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Along Came a Spider…

Many a nursery rhyme that we recite to our children include bits about spiders. In reality many of the adults reading these sweet tales are terrified of spiders. Arachnophobia is one of the most common fears humans share. There are only a few spiders to truly fear […]

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The Wonderous Snail

This time of year we have the opportunity to watch the mesmerizing movement of the land snail. If you have the time to watch them travel, take it. It counts as a meditation session! Snails truly are fascinating creatures. First of all, how many land species carry […]

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Servicing the Wine Country

Some days you appreciate where you live and work more than others. Today was one of those days.  We have been experiencing a period of beautiful spring like weather here in Sonoma County over the past couple of weeks.  Today my route included Calistoga and this was […]

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Happy Holidays

The holidays are a time of year that make us reflect on all we have to be grateful for. We here at Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for your patronage and wish you all a safe […]

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Oak Tree Pests

I was walking the edge of the property we live on the other day and was taken aback when I reached for a gate latch. The gate and gate post were literally covered in caterpillars. I had never seen this before and looked around to see where […]

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Did I Hear a Rattle?

This is the time of year when we are more active outdoors, so are one of the most feared reptiles, snakes!  We are lucky in California in that we only have two types of venomous snakes.  One which is rarely encountered is the California seasnake found in […]

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Summer Visitors

Ahh, summer is here.  BBQ’s in the back yard, hanging out by the pool, kids playing on the swing set… WHAT? Kids screaming and flailing their arms, running back into the house!  Dad dropping burger, heading for the garage! Guess who else likes summertime too? Wasps!   […]

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They’re Baa-aack!

It’s termite time again.  I have been finding lots of subterranean termites over the last couple of weeks.  I know I have written quite a few blogs about these destructive little buggers, but I want to make sure you see the signs BEFORE they damage your home. So […]

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What Did That???

Have you found unexplained damage done to your property?  Does it look like someone has been working on your house with a crow bar?  Or maybe mowing your lawn with a rototiller?  Who is the most likely the culprit?  SUSPECT LINE UP:  Although all of these creatures […]

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10% Off if you can Identify These!

This was a first sighting for me in this particular environment.  Can you identify these impressive creations and who made them???  I’ll give you a couple of hints! 1.  Something will happen in these forms when the get warmed by the sun. 2. They are formed to allow […]

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