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Armies of Little Black Ants are on the move in the City of Sammamish, WA.
It’s Summer in the northwest and Little Black Ants are active all year
round. An apartment complex owner in Sammamish was recently contacted about
little Black Ants infesting a few units. Last year there had been the same
ant problem in the one of the apartment bathrooms. Using do-it-yourself
products to try to kill the little Black Ants was not an option. This
method had been proven useless and didn’t get rid of the little pesky
pests. The owner of the the Sammamish apartment complex checked for name of
pest control company called the previous year. AMPM Exterminators was
contacted for some professional technicians to provide the appropriate
treatment to get rid of the little Black Ants.
Little Black Ant armies are marching:
Little Black ants are also known as Sugar Ants. The pests may be tiny But
that doesn’t stop the armies from infiltrating residences or commercial
businesses. The tiny pests had no problem accessing the apartment building
in Sammamish, WA. It’s important to know that little Black ants reproduce
rapidly and are constantly on the move. A favorite place to set up camp are
in the walls. Which is exactly what was happening in the apartment complex
buildings. The apartment manager alerted the owner of three units affected.
The tenants all had a similar infestation of Little Black Ants in the wall.
Keep in mind that the chances of there being several infestations in more
than one area is highly likely. The little ants can easily move the scent
highway to different locations. Little Black ants can travel upward into
trees that are near the property. Branches are ideal bridges to gain entry
into any holes, cracks or crevices. The Sammamish apartment complex owner
wasted no time and made an appointment with AMPM Exterminators to ambush
the little Black Ant armies.
Moisture is a little Black Ants magnet:
Moisture problems in apartments and other residences are Ant magnets. The
Sammamish, WA apartment complex is being attacked by little Black Ants. How
does this happen was the question. How to prevent further ant issues is
another good question. There are preventative measures to consider. One of
which would be to keep all of the gutters clean. Downspouts aimed away
from the buildings. Piles of dirt are ideal spots for the little Black Ants
and should be kept away from the foundation. Keep an eye out for standing
water around the perimeters. The AMPM Exterminators technician checked both
perimeter and interior for holes, cracks and crevices and moisture laden
areas. When an Ant bait is used it will be carried back to the ant colonies
to be shared to kill the colony.
Apartments infested with Little Black Ants:
The three apartments infested were all on same floor and lived next door to
one another. The black ants were seen marching between apartments. This
meant that there were several new scent trails being established. The AMPM
Exterminators technicians were armed with the effective products in order
to provide a successful extermination. More importantly the technician had
the expertise available to kill the Ants in the wall infestations and other
sites outside the building. AMPM Exterminators is a professional and
experienced company that will treat the structure for infestation and
recommend follow up visits for preventive treatments. Following the
prevention tips to stay ant free is imperative. AMPM Exterminators provided
further information regarding the importance of weekly, bi-monthly, monthly
or quarterly services to control and prevent further infestation.
AMPM Exterminators :
Professional pest control company with experienced exterminators for bed
bugs, little Black Sugar Ants, Carpenter and Moisture Ants. AMPM
Exterminators is a pest control service that provides friendly and
effective pest control. Services available in counties and cities. North,
South, East and West of Seattle. Such as Sammamish, Bellevue, Redmond,
Kirkland, Renton, Burien, Bothell, Issaquah and more. The Sammamish, WA
Apartment Complex owner was once again very grateful and satisfied with
another successful elimination of little black ants.. AMPM Exterminators
professional pest control technician was the excellent choice in getting
rid of and killing the little Black Ants . Properties were saved from
damages. Families and tenants were back to living stress free.
AMPM Exterminators provided answers to questions about service fees.
Important information for before and after treatments was provided and
clients understood the process. Because each residence or business is
different the pest control services and any needed repair costs may vary.
AMPM Exterminators has years of inspection experience and are thorough when
providing pest control services. Each client will receive customized
solutions for the pest control needed. AMPM Exterminators was the perfect
choice to get rid of the Little Black Ant Infestation. The Sammamish
apartment complex owner was very happy with AMPM Exterminators expertise in eliminating the little Black Ants infestations.
Downtown Seattle’s Commercial Businesses are being overrun by rats.The
nasty pests are year round problems. Finding food, water and a place to
call home is imperative. There are plenty of construction sites in the
downtown area of Seattle. Perfect location for rats to make a home in.
Other businesses, such as restaurants, are highly susceptible to rat
infestations. Two businesses affected were a restaurant and a new building
construction site. A rat infestation demanded a pest control service
company’s expertise. Both businesses got referrals from business associates
to contact AMPM Exterminators. The managers both decided to go with this
pest control company. The business associates recommendation to utilize
AMPM AMPM Exterminators was a lifesaver. Getting rid of the rats using
experienced and professional technician was the ticket.
Rats create havoc:
Rats will create a very stressful environment. Employees and the public are
at high risk for disease and airborne bacteria. Last year there were
reports of rat airborne bacteria that was very serious. Both of the
business owners wasted no time in taking care getting rid of the rat
infestation. The restaurant and construction company owners understood the
dangers of contracting various diseases from rats. Like having contact with
the rat droppings, nesting areas, or food that has been contaminated. There
were television reports that airborne germs proved fatal in the Puget Sound
Area due to rats. Why take such a high risk in not using a professional
pest control eliminator. AMPM Exterminators was ready and able to provide
the rat elimination service necessary.
