Debunking Your Pest Myths

It may come as a surprise but Tithonus did not really shrivel up until he turned into the first cicada bug.  That’s a myth, a Greek one actually.  Okay, maybe it didn’t really surprise you but maybe it will surprise you that daddy-long-legs mouths are not too small to...

Protecting Yourself Against Stinging Insects

You may have noticed that wasps are building and rebuilding nests like crazy. They build wherever they can. Under the eves, in the attic, under your siding, in the dog house, in a tree or bush, or even underground. If you’re having a problem with wasps it’s very...

A Day in the Life of a Pest Control Secretary

I often get asked what I do for a living. Without hesitating, I quickly respond, “I work for Barrier Pest Control!” and they follow up with the usual, “What do you do there?” Oh man, have a seat…this might take a while! To be a Barrier secretary, there are quite a few...

How Do Free Retreats Work?

Our goal is to keep your house pest free! That’s why we offer free retreats in or on your home. Wondering how it works? It’s quite simple! If you’re on our quarterly pest control plan visits between your regularly scheduled treatments are free of charge! If you...

Taking the Sting Out of Your BBQ

Last week I was called out to to take care of a wasp nest on a BBQ grill (no hamburger for this guy). Little did I know I was actually in for one heck of a ride. On my way out to the customer’s home I started thinking about how I was going to handle this...