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Read our blog and don't forget to check out our Pest Library, where you can find useful information about different pests. Each entry helps you identify threatening pests and understand their habits.
December 6, 2019
Did You Know?

Fleas Fleas found on cats and dogs lay about 20 eggs per day and as many as 10,000 eggscan fall off an infested cat in 24 hours! Insects To survive the cold of winter months, many insects replace the water in their body with a chemical called glycerol, which acts like an anti-freeze. Rodents Rodents cause more then $1 billion […]

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December 6, 2019
Tips for Pest Proofing Your Home

Almost all pest and rodent infestations begin outside buildings. Pests enter through holes and cracks in the home’s exterior. How a home is constructed can greatly affect which pest problems you experience. Here are some tips for “pest-proofing” your house. -Reduce shelters such as piles of bricks or lumber and leaf litter. -Keep ground cover […]

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December 6, 2019
Bed Bugs – Tips for That Next Hotel Visit

Ready for that next vacation or business trip and are concerned about all the news lately about the rapid growth of bed bug activity in hotels and other buildings across the country? Knowing your enemy can lower the risk or even prevent bedbugs from attacking you or hitching a ride home with you. Bed bugs […]

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December 6, 2019
Never Assume It won’t Happen to You

As your vehicle sits peacefully in your garage this winter you may not realize that it is a prime target for over wintering rodents. This becomes a nightmare when you go to start your car and it will not turn over. Then you lift the hood and the gathering of dark brown pellet-sized droppings around […]

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December 5, 2019
Welcome to Our Pest Library

It is said that by knowing your enemy, you can go a hundred battles victorious without harm. Taking that sentiment to heart, we make sure we are thoroughly knowledgeable about the pests that reside in the Greater Puget Sound area. Thus, we are able to offer very effective pest control solutions to our customers. To […]

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December 5, 2019
Ants

Carpenter Ants are the largest ants around your home. These ants are the most common and destructive wood destroying insects in the Pacific Northwest. Carpenter ants are a threat because they make nests in and around buildings. They do not eat or consume wood like termites do, however, they make galleries in the wood to live […]

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December 5, 2019
Bees and Wasps

Types of Wasps Yellow Jackets & Hornets There are about twelve different species of yellow jackets & hornets in the Pacific Northwest. Hornets are a type of aerial nesting yellow jacket. Its nest visibly hangs in the air on a bush, tree, under the eave of your house, or some place similar. Their colors may […]

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December 5, 2019
Bed Bugs

They will however, feed on other warm-blooded animals, including birds, rodents, and pets. Bed bugs have been documented as pests since the 17th century. They were introduced into the American continent by the early colonists. Bed bugs were common in the United States prior to World War II, after which the widespread use of synthetic […]

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December 5, 2019
Fleas

Diptera Types: Cat, Dog, Northern Rat, Oriental, Rat, RabbitFleas are small (2mm) wingless insects, with hard bodies flattened side to side, red-brown with backwardly directed spines and powerful legs designed for jumping enabling them to find new hosts as well as to escape quickly the attempts of the hosts to remove them. The adults can […]

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December 5, 2019
Rats and Mice

Types: House Mice, Norway Rat, Roof Rat Mice Name applied to numerous species of small rodents , often having soft gray or brown fur, long hairless tails, and large ears. The chief distinction between these animals and the variety of rodents called rats is in size: mice are usually smaller. Many small rodents are adapted […]

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