The Seattle area is prone to pest problems including rats and mice, stinging insects, cockroaches, and spiders. These pests can wreak havoc on you and your family – but also on your attic insulation or crawl space.

Pest Infested Wall, Attic, and Crawl Space

One common area of your home that can take a serious hit from pests is your crawl space and attic insulation. Dealing with any type of insect or pest infestation within the walls and attic of your home is frustrating. When these annoying pests start to cause serious damage to your home, stress levels really begin to rise. Pest Infested Insulation Insulation is a must when it comes to keeping your home comfortable and keeping your energy bill at an … Read More

Save Hemlock Trees from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

How Can We Save Our Hemlock Trees? Our Hemlock trees are being devastated by a small aphid-like insect. This insect is sucking the life out of these beautiful trees by feeding on their sap and causing them to die. The trees are being killed faster than they can be replenished. The Hemlock tree originated in Canada and is widespread over the Eastern part of the United States. The great thing about these trees is that they can grow well in … Read More

Seattle: A Rat Infested City

Rat Joins Common Seattle Pests Acorn weevils, bed bugs, wolf spiders, and earwigs are common pests found lurking in the suburbs of Seattle. These sneaky insects can disturb everyday life by invading our most comfortable living spaces. The presence of these annoying pests is beginning to take a back seat to a new threat. According to a recent study of the 12 worst cities infested by rats, Seattle ranks a shocking 6th on the list! Rats in Seattle With one … Read More

Encapsulation – What is it and why is it Important?

Encapsulation Living in the Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver areas offer a beautiful landscape with plenty of rains to keep our gardens, lawn, and forests green and lush. However with that also come high humidity and the problems that are associated. Crawl Space Air Quality Does your home smell musty? Do any of your loved ones suffer from allergies? Do you have more than your share of children with respiratory problems? Experience insect infestations? All of these issues could possibly be … Read More

Sssssnakes Alive: Northern Pacific rattlesnake

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake are Mild-Mannered Homebodies Snakes, in general, have gotten a bad rap and not many people look forward to coming face to face with them. Luckily Washington has only one venomous snake to worry about – the Northern Pacific rattlesnake. In reality, they are not our enemy, rather an important part of the food chain and should not be killed. If there is a drastic reduction in the snake population, in turn, there will be a significant increase in … Read More

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Moisture Control with Crawl Space Encapsulation Damaged, molding, or pest-infested crawl spaces can decrease your home’s energy efficiency, create foul odors and even risk the structural integrity of your home. Damaging Long-Term Effects of Moisture It can be easy to think “out of sight-out of mind” with a crawl space. But allowing your crawl space to deteriorate can have damaging long-term effects. Ensuring a crawl space is in good condition can prevent extensive repairs and save you money. Vented crawl … Read More

Seattle Insulation Repair

Insulation Repair Saves Energy If your home has damaged, outdated, or simply inadequate insulation, it could be costing you hundreds in heating and cooling costs. According to the US Department of Energy, insulation installation is the number one, most cost-effective way to save money on heating and cooling expenses year-round. Typically, adding or repairing insulation pays for itself in 3 years from reducing heat and cooling costs by 20%. But how does insulation make a home more energy efficient? How … Read More

Seattle Rodent Control and Exclusion

As temperatures continue to plummet in the northern states, we find ourselves spending more time indoors, avoiding winter’s chill. Now that we are in the full swing of winter, pest infestations are undoubtedly on the rise as pests try to escape the cold too. As the temperature drops, these little critters are eager to get out of the cold and into your home where they are sure to find food and shelter. Rodent Infestation Rodents, in particular, need to find … Read More