Commercial Businesses face damage and financial losses:
Rats can leave behind massive damage to the properties that are rat
infested. Financial loss is inevitable and costly. Attics and crawl spaces
are contaminated due to droppings and urine and a whole separate service
and cost. Nasty rats love to chew on electrical wires and wood. As horrible
as it sounds rats will eat contaminated food and animal feces. Rats will
destroy peace of mind and create a feeling of being unsafe for employees
and owners. Which can even result in absenteeism from work. No one wants to
work in those type of conditions. Making the potential for financial loss
in so many ways. Just imagine the inventory that would be lost due to
contamination. It definitely was time to bring in the big guns and AMPM
Exterminators was loaded for action.
Downtown Seattle Construction Sites Rat Infested:
Construction sites are a constant in Seattle. Take a look at downtown.
Warehouses such as food distributors are plentiful. It’s Summer time in
Seattle and the rat population is at work. It’s like rats are working
overtime searching for shelter, food and water. The rodents do love all of
the Seasons and are constantly on the move. The construction site and
restaurant business owners set up meetings to alert staff that AMPM
Exterminators technicians were on the way to to get rid of the huge rat
infestations. Hiring a professional pest control company experienced in rat
infestations was the priority. AMPM Exterminators was ready and able to
take care of the rat infestations. Both businesses needed to remain open
and operating on a daily basis. Neither wanted to face huge financial loss.
Time is money.
AMPM Exterminators Rat Infestation services:
It was a relief to both business owners to contact a Seattle area pest
control company like AMPM Exterminators. The technicians are experienced
and specialize in rodent extermination. The level of expertise provided by
the technicians was thorough and professional.The technicians spoke with
owners and business managers at both locations to discuss the findings and
how services would be applied. The first step was to check the perimeter of
the sites for entry points into the properties. Holes, cracks or crevices
found would be sealed to prevent any further entry points yo the rats. The
AMPM Exterminators professional explained there were mandatory steps to
follow for a successful infestation elimination. Advising the owners not to
skip a single step. If the instructions are not followed to a tee then it’s
back to square one. The AMPM Exterminators technician provided the
necessary steps to follow. Such as the necessity for daily hygiene. Keeping
and enforcing routines that included cleaning and disinfecting areas where
food is stored. For the construction site for new homes it was very
important to keep the area free of garbage. Remember that rodents can fit
through tiny holes the size quarters and will get into or around the
premises. A disturbing sight to see around restaurants are overflowing
garbage dumpsters. Definitely an invitation for rats to come on in.
Prevention services were retained for monthly services for both the
downtown Seattle restaurant and construction site for rat control. AMPM
Exterminators was successful again and the restaurant and construction site
owners were relieved that the job got done quickly and successfully. Giving AMPM Exterminators very positive reviews for a job well done and to expect
As a,rule most home or business owners don’t think about being hit with one
of the most dreaded ant species. The pesky pests are called Carpenter Ants.
But it’s inevitable where there will come a time when the big black ants
make a grand entrance. The question is will the average person be able to
identify the unwanted pest. Homes and businesses alike are prime targets
for this type of ant infestation. A Seattle homeowner came home to this
exact problem. The owner knew to get the bug identified as soon as
possible. One of the neighbors had just had a carpenter ant infestation
taken care of. The owner remembered the pest control service used by the
neighbor. So a picture was emailed to AMPM Exterminators for a technician
to verify the owners identification being Carpenter Ants.
Carpenter Ants flying around the patio:
The homeowner was relieved to pull into the garage after a long day at
work. Ready for a cool one but what dive bomber just flew by. Just then he
heard the screeching wife yelling what was that. The dreaded guess was
there were more of the same in the home. The children had forgotten to shut
the screen door. The husband was able to get a picture which was emailed to
AMPM Exterminators for positive identification. Irritated and stressed
thinking just have to get rid of the ants as soon as possible.
Description of a Carpenter ant:
For the most part not everyone can automatically identify the pests.
Carpenter ant Queens are about 3/4 inch and Workers from from 1/4-1/2 inch.
Winged Carpenter are the dive bombers that fly to establish new colonies.
Several different colored carpenter ants found in the State of Washington.
The Carpenter Ants can be a combination of red and black or all over black.
Seattle’s most common type has reddish legs and the rest black. Carpenter
ants do not eat wood. The carpenter ants enlarge the nests by tunneling
into the wood. Carpenter Ants are on the rise in Greater Seattle area. Pest
control to the rescue.
Carpenter Ants can bite but not fatal:
When Carpenter ants are disturbed it will bite in self defense. The ants
bite can break the skin and create a great deal of pain. Carpenter ants do
have a chemical formic acid spray. Which means the spray will transfer onto
the bite wound. The Carpenter Ants use this weapon to fight off other kinds
of ants and insects. People have been known to run away from the ants.
