So You Think You’ve Got Pest Problems!

So You Think You’ve Got Pest Problems!

Imagine that you are living back during the birth of our country and you are boarding a ship with family in tow, excited to journey to the New World!  The voyage would have been quite a horrendous experience. Why? Because most of the shipmates were not very gentleman like. Most of them were quite savory…

Goodbye 2014 … Welcome 2015!

Goodbye 2014 … Welcome 2015!

2014 has been an eventful year for us at APM and we are every so proud that it marked our 50th year in business! We feel so fortunate and blessed to have such a good staff and even better customers. As we take the time to reflect on the communities that we have served over…

One Busy Mom’s Encounter with Head Lice

One Busy Mom’s Encounter with Head Lice

I couldn’t believe it when the school nurse called and asked me to come to the school. Both my girls have very long hair and I bath and wash them every night. As I hustled them to the car on our way home from school I was at a loss. What do I do now?…

How did these Pests get in?

How did these Pests get in?

It is almost funny to look at this picture and think that it is NOT a giant welcome sign for insects and rodents! While not all entrances are this obvious, it is surprising how long these areas can be left until someone has the time to finish repairing it or even to call a company…

Christmas Tree Pests

Christmas Tree Pests

Many families use the weekends in early December to gather early and head out in search of the perfect tree. After driving forever you finally reach that vast array of trees! After debating over which one is best, finally everyone agrees that the perfect tree is found so with excitement the tree is placed in…

Spruce Spider Mite

Spruce Spider Mite

The name spider mite makes you think of some tiny mite that lives on a spider but not so! They are destructive little pests that can destroy spruce, arborvitae, juniper, hemlock, pine and Douglas fir trees! These little masters of destruction will over-winter as brown eggs tucked tightly around the bud scales at the base…

APM Featured on Fight Bugs

APM Featured on Fight Bugs

What makes a blog worthy to be read? APM believes the blogs on its site should offer the local community up to date information about pests in their immediate areas! Now why would APM mention blog content? Recently APM Was featured on Fight Bugs, a site that searches the hundreds of pest site blogs for…

Pantry Pests

Pantry Pests

For those that are humored by the reference of pantry pests, as it makes them sound like we are searching for a 2 year old in search of a snack, this is not so! The Confused Flour Beetle is one of the very common pantry pests that are hoping to join you for your holiday…

Don’t Make Bed Bugs Your Bed Buddies

Don’t Make Bed Bugs Your Bed Buddies

No one wants to hear or talk about bed bugs, much less have them as a house guest! The reality is that bed bugs are a real concern world wide and according to the EPA, they are considered a ‘Public Health Pest’ throughout our country. In the 1930’s Bed Bugs were nearly eradicated, however the…

Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

World War I officially ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, with the signing of Armistice between the Allies of World War I and Germany, with the signing taking place in France. “Armistice Day” is celebrated in many countries around the world even today. The United States…