Post Falls, WA Pest Control

With the Spokane area's high precipitation level, residents in Port Falls are sure to encounter a few types of pests. The healthy vegetation attracts insects and pests that feed on it. Also, the food from homes and garbage cans provides additional nourishment for pests. These are some of the common pests in the area.

Rodents

Rats and mice find their way into homes or businesses. Full-grown mice can squeeze through an opening as small as a quarter, and rats can squeeze through slightly larger openings. Both types of pests often live in basements, closets, and attics. They also find their way behind walls. Mice and rats can get into your food supply by chewing through containers, which is why rodent control is very important.

While rat urine can make people ill from a possible listeria contamination, the droppings of deer mice may contain hantavirus. The virus is fatal in some cases. Two other common rodents in the area are possums and raccoons. If you see them, they will probably be in or near your garbage cans. Never approach these animals. They are known to carry rabies and can be aggressive.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs spread easily. You may pick these blood-sucking pests up in a dressing room, a gym, your workplace, a hotel or any other place. Children may bring them home from school. Bedbugs are tiny brown pests with flat round bodies. They may be as small as a grain of sand or the size of a larger piece of rice depending on their life stage. Since they are fast and elusive, you may only see them if you look closely.

Check your mattress, furniture, and carpet for reddish-brown dirt, small blood smears or shed exoskeletons. There may also be a distinct musty smell. One common sign of an infestation is bites on your skin. The itchy red bumps are usually in a neat row. Since bed bugs can live over a month without blood and are good at hiding, they are resilient. These pests breed quickly and should be removed immediately.

Ants

Carpenter ants are one of the most destructive pests in the area. They make their colonies in trees, garages, and eaves along your home. These ants can destroy large portions of wood in a short amount of time. They feed on anything from aphids to rotting meat. Argentine ants may also be found in the area. Although they are not known to bite or be a major problem in your home, they will attack and destroy beneficial ant colonies that are helpful to your yard's ecology. Fire ants can sting you and cause severe pain. Some people have allergic reactions to their stings and require medical care. Other types of ants can rob your peace of mind and your food supply.

Effective Pest Removal In Post Falls

If you see any of these pests or another type of pest, we can promptly remove the infestation and provide preventative treatments. Please call Eden Advanced Pest Technologies for a free estimate.