Carpenter Ants are a big headache:
A Carpenter Ant infestation is definitely a homeowners worst nightmare The
pests cause a lot of damage to homes and structures. A carpenter ant is a
natural planing tool that smooths wood. Chews like a tool called planer.
The pests’ complex life cycle and nesting habits are a huge threat to homes
and buildings. The best decision was to contact a professional pest
exterminator to get rid of the Carpenter Ants.
Exactly where can Carpenter Ants be found:
An investigation needed to be done to find the problem and the AMPM
Exterminators pest control technician could draw up a work plan to
exterminate the main colonies. Main colonies are likely to be found
outside. But also in many other areas. Carpenter Ants can be found in
walls, ceilings, outdoor siding and in piles of wood. Also near downspouts,
gutters, within floors and insulation. The professional carpenter ant
infestation expert arrived from AMPM Exterminator and the search was on. The prevention tips provided by the technician were taken seriously by the
homeowner. A follow up visit was booked along with a recurring monthly
service. AMPM Exterminators was the ticket.
Professional pest control company with exterminators for Carpenter Ants,
bed bugs, little black sugar ants, rat and mice control,birds,beetles,
moths, flies, termites, wasps,yellowjackets and hornets and much more. AMPM
Exterminators pest control takes pride in family and pet friendly effective
pest control in King County areas of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland,
Renton, Everett, Bothell and Issaquah and many many other cities. All
services are available for residences and apartments. Also for Commercial
Businesses such as hotels, restaurants, schools and industrial
establishments including warehouses and grocery stores. Attic and
Crawlspace/Attic Rodent Restoration services are available. Call AMPM
Exterminators for answers to questions about costs and product usage. It
is much easier, faster and cheaper to get rid of any pest by using a professional carpenter ants control service. Every home is different and if any repair costs are provided the cost may vary. After years of experienced inspections this
client deserved customized solutions for the Carpenter Ant Infestation.
Which AMPM Exterminators did with great success.
The Puget Sound area rodents are running crazy in Seattle Commercial and
construction businesses. Just like houses, all businesses can be rat
infested. The nasty rats are constant searching for food and water
resources. Both rats and mice are aware that other pests want the same
thing. Construction sites are very appealing as the fearless climbers can
survive a fall of up to fifty feet. Commercial businesses like food
warehouses are highly susceptible to a rat infestation for many reasons
besides the availability of food and water. Do it yourself methods cannot
handle the severity of this type of rat infestation. Owners of the Seattle
Commercial Warehouse and Construction site need pest control services and
AMPM Exterminators would provide expert mice and rat eliminators.
Rats are disease laden and can be deadly:
Business owners need to take action quickly. Rats are not only creating
stress and anxiety. The rats create an environment with high bacteria
levels. The food and garbage/waste around commercial businesses and
construction sites provide plenty for the scavengers. Do not put off
taking care of a rat or mice infestation. Keep in mind that employees and
customers can be in danger of contracting various diseases through contact
with the rat droppings, nesting areas, or food that has been contaminated.
Airborne germs can be fatal as reported in the news. It’s definitely time
to call in the big guns. Decision was made to call AMPM Exterminators.
Rats Mice cause tremendous damage in homes:
Rats will cause panic when it comes to the damages created by the yucky
pests. The rats can and do contaminate attics and crawl spaces with
droppings and urine. The rodents love chewing on electrical wires and wood.
The rats can attack all types of gardens. One nasty thing is the rats are
able to eat contaminated food . But the hardest part of of a rat
infestation is it does cause so much stress and high anxiety. Destroys
peace of mind and creates insecurity for occupants. The potential for
financial loss is huge for owners. Think of the inventory that could be
lost due to contamination. Time was of the essence and AMPM Exterminators
was the pest control choice.
Construction sites are plentiful in Seattle. As well as food warehouses.
Summer in Seattle doesn’t mean no rats on the horizon. The rodents love all
Seasons and always on the move. Rats are tenacious and will find what it
wants. The owners and business managers were all setting up meetings to
make a plan to get rid of the huge rat infestation. Number one was the
great need to check the inner and outer areas of both the food warehouse
and new home construction sites. Specifically the perimeters. Bottom line
was that the businesses could not afford to wait or hesitate. To get
control of the situation call AMPM Pest Control services for an experienced
professional to exterminate the rats on the move.
First and foremost the best bet was to to contact a Seattle area pest
control company like AMPM Exterminators. The technicians are seasoned,
experienced and specializes in rodent extermination. The level of expertise
not only will take care of the elimination of the rodent problem, but AMPM
Exterminators believes in doing a thorough job. The technicians spoke with
business managers at both locations to discuss the findings and how
services would be applied. The first step would be to check the perimeter
of the sites for entry points into the properties. Holes, cracks or
crevices found will be sealed to prevent the rats from getting inside. The
AMPM Exterminators technician explained it was mandatory to follow the
protocol in order for a successful infestation elimination. Skipping even
one step of the directions will invite the rats to stick around. AMPM
Exterminators technician will provide the necessary steps to begin the
service. An example would be prevention tips for daily hygiene routines
especially for the businesses. Keeping and enforcing routines that included
cleaning and disinfecting areas where food is stored. For the construction
site for new homes it was very important to keep the area free of garbage.
