You may see your home as your castle, but did you know many pests may also see it as their own playground and buffet? No matter how often and well you clean, pests, especially ants, rodents, and wasps seem to find as much comfort in your home as you do. It doesn’t have to be this way. Northwest Pest Control has been working with homeowners for more than 30 years to rid homes of pests and ensure they don’t come back.
Why oh why is there an ant trail in my kitchen? Most pests enter homes seeking food, water, and shelter. If you have kids, you may find that crumbs, spills, and open food containers seem to collect and to pests, call out, “Dinner is served!” Kids can’t take all the blame. That cat food that Fluffy nibbles on throughout the day, or the dog food that sits in a bag under the sink, can quickly become a steady food supply for pests. Once a reliable food source is discovered, rodents and ants tell their friends and eventually, they all move in. And why wouldn’t they? Outside can be cold, and damp, while your home is warm and cozy. They seek the same shelter you do.
Before creepy crawlies take up residence under your roof, give the trained technicians at Northwest Pest Control a call to find out what services we offer. We’re happy to talk to you whether you plan to tackle the problem on your own and are just looking for advice, or if you want to have our professional team inspect, remove, and prevent. Our clients are never just a number. We take the time to listen to you and learn about your pest problem, your home, and your lifestyle so we can address the issue completely and safely. We believe in treating our customers how we would like to be treated from start to finish.
Step one is to do a thorough inspection of the entire home, both inside and out, to determine where the pests are gaining entry. We also look for signs of nests and other habitats around the perimeter of the house that may be the culprit. That handy wood pile by the back door might be housing mice who will squeeze through that handy gap under the door to get to a drier location. Overhanging branches and siding-brushing bushes can become potential bridges into your home so we look for those as well. We also inspect for leaks, dripping faucets, or standing water all of which give pests their needed water supply, especially during the summer droughts.
Next, we work with you to seal up any gaps and cracks. Sometimes all it takes is some caulk, weatherstripping, or a bit of mesh to close down the pest highway. We’ll also discuss the need for airtight containers and tightly sealed trash cans. Sure, keeping food properly stored seems like something everyone does, but you’d be surprised how many people have a bag of flour or sugar, or an opened cereal box just sitting on a shelf for mice to chew right into.
We will remove the rodents and any other pests we find in your home using our low-toxic, environmentally friendly, EPA-approved pesticides. Because homes can have kids, pets, and people with allergies or breathing issues, we won’t use any treatment without first discussing it, and how it is applied, with you to ensure our treatment is safe for everyone. We treat the inside of your home and also put a perimeter around the outside to ensure pests don’t return.
Unfortunately, pests are slow learners. If they find your home suddenly inhospitable, they may leave for a bit, but their warm, fuzzy memories of your kitchen and attic will push them to return. That’s why we recommend setting up an extended service plan for pest inspections and treatment. As with most things, preventing the problem is easier than solving it.
When you’re ready to tell us what’s bugging you, call or email for pest control quotes, guidance, and recommendations.