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Pest control in Seattle

Since 1921, Western has been protecting homes and businesses in Seattle with pest management solutions. The Seattle district covers the city of Seattle, Tacoma, Kent, Federal Way, and Olympia, stretching south as far as Chehalis. Our specialists are local, and know all of the variables that contribute to local pest activity in the Pacific Northwest. Our knowledge of the area can help diagnose any pest problem bugging you.

Whether you need a one-time service or an annual pest control plan, our local experts will provide the ultimate solution for pest-free living. Our integrated pest control targets some of the most common pests, such as ants, cockroaches, mice, rats, spiders, wasps, hornets, yellow-jackets, fleas, flies, termites, bed bugs, mosquitoes, ticks and more. We offer eco-friendly solutions to give you and your family peace of mind that your children and pets will be protected.

Let Western provide you with the best in pest control solutions! Call us today at 800-937-8398 or contact us online to schedule an inspection.

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Western Exterminator (formerly Alpha Ecological) are your local pest control experts in Seattle. Western'x specialists are working in, living in, and contributing to our communities. We can eliminate and protect you from the pests that occur in the Pacific North West, including bed bugs, cockroaches, wasps and rodents. Western Exterminator has been trusted by customers to protect their homes and businesses for nearly 100 years.

Western Exterminator offers crawl-space restoration and Integrated Pest Management to the entire Seattle area. We’re experts on Seattle pests and we understand which conditions attract them to homes and businesses.

Unlike traditional exterminators who over-spray dangerous chemicals, we use earth-friendly products to target problematic areas and remove pests for the long term. Best of all your family won’t be exposed to harmful substances. All of our products are low-toxicity and highly effective. All initial services are backed by a 30-day guarantee.*

*We'll come back as many times as needed within the guarantee period to resolve your issue.

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Frequently asked questions about pest control in Seattle

  • Which pests cause problems in Seattle?

    You should stay alert for rats, ants and bed bugs in Seattle. Each of these pests can pose problems for people. Rats and mice can transmit disease and harm property through their gnawing. Roof rats, also known as black rats, like elevated locations — such as trees in the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, ants are a huge pain and can be difficult to eliminate. Bed bugs can also create issues, and should be removed as soon as you notice signs of them.

  • Where do you provide services in Seattle?

    Western Exterminator - Seattle services most of the western half of Washington. Here are examples of cities we cover:

    • Olympia
    • Tacoma
    • Bremerton
    • Puyallup
    • Auburn
    • Renton
    • Bellevue
    • Redmond
    • Kirkland
    • Bothell
    • Seattle
    • Edmonds
    • Lynnwood
    • Everett
    • Marysville

  • How do I get rid of rats?

    Because rats are a large problem in Seattle, it’s important to do everything possible to eliminate their presence. Rats need to be close to sources of food to survive, so removing food sources for these pests and preventing access to food will help get rid of them. For example, close your garbage cans and pick up garbage that is on the ground.

    Rats are clever and agile which gives them a good ability to find any weak spot in a building to find shelter and food. A thorough building inspection is an important step to look for weak points. Seal holes in your property, even if they are very small as rats can get through a quarter-sized hole. Ensure vegetation (including trees) is not too close to your property as it can give shelter to pests and a route into your building if it is growing on or touching a wall, roof or cables.

    There are several types of device and treatments available for eliminating a population of rats, including:

    • Traps
    • Bait stations
    • Fumigation

    We can provide a free inspection of your property to assess the extent of a rat infestation and the potential entry points and tailored treatments to eliminate the rats.

    Call us at 800-937-8398 or contact us online to arrange a free inspection

  • How do I get rid of ants?

    Odorous house ants, pavement ants and carpenter ants can be problematic in Seattle. Wiping your kitchen counters each night can help get rid of odorous house ants. Sugar ants thrive in the humid climate of Seattle and are attracted, as their name suggests by sweet food.

    Ensure no food is on the floor and food is stored in secure containers. As with rodents, it’s best to keep vegetation two feet away from the property’s perimeter. Many ants feed on a substance called honeydew produced by aphids feeding on vegetation. Also, close up gaps and holes at your property where ants can enter.

    For more information see our page on How to get rid of ants or call us at 800-937-8398.

  • What kind of contamination can pests cause?

