Don’t Let the Seasons Bug You: A Guide to Western Washington’s Pesky Visitors

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Western Washington boasts beautiful scenery and a mild climate, but with each changing season comes a shift in the pest landscape. Here at AAA Pest Control, we understand the unique challenges faced by homeowners in the region. Let’s explore some of the most common seasonal pest threats in Western Washington and how to keep them at bay:

Spring Has Sprung, So Have the Ants!

As the days get longer and warmer, ants become more active. Scout ants venture indoors searching for food, establishing trails that soon lead to a steady stream of their nest mates. Keeping your kitchen counters crumb-free and sealing up any potential entry points around doors and windows can help deter these tiny trespassers.

Summertime – Prime Time for Mosquitoes and Wasps

Ah, summer! A time for barbecues and outdoor fun. Unfortunately, it’s also peak season for mosquitoes. These buzzing bloodsuckers can not only be a nuisance but can also transmit diseases. Eliminate standing water sources around your yard, where mosquitoes breed, and consider using mosquito traps or repellents when spending time outdoors.

Watch Out for Wasps and Yellow Jackets!

Those sweet summer treats can also attract unwelcome guests – wasps and yellow jackets. These stinging insects build nests around eaves, under decks, and in other sheltered areas. While they play a role in the ecosystem, their stings can be painful. Avoid leaving sugary drinks or food outdoors, and be cautious around flowering plants that might attract them. If you discover a wasp or yellow jacket nest, contact AAA Pest Control for safe and effective removal.

Fall is for Falling Leaves, But Not for Rodents!

As the weather cools, rodents like mice and rats start seeking warm shelter indoors. Seal up any cracks or holes around your foundation and ensure proper ventilation in crawl spaces to deter these unwanted guests. If you see signs of rodents, like droppings or gnaw marks, contact AAA Pest Control immediately.

Winter Woes: Rodents on the Move (Again!)

Even winter brings its own pest concerns. With food sources scarce outdoors, rodents become even more persistent in their search for shelter and warmth inside your home. Maintain the preventative measures implemented in fall, and be sure to store food in airtight containers to keep them out of your pantry.

Year-Round Peace of Mind with AAA Pest Control

No matter the season, AAA Pest Control is here to help you enjoy your Western Washington home pest-free. We offer customized pest control plans that target specific seasonal threats and keep your home protected all year long. Contact us today for a free consultation and experience the difference professional pest control can make!