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New Years Resolutions

January is a time for goals, a time for recommitment, a time for fresh starts. Whereas a month ago visions of sugar plums danced in your head (and brownies, pie, ham, and pizza), this month your dreams will revolve around slimmer waistlines, a cleaner house, and a... read more

Rodent Season is Upon Us

Tis’ the season to be jolly! That is, unless you wake up Christmas morning and your perfectly wrapped gifts have been gnawed on by tiny little teeth! Indeed, rodent season is upon us. Thus it’s time to be on the look-out for those little vermin. There are a couple key... read more

“Twas the Night Before Christmas…”

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…” It’s Christmas time again! Have you read this classic piece of fiction this season and WISHED “not a creature was stirring not even a mouse”? You’re not alone.... read more

Where’s My Fly Swatter

Flies, flies and more flies! These annoying little creatures are attracted to a lot of various things such as garbage, manure and other kinds of feces. I was recently at a family BBQ just enjoying this Indian summer were having. As soon as we started... read more

What You Should Know About Paper Wasps

From beginning of Spring till hot cocoa and sweater weather, we find countless insects buzzing and crawling around our gardens. One specific insect most of us dread is paper wasps. Did You Know: • Male paper wasps do not sting, only females do. • The only location... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more