In recent years the pest control world has seen the rise of an old foe, the bedbug. Bedbugs are tiny parasitic insects that feeds upon the blood of humans, pets, and other animals. In human habitations they will take up residence in dark areas, specifically in furniture such as beds and couches, crawling out at … More Shams, Wive’s tales, and Bedbugs
In North America no other animal has adapted to urban life as well as the raccoon. These opportunistic animals are known for their bold behavior and cunning feats. For example, they can strip a fruit tree of all its ripe fruit in a single night and climb fences of backyard chicken coops to kill and … More The Downside to Raccoons in the Neighborhood
Cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus) are the most common rabbit in the Americas. There are thirteen known species, nine of which reside in either North America or Mexico. They all have similar general appearances of brownish to grayish fur with a white underside to the tail, hence the name cottontail, but can vary in size and … More Do the Bunny Hop!
April 8th through April 14th is Bat Appreciation Week. So, in its honor we would like to shed some light on an unfortunate disease that is quickly spreading across the United States. Since it was first documented in North America in 2006, more than 5 million bats have died from the fungus, White-nose Syndrome (Geomyces … More Bat White-nose Syndrome From Europe?
Spring is upon us here in western Washington (state, not the “other” Washington as we refer to it). Even though dark gray clouds fill the sky, signs of spring are all around. We have squirrels chewing into attics, birds in soffits, and insects of all sorts emerging from their dormancy to infest homes. Although not … More Helpful Critter Hints for Homeowners
Critter Control of Seattle has been in business for eighteen years and during that time we’ve come across all sorts of animal problems. From raccoons climbing up large industrial cranes to the odd duck stuck down a chimney, we’ve seen just about everything when it comes to nuisance wildlife. When clients contact us, they have … More Your Friendly Neighborhood Critter Catcher Says…