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Services

At Clark’s Advanced Pest Control we offer a variety of services to fit your needs. Below is an overview of the types of services in which we specialize. Please click on the “Read More” links for more details about each type of pest.

General Prevention

IMG_1447_5120_edited-1We provide two types of preventive services.

  1. Our basic, or Single Pest Control, covers one pest, whether that be carpenter ants, rodents, spiders — whatever else your concern may be. The single pest program starts with initial treatment cost followed by two monthly treatments to gain control of pests. Then we’ll transition to quarterly on a service-to-service basis.
  2. The Advanced Pest Control starts with your initial cost followed by two months of the services to gain control of pests. Then will transition to quarterly service to maintain control on a service-to-service basis. If there are any issues in between services we will come out at no cost to you.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your pest control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Rodents

rodents-pest-controlDid you know there are more than 2,000 species of rodents? Their key characteristics include:

  • Incisor teeth that gnaw and chew (their front teeth never stop growing)
  • A wide variety of food sources, including leaves, fruit, seeds and small invertebrates

The most prevalent types of rodents in Washington are rats, mice squirrels and moles. In addition to native rats, non-native rats are very common in the Pacific Northwest; they’re often referred to as Old World rats as they were brought to North America on early voyagers’ ships. Because of their adaptability, they’re now found in homes throughout the region.

How to Tell if You Have Rodents

Rodents like rats are often most active at night, although when there’s a change in weather, they’re hungry or their living conditions become crowded, it’s not uncommon to see them any time of day.

To learn more about how to determine if you have a rodent infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your rodent control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Carpenter Ants

close up of black carpenter ant or camponotus pennsylvanicus (winged male) on white backgroundCarpenter ants are very common in the Pacific Northwest; they nest in wooden substances, burrowing into trees and logs in nature or furniture, walls and doors in your home. Carpenter ants are often mistaken for termites because they also have wings and can damage the wood in your home, but unlike termites they don’t actually eat the wood; they just burrow into it as a nest.

You’re most likely to see carpenter ants between spring and fall, especially after dusk. They love damp weather, which is one reason they’re so common in this area.

How to Tell if You Have Carpenter Ants

Signs of carpenter ants in your home include:

  • Rustling sounds coming from your walls
  • Trails of brown ants with wings
  • Warped walls and sinking floors
  • Sawdust or wood shavings

To learn more about how to determine if you have a carpenter ants infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your carpenter ants control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Moisture Ants

ant isolated on white backgroundAs their name implies, moisture ants are attracted to damp areas; this is where they build their nests. With this in mind, it is not surprising that these types of ants are very common in the Pacific Northwest.

Moisture ants look for wet, rotting wood to build their nests. They often find cracks in a home’s foundation or crawl space and look for decaying wood; if they’re successful, they’ll set up a nest. They’re most commonly found in areas of your home that are damp or surrounded by water, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements and crawl spaces.

How to Tell if You Have Moisture Ants

If you think you might have moisture ants, look for these signs:

  • Wood shavings near cracks in your molding or siding.
  • Listen for rustling sounds in the walls.
  • Look for ant trails between decayed wood in your yard and your home’s foundation.

To learn more about how to determine if you have a moisture ants infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your moisture ants control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Odorous House Ants

a line of worker ants marching to some destinationOdorous house ants (or OHA) are small, dark, fast ants that produce a very strong smell (like rotten coconuts) when crushed. They’re very common in homes, foraging for sweet, sugary food and build their nests outside, as well as inside – under doormats, in dishwashers or along the edges of baseboards.

Odorous house ants are most likely to come indoors during rainy weather, so you can imagine how common they are in the Pacific Northwest.

How to Tell if You Have Odorous House Ants

The most common way homeowners know they have odorous house ants is by seeing a trail of them scurrying across their kitchen counter. Although they prefer sweet food, they’ll also eat meat, dairy and vegetables.

To learn more about how to determine if you have a odorous ants infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your odorous house ants control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Spiders

Creepy house spider (Tegenaria domesticus) on white backgroundYou may know what spiders are, but in the Pacific Northwest the most important species for you to be aware of is the Hobo spider. The easiest way to identify these arachnids is by the distinctive yellow marking on its abdomen. It’s easy to miss their bite at first, but their wounds heal very slowly and can become moderate to severe. If you think this type of spider may have bitten you, please seek medical attention.

How to Tell if You Have Spiders

The easiest way to tell if you have spiders is by the spider webs they leave in the corners. This is also a type of pest you’re likely to just spot on your own.

To learn more about how to determine if you have a spider infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your spider control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Wasps

macro shot of european wasp (vespula germanica) isolated on white.Unlike bees, wasps come in a wide variety of colors (yellow, brown, blue and red), have pointed lower abdomens and a thin waist separating the abdomen and the thorax. Another way to distinguish these two pests is by observing how they look; wasps are smooth and shiny whereas bees have hair.

How to Tell if You Have Wasps

In addition to a higher number of wasps around your home or yard, the best way to find out if you have these pests on your property is by spotting a nest. These papery-looking nests are often in holes on the ground, inside hollow trees or your home’s eaves, roofs and wall cavities.

If you do spot a nest, make sure you avoid it as they can be very defensive when its disturbed. In fact, when one is attacked they release a chemical that attracts other wasps, so it’s best to leave it alone and call someone that can help with pest control.

To learn more about how to determine if you have a wasp infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your wasp control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

Fleas

flea isolated on a white background.Fleas are 1-3 mm in size and a shiny, reddish brown in color. Although they’re most often associated with cats and dogs, they can also live and feed on the blood of humans, birds and reptiles. Fleas don’t have wings, but they are able to jump long distances (nearly 4 feet), making it easy for them to move from one host to the next.

Even if you don’t have pets, it’s possible for your home to be infested with fleas. Another pest, such as a mouse or rat, could bring them into your house; even if the rodent is removed, the flea infestation could continue as these pests will move on to other mammals in the home, such as the people that live there.

How to Tell if You Have Fleas

The most common indication of fleas is your pets scratching themselves. Adult fleas are also large enough that it’s possible for you to see them jumping from one host to another – especially if the infestation is widespread. On the other hand, their eggs, larvae and pupae are much harder to spot; look for them in bedding, cracks or grooves in your floors or buried in your carpet fibers (they look kind of like salt and pepper).

To learn more about how to determine if you have a fleas infestation and how Clark’s Advanced Pest Control eradicates them, click here.

Call us today! We’re happy to answer your fleas control questions and schedule a free estimate. (360) 960-1455

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