Pests of the Pacific Northwest

The following photos depict rodents and insect pests that are common to the Pacific Northwest. It's important to remember that most insects are beneficial in maintaining a balance of nature and keeping plants healthy. They only become a pest when they cause economic or environment damage on a regular basis.

Please download the PDF information sheets in any or all of the sections. We look forward to helping you with your pest control problems.

carpenter ant
Carpenter Ants

They do not eat wood, but they remove quantities of it to expand their nesting facilities. This can result in damage to buildings and, if the main structural beams are hollowed out, can result in an unsafe condition.

Carpenter Ant PDF Odorous house ant PDF

Flea bites, at the very least, can be an annoyance resulting in an infuriating itch but can also cause serious skin problems on dogs and cats, such as allergy dermatitis.

Flea Brochure and Checklist
Rats & Mice

Rats and mice can be a problem in urban, suburban and rural areas. They infest old buildings and crowded, unsanitary areas that exist in an urban environment. However, they can also be a problem even where newer homes and sanitary conditions exist.

Rats and Mice Info Hantavirus fact sheet

It would be difficult or impractical to eliminate all spiders around your home and due to their beneficial nature, we wouldn't want to. Adept Pest Solutions has developed a treatment plan that reduces spiders to a tolerable level.

Spider Info

In the Pacific Northwest, yellowjackets and paper wasps have annual colonies. The only colony members to overwinter are inseminated queens, which spend the winter in protected locations, such as under bark, in stumps and logs, and within stacks of firewood.

Wasp PDF

The bedbug attacks man, bats, chickens and occasionally other animals. As an ectoparasite, the bedbug has probably plagued man since primitive times.

Bedbugs PDF
Stored Products Pests

Pantry pests eat or contaminate food, thus making it unfit for humans. They may also be annoying, in that they often leave the infested food and crawl or fly about the house.

Stored Products Pests PDF

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