Alien Elm Seed Bugs

Have you heard of the latest Facebook event?  As of this writing, 1.5 million people have signed up for storming Area 51 in Nevada.  Conspiracy theorists believe that the government has kept UFOs and Extraterrestrial life at the location. The event is called, “Storm...

What Are Rock Chucks?

What are rock chucks and what do they do? The proper name for them is “Yellow Bellied Marmots” or the scientific name is Marmota Flaviventris. The more important question is what will they do to my property? They eat both meat and greens. Most of their diet is grass...

Pesky Rock Chucks

Do you have yellow bellied marmots or more scientifically Marmota flaviventris?  That’s highfalutin technical talk for rock chucks.  Do you have rock chucks in the yard?  Are there rock chucks in your rocks? Are those rock chucks just rockin’ your life?  They don’t...

The Ants Go Marching One by One, Hurrah, Hurrah!

“The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah!”, I remember singing this as a child in school. It seemed like such a fun song, so innocent and playful. Now that 35 plus years have gone by, ants don’t seem so cute anymore! Those determined, hard working little...

Barrier Pest Control Technicians

  I have been working in the pest control business for over a year now and these last two years in Idaho have been pretty busy. The weather has made the ants, wasps, flies, mosquitos, and elm seed bugs super active. Mild winters make for a very productive spring...

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...