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Diamondback Moth Caterpillar Life Cycle and Control

The Diamondback Moth, introduced into the United States from Europe in the early 1800s, is a nuisance to crops like cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips and Brussels sprouts. The reason they are called diamondback moths is because of the three distinct pale triangular markings on the inner margin […]

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No joke, West Niles is here!

OK, I know you guys get tired of me asking you to protect yourselves and prepare your property against West Niles, but the virus has actually been identifed recently in Sonoma County. According to this Friday’s newspaper article in the Press Democrat, infected mosquitoes were taken from […]

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Indoor and Outdoor House Fly Control Tips

As the weather warms up and summer is well on its way, you may begin to notice a heavy presence of flies lingering around your yard. Flies are attracted to warm sunny locations. They are known to crawl into cracks around siding, windows, vents and chimneys which […]

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Stick Bugs are So Cool!

  Sometimes you come across an insect that really makes you think hard about mother nature.  The stick bug is one of those insects for me. They couldn’t be more discreet in appearance. Can you even pick out the stick bug in this top photo?  Here’s a […]

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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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