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With temperatures on the rise, stinging insects are emerging rampantly across Western Washington. Keep an eye out for wasps and hornets (ie: yellow jackets). Where are stinging insect nests usually found? Stinging insects are social and live in a nest or colony. Nests...read more
Odorous house ants, often referred to as sugar ants, are extremely common here in the northwest. Where do Odorous House Ants come from and why are they in my house? They normally nest around the root bases of plants. And if you are like many others, you probably have...read more
As we all go back to stowing away the holiday decorations for yet another year, what better time to sift through and clear out the storage. It’s also good to check for rodents. Seeking warmth, they can gain access through a small opening no larger than a...read more
During the winter, rodents are seeking warm shelter indoors and food. Thus, they are looking to burrow into your home however they can. There are three types of destructive rodents you might see: Norway rat, roof rat and house mouse. Though similar there...read more
Most people will instinctually duck when they get “buzzed” by a flying bug. That’s natural but it’s the moment later when you see what buzzed you, such as a stinging insect, that determines whether an action is necessary or not. Honey Bees are the kinder and gentler...read more
After the carpenter ants swarm season in late May to early June, we move right into the next reproductive swarmers on the list, the pavement ant. Arthropods being cold-blooded they take full advantage of any available heat and use it to their own ends. Pavement ants...read more