Remember that rodents can fit through tiny holes the size of dimes and
Be aware of any holes, cracks or crevices that need to be sealed. Inform
the technician if unable to fix the problem before services are provided.
Clean everything, leave no food out on stoves, counters, in sinks or
garbage waste on the floors. Prevention measures will be a best friend in
the end. AMPM Exterminators successful again and both commercial business
and construction site were happy campers.
DIY pest control with products such as pesticide sprays boric acid, ant traps, “roach motels”, or any number of commercially available sprays like Raid, Black Flag, or Ortho from home depot ,Lowes and other hardware stores. Some of these can be effective when the pests are first noticed, such as when you first spot a small hornet’s nest. In other cases, such as combatting ant or roach infestations, all they can do is hold the line. They don’t take the battle back to the pests’ lairs.
The average cost to hire an insect control service averages between $119 and $378 depending on the problem. Hiring a professional pest control is the best way to rid your home of pests, not just convince them to stay out of your sight. If you are concerned about the cost of calling in a pro to take care of your pest problem, here are a few things to consider.
Some insects are wood-boring. They can damage your house’s structure and cost you tens of thousands of dollars in repair, or can make your home structurally unlivable.
Stinging and biting insects can range from merely painful when they attack to literally deadly.
Compare the best pest control companies using expert ratings and consumer reviews in the official ConsumerAffairs buyers guide. Many household pests carry diseases such as salmonella (cockroaches) and Hantavirus (mice and rats).
Even an insect as relatively harmless as a pincher bug will leave eggs and feces in your food.
While you may know enough to avoid dangerous insects like black widows, scorpions, or fire ants, your children and pets may not.
These are just some of the reasons to call a professional exterminator. Not only can they save you money, they can possibly save your home and your life!
If you have never had an insect problem in your home before and very suddenly you start to see the signs, you may be able to call in the professionals for a one-time extermination. However, if you start to notice that you have an ongoing insect problem, you may opt to hire an exterminator on a contract basis.
In these cases, you would pay a monthly, or sometimes quarterly fee for the pro to come to your home on a scheduled basis to stop any type of insect infestation before it begins…or begins again! You may pay more for a contract over the years, but if it keeps the pests away permanently it is well worth the cost.
The cost of a service depends on certain factors: the frequency of the visit, the size of the home, and the type of pest(s) causing the problem.
Pest Control Frequency of the Visit
Some exterminators liken their task to house cleaning: the longer you go between cleanings, the harder it is to get the job done. For this reason, exterminators will often have a higher-cost initial visit followed by cheaper maintenance visits.
When researching prices it’s important to learn if the estimates are for an initial visit, a one-time visit only, or a regular monthly, semi-monthly, or quarterly visit.
Pest control One-Time
The typical one-time cost for pest control is around $100.00 to $450.00. This cost is higher than most listed averages because it is a one-time visit only. In these cases, there is usually a lot of work to be done including assessment of the infestation, finding the lair, and identifying entry points into your home.
Pest control Initial
The typical initial visit ballparks around $120.00 to $385.00. This cost is for the assessment, finding the nest, and identifying entry points as well as an agreement to periodic visits, usually ensured via contract. Some contracts, such as quarterly contracts, may include a stipulation that if you have a problem between visits, then interim treatments will be provided for free. Be sure to ask about such a situation.
Periodic visits can be monthly, semi-monthly (every two months), or quarterly (every three months).
Monthly: Average $40.00 to $45.00
Quarterly: Average $100.00 to $300.00
Two factors that can increase these costs are the size of your property and the level of infestation. The costs above are for a typical 1,200 square foot house. Additional square footage can add to the cost, but usually not by much. Some exterminators charge an extra $45.00 per 1,000 square feet over 1,200. However, a large or more entrenched infestation will add to the cost by varying degrees such as the type of pest and how bad the damage is. Be sure to discuss this up front at the inspection.
Pests Require Ongoing pest control Treatment?
Raccoons and squirrels, for example, can be handled by removing food sources and blocking access to where they’ve been nesting. Some ant issues can be handled by trimming tree branches and other house-access “highways” that they and other pests use. Bees can often be removed (sometimes for free) by a beekeeper who relocates the queen, and thus the hive, to his own inventory of bees. Sometimes it’s a one-off problem, such as a snake that has wandered onto your property and into your walls or crawlspace.
Other pests keep coming back. Roaches, spiders, termites, ticks, mice, rats, fleas, and ants are the most common pests that won’t take “no” for an answer. Your house is a very attractive food source and nesting area. Even if you take precautions and keep things spotlessly clean, they can still be there. They may come out at night seeking anything you might have left behind, eventually wandering farther and farther into your home.
Regular maintenance is the best way to handle these problems. Whether you choose monthly visits, semi-monthly visits, or quarterly visits should depend on how bad the problem is.
