An estimated 7,061,400 people lived in the Evergreen State as of April 2015. The state gained about 93,200 people between 2014 and 2015. The 1.34 percent increase is the largest annual bump since 2008. As a result more mismanaged waste and storage in the same amount of space has lead to most pests being dependent on humans for food and shelter. Dog waste in a backyard attacks rats and mice a very good example of mismanaged waste.
Rats cause many of the same problems that mice do, they are larger, the damage can be more extensive. Since their teeth grow throughout their life, rats are prolific chewers and will wear their long teeth down on anything from cardboard to electrical wiring, exposed electrical wires can be a huge fire hazard.
Pest control is Preventing Conflict between insects, Rodents and people
As the weather continue to turn colder, we are not the only ones feeling the freeze. Rodents and insects also seek warm places to nest, and our homes are all too appealing. In the Puget Sound area, typical winter pests include carpenter ants, mice, rats and spiders.
A pest problem is pretty easy to spot. Mice and rats in particular are not very good at cleaning up their tracks. If an infestation is present there will be signs of mouse droppings, which look like tiny oblong pellets. When a carpenter ant infestation is severe, piles of wood shavings can usually be found beneath wooden items. Carpenter ants burrow into wood to create their nests, and an infestation can also be detected by faint rustling noises inside woodwork or walls. Furthermore, when large winged ants emerge from ceilings, walls and other hidden crevices, an infestation is almost certain.Signs of house spider infestations include the spider and their webs.
Signs of bed bugs:
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed.
- Dark spots (about this size: •), which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would.
- Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and pale yellow skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger.
- Live bed bugs.
Preventing bed bugs from hitchhiking
The greatest risk for encountering bed bugs appears to be while people are traveling. Regardless of the type of accommodations, it is a good precaution to check rooms. Check around the headboard and adjacent areas of the bed. Also inspect luggage stands or other areas where suitcases are typically set down. Be aware of any unexplained bites in the morning; that could be the result of bed bugs. Also watch for fecal spots, which could occur on bed sheets or nearby areas. Inspect luggages when heading home.
Bed bugs can be associated with the scavenging of used furniture. Residents and tenants are strongly cautioned against “scavenging” beds and furniture that have been discarded and left by the curb for disposal, or behind places of business. Bed bug infestations are not limited to beds and mattresses, and they can be found on tables, drawers, and even electronics if these items were located in a bedroom or other place that could support an infestation.
PEST CONTROL FOR ANTS IN AROUND THE HOME
Ants invade homes and other structures in search of food, water, and shelter. Therefore, effective ant control needs to be a combination of extermination methods that involve inspection, sanitation and exclusion, habitat modification, and often some types of insecticides.
Ants exterminators Inspections
It is important to check carefully and thoroughly both indoors and outside to determine areas of ant activity, nest locations, and type of ant present. Indoors, follow ant trails to locate their entry point such as an electrical outlet or gap along a baseboard or around a water pipe. Outside, check the foundation, walkways, trees and shrubs, and in mulched areas for ant trails. Look for nests in mulch and vegetation next to the foundation. Check under potted plants, patio blocks, and stepping stones, and in piles of rocks, lumber, and firewood. Inspect the foundation to find possible ant entryways such as areas where pipes enter the building, foundation cracks, and around doors and windows. If swarmers were found indoors, then you could very easily have an indoor infestation, e.g., in a wall void, in the crawlspace or in the ceiling. In those situations, a careful inspection of the crawlspace may also be needed.
Rats and Mice problems in a fast growing city of seattle
Rats have been enjoying a close relationship with humans for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Humans derive no benefits from having rats around, but rats get all sorts of perks. Most notably: food, shelter and water. Often this has little effect, but in some cases, rats go too far, and their impact on human populations becomes unbearable.
Rodents can be found in our homes, supermarkets, restaurants, livestock pens, and farm fields. Warehouses, grain mills, elevators, silos and corncribs are especially vulnerable to rodent infestation. Rodents will eat anything man or his livestock eats. They are active at night. Rats are seldom seen during the day except when populations are exceedingly large. Rats and mice can crawl through very small crevices, which makes it hard to confine their movement. Even if rats can’t seen most of the time, hearing them moving after dark. Pet paws at a wall or cabinet it may be after a lurking rodent. Cats and dogs are not much of a deterrent to rodents, however.
Usually, the first clue of a serious rodent problem is their droppings on the kitchen counter, in kitchen drawers, cabinets, or the pantry. When one dwelling is infested, it’s likely the immediate neighborhood is, too. That’s why rodents are so difficult for one homeowner to control. Rodents are a community problem. Effective Rodent control necessitates that all homeowners in a community work together to eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter. Rodents are persistent in their efforts to invade the home.
Bird control service
Crows help control pest insects and “clean up” dead animals and garbage that has been scattered by other animals. Although crows prey on songbirds and their young, research suggests that they do not ordinarily have a significant impact on songbird populations. Robins, for example have evolved to have two to three clutches each year to make up for young lost to crows. However, because crows are intelligent, opportunistic, and protective of their young, and at times congregate in large numbers, they can create problems for people.
Keep crows away from crops
Protect fruit crops with flexible bird netting, which can be purchased in a variety of lengths and widths at garden and hardware stores or over the Internet from bird-control businesses. Four-inch mesh will keep crows out, but not smaller birds such as robins and starlings. Tie the netting securely at the base of the shrub or onto the trunk of the tree to prevent crows from gaining access from below. Protect germinating corn plants and other crops with netting until plants are about 8 inches tall.
Visual scare devices, such as pie tins hung in trees, Mylar scare tape, Mylar balloons, scarecrows, or flags can be used to provide temporary protection.
One recent innovation is a motion sensor combined with a sprinkler that attaches to a spray hose. When a crow comes into its adjustable, motion-detecting range, a sharp burst of water is sprayed at the bird. This device appears to be effective by combining a physical sensation with a startling stimulus.
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