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Veteran’s Day

Today marks the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended the first World War and the adoption of a day to commemorate all Veterans of that conflict, both living and dead.  On the one year anniversary, 100 years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson offered this... read more

PestWorld 2019

We had the pleasure of attending PestWorld 2019 in October. This was the second consecutive year that Barrier Pest Control has attended PestWorld—the name for the National Pest Management Associations’(NPMA) annual convention. We were honored to be one of the few... read more

Winter Treatments

  It’s inevitable… temperatures around the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas have started to plummet. For most people, colder weather means hoodies, blankets and football games. For those of us in the pest control business, we realize there is a different,... read more

That Woman Who Swallowed The Fly

  There was an old woman who swallowed a fly.  I don’t know why she swallowed a fly.  Perhaps she should have had a fly treatment from Barrier Pest Control! In my childhood imagination the lady swallowed the fly (thinking it was a raisin) and then panicked,... read more

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