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Traveling for the holidays? Inspect your hotel room for bed bugs!

Traveling for the holidays? Inspect your hotel room for bed bugs!

How to protect yourself from bed bugs when you travel
'Tis the busy season for travel as we visit family and friends for the holidays. The last thing you'll want to do is pick up or spread unwanted pests! If you're staying in a hotel, it's a good idea to inspect your room for bed bugs as soon as you arrive so you can protect yourself and your loved ones from an accidental bed bug infestation.

Ready for the Holidays? Watch out for Unwanted Guests!

Ready for the Holidays? Watch out for Unwanted Guests!

Make a safer home for the holidays: Eliminate and Prevent Rats and Mice
The leaves are changing colors to beautiful yellows, reds and oranges. The smell of pumpkin spice is in the crisp autumn air. And all of the sudden you see or hear signs of critters in your home! Fall is the time of year that rodents, especially mice and rats, start trying to move from the chilly outdoors into your warm, dry house.

Eastside Exterminators Featured in Pest Control Technology Magazine

Eastside Exterminators Featured in Pest Control Technology Magazine

This article originally appeared in Pest Control Technology magazine in 2016. It is reprinted in full here, with permission. Here's a link to the original story: Passion, People Propel Eastside Exterminators

By Lisa Jo Lupo

How does a business jump 16 places on PCT’s Top 100 List in a single year — the greatest increase of any of the companies on the 2016 listing — and 27 places over the last two years? Seattle-based Eastside Exterminators President Deanna Townsend and CEO Alex Altizer, who are co-owners of the company, believe their rise from no.

What Happens in a Bed Bug Treatment?

What Happens in a Bed Bug Treatment?

It's easy to say "getting rid of bed bugs is hard." But how hard is it, exactly? What does a pest control professional actually have to do to get rid of bed bugs? The process is straightforward, but time-consuming and difficult. Here is a guide to what happens in a bed bug treatment.

4 Ways to Protect from Pests During a Heat Wave

4 Ways to Protect from Pests During a Heat Wave

It's hot out there, Seattle! Temperatures hit record highs over the weekend and don't look to be cooling down anytime soon. Hopefully you have been hitting the beach and enjoying these long summer evenings, but what are you doing to protect against pests? Spiders, ants, flies and other pests thrive in the heat.

The Difference Between Bees, Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

The Difference Between Bees, Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

That familiar buzz you hear every summer isn't just the AC kicking on during hot days -- stinging insects are out in force during summer months around Seattle. But what kind of buzzers are invading your home? How would you know to be worried or not? Some stingers are good for your home and garden, but for others you need wasp control Seattle.

5 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away in Seattle

5 Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away in Seattle

Keep Mosquitoes Away in Seattle
Nothing is more annoying than being bitten by mosquitoes when you’re trying to enjoy a warm summer evening. We only get a few months of sunshine in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and the surrounding areas,  so we want to make the most of sunny days while we have them! Here are a few really useful tips for keeping those pesky mosquitoes away.

Hantavirus Reports Surface Nationwide

Hantavirus Reports Surface Nationwide

Do Rodents in Washington State Carry Hantavirus?
Of all of the rat-borne diseases and mouse-borne diseases, hantavirus has received the most attention lately. Cases of hantavirus have been popping up throughout the world recently, including a woman in Oregon who died in June 2018 from exposure to the virus.