Moles in the Pacific Northwest

For some homeowners it appears that the mole populations have greatly increased in the Seattle area over the past couple of years. While it is hard to know for sure if this is true, there may be some reasons why we are seeing more activity. Find out why...

By |2020-06-30T11:31:24-07:00June 30th, 2020|Moles, Pest Information|Comments Off on Moles in the Pacific Northwest

Cockroaches – Resistance Concerns?

Cockroach “Phobias” In the Pest Control industry there are things that actually terrify some of our clients. The most common of these are probably rats and spiders. But every so often we can have a client who had a horrible roach experience and was left traumatized by the situation. In the back of their mind [...]

By |2020-06-30T09:43:01-07:00June 30th, 2020|cockroaches|Comments Off on Cockroaches – Resistance Concerns?

Roof Rats in the Pacific Northwest

Compared to the city rat (the Norway Rat), the Roof Rat is a smaller more agile rodent that was introduced into the Seattle area around the 1940’s. In the past 15 years, the Roof Rat population has exploded throughout Western Washington and has now become a real threat to both our homes and the environment. Find out more...

By |2020-06-03T12:42:33-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Rats|Comments Off on Roof Rats in the Pacific Northwest

Know your Wasps and Bees

In Washington state most wasps and bees are fairly harmless and will leave you alone if they are not disturbed.  But there are a few that you will want to watch out for.   Knowing the difference will help in protecting you and your family and being able to reduce our impact on the environment [...]

By |2020-06-03T12:37:14-07:00June 3rd, 2020|Stinging Insects|Comments Off on Know your Wasps and Bees

May the 4th Be With You

What is Integrated Pest Management? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on multiple treatment methods and products using common-sense practices. At Green City Pest Control, we focus on understanding the insect or rodents’ biology and behavior to help magnify the effectiveness of any treatments that are made. In this way, we can use less pesticides while often getting better results at controlling the pest population. It is also the GREEN approach!

By |2020-05-06T06:18:55-07:00May 6th, 2020|Newsletter|Comments Off on May the 4th Be With You

When it comes to Pesticides – Less is MORE

What is Integrated Pest Management? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on multiple treatment methods and products using common-sense practices. At Green City Pest Control, we focus on understanding the insect or rodents’ biology and behavior to help magnify the effectiveness of any treatments that [...]

By |2020-05-02T08:51:55-07:00May 2nd, 2020|Integrated Pest Management, Pest Prevention Tips|Comments Off on When it comes to Pesticides – Less is MORE

6 Steps to Reducing Pesticides When Gardening

The truth is, I don’t have much of a green thumb. I tend to be better at ending the life of plants and animals than having them flourish under my care. But despite my weakness in this area, there are some principles in pest control that could be useful in gardening.

By |2020-05-02T08:28:21-07:00May 2nd, 2020|Pest Prevention Tips|Comments Off on 6 Steps to Reducing Pesticides When Gardening

Selling Your Home Pre-inspection Tips

When Selling your home, pre-inspection is critical in being prepared. This helps you avoid last minute surprises or losing the buyer when their inspector finds the home full of costly issues. Know that there will be things you need to get done and it will cost money. The more prepared you are the less you [...]

By |2020-04-27T17:25:04-07:00April 14th, 2020|Pest Prevention Tips|Comments Off on Selling Your Home Pre-inspection Tips

Carpenter Ants in the Pacific Northwest

Carpenter Ant is the largest ant in the Greater Seattle area, and historically has been here possibly the longest. Often it is mistaken for a termite. It is considered a WDI, or Wood Destroying Insect, and for that reason there are some things people should know to protect their homes. While Carpenter Ants can destroy [...]

By |2020-04-27T17:25:04-07:00April 10th, 2020|Ants, Pest Information|Comments Off on Carpenter Ants in the Pacific Northwest