The climate of Spokane is marked by humidity and a summer that lasts around 180 days per year. The temperature can move between 85 and 23 degrees, and this presents opportunities for various kinds of pest infestations during different times of the year. The amount of precipitation, which averages around 37 inches, gets combined with the heat of the summer months. The high point is in July where the temperature can get as high as 90 degrees. Various pests will often breed when the heat and humidity around Spokane reaches these high points.

Rodents

There are many varieties of rodents in Spokane, yet they share many common features. For example, rodents tend to be small mammals with round bodies and a protruding tail. Examples of rodents include mice, rats, squirrels and prairie dogs. Some rodents will build their nests in the walls during the summertime. They enter the home seeking shelter from the sun, and they may appear in the home when looking for water. These critters can bite, claw and scratch your property even if you are unaware of their presence. Rodents tend to breed prolifically, and this makes an infestation very difficult to control.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood during the night. They also build nests during the humid months of summer, and they can enter the home by latching on to bags, furniture or other common household items while in transport. These critters are difficult to detect, and they often hide successfully in the lining of the bed. During the night, they can come out and bite anyone who is sleeping in the area. They leave small marks on the skin, and the area may itch or even become infected. These critters can make it difficult to have a good night’s sleep, and they often prompt people to throw away the infested bedding.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants have segmented bodies, long legs and an oval-shaped head. They feed on wood, and this source of nourishment is only more attractive during the humid times of the year. They may enter the home in small numbers before building their nests inside the walls, attic or basement. They often find small cracks in the walls, which allows them to enter the home undetected. Once inside, they can create large ant colonies by feeding on any wood that is exposed. This can cause structural damage to the home, yet repairs are often very difficult or expensive.

Pest Control in Spokane, Washington

Our pest-control professionals are skilled and experienced in a variety of techniques that can eliminate these critters from your home, office or commercial property in Spokane. We can find pest infestations that are difficult to detect, and we offer a free quote. Contact us today.

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