The Seattle region has a reputation for having the highest number of rainy days in the United States, and surrounding towns like Renton are also no strangers to rain, with frequent rainfall a common occurrence. While rainy days might be idyllic for some, these climate conditions also impact which pests thrive in the region. With that in mind, here are the most common pests we encounter in this region
The frequency of rain in Seattle and Renton can mean that residents deal with more flies than residents of other parts of the country. Flies seek out areas of high moisture to survive and breed. Living in a location with more rain often means dealing with more flies, and if your home or business has standing water, flies could be even more of a problem. Whether you're concerned about flies, rodents or any other pest in the Seattle area, Terminix can help with our pest control and exterminator services.
The team at Terminix has been treating homes and businesses to help fight back against pests in the region for years. This experience has given us expertise in the common bugs and other pests around the Seattle area. We understand that no two infestations are exactly alike, which is why we create customized treatment plans for every property that we treat.
Untreated termite infestations can cause more damage over time, so it is important to act quickly if you suspect termites in your home or business. Schedule a free termite inspection with Terminix to assess your risk of termites. During a minimally-invasive inspection, a Terminix pest control specialist will survey your property for things like mud tubes and damaged wood. With the results of the inspection, we will get to work to create a treatment plan to help address your needs.
Here are the most common pests in the Kent and Renton areas:
Termites are common throughout the country and they can cause costly damage to a home or business. They consume and tunnel through wood, and they are often hidden, which makes it hard for homeowners to see the extent of the damage early on.
Bed bugs are generally considered to be nocturnal, and because they live in mattresses and similar areas, bed bug infestations can be difficult to see. At night, bed bugs emerge to bite humans as they sleep and feed on their blood. People often only know that they have an infestation after waking up with bites or small spots of blood on sheets.
As they buzz around, flies can be quite irritating, but they can also cause health issues. They can carry disease-causing pathogens around with them, and they can contaminate surfaces as they land throughout a home or business.
Identified by two pairs of wings, wasps are some of the most common stinging insects. Wasps may build nests around or even inside human structures. If you have noticed an increase in wasps around your property, there could be a nest nearby.
Mice and rats are the most common rodents that people encounter in their homes or businesses. Rodents are unsanitary and can spread disease-causing pathogens when they are inside a building, and they are also known to chew through wires as they move through walls.
All Terminix Kent technicians will be equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) when entering homes or businesses for peace of mind and prevention. We are actively monitoring updates from the Government and local health officials and continually implementing measures and developing plans to prioritize the health and well-being of our employees and customers.
Yes, Terminix in Kent offers Commercial Pest Control for property management, food warehouses, manufacturing, restaurants, retail, Government properties and so much more!
You can currently start a Pest Control Plan for $50 off3. Get started.
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1If within 30 days after an inspection or treatment you aren’t totally satisfied, we will refund the treatment or coverage charges, reimburse any prepaid services and cancel your plan.
2Treatment and terms defined in your Plan. Applies only to subterranean termites. Limitations apply. See Plan for details.
3Limitations apply. See your Terminix Exclusion Plan for details.
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