Rodent Control in Ellensburg & Surrounding Towns
There was a time when “pest control” was a standard treatment given to every customer. Every house got the same spray in the same places: Corners, baseboards, vents and a few other spots. The pest company didn’t know any better, and neither did the customers. The bugs and rodents were probably laughing at them.
When I go into houses in the Ellensburg area that have been treated like that, it’s obvious that it wasn’t doing as much good as it could have. For really good pest control, you’ve got to get into the crawl spaces, attic and all the other unseen areas. If you only spray where you can see, you’re just training the pests not to go there. They find other routes through your house and resume business as usual. The hidden areas of these homes are filled with termite-eaten wood and all the trash, shredded insulation, pine cones and other things rodents bring.
We sometimes find more than one problem because insects love to nest in that trash. Squirrel trash in your attic can be infested with ants, bees and other little crawlies. The reason they’re there is that the squirrels and mice fixed the place up so nice for them.
The homeowner doesn’t know a thing until a lot of damage has been done. You may actually start to hear bees buzzing in your walls, or you may find small, mysterious piles of sawdust in odd places. That dust is left by burrowing insects like carpenter ants or bees, and they’re eating your house. In the old days, they would get fat and healthy at your expense.
Today, we try harder and better. We use a technique called Integrated Pest management to inspect your home regularly, make recommendations and formulate a long-term plan to keep your house pest-free. Give us a call for a free quote, and we’ll stop that laughing in your walls.