Blog
06-22-13
Many times a pest problem around your house is actually a plumbing problem. Insects are often attracted to water and excess moisture. Wet wood leads to dry rot and wood destroying insects. Drainage pr...
06-11-13
People sometimes call Paratex to have us treat for termites, beetles and rot when the real problem is a lack of ventilation or some other structural defect. This house had a combination of insects and...
06-10-13
Reported In The Daily Record A woman who lived for more than eight months in a bedbug-infested apartment in Annapolis has been awarded $800,000 because her landlord allegedly failed to correct the pro...
05-24-13
Hotels and apartments aren't the only places where bedbugs are found. Paratex has a number of cars, campers and motor homes brought in for fumigation because of bedbug infestations. Fumigation with a ...
05-16-13
No fire this time - just an open house for the newly remodeled Station 14, which adjoins Paratex. Cost for the remodel was over $14 million (so we are told). Looks like the old station to us, but with...
05-14-13
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just issued a 200 page report in Rome saying "insect farming" may be one way to address food security. It states 2 billion people worldw...
04-27-13
Some of us still remember the two-legged rat pack. Seems they took care of themselves and by having too much fun. The four-legged ones are still around, however. And, just like the two-legged rats the...
04-26-13
We frequently learn something new from customers. I had never heard of Barrow Island, 31 miles off the northwest coast of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has the distinction of recording the stronge...
04-13-13
Beginning Monday, April 15, Paratex will become the Monday sponsor of Herb Weisbaum Consumer Reports on KOMO Radio. Herb has long been recognized as one of the top authorities on tips for consumers in...
04-07-13
Among the many ants in the Pacific Northwest some can actually damage the wood structure of your home or business. Any large black ant is probably a carpenter ant. If they have wings they are reproduc...