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Pest Information

The Hobo Spider

The hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis, is a European immigrant that has only been implicated as a potentially poisonous spider in the United States since the 1980s. Another name commonly used for this spider is the aggressive house spider (although this spider is not aggressive). However, in seeking name stability, the American Arachnological Society has chosen …

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Late summer visitor

August finds these love struck spiders wandering around in homes here in Portland Oregon. This is a male wolf spider. He has abandoned all caution to look for a mate. These are considered harmless to humans and may be very beneficial. Some experts say that they eat smaller Hobo or Aggressive House Spiders. In any …

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Carpenter Ants

What We do and What to Expect A little background on Carpenter ants is in order. First, they do not eat wood. They hollow out sound wood and introduce moisture into the wood, if the moisture is not already there. The first condition we look for and ask about is moisture, even small amounts, in …

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