Types of Ants

Croach Ant Control - Kirkland, WA - Fire Ant - Allegheny Mound Ant - Red with Black Abdomen

Get an overview of the types of ants that may be taking up residence in your home. We’ve summarized the most common as destructive, aggressive, or nuisance ants. Destructive Types of Ants Carpenter Ants Next to termites, carpenter ants are one of the most destructive insects in the northwest. Although carpenter ants do not eat […]

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These 4 Bugs are Really Good for Us

Pest Control - Croach - Kirkland, WA - Beneficial Bugs - Ladybug on leaf

Do you ever wonder why certain bugs and insects even exist? Like, what purpose could they possibly serve except to annoy us? Well, some bugs truly are beneficial to human beings and our world. Learn about four bugs we love and what purpose they serve in the ecosystem. Honey Bees Did you know that, without […]

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Fun Facts About Ants, Earwigs, and Praying Mantis

Croach Pest Control - Kirkland, WA - Green Praying Mantis

Do you love bugs? We do. Insects far outnumber humans and are critical to the existence of our world. A small segment of the insect population carry disease, pose health concerns, damage our crops or property, or cause other problems. Croach steps in to help eliminate and prevent the little buggers from interfering in our […]

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The Amazing Dragonfly

Dragonfly - Insect Common Skimmer

There are approximately 2,875 discovered species of dragonflies in the world – about 315 in North America. Dragonflies are between one to five inches and come in many colors. They are not poisonous or venomous. They cannot sting you and they are not aggressive. If in rare circumstances, a dragonfly gets close to your skin […]

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More Pest Control Myths – What’s True and What’s Not!

Croach - Kirkland, WA - Wasp Pest Control Myth vs Truth

Over the years, we’ve heard just about every pest control myth you can imagine. With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering which stories are true and which are not. Read along as we separate the truth from the myth. Pest Control Myth vs Truth Myth: Cockroaches only live in unclean places. Truth: […]

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Pest Control Myths

Mouse Trap With Cheese - Croach Pest Control Myths

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have a few questions about pest control, and whether you should hire a pest control professional. Or, perhaps you’re just wondering if what you’ve seen in those Tom and Jerry cartoons is true. Do mice actually like cheese? We’ll answer these questions and debunk some common pest control […]

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Build a Better Mouse Trap

Spring-Loaded Bar Trap, William C. Hooker Design, 19th C. - Croach Rodent Pest Control

“Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” This quote, commonly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, is as true today as when it was originated in the late 19th century. Throughout American history, we’ve constantly searched for new ways to improve upon the lowly and simple mouse trap. In […]

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Do Any of These Phobias Bug You?

Bug Phobias - Cockroaches. Croach Pest Control, Kirkland, WA

So, let’s face it: Some of you are terrified of creepy-crawly bugs and filthy, disease-ridden rats. Bug phobias are quite common. Since we cherish our pest-phobic customers (thanks, guys!) and just got done celebrating Halloween, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of our "favorite" phobias with you. Have you heard […]

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Pest Control Technician Rescues Rabbit

Croach Pest Control Technician Saves Rabbit

One of our Arizona pest control technicians wrote about an encounter he had with a rabbit on our Facebook page recently. Our customers enjoyed his post so much, we decided to interview him about it. It turns out that Nathan does a lot more than just kill bugs. Read on and get to know one […]

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Arizona Scorpion Blacklight Pest Control

Blacklight Scorpion Hunting - Croach Pest Control - Mesa, Arizoa

Did you know that scorpions glow a fluorescent green under a blacklight? As if the sight of scorpions didn’t creep some people out enough, now you can view them looking like something from another planet. But why would a change of lighting turn the sight of this pest into something otherworldly? The Journal of Arachnology […]

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