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The Season of the Flies!

  August and September are the periods when we see the greatest amount of fly activity in the valley.  These pesky little critters show up everywhere.  They are in our homes.  They are on our homes.  They show up uninvited to our barbeques.  They even act like... read more

Why Do We Have So Many Bugs This Year?

  If you’ve asked yourself why there are so many bugs this year, especially in the Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley areas, you’re not alone! Just today, I had two customers express concern that their last pest control treatment wasn’t applied well. That... read more

Getting Rid of Ants Inside Your Home

Have ants been marching around in your home lately? They were in mine! We were seeing them in our kitchen, dinning room and the bathrooms. There were little black spots everywhere! I am so lucky to have Barrier Pest Control for all my pest issues. They helped me not... read more

Stinging Insects in Boise

Hi, this is Chris from my little corner of Barrier Pest Control. I thought we’d talk about flying, stinging insects for a minute or two. Wasps are those flying, stinging insects that make honeycomb-like nests that stick to walls, eves, fences, patio covers and... read more

Boise Mosquitos

“I’d like to breed mosquitos.” said no one ever!  I can’t think of anyone who likes them, thinks they’re cute or wants one for a pet.  I’m sure their only purpose in life is to aggravate and rankle us. Besides outhouses, they are the reason my idea of camping is at... read more

Alien Elm Seed Bugs

Have you heard of the latest Facebook event?  As of this writing, 1.5 million people have signed up for storming Area 51 in Nevada.  Conspiracy theorists believe that the government has kept UFOs and Extraterrestrial life at the location. The event is called, “Storm... read more

What Are Rock Chucks?

What are rock chucks and what do they do? The proper name for them is “Yellow Bellied Marmots” or the scientific name is Marmota Flaviventris. The more important question is what will they do to my property? They eat both meat and greens. Most of their diet is grass... read more

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... read more