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Spider Extermination in Gresham, OR

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I saw spiders in and around my home — can they hurt me? Here’s the fascinating thing about spiders: Of the approximately 35,000 different species of spiders that reside across the globe, fewer than ten percent of all spiders can be found in the United States. Even fewer can be found in the Pacific Northwest — just about 500, altogether — and according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, there is just one spider that is considered potentially fatal to humans.  The culprit? You’ve probably heard of it. It’s the Black Widow spider, which is not only a member of Marvel’s Avengers,...

Spider Extermination in Oregon City

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Why do I have spiders? The short answer is because spiders love the way that your home and property are inviting to them. Sure, most people don’t purposely invite spiders into their homes, but take a look around.  Does your property have any instances of standing water?  If it does, then it’s important to understand that standing water is incredibly inviting to pests of all kinds, including rodents, insects, and spiders. And the thing about spiders is, if they’ve found an environment that is rich with insects, like flies, mosquitoes, moths, roaches, beetles, and the like, well,...

Boxelder Extermination in West Linn

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What are boxelder bugs? The Pacific Northwest is home to a wide variety of creatures, including the boxelder bug. Now, you’ve probably seen them before, but maybe you’ve never heard them called by name. The boxelder has a very distinct appearance.  In their mature state, the boxelder is notable for its dark brown to black exoskeleton, which is starkly contrasted by fiery reddish orange coloring that almost seems to outline the different features of its thorax, abdomen, and wings. (When the bugs are still in their adolescent state, their entire bodies are red.)  Their antennae...

Why Your Oak Grove Home Deserves Year-Round Pest Control Services

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Pest infestations are unpredictable occurrences, but your ability to keep pests from invading your home doesn’t have to be. Learn why the majority of Aspen Pest Control’s new clients love the Home Protection Plan’s year-round service. Have you ever considered preventative pest control? If you’re like most folks, the answer is, “Probably not.” We tend to think of pest infestations as things that happen to us vs. things that we could take minor steps to avoid. And that attitude makes perfect sense.  Pests are certainly not things that we’re inviting onto our property or into our homes,...

How to Exterminate Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets in Oregon City

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These stinging insects can be a big, big problem and despite their being considered essentially the same, they’re distinctly different and must be handled with specific care.Let the stinging insect extermination experts at Aspen Pest Control help you rid your home and life of stinging insects. Don’t let stinging insects ruin your summer We don’t want to brag, but the spring and summer months in the Pacific Northwest are some of the most gorgeous displays of nature imaginable. The sun-soaked mountains, the sparkling Pacific Coast, and, naturally, the abundance of seemingly endless,...

Exterminating Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets in Gresham

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These pests can pack quite a sting, but they’re all slightly different and need to be treated accordingly. Learn how Aspen Pest Control is helping homeowners in Gresham live happier, safer lives without the threat of wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets — similar, but different creatures Are you someone who might use the terms wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets (and possibly even bees) interchangeably? If so, you’re not alone. We have a tendency to lump these insects together, and for good reason. They’re all stinging insects, and they all tend to have...

How Do You Exterminate Sugar Ants in Felida?

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By calling upon the same trusted, experienced pest control experts your friends and neighbors do — Aspen Pest Control!  Are you experiencing an ant infestation? Odds are, they’re sugar ants, one of the most common nuisance pest infestations to occur in Felida and the greater Vancouver and Portland areas. If you believe you have a sugar ant infestation, then we recommend that you call a team of pest control specialists to help you manage the infestation. Why is working with a professional pest control company so important? We’ll help you eradicate the ants you can see and the ones...

Effective Spider Extermination in Battle Ground, Washington

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Spiders are not the sort of creature that too many folks love, right? Don’t get me wrong, we at Aspen Pest Control are fascinated by all sorts of nuisance pests, but for us it’s a professional passion.  Is a fear of spiders normal? We’re not experts on phobias, but in our experience as exterminators, a dislike of spiders amongst our clients is pretty common! A lot of people in the United States — about 30% of all Americans — are said to experience some level of arachnophobia, which is the scientific term for having a fear of spiders. That’s 90 million people, all of whom, for...

Aspen Pest Control Recently Featured in Redfin.com

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Aspen Pest Control was recently asked by Redfin.com, a national real estate brokerage company, to participate in an article that helps homeowners understand how to get rid of common household pests such as sugar ants, stink bugs, fruit flies, and mice.  If you're a homeowner in the Portland, Or and Vancouver, WA area, check out this blog post to better understand how to control a sugar ant problem at your home....

Aspen Pest Control Recently Featured in the Columbian

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Our great technician David Schuck was recently featured in the Columbian in an article that showcases his experience as a pest control technician in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR metro area. Check out this article below to see what life is like as a technician, treating for mice, ants, spiders, and every other pest in the Pacific Northwest....

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