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Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

Through Changing Times, Eastside Exterminators Remains

Much has changed around the Puget Sound over the past half-century. Amid growing populations, increasing traffic and rising skylines, one constant has remained – Eastside Exterminators, the leading pest control expert in the region, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Since 1969, Eastside Exterminators has committed itself to protecting homes and families from pests of all kinds.

Pest News This Week: Beautiful Spiders, Carnivorous Spiders, and Star Wars Beetles

There's a lot of pest news out there these days. Not all of it is worth your time, though! Fortunately, we're here to sort the important from the forgettable. This is Pest News This Week!
Pest News This Week
Pictures of Spiders Eating Spiders
If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, that means ... spiders are our friends? Some of them are, at least, after looking through these photos of spiders eating their own kind.

Why Ants, a “Summer Pest,” Are Thriving in Seattle This Winter

Pacific Northwest ants are traditionally a summer pest. You know the drill -- your windows and doors are open, food is out on the counter, and a line of ants carries crumbs through a crack in the wall. But we've seen an uptick in winter ants this year. Why are ants thriving this winter?
Winter Ants Invading Your Home? Here's Why
If you have seen ants in your home this winter, then you are not alone.

Pest News This Week: Fat Rats, Heat-Vision Mice, and Chopper Drops

There's a lot of pest news out there these days. Not all of it is worth your time, though! Fortunately, we're here to sort the important from the forgettable. This is Pest News This Week!
Pest News This Week
Firefighters Rescue Fat Rat Stuck in Sewer Grate
It took more than an hour, and a half-dozen people, to help free one rotund rodent from a manhole cover in Germany this week.

Does Disinfectant Spray Really Kill Bed Bugs?

Hotels are one of the main culprits in spreading bed bugs. It's easy for bed bugs to hide in the cracks and crevices in a hotel room, crawl into your luggage, and hitch a ride into your home. A hotel in Denmark is trying to fight back by using a disinfectant spray that is good for a full year.

World’s Largest Bee, Believed Extinct, Rediscovered

Are you afraid of bees? Take heart -- they could be MUCH scarier. After nearly four decades of searching, a giant bee once thought extinct has been found in Indonesia. The world's largest bee discovered recently is four times as large as a honey bee.

Wallace's giant bee was originally observed in 1858 on Indonesia's North Moluccas islands.

Bug Population Decreasing Worldwide, Causing Alarm

A new study published in the journal Biological Conservation confirms what scientists feared. The number of insects in the world is declining, and 40 percent of all insects could be extinct within our lifetimes. The bug population decreasing worldwide is a product of many factors, and could be catastrophic for the environment.

Where Do Rats Go In a Snowstorm?

Seattle's Snowpocalypse 2019 probably has you hunkered down at home, cozied up by the fire and avoiding the elements at all costs. Unfortunately, you're probably not alone. Animals of all shapes and sizes are seeking refuge from the cold, and some of the very worst pests will be looking to your home as a sanctuary.

Research Shows Bees Can Do Simple Math

If the idea that stinging insects might be getting smarter bothers you, maybe stop reading. Researchers in Australia believe honeybees may be able to perform simple addition and subtraction, an extremely rare feat in nature. That's right -- bees can do math.

What Causes Bed Bugs? A Closer Look

If you've ever experienced a bed bug infestation, your first question was likely: how did this happen? It's an understandable impulse -- most people can't comprehend how something as disgusting as bed bugs got into their house. Everyone wants to know what causes bed bugs.