The Mystery on the Moon

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Today I’m going to write about something that adds great spice to life. It lives in many articles I’ve written, but I’ve never written about it, because I’ve never thought about it. I don’t generally think about what I don’t know.  What am I talking about? I’m talking about that sense of mystery—the fact that… Read more »

Honestly, Erika?

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Help Wanted: Job duties include typing pest reports, scheduling service calls, answering the phone… and telling the boss he’s wrong. Apply at your own risk. Writing these weekly articles is fun, but it’s hard work too. I learned to write them the same way I learned to be a professional exterminator: being told I hadn’t gotten… Read more »

Interview with an Exterminator part 2

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Hello again, readers, this is Home Defenders secretary Alejandra presenting another interview with my boss Mike. Enjoy! Question: What pest do you most fear invading your own home? Answer: Well, I would say powderpost beetles—they’re tiny wood-eating beetles that can only be eliminated by a very expensive fumigation—but they rarely infest mountain homes. So my… Read more »

Two Predators in a Pod

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 “Oh boy, a wild critter!” I glanced out the window to my back deck last week and saw only the backside of a furry animal—bigger than a breadbox—running down the steps. I quietly opened my sliding glass door, tip-toed to the handrail,  peered below, and immediately spotted the critter in question. “Oh, no,” I thought…. Read more »

Three Mistakes

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This week, I’ll go over the three most common mistakes homeowners make when doing their own pest control. You smart readers may wonder where I learned about this subject. The answer is that do-it-yourself folks call me when they don’t get the job done, so I’m just as much an expert on incorrect pest management… Read more »