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12 Pests of Christmas: 5 Stinging Wasps!

🎵On the fifth day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Five stinging wasps,
Four crawling ants,
Three bed bugs,
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵
You're cozied up on the couch, sipping cider, Bing Crosby serenading through the stereo, lights on the tree twinkling, fire crackling ... but what's that noise? Is it coming from inside the wall? Is it ... buzzing? Oh no! It's a winter wasp infestation!

Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and other stinging insects are most associated with summer months, but these buzzing nasties can show up in winter, too.

12 Pests of Christmas: Four Crawling Ants!

🎵On the fourth day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Four crawling ants,
Three bed bugs,
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵
One of the best parts of the holidays is the sweets -- the cakes, cookies, candies and other sugary treats make the cold days feel much warmer.

12 Pest of Christmas: Three Bed Bugs!

🎵 On the third day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Three bed bugs,
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵
Waking up on Christmas morning to the surprise of presents is one of the best parts of the holidays. Waking up to the surprise of a bed bug infestation ... not so much! Bed bugs are some of the nastiest, hardiest pests out there, and nothing would add to the stress of the holidays like finding bed bugs in your house.

12 Pests of Christmas: Two Spiders Weaving!

🎵 On the second day of Christmas, my PMP found for me ...
Two black spiders,
And a rat chewing on my Christmas lights! 🎵
Rats aren't the only pest to worry about this holiday season. Picture it: it's Christmas eve, the lights are twinkling, cider is bubbling, bells are jingling, snow is falling ... and a creepy spider is crawling out of your Christmas tree! The last thing you want to encounter this holiday season is a winter spider infestation, spinning webs throughout your house.

Traveling? How to Inspect Your Hotel Room for Bed Bugs!

How to protect yourself from bed bugs when you travel
If you travel for business or pleasure, 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.

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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

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 spots 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?

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.