiders aren't usually a threat (unless you'...
08-14-13
Dr Imma Bugg is quickly taking over at Paratex showing off her friendly green image with her little smile as she helps businesses and homeowners stay pest free in the Pacific Northwest. Wave to Imma i...