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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...

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...

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...
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,...

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...

Controlling Spiders and Insects During Winter

​I think a lot of people have a misconception about when we need pest control services performed. I was that person until I started working for Barrier Pest Control. I have a phobia of bugs. In the past I always rested a little easier during the winter months thinking...