Pesky Rock Chucks

Do you have yellow bellied marmots or more scientifically Marmota flaviventris?  That’s highfalutin technical talk for rock chucks.  Do you have rock chucks in the yard?  Are there rock chucks in your rocks? Are those rock chucks just rockin’ your life?  They don’t...

The Ants Go Marching One by One, Hurrah, Hurrah!

“The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah!”, I remember singing this as a child in school. It seemed like such a fun song, so innocent and playful. Now that 35 plus years have gone by, ants don’t seem so cute anymore! Those determined, hard working little...

Barrier Pest Control Technicians

  I have been working in the pest control business for over a year now and these last two years in Idaho have been pretty busy. The weather has made the ants, wasps, flies, mosquitos, and elm seed bugs super active. Mild winters make for a very productive spring...

Barrier Pest: A Spider’s Angel

Dear Barrier Pest Control, Maybe you’ll remember me.  My name is Webster.  I’m the web designing spider that wrote to to you asking for leniency after I found out the person I accidentally caught in my web hired you to terminate me, my friends and family. You...

Billbug Preventative Treatment

As temperatures in the Treasure Valley begin to hover around 60°F or above (May to early June) adult billbugs will emerge from the ground and start mating.  The female will lay her eggs in grass stems and within a few days they will hatch and enter the larvae...