    Some pests can cause contamination that could potentially have serious consequences. Rats and mice can contaminate water and food through feces and urine. Rodents can transmit diseases such as leptospirosis (the latter can result in meningitis and liver damage), and the deer mouse can carry hantavirus. Rodents can also carry pathogens that produce foodborne illness. Additionally, rodent dander carries allergens and can cause asthma to the occupants of an infested building.

  • How much does pest control cost?

    The price of pest control can depend on a few different factors, such as the kind of pest infesting your property, the extent of the infestation, the type of treatment needed, and the size of your premises. Every infestation is different: a commercial property, like a hotel, may require more treatments than a small home. There are many reasons why a pest has infested to a property, such as food sources, poor building maintenance, building design, local environment.

    We recommend calling us at 800-937-8398 or contacting us online to set up a time for a specialist to come out and complete an inspection so we can better determine what the price will be.

    We aim to find the best treatment option that will tackle your specific pest problem and ensure the pest is eradicated.

  • Do you offer organic pest control in Seattle?

    Yes we do. We know natural pest control is a priority in the Seattle area, and we seek to use environmentally-friendly methods that are safe for both humans and pets.

    We use integrated pest management techniques, which emphasises prevention and environmentally friendly methods.

    Find out more about our green pest control.

Rat control Seattle

Seattle is a Mecca for music, sports and business – and rats! Located on the Puget Sound, Seattle is Washington State’s largest city. Seattle is home to the Seattle Seahawks, the Seattle Mariners, and has made a name for itself in the tech industry as the home of Microsoft and Amazon.

However, Seattle’s population growth, development and construction – combined with wet and mild temperatures in the great Pacific Northwest – have caused Seattle to become the ultimate oasis in which rats to thrive. Rats need moisture to live and can reproduce quickly. Warmer winters in the Upper Left USA have turned the city into a haven for these disease-carrying rodents.

Bed bug exterminators in Seattle, WA

Bed bugs thrive in a city like Seattle. Our climate and the fact that we are a global city help make bed bugs a constant problem for businesses and homes across the Seattle region. They are very hard to find, but you may notice their red bite marks when you wake up in the morning.

That's when you need to contact the bed bug control experts at Western Exterminator. Seattle residents rely on us for fast, local, bed bug removal and prevention services. We will provide you with the most reliable bed bug detection to accurately identify if bed bugs are in fact infesting your property.

Contact us today and set up a property inspection and discuss bed bug control services with the Seattle branch of Western Exterminator today.

Wasp control in Seattle, WA

Wasps are much different than bees in the way they sting and their temperament. They are much more aggressive and willing to defend their nests and will do so over a much wider range than bees. Plus, wasps do not lose their stingers and can repeatedly sting someone, injecting venom each time.

Seattle is like other cities during the spring and summer months. Wasps come out and start seeking places to build their nests. This is the time of year when wasp control is at its highest demand in Seattle. Residents of the Emerald City and the surrounding areas can depend on Western Exterminator to get rid of the nests and prevent the flying insects from returning.We can handle wasp nests on commercial property and homes, too.

If you are worried about a wasp's nest somewhere on your property, contact the Seattle Western Exterminator office today.

Home pest control

Western Exterminator offers highly trained professionals to tackle all the pest problems that can affect your home using safe and environmentally friendly methods. We provide a variety of home and apartment pest control services to protect your property and family from infestations and potential harm from pests. With an average customer rating of 4.8/5 you can be sure you will get a satisfactory service.

Seattle wasps

Have you spotted a wasp nest at your premises? Find out more about these stinging pests here.

Seattle commercial pest control

Western Exterminator understands the importance of protecting your brand and nothing is more destructive to a businesses reputation than a pest problem.  Western Exterminator Company has been providing high quality pest control services for businesses in Seattle for nearly 100 years. Our local, expert specialists are specially trained and certified to tackle pest problems in several different industries, including:

Our service assurance

Western Exterminator provides a pest control service in four stages: contact, survey, treatment and aftercare, to make sure your pest problem is dealt with in a professional way.

1. Contact

We will arrange for your local branch to contact you

  • Local experts
  • We'll return you call as soon as possible (Mon - Fri)

2. Survey

We will discuss your pest problem, arrange a survey if necessary, and provide a quote and recommendations.

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem
  • QualityPro Certified

3. Treatment

Our QualityPro certified specialists will come out to provide your treatment

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Environmentally sensitive approach
  • