Mount Vernon Pest Control

Mount Vernon Pest Control

There are so many different types of pests that come to your home in Mount Vernon. Pest control is necessary for your safety, budget, and peace of mind. Regardless of the season, your home and garden in Mount Vernon are going to have some unwanted pests. Whether it's an emergency or routine maintenance, Classic Insulation will take care of your Mount Vernon pest control problem.

Some Pests Can Cause Structural Damage

  • Rodents
    • Rats
      Rat infestations are very common in Mount Vernon and should not be ignored. Rats cause damage to a variety of places in your home. They chew through whatever is in their way in order to get to a warm, dry place. By chewing through insulation and ducting, rats cause your heating bills to rise drastically. They chew through electrical wiring which can cause electrical fires. They chew through furniture, cars, and plumbing fixtures which can cause flooding. Another way they can cause damage is from their droppings and urine stains on wood and insulation. A rat's teeth never stop growing, so they are constantly chewing through everything. If a rodent infestation isn't dealt with, the possible damage is endless. The cost of the damage that rats cause is very high, so it's important to take care of the problem right away.
    • Mice
      Mice are similar to rats in that they chew through everything to find a warm place to stay. The difference is they are much smaller and can squeeze through tighter spaces. This makes them hard to notice, so it's important to know the signs of mice in your home.

  • Ants
  • Carpenter ants, moisture ants, and pavement ants are capable of causing structural damage to your home. Carpenter ants cause structural damage by hollowing out wood to make their nests. Moisture ants actually eat wood and prefer wood with a higher moisture content. Pavement ants make their nests under the pavement. Over time they excavate so deeply that the soil is not holding up the pavement anymore, causing it to settle and need repair.
  • Spiders
  • Spider infestations grow quickly. If you don’t have your home sprayed for spiders every fall and spring, the infestation will just keep growing, thereby increasing your chances of getting bitten. Many spiders are venomous which can be dangerous in large numbers. The Hobo Spider, in particular, is an aggressive spider, and its bite has similar effects as the brown recluse. Spider removal from your home can prevent these bites from ever happening. A spider infestation should not be ignored.
  • Wasps
  • Wasp nests or hives can cause structural damage when they are built inside of your home. When lying on drywall, the nests or hives can cause the drywall to disintegrate. As the drywall disintegrates, more and more wasps will come into the structure leading to a dangerous situation.

Mount Vernon Pest Control Services

  • Pest Control
  • Our Mount Vernon pest control team will remove any bothersome or dangerous pests from your home or yard and take steps to prevent re-entry.
  • Dead Animal Removal
  • Sometimes pests, mostly rodents, will enter your home and die there, causing a strong smell. We will safely remove any dead animal from your home using our protective gear.
  • Insulation Removal and Installation
  • When pests get into your attic or crawlspace they can cause damage to your insulation, making your heating bills rise drastically. We will remove any damaged insulation and replace it with new insulation.
  • Pest Re-Entry
  • Getting the pests out of your home doesn't help very much if they can just get back in. Our Mount Vernon pest control tream will find the point of entry that the pest entered your home, and seal it to prevent them from reentering.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Mount Vernon Pest Control Team

Removing a wasp nest, dead rodents, spiders, or ants on your own can be dangerous and risky. Wasp stings can cause allergic reactions, rodents carry many diseases, spider bites can cause infections, and ants are nearly impossible to get rid on your own. It's important to hire our Mount Vernon pest control team because:
  • Pests can be difficult to remove when they are in hard to reach areas. You may also think you've gotten rid of your pest problem when it actually is simply out of sight.
  • Our technicians can identify what type of pest is causing the problem and use the best treatment to get rid of it for good.
  • Our technicians use protective gear to keep safe during treatment.

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Rodents Carry Dangerous Diseases

In addition to the structural damage, rodents can cause health issues to the people around them. Diseases that people can get from rodents include:
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - This virus can be picked up from the droppings and urine of deer mice. It causes severe illness in humans and nearly one-third of the cases reported in Washington state resulted in fatality.
  • Plague - The Plague is a serious bacterial infection that humans can contract from flea bites. Fleas contract this bacteria from infected wild animals, such as rodents. Dogs and cats can also contract the disease and spread it to humans. In 2015, there were fifteen reported cases of the Plague.
  • Salmonellosis - Salmonellosis is a bacterial infection of the intestines caused by the bacteria Salmonella. The bacteria is spread through the droppings of infected animals and humans. It can cause serious disease in children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.
  • Monkeypox - Monkeypox is a virus that spreads through contact with rodents or their blood and can cause respiratory problems in humans. There is no specific treatment for monkeypox, only a vaccine that lowers your risk of contracting it.

