Winter Yellow Jackets

In Portland Or.  you may see Winter Yellow Jackets in your house in the colder months. These Yellow Jackets are Queens that were hatched out last fall from a nearby nest . The entire nest that this wasp came from died in the fall, shortly after the dispersal of the...

M.R.S.A. Update, Spider Bites

M.R.S.A. Update, Spider Bites Many¬† ‘spider bites’ are NOW being diagnosed as M.R.S.A., short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In other words, the sore or lesion that many Health Care Professionals diagnose as a spider bite may be from...

Portland Mouse Facts

Facts The house mouse is well-adapted for living year-round in homes, food establishments and other structures. Homeowners are especially likely to notice mice during winter, following their fall migration indoors in search of warmth, food and shelter. Once mice...

Tualatin Beaverton and Portland House Sparrows

House or English sparrows House sparrows were introduced from England into the United States in 1850. There are many naturally occurring species of sparrows also in the U.S. but they are not considered pests. House sparrows have been implicated in the transmission of...