Sunday, January 30, 2022

Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: The life of a fire ant queen

Follow a queen fire ant as she builds a colony, protects it from neighboring ant armies, and fends off would-be usurpers vying for her throne. 

In the spring, just after heavy rainfall, male and female fire ants swarm the skies for a day of romance, known as the nuptial flight. Thousands of reproduction-capable ants take part in a mating frenzy, and for one successfully mated female, her work is only beginning. Walter R. Tschinkel details how the new queen builds a colony and protects it from neighboring ant armies.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Bed Bugs | National Geographic

Don't doze off just yet. Maybe they should be called bed blood bugs, an army of these can attack a person 500 times in one night!

At American Pest Management,
it’s not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; 
it’s doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Cockroach Infestation | National Geographic

With 4000 species the world over, and the ability to run the human equivalent of over 90 MPH, there's no avoiding roaches!

At American Pest Management,
it’s not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; 
it’s doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Mosquito | National Geographic

Did you see the moon last night? Got mosquito spray? Mosquito biting activity increases 500 times during a full moon phase!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Do we really need pesticides? - Fernan Pérez-Gálvez

Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks? Fernan Pérez-Gálvez weighs the pros and cons of pesticides. 

Lesson by Fernan Pérez-Gálvez, animation by Mighty Oak.

At American Pest Management,
it’s not just eliminating the pest problem that matters; 
it’s doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Inside The Ant Colony - Deborah M. Gordon

Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles. Sound familiar? Deborah M. Gordon explains the way these incredible creatures mate, communicate and source food, shedding light on how their actions can mimic and inform our own behavior.

Lesson by Deborah M. Gordon, animation by Steve Belfer Creative Inc.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

American Pest Management: Who We Are



American Pest Management, LLC, is a family-owned and operated business. Bob and Barbara Weyand started the business in 1980 with the goal to provide realistic solutions to pest control needs while still maintaining a safe environment.

Continuing in this tradition, Bob and Barbara’s son-in-law Jeff Verges took ownership of the company in 2016. His goal is to maintain the same personal experience customers have enjoyed for more than 35 years.

  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Licensed and Insured in the State of Oregon
  • Reasonable Prices
  • Materials are Safe and Effective
  • No Contracts
  • FREE Estimates
  • Fast and Friendly Service

Providing pest control for your friends and neighbors in Oregon's Eugene, Springfield, and surrounding areas for more than 35 years.

Call us at Eugene: 541-688-0580 | Salem: 503-371-8373

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Reliable, Responsive, and Responsible:

American Pest Management is Reliable, Responsive, and Responsible. Allow us to develop a solution that will solve your pest problem, protecting you and your family, pets, home, and environment.


Service Locations: Eugene, Salem, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Creswell,

Veneta, Dexter, and Pleasant Hill

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

Scientists Explain Why You Can't Get Rid of Cockroaches

There is a reason cockroaches can survive a nuclear bomb, and live to tell about it. They will be here long after we are gone, and won't leave our apartment complex's while we are here. Scientists explain why roaches are nearly impossible to get rid of.