Climate can also influence the type and severity of your problem. Warm, dry areas can see severe problems as pests seek shade and cooler places to live. Warm, humid areas can attract wood-boring insects that initially feast on wet or moldy wood but quickly start attacking good, dry wood. In cold climates, wet or dry, insects such as the earwig, roach, and even the normally beneficial ladybug will seek out the warmth of your home. Even wasps will leave their larvae to die in paper nests while they take up residence in attics and other relatively warm places.
Unless you live in a temperate area with little weather variation, you should consider regular visits from an exterminator.
Type of Pests
The first step to pest control is to identify the type of pest you have. Some pests come around due to other pests, so don’t assume that because you caught one mouse that mice are your only problem. For example, if you have a wolf-spider problem, you may also have a problem with their common prey, cockroaches.
Pests found in American homes are:
Ants (especially the destructive carpenter ant)
Centipedes (if you are allergic to bee stings, you are probably allergic to centipede bites as well)
Crickets (more noisy than anything, they can still leave feces)
Silverfish (though not poisonous, they can do severe damage to fabrics, books, and other such materials)
Spiders (many spiders eat insects and avoid people, but their webs can trap a lot of dust and allergens)
Pests are directly poisonous or can simply bring disease through parasites or feces, the fact is that they do not belong in your home. They are dangerous to your health and destructive to your home. In some cases, they can drive up your cost of living. Raccoons, for example, will tear up your crawl space insulation to make their nests.
Getting rid of pests in commercial business and homes
It is much easier, faster and cheaper to get rid of any pest by catching it before it has had time to reproduce. Unfortunately, by the time you’ve seen the first one, it’s usually too late for that.
Once any insect has had time to lay its eggs, form colonies, and grow, it will have become a serious problem. Some people accept that insects will be seen from time to time and don’t take any steps at the first sight. They don’t call an exterminator until after it has become a serious problem. This is the most expensive way to handle it and gives the pests more than enough time to do serious damage.
How many pests do you have? Probably more than you realize. Here are the reproduction rates of two of the most common pests you will encounter, mice and roaches:
Mice – A single female produces 5 to 10 litters per year. These litters consist of 5 to 6 young which are able to reproduce after a mere 30 days. So one month after giving birth, that 5 to 6 mice can become 2 to 70 mice. Now multiply that by one year and you get 100 to 1000 mice!
Roaches – A female cockroach can produce 4 to 8 egg capsules in her lifetime. Each capsule can have 20 to 78 eggs in it for a reproduction rate of 120 to 384 eggs in a typical life span of 1 year. A roach reaches maturity in 30 to 225 days depending on temperature so in a little over a month you might see an increase of almost 3,500 roaches, or 10,000 in a year!
Regular visits from your exterminator are a must. The program for this is one of control and maintenance because total removal is a near-impossibility.
Damage Caused By Pests
You might think that you are saving money by not hiring a professional to take care of your pest or insect problem. In one sense you are. After all, the cost of one can of bug spray or a few mousetraps is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of an exterminator.
But the problem with insects which is often overlooked is the damage they do inside your home and the cost of repairing that damage. Insects can eat through your clothing, lay their eggs throughout your home and in the case of termites, cause structural damage to your house. They often spread germs and bacteria that can make you or your family sick. In the long run it is generally less expensive to take care of the insect problem as soon as possible than to wait and fix the damage later on.
The more common pests and what kind of damage they can do if left to their own devices:
Mice – Mice can cause untold amounts of damage to your food. As well as eating it, their fecal material often finds its way into your grains and cereals. Like rats, mice leave a urine scent-trail everywhere they go. Many diseases are brought in by mice and rats such as salmonella, rabies, foot-and-mouth, and Hantavirus. They contaminate everything by leaving hairs as well as bodily waste, and where you have mice and rats, you have fleas. Mice also chew the insulation off of your electrical wiring. It is believed that 25% of all fires with an unknown origin were caused by mice and rats chewing on electrical insulation. The damage can range from a few dollars to replace your contaminated food to hundreds of thousands of dollars as your house burns, taking your worldly possessions with it.
Carpenter Ants – Carpenter ants leave damage that the untrained eye can easily mistake for termites. To tell the difference, look at the tunnels, or “galleries”. A carpenter ant will leave a smooth, almost sanded appearance, while a termite’s gallery will be packed with mud-like substances and will be rough. Carpenter ants do not necessarily “eat” the wood, but they will carve away at damp wood and will grow and farm molds and other fungus for food. These galleries can significantly weaken the structure they are bored into. Once the structure has been weakened, a heavy snowfall, high winds, or other outside stress can cause the structure to collapse. These small insects can do thousands of dollars of damage, usually in the $2,000.00 to $17,000.00 range.
Termites – Unlike carpenter ants, termites actually eat the wood. Like carpenter ants, termites can cause catastrophic amounts of damage. Termites cause an estimated $5 billion of damage each year. Keep your eyes open in early Spring for termite swarms. If you see them on your property, call an exterminator quickly. Otherwise you could be paying up to tens of thousands of dollars for repairs.
