Pest Library

Pest Library

Learn More About Common Pests In Snohomish, WA

Learn more about the pests that call Snohomish and Western Washington home, the threats they pose to your home and business, and why Guard Pest Control is your best bet to stop them in their tracks.

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While all ants have six legs and oval-shaped bodies comprised of three segments, that is where the similarities end, as each individual species brings its own dangers and threats to homes they come into contact with.

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Bed Bugs

bed bug

Bed bugs are small brown bugs with flat, oval-shaped bodies. Adult bed bugs have a distinct reddish-brown color and grow to about 1/4 inch in length. The eggs are small, approximately 1mm in size and almost clear in color, making them difficult to spot with the naked eye.

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Carpet Beetles

carpet beetle

Adult carpet beetles are black with an irregular pattern of brown, white and dark yellow scales on its wings.  It is typically about 1/8  to 3/16 inch in length. They often resemble lady bugs, but with a black shell and yellow spots for coloration.

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Small, brown, and generally considered disgusting, cockroaches are a problem no one wants to have. If you’ve ever had one scurry by you, you know why. But they’re more than just a creepy nuisance: they’re a dangerous one, and one that can be incredibly difficult to deal with as a home or business owner.

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Fleas are miniscule black bugs, usually less than 1/8 inch long. They have wide rear ends with long back legs, those features are often too small to see with the naked eye. They can change to a reddish color and slightly swell in size after a blood meal.

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Occasional Invaders

Occasional invaders include a wide number of common pests found throughout the United States that affect homeowners every year. While primarily a nuisance, in some cases these pests can do damage to your home or personal items.

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Pantry Pests

pantry pest

Pantry pests, also known as ‘Stored Product Pests,” are insects, such as beetles and moths, that tend to infest dried food products. These products often include flour, cereal, dry pasta, dry pet food, powdered milk, cornstarch, crackers, spices, bread, bird seed, dried nuts, and fruit, but can be any dried stored food product.

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Rodents are small mammals characterized by having two incisors which must be kept short by gnawing as they grow continuously. In Washington, the most common rodents homeowners come up against are mice and rats.

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Spiders are predatory eight-legged arachnids that are always on the hunt, often using their webs to capture prey. However, while they serve a vital role in nature, spiders can be a serious nuisance and even a health hazard when they share homes and other buildings with humans.

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Stinging Insects

stinging insect

Each year as spring arrives, these insects emerge from overwintering and begin to search for new nesting locations. If you’re unfortunate enough, that could mean your property. Stinging insects infest yards across western Washington for a variety of reasons - but everyone is better off without stinging insects in their yards.

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