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Spooky Pests in the Pacific Northwest

 In Blog-posts, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

White decorative rat sits on a black background among orange pumpkins - Spooky PestsHere at Antworks Pest Control, we know a thing or two about truly terrifying creatures known to haunt the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to our expert technicians and their extensive experience, we also know exactly how to combat these unwanted pests. Let’s look at four of the frightening finds that can plague your home:

Bats

Chances are, you probably don’t have a cave in your house– but bats have been known to inhabit attics. Proceed with caution if you think you have bats. They are often carriers of rabies, which can be fatal for humans and pets. Furthermore, some bats are federally protected as endangered species, so you always want to enlist a professional.

Rats

Did you know that a rat can fit into an opening the size of a quarter? It’s relatively easy for a rat to gain entry into your home. Not only do they carry disease, but they can also gnaw through wires–which can ultimately cause electrical fires. Always check incoming boxes and seal your holiday decorations in a plastic container with an airtight lid.

Spiders

Spiders love to hide in corners, attics, and basements. No one wants a spider scurrying across their floor. Thankfully, most spiders are not actually harmful to humans and pets. Here in the Portland and Vancouver metro area, the only two spiders we have that could cause damage are the brown recluse and the hobo spider. Black Widows are pretty rare here. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and give us a call.

Bed Bugs

Don’t let pesky bed bugs keep you up at night. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t just nest in the mattress– they hide in furniture, underneath electrical switchplates, behind baseboards, and even in clothes. Thoroughly inspect any second-hand costumes or clothing that enter your home. Call us immediately if you see bed bugs or their eggs, as they multiply at rapid rates.

On a final note, we wanted to assure you that these pests can happen to anyone. It is not a reflection of how clean your home is, though keeping your house tidy always helps. No one is immune from a potential pest problem.

Portland Pest Control Solutions

Let Antworks help you eliminate those creepy critters this fall season. After all, don’t you want spiders and bats limited to Halloween decorations? We’re proud to be family-owned and operated. Our estimates are always free and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Give us a call at (855) 268-9675.

 

Spooky Pests in the Pacific Northwest IN VANCOUVER WA AND PORTLAND OR

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