Signs To Look For

Below are a few of the signs indicating that your Mount Vernon home may have been invaded by rodents:
  • Scratching noises at night inside the walls or ceiling
  • Droppings or urine stains in attic or crawlspace insulation
  • Dark colored oily smudges on top of small openings that rodents could get through
  • Nests in insulation near and around ducting
  • Pets, dogs or cats, scratching or staring at floor vents because they can hear rodent activity

Why Wasps Are So Dangerous

Do you know why wasps can be worse than honey bees? Honey bees can only sting once, but wasps don't have that same attribute and can sting you again and again. They are also easily provoked, even by accident. If you hit or smash a wasp, pheromones are released that will alert other wasps to attack you. Wasps are very aggressive when defending their colony and are more likely to attack when you are within 7-8 yards of their nest.

Wasps Can Cause Structural Damage

Wasp nests or hives can cause structural damage when they are built inside of your home. When lying on drywall, the nests or hives can cause the drywall to disintegrate. As the drywall disintegrates, more and more wasps will come into the structure leading to a dangerous situation.

Signs To Look For

Here are some signs your home may have been invaded by a wasp colony and are in need of Bellevue wasp nest removal:
  • Nests or hives in and around structures
  • High numbers of wasps, yellow jackets, or hornets
  • Constant activity of wasps coming from or going into any particular opening

Hobo Spider Identification

Hobo spiders have a V-shape pattern on their abdomens, solid brown legs, hairy legs and back, 5/8 – 1¾ inches long including the legs, and noticeable spinnerets. They are fast runners, make funnel-shaped webs, and are nocturnal.

Hobo Spider Bite Symptoms

Hobo spider bites are painful and in some cases have lead to death. If you are bitten by a hobo spider, seek medical attention to get proper treatment. The symptoms of a hobo spider bite include:
  • Muscular weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Severe headache
  • Joint pain

Ways to Get Rid of Hobo Spiders

Clear the Clutter
If you have a lot of clutter around your house, clear it. The more clutter you have, the more places there are for hobo spiders to hide.

Clean your House
Spiders come around when there are other insects that can be eaten. And other insects come around when there is stuff in your house that they can eat. So clean up your kitchen, vacuum, dust, do laundry regularly, and keep your house clean.

Improve your Storage
If you are currently storing things in cardboard boxes, be prepared to find lots of hobo spiders. Make the switch to plastic bins that can be securely closed. If spiders can't get in, they won't stick around.

Fill in Hide-Away Holes
Hobo spiders usually made their webs in cracks, holds, or crevices. By filling in these holes with silicone caulk you can keep them away from your home.

Hobo spiders are drawn to moisture so by getting a few dehumidifiers, you can create an environment that they dislike.

Make your Yard Unattractive
Your yard doesn't have to unattractive to humans, but it should be to spiders. Remove plans and vegetation within a foot of your house, get rid of debris piles, and remove all mulch. Insects are drawn to mulch and the hobo spiders follow.

Classic Insulation can take care of all your Mount Vernon Pest Control needs.

About Us

My name is Corey Smith. I am the owner and operator of Classic Insulation & Pest Control. I began working in the pest control industry in 1994 after an honorable discharge from the United States Army. In 1997, I became the owner and have been working in the industry ever since. I have been in this business for over 25 years now and have owned the business for over 22 years.

Why Hire Us?

  • Awards & Accreditations

    We have won the prestigious Angie's List Super Service award for 10 consecutive years for providing exemplary customer service! We also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau!
  • Family Owned for over 22 Years

    Classic Insulation & Pest Control is family owned and operated. Ever since we started the company in 1997, we have worked hard to build the reputation, integrity and value of our brand by offering the best customer service we possibly can offer!
  • Clean, Green, Energy Efficient

    The pesticides we use are organic and safe, and the insulation products we offer are good for both your energy costs and the environment!
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