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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... read more

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... read more

Pets and Pest Control

                                                               We are often asked if our general pest control treatments are safe for the family pet. After all, a recent study found that more than half of Idaho households own at least one dog. We can assure you, we... read more
How We Deal With Bed Bugs

How We Deal With Bed Bugs

Kirk and I recently did a podcast about (among other things) our experiences in dealing with bed bugs here in Idaho.  As expected, we were all over the place topic-wise.  If you listened you might have heard, ”Geez Kirk, why don’t you stop cutting me off,” or maybe,... read more

More Than Killing Bugs

As a pest control technician, I have come to appreciate my job in more than one way. Working with clients to solve problems and discover solutions to fit each individual’s home, makes working with the Barrier family a fulfilling experience. When you have been... read more

Webster’s Plea

Dear Barrier Pest Control, My name is Webster and I’m writing to ask for some leniency. I have a problem with violence. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get in your good graces. I’ll seek therapy, change my diet, stay outdoors etc. In order to understand my... read more

Getting Rid of Carpet Beetles

This week I got to play around with a new pest control toy:  A microscope.  As I peered through it for the first time, I finally began to feel what professors of microscope-peering fields of study must always feel—an instant IQ boost.  With my additional IQ, all sorts... read more

How to Get Rid of Fleas

Don’t you wish you could eat 15 times your body weight every day and not gain a single pound? I would be in Heaven…watch out all you can eat buffet, this gal is getting her eat on!!! In all seriousness though, let’s talk about the crazy little insect that can claim... read more

A Day in the Life of a Technician

My mornings start around 6:45 am to ensure that I am out the door by 7:30. Unlike most jobs, I don’t have to head into the office. Instead, I arrive at my first job around 8:00am. As a technician I could be anywhere in the valley from Nampa to Mountain Home, Melba or... read more