Home Pest Control of Seattle

Welcome to Home Pest Control of Seattle! We are Washington pest control specialists. We offer both residential and commercial extermination services in Seattle. We handle all common pest insects in the area, including: Termites, Ants, Bed Bugs, Cockroaches, Spiders, Palmetto Bugs, Mosquitos, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes, Carpenter Bees, Dust Mites, Spider Mites, Fleas, Lady Bugs, Drain Flies, Indian Meal Moths, Yellow Jackets, Brown Recluse Spiders, Black Widow Spiders, Ticks, Pillbugs, Earwigs, and rodents such as rats and mice. We offer a range of affordable pest management services, including complete interior coverage of your home or building, and complete exterior coverage of your house and lawn. We pride ourselves on our polite and courteous customer service and our excellent results. Give us a call any time to find out more about our prices for pest control work and to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call 24/7 to discuss your pest problem.

Same-day or next-day appointments.

32-point inspection of your property.

Written estimates for pest project.

Fully state licensed and insured.

Complete Bed Bug treatment and removal.

Complete termite tenting and erradication.

Control of ants, spiders, stinging insects.

100% permanent rat and mouse control.

Quarterly and monthly maintenance programs.

Our Service Range - 206-309-4664

Seattle Pest Removal Tip:

Why Do Ants Like Sugar And Picnics?
Many people have had a great picnic interrupted by a stream of ants going for the sugary items. This occurs because ants, like most insects, love sugar. But why do they prize sugar so much? Let's take a closer look at why sugar is viewed by ants as a valuable resource.

Before we talk about why sugar is so important to ants, let's briefly discuss how they can always seem to find your picnic. It seems that no matter where you choose to have your picnic, ants will always turn up to ruin your fun. This occurs because they have very sensitive noses that smells out food sources. They use the scent of sugar to locate your picnic. Behind them they lay a chemical trail so that other ants can follow them to your picnic location. By having sugary food in a sealed plastic container you might be able to reduce the smell and limit the chances of ants finding the picnic. Now that we have a better understanding of how ants can locate your picnic, let's examine why they find sugar such a valuable resource.

The reason why so many people find ants attracted to their picnics is because they offer an abundant supply of sugar, whose scent attracts ants. The ants prize this resource because it represents a large supply of energy. Because they get more energy from a piece of sugar than they do from other types of food they will be willing to walk longer and work harder to get to this type of food. Getting energy is especially important for ants because they work very hard, with workers walking for long distances to bring food back to the colony. Another benefit that sugar offers is that it is very light. This makes it much easier for ants to transport it back to their colony. These factors can often mean that people find ants in their homes shortly after they accidently spill a sugary drink or drop sugar granules on the floor. In fact, just leaving sugar-filled fruit out can attract ants to your home. Thankfully, you can use ants love of sugar to help control the population.

If you find that there are too many ants in your home, you can use their love of sugar against them by baiting. The bait appears to ants to be sugary, which makes them think that it is a valuable resource. This means that they take it back to the colony where the ants eat them and get poisoned. This makes it a highly effective way of taking out a damaging colony.

People who have picnics are often surprised by how quickly ants turn up to try and steal their sugary foods. Hopefully, you now know how the ants find the picnic and why they place such a high value on sugar. We also discussed how baits use this love of sugar to control the ant populations. So, use this information to plan a more pleasant picnic.