Cockroaches! 

My daughter has been in North Carolina for a couple weeks.  Shocked by all the bugs, she’s gone through an enormous amount of bug spray!  One day last week she looked down when she felt a tickle and found a huge cockroach that mistook her leg for an interstate...

Pincher Bugs? Earwigs? What are these things?

Undoubtably, this is by far our number one call right now! Earwigs have taken over homes by the hundreds! These creepy, little unwanted visitors surprise us under everything we pick up: bath towels, clothing, dish rags, flower pots and more. What you are dealing with...

When Ants Invade!

One ant. One ant is all it takes to scream, “Eureka!” and advise the rest of the colony of available food. Before you know it you’re looking at piles of ants in your house, hustling and bustling, attacking any crumb you’ve left behind. Perhaps the most...

Paper Wasps Are Amazing!

Photo Courtesy of Bernard Spragg. NZ   Wow! Paper wasps are amazing! Did you know they use fibers, dead wood, plant stems, and their own saliva to basically make a paper mâché umbrella-shaped nest? They are even waterproof to protect their larvae. These nests are...

YIKES!! What is that on my window?!

As spring becomes more definite, and you start watering and fertilizing your lawn more, you might notice the teeny-tiny little red or black bugs in your windows.  Some people mistake them for dirt until they really concentrate on them and realize that they’re moving. ...

Beware of Gophers!

It is a common sight in Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley: small piles of loose soil suddenly appear in the middle of your yard-the telltale sign of a pocket gopher.  These gophers are rarely seen and live in tunnels between three and ten inches below the...