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We Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Today is Earthday. We here at Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay celebrate Earth day everyday. I’ll tell you how. Hydrex has always been a strong believer in employing IPM or integrated pest management. This simply means we choose to use non toxic products and/or methods […]

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West Niles Concerns Rise as Water Levels Lower

It seems like we were always talking about  increased risk of West Niles with rainy winters. More ponds, creeks and containers would be filled with water which attract mosquitoes, right? In actuality, the less rain we have the more chances boggy areas will form and consequently, more mosquito activity. So say last […]

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We Need Bees!

According to the US Department of Agriculture, honey bees pollinate 80% of our flowering crops which make up about 1/3 of everything we eat. These crops include foods such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. Bees also pollinate alfalfa which is a mainstay in […]

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Our First Year at Cloverdale Citrus Fair

We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather for the fair this week. Temps have been in the 70’s and people have shown up in droves for the Cloverdale Citrus Fair. This is the first time Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay has had a booth at […]

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New Year Resolutions..

The last few years I have vowed NOT to make any resolutions on New Years.  Why set myself up for failure, right? (I especially avoid diet resolutions!)  Well, this year when I saw the numbers change on my calendar, I thought, what the heck?  Give it another […]

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No one wants ants for Thanksgiving Dinner!

It’s that time of year when the first rains and cooler nights get the ants on the move searching for food and shelter.  It also happens to be the time of year when lots of cooking will be going on and trash cans get full. The most important thing you […]

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Dung Beetles are Cool!

Okay, so they don’t have the most glamorous job in the insect world, but I think they are really cool.  First of all, the dung beetle can survive in almost any environment not just out on the farm.  They are found all over the world, even in […]

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Could it be a Yellow Bear in Oklahoma?

This sure looks like a Yellow Bear or more specifically a Spilosoma virginica. It is the right time of year for this stage in it’s development but not a common part of the country to find it in. As it’s scientific name indicates this species is generally […]

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Don’t Panic! It’s a Carpenter Bee not a helicoptor!

Around this time of year we all enjoy sitting out on our back porches taking in the summer like weather. Just as you are tipping back a glass of your favorite ice tea Rrrrrrroowww a black bee that looks like it weighs five pound, flies by your head on […]

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Spring is here but so is winter weather!

We seem to be doing things a little bit backwards this year here in California.  We were doing rain dances through December and January, waiting for our golden hills to turn their usual bright green, but to no avail.  Finally in February the skies turned grey and […]

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