Need Pest Control Services in Seattle? Call Guardian Pest Control
Although seeing termites, ants, rodents such as mice or rats, or even bedbugs can be horrifying in itself; there are a few unpleasant realities that make pest control services essential. Did you know that failing to hire an exterminator to deal with pests can result in structural damage that potentially costs thousands of dollars to fix?
Unfortunately, pests are more prevalent than you think: In 2015, Time Magazine wrote that the pest control industry in the United States provided services to over 10% of American homes. It also claimed that at least 2% of homes in Seattle reported evidence of rats while cockroaches, ants, and termites are all more common than you would wish.
At Guardian Home, we understand the urgent need to treat your home if an infestation occurs. Our exterminators are qualified and experienced in removing all manner of pests from residential properties. Here is a list of our pest control services in Seattle.
What Guardian Home Pest Control Will Do for You
When you hire our pest control services, our team of professionals use a tried and trusted approach to remove the threat permanently.
- Inspection: It isn’t enough to locate the pests, it is essential to understand why they are coming into your home. For example, Carpenter Ants love wet wood. In the case of rodents, we determine the different ways they get in and devise a strategy to keep them out!
- Exclusion: One of the best ways to keep pests out of your home is by addressing any minor damage to key entry points. When dealing with mice, for instance, we look for the gaps they use to come in and seal them or lay traps.
- Exterminate: We only embark on full extermination when we are 100% sure that it will be successful.
- Prevention: While other pest control services in Seattle are content to do the bare minimum, Guardian Home enjoys going the extra mile for our customers. Once our exterminator has done his job, the next step is to set up an external barrier to ensure you never have to contend with those pests again.
If you are in need of pest control in Seattle but don’t see the name of the threat on this page, please get in touch with us because we also perform extra services. There are occasions when you need recurring services which is why we offer a Monthly/Bi-Monthly option to our customers, so they have further peace of mind.
Don’t risk illness or injury by trying to perform DIY pest control services. You need specialized equipment and years of experience to do it correctly. That’s why you should call on the Guardian Homes extermination team today.
Termites possess the enzymes, bacteria, and protozoa in their guts which allows them to digest cellulose. This is the organic fibrous material found in wood and plants. Termite colonies can contain anywhere from a few thousand to a few million. Worst of all, they do their damage unseen and can remain hidden for months. The average homeowner has to spend $3,000 to repair termite damage, but in some cases, these pests can eat into your home’s foundations.
There are an estimated 700 ant species in the United States although fewer than 5% infest homes. The ones to watch out for are Carpenter Ants, Odorous Horse Ants, Moisture Ants, Pharaoh Ants, and Pavement Ants.
From a nature perspective, the ability of rodents to adapt to different environments is remarkable. However, we know that Seattle homeowners will not appreciate this fact when they see rats running in their basement! In the pacific northwest, the main species of rats are Roof Rats and Norway Rats. The two most common mice types are the House Mouse and Deer Mouse.
As the common bedbug has unfortunately adapted so well to human environments, it is arguably the pest that causes most problems. Up until a decade ago, Seattle residents believed that bedbug infestations were a thing of the past. Alas, they have made a resurgence in recent years and, contrary to popular myth, bedbugs are NOT attracted to dirt.
Instead, they are attracted to body heat and exhaled carbon dioxide. bedbugs feed on blood, and while they don’t transmit diseases to humans, they can cause an allergic reaction. In many cases, it is necessary for our bedbug exterminator team to treat the issue more than once.
Also known as stinging insects, wasp nests are a nightmare for any homeowner in Seattle as they can completely ruin your summer. A wasp colony is capable of causing severe harm to humans and could even kill if there are enough of them. Then there is the small matter of allergic reaction.
Cockroaches are another type of pest notorious for their adaptability and capacity to survive hostile environments. Common roaches in the United States include Oriental, Asian, Brownbanded, American, and German. Cockroaches are capable of causing disease as they emit secretions from different parts of their bodies. Their intestinal disease organisms are passed on to humans and can cause allergic reactions such as asthma.
No pest control service is complete without spider extermination. Although the vast majority of spiders are beneficial, there are a few dangerous species in the pacific northwest region including the Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Aggressive House Spider. Admittedly, the first two species are not native to Seattle, but they can be transported here.