Entries by Donnie

Warm holiday wishes from our family to yours.

The Christmas season is really all about gifts. From the Magi bringing their treasures to the Christ child on the first Christmas to the present day, the tradition continues. Gifts come in many forms, family and friends are priceless treasures in themselves as is our faithful team at Wolbert’s. We want you to know we […]

Gypsy Moths “The invasion” How are we doing?

Although it is November, things are just starting to slow down for WSDA gypsy moth survey coordinator Tiffany Pahs and WSDA’s gypsy moth trapping program. They are only now wrapping up their 44th year of trapping for gypsy moths, part of a decades-long successful effort to keep gypsy moths from establishing in Washington. WSDA’s article […]

Lawn renovation protocol

  Not happy with your lawn and want/ to replace it? The following protocol has stood the test of time and delivered the best results. It does take more time and is more expensive but the end result is well worth it. We recommend the following steps of action: Spray existing grass and weeds. Apply […]

Odorous house ants

Odorous house ants (OHAs) can access and forage just about anywhere in your home but are regularly found in kitchens, bathrooms, pantries and utility/laundry rooms. Ant bait will be placed along their established paths so they feed and carry the material along with them, preening themselves and other ants, and eventually spreading the control product […]

Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are an ongoing threat to structures in the Pacific Northwest and are the most common pest ant. “Parent” colonies are established in dead and dying trees where they assist in the decomposition process by chewing galleries in wood for habitation and reproduction. Since we build most of our homes from “dead trees”, carpenter […]


Lace bugs are tiny insects that grow no more than one-eighth inch long. Small, clear cells cover their wings and thorax, giving them their lacy appearance. They feed by sucking the sap from the foliage of trees and shrubs, leaving them looking mottled, stippled and discolored.

Microdochium patch

Microdochium patch (Microdochium nivale) (sometimes referred to as Fusarium patch in older references) is problematic from fall through early-summer in areas west of the Cascade Mountains. The Pacific Northwest can be the ideal climate for Microdochium patch given the long dew periods, frequent rainfall, and cool, wet weather that persists for much of the growing […]