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World’s Largest Bee, Believed Extinct, Rediscovered

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

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.

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

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.

Where Do Rats Go In a Snowstorm?

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

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

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.

Winter Pest Guide: What to Watch For This Winter

Winter Pest Guide: What to Watch For This Winter

Pests are seasonal creatures, for the most part. You won't see many wasps or ants in the dead of winter, just as mice are less prominent in the summer months. It's important to know what pests to look out for throughout the year. This winter pest guide is the first of our Seasonal Pest Guide series.

12 Pests of Christmas: Eight Bats A-Flapping!

12 Pests of Christmas: Eight Bats A-Flapping!

🎵On the eighth day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Eight bats a-flapping,
Seven stinkbugs reeking,
Six beetles bustling,
Five stinging wasps,
Four crawling ants,
Three bed bugs,
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights!🎵
There are few things better during the holidays than just hanging around at home, enjoying the warmth and coziness of a decorated home.

12 Pests of Christmas: Seven Stinkbugs Reeking!

🎵On the seventh day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Seven stinkbugs reeking,
Six beetles bustling,
Five stinging wasps,
Four crawling ants,
Three bed bugs,
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights!🎵
Roasting chestnuts, mulled cider, nutmeg and cinnamon, pine -- the scents of the holidays are unmistakable.

12 Pests of Christmas: Six Beetles Bustling!

🎵On the sixth day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Six beetles bustling,
Five stinging wasps,
Four crawling ants,
Three bed bugs,
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights!🎵
If you're cracking open cans of cranberry sauce and other goodies from the pantry this holiday season, be on the lookout for one of winter's most unwelcome pests -- beetles! Pantry pests, or stored-product pests, like beetles take up residence inside your stored foods and can snack away unnoticed for months.