Many people have had the experience of swatting a bug off of themselves but not seeing where it went and not being sure they got it. For quite a while, every little tickle will feel like the insect still crawling on them. Now imagine having that sensation for the rest of your life. People who have had to live in heavily infested homes often mistake small sensations for insects and may never feel that a room is clean enough. While this may sound minor, it is a heavy burden for those who live with it and can blossom into a full-blown phobia.
The best way to choose any professional is to check the company’s credentials.Discovering pests living within your home is unnerving and frustrating. The process of locating, identifying, and carefully removing them is often challenging and time consuming. Our professional team of exterminators provides swift, thorough, and affordable local pest control service throughout the following regions:
Seattle,Tacoma,Bellevue,Everett,Redmond,Renton,Issaquah,kent,kirkland,Mercer island,Medina,woodinville,bothell,Richmond beach seattle exterminators believe that every family should feel comfortable and safe in their own home. Rats, mice, ants, and termites destroy this atmosphere by encroaching on your home and destroying your property. Our goal is to remove these critters to help restore your home’s integrity and security.
Punctual. This quality is a great one in the pest control industry. Customers expect technicians to be on time for a treatment, as many make special accommodations to be at home to let techs inside. Punctuality shows that an employee is committed to the job, interested in the work, and able to handle responsibility. It facilitates a sense of professionalism and commitment. When an employee is late, its effects spread throughout the entire workplace and even to other employees.
Positive attitude. Working for a pest control company might not always be the most glamorous of jobs at times, but the most outstanding employees will always show up to work everyday with a positive disposition, enthusiastic about their jobs.
Personable Excellent Communication Skills. Pest control employees must have strong communication skills, as they have to communicate directly with customers, with fellow employees, and with supervisors. Listening skills are also essential, as employees must listen to different approaches and ideas for service assignments, especially when working with a team of technicians.
Pest Control Kept Busy in Downtown Seattle
Downtown Seattle’s Commercial and Construction businesses are being
infested with rats. The nasty pests are year round problems. Rats are
consistently on the search for food, water and shelter. There is constant
Construction going on and ideal spots for rats to settle into. Construction
workers may leave behind scraps of food and liquids. Restaurants are
highly susceptible to a rat infestation for many reasons. Do it yourself
methods are not meant to handle rat infestations of this magnitude. Two
businesses affected were a restaurant and construction site. The owners
knew this serious rat infestation demanded a pest control service
company’s expertise. Both had referrals to AMPM Exterminators. An excellent
decision to go with this pest control company. The business associates
recommendation to utilize AMPM AMPM Exterminators was a lifesaver. It was
high priority to get rid of the rats with experienced and professional
Rats carry disease and airborne bacteria:
Rats can create a stressful environment. Employees and the public are at
high risk for disease and airborne bacteria. Last year there were reports
of rat airborne bacteria that was very serious. Neither of the business
owners could put off taking care of the rat infestation. Both owners
understood the dangers of contracting various diseases through contact with
the rat droppings, nesting areas, or food that has been contaminated. To
drive home a point, television news reports of airborne germs being fatal
in the Puget Sound Area due to rats has aired. This is deadly. Why take
such a high risk in not using a professional pest control eliminator. AMPM
Exterminators was ready and able to provide the rat elimination service and
Rats can cause massive damage and financial loss to businesses:
Rats can leave behind massive damage to the properties that are rat
infested. Financial loss is inevitable and costly. Attics and crawl spaces
are contaminated due to droppings and urine and a whole separate service
and cost. Nasty rats love to chew on electrical wires and wood. As horrible
as it sounds rats will eat contaminated food and animal feces. Rats destroy
peace of mind and creates a feeling of being unsafe for employees and
owners. Which can result in absenteeism from work. No one wants to work in
those type of conditions. Making the potential for financial loss in so
many ways. Just imagine the inventory that would be lost due to
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Downtown Seattle rat infested:
Construction sites are a constant in Seattle. Take a look at downtown.
Warehouses such as food distributors are plentiful. It’s cold and wet in
Seattle and the rat population is great. The rodents love all Seasons and
are always on the move. The construction site and restaurant business
owners set up meetings to alert staff that help was on the way to to get
rid of the huge rat infestation. Hiring a professional pest control company
experienced in rat infestations was number one on the list. AMPM
Exterminators ready and able.
AMPM Exterminators Rat Infestation services:
First and foremost it was a relief to the owners to contact a Seattle area
pest control company like AMPM Exterminators. The technicians are
experienced and specialize in rodent extermination. The level of expertise
provided takes care of the elimination of rats and the technicians are very
thorough.The technicians spoke with owners and business managers at both
locations to discuss the findings and how services would be applied. The
first step would be to check the perimeter of the sites for entry points
into the properties. Holes, cracks or crevices found would be sealed to
prevent any further entry points yo the rats. The AMPM Exterminators
professional explained there were mandatory steps to follow for a
successful infestation elimination. Adamantly advising the owners not to
skip a step. If instruction not followed to a tee then it’s back to square
one. The AMPM Exterminators technician provided the necessary steps to
follow. Such as the necessity for daily hygiene. Keeping and enforcing
routines that included cleaning and disinfecting areas where food is
stored. For the construction site for new homes it was very important to
keep the area free of garbage. Remember that rodents can fit through tiny
holes the size quarters and will get into or around the premises. Even
after the service has been provided do periodic inspections for any new
holes, cracks or crevices that need to be sealed. Clean everything, leave
no food out on stoves, counters, in sinks or garbage waste on the floors.
