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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Compared to other rodents the Deer Mouse has been around for a long time in the Pacific NW. Even with the Roof Rat growing in population and taking over the Seattle area, the Deer Mouse has held its ground. They are often cute, yet when they get into your home it is another story. They [...]
Some people call these little black ants “sweet ants” or “sugar ants”, but their official name is “Odorous House Ants”. These ants started to appear in the Seattle area about 10 years ago, probably introduced through landscape material from Arizona or states further east. Odorous House Ants get their name because of a strange odor [...]
By Scott Dideon, MS BCE Urban Entomologist, Green City Pest Control 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 [...]
With the holiday season approaching, people will be traveling more and many will stay in hotels. Check your room around the bed for any indicators of Bed Bugs. Leave your suitcase in the bathroom where they are less likely to nest and come home with you. Once home wash everything in hot water and hot [...]
Pest Prevention Tips: https://www.pestworld.org/pest-control-help/integrated-pest-management/ Tips from a Pest Professional Keep tree branches trimmed and away from the house. Stack firewood and lumber away from the house to eliminate harborage for rodents, spiders, carpenter ants and centipedes. Remove old tires from the yard that can fill up with water and provide a breeding ground for pests. Clean [...]