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Bugs

Pest Control Spotlight: Carpet beetles

What are carpet beetles? Beetles are a threat to many homes in the Pacific Northwest because they eat organic fibers. Learn more here.

Introducing the bombardier beetle

Nature has some amazing insects, many of them with unique defense methods. Few are as interesting as the bombardier beetle, however.

Books, bags, and bugs: lice alert!

Does your child have lice? Find out tips for how to get rid of head lice, and reach out to Western Exterminator if you have a lice problem.

Edible insects: the benefits of eating bugs

Edible insects and food with insects is becoming more common around the world and eating bugs has a number of benefits.

Do you know how many bugs are in your peanut butter?

How well do you really know that stuff in the jar? Do you know how many bugs are allowed to be in a jar of peanut butter?

Wood Boring Insect Identification

We take a look at 4 of the most common wood boring insects and the amount of structural damage that these tiny pests can cause.

Can samurai wasps control stink bugs?

Scientists have imported samurai wasps to help control stink bugs in the Pacific Northwest. Our experts break down what that means for you.

Four top pests for the fourth of July

As you prepare for Fourth of July celebrations, here are the top four pests to keep in mind for your picnics, barbecues, and outdoor parties.

Carpet beetles vs bed bugs

Carpet beetles are confused for bed bugs because they are both small, but are carpet beetles just as dangerous as bed bugs?

Termites vs. carpenter ants

Termites and carpenter ants are often confused because they look similar and they both destroy wood. Here's how you can tell the difference.