Outdoor garbage dumpsters should be kept closed and emptied often. A
disturbing sight to see around restaurants are overflowing garbage
Definitely an invitation for rats to come on in. Prevention
services were retained for monthly services for both the downtown Seattle
restaurant and construction site for rat control. AMPM Exterminators was
successful again and the restaurant and construction site owners were
relieved that the job got done quickly and successfully. Plus AMPM
Exterminators got new referrals from both businesses for job well done.
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Shrews and meadow voles frequently use mole tunnels as runways and travel lanes. Shrews, like moles, are insectivorous and eat little vegetation. Meadow voles eat a wide variety of vegetative matter and may damage plant life. Moles, shrews and meadow voles can be similar in appearance. Because they look similar and often share the same habitat, you should know how their habits differ so you can identify each species in case it becomes necessary to control them.
The physical characteristics of the eastern are having a pointed snout. Moles have very large and rounded front feet. Has fat claws, and a short, bare tail. The pest grows to approximately 17.6 cm long. Moles have velvety fur that is grayish in color. Its eyes and ears are small and somewhat concealed by fur.
Mole hills identification:
Mole hills are a sight many property owners do not want to see. Because mole infestations are very destructive and very challenging to remove. Trying to see the differences between mole hills and other lawn blemishes can be difficult. But identifying a mole problem in yards is the first step toward removal. The difference between gopher hills and mole hills is that it is circular, conical, and no dipping area in the center. The hills can be up to a foot wide and approximately two inches tall. The pesky pests leave tunnel tracks throughout lawns when hunting for food. As the moles move around just under the surface of the ground, it pushes the topsoil in different directions. Which can move around grass and shrubs. The animals mostly eat insects but flower beds and expensive landscaping are at risk due to the mole infestation.
Since the pests mostly dwell in underground tunnels, Eastern Moles are rarely seen by people. However, the moles do leave behind obvious signs of it’s presence that allow property owners to easily detect the critters. For example, the pests are notorious for damaging lawns, golf courses, and agricultural fields in it’s quest for food. Since eastern moles scavenge in topsoil, it’s food-seeking activities produce unsightly trails of misplaced dirt. Also the moles construct entrances to their tunnel systems that appear as conical mounds on the surface of lawns. Eastern mole dirt excavation frequently dislodges flowers and shrubs and ruins expensive landscaping.
The unwanted pests create stress and anxiety to most people. These pests burrow and sometimes damage plants. The major problem with moles are the mounds and ridges that totally do a job on the lawns. The pests tunnel just below the surface and sod up with it’s front digging feet, looking for food or new tunneling sites. The surface tunnels can be pushed up at a foot per minute. That’s if the soil is loose. Moles prefer the soil to be loose and moist. Preferably moist soil shaded by vegetation.
Definite hints of mole infestation would be yard damage, flowerbeds damaged and torn-up grass roots. Caused from the burrowing habits leaving the yard a mess. It is important, however, to properly identify the source of this yard damage before setting out to trap the moles you think you have in the yard. Moles feed primarily on earthworms, ants, beetle grubs and other arthropods living in the ground. A small portion of their diet does consist of various seed and vegetable matter, but they are not known to eat bulbs or roots of gardening plants. Reproduction Females produce three to five young in the spring.
Packing the soil with a roller or reducing soil moisture may make an area less habitable for moles. Because moles feed largely on insects and worms, the use of certain insecticides to control these organisms may reduce the moles’ food supply, causing them to leave the area. Before leaving, however, the moles may increase their digging in search of food, thereby possibly increasing damage to turf or garden areas.
White grubs are a food source for moles, although even a grub-free lawn may have moles if other food sources are present. In the absence of other food sources, controlling grubs may eliminate moles. White grubs overwinter as larvae and move closer to the soil surface in the spring to pupate. White grubs found in spring are not a concern and applying insecticides at that time to kill the grubs and larvae of other soil insects is not justified. Mid-June to mid-July is the ideal window for insecticide applications targeting only white grubs. Insecticides applied earlier in the season to control other insects, such as billbugs, may effectively control white grubs but do not always work well. Insecticides are applied earlier than mid-June, lawn care services and homeowners need to closely monitor lawns for white grubs in August.
Moles are active throughout the year. Moles create elaborate underground tunnels called runways which run at shallow and deep levels. The subsurface runways are where mounds and ridges show above ground. These are typically used for feeding and can be produced at a rate of 6 meters per hour. The deep runways are located up to 25 cm below the surface. These are main thoroughfares for the mole as it travels to and from the surface. The number of mounds or surface ridges is no indication of the number of moles within a specific plot of land. Typically, one hectare of land will support seven to 12 moles at one time. If the property is adjacent to fields or forested land, more moles may be present and crossing your property. There are many different of do-it-yourself methods for removal of a mole infestation. But it’s time to contact AMPM Exterminators for professional and experienced help to provide services for mole removal. AMPM Exterminators has been successful in this type of infestation.
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DIY pest control with products such as boric acid, ant traps, “roach motels”, or any number of commercially available sprays like Raid, Black Flag, or Ortho. Some of these can be effective when the pests are first noticed, such as when you first spot a small hornet’s nest. In other cases, such as combatting ant or roach infestations, all they can do is hold the line. They don’t take the battle back to the pests’ lairs.
The average cost to hire an insect control service averages between $209 and $378 depending on the problem. Hiring a professional is the best way to rid your home of pests, not just convince them to stay out of your sight. If you are concerned about the cost of calling in a pro to take care of your pest problem, here are a few things to consider.
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Bed bugs have re-established themselves as a persistent nuisance and a disgusting presence in homes,apartments and hotels. They creep most everyone out, eat us for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and through some sort of bug alchemy, manage to escape the toxic effects of pesticides and live for years until their next blood meal. In the battle of us versus them, we’ve harnessed technology such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines and clothes dryers. Thankfully, we also now have something more sophisticated to address our long-term goal of making bed bugs disappear permanently: genetic sequencing. beg bug infestations have become a common problem. Although they were often previously associated with overcrowding and dilapidated housing environments, this is no longer the case. They have returned and can be found in the cleanest living accommodations including fine hotels and large apartment buildings.
1. Red stains on bedding or mattress.
It’s possible to kill bed bugs while they are feeding or just after when you move around or roll over in bed. The red stains are left on your bedding or mattress when bed bugs are crushed. This is easy to see if you have light colored bedding but is still possible to see even on darker bedding.
2. Bed bug feces on bedding or mattress.
Bed bugs will leave a blackish looking trail of fecal specks on your mattress or bedding. Bed bug feces is pretty much just dried blood. In fact, if you wet it very carefully with a small amount of water, it may turn red again and look like blood.
You’ll often find feces in mattress seams and other cracks and crevices. Bed bugs are small and flat and often remain hiding in such places. Also check seams in pillows, furniture cushions, floor moldings and baseboards for both bed bugs and bed bug feces.
3. Bed bug exoskeletons (or eggs) in bedding, on mattress or anywhere else.
Exoskeletons are the hard shell of a bed bug. This shell protects the bed bug and provides the structure for its muscles and organs. When the bed bug grows, it does so through a process called molting.
During the process of molting, the outer layer of the bed bug’s exoskeleton (called the cuticle) cracks and is sloughed off. This allows the bed bug to expand. A new shell will harden and the bed bug will be at a new size. They leave the exoskeletons behind. When you see them, it is an indication that bed bugs are there.
Check in the same places you would for bed bug feces: seams of pillows and cushions, folds in bedding, baseboards, etc.
4. A Pagent aroma.
It is said that when you crush bed bugs or have a heavy bed bug infestation, you can smell a pagent aroma. Different people have described the smell as:
Take all of it with a grain of salt. If you don’t have much of an infestation, chances are you might not smell anything. But if you are in your home and notice a new smell that seems out of place, it might be something to keep in mind.
5. Bed bugs bite marks on body.
Bed bugs tend to leave bite marks in a straight line or trail. Often appear in a series of 3 or 4 bites. Bed bug bites often resemble mosquito and flea bites.
The body’s reaction to a bed bug bite will vary from person to person. For most people, the reaction is limited to localized itching and swelling at the site of the bite. If the itching sensation is intense and you scratch the bites, there is a chance you could open the skin which exposes you to risk of infection. Some people however have an allergic reaction and require medical treatment.
If the onset of bed bug bite symptoms is not immediate, you may have a hard time drawing a connection between the bite marks and sleeping.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF A BED BUG BITE:
Sign of bedbugs are red, itchy bites on the skin, usually on the arms or shoulders. Bedbugs tend to leave straight rows of bites, unlike some other insects that leave bites here and there.
How to find signs of Bed bugs
The bugs themselves, especially along the seams of mattresses.
Tiny bloodstains on sheets and mattresses.
Dark spots of insect waste where bedbugs might crawl into hiding places on furniture, walls, and floors.
A sweet odor from bedbugs’ scent glands where bedbugs are found in large numbers.
The reasons they have returned is not fully understood, but is believed to be partially due to an increase in travel among people, which includes easy movement of luggage or other items that may have become infested.
Due to changes in regulations, pesticides that previously were used to control these offending insects are no longer being used, which may also be a contributing factor to their resurgence.
They can be very difficult to get rid of, especially if there is a severe infestation. Usually when this is the case, it is more cost- and time-efficient to hire a professional bug exterminator to eliminate the infestation and help prevent a re-infestation.
One of the initial tasks of control is inspections to locate where the pests are hiding and to determine the degree of infestation. The results of a thorough inspection can determine the treatment protocol.
Experienced exterminators know exactly where to look and use a wide array of tools to assist them with this task. Because they can travel throughout a home or building, inspections of adjoining rooms or apartments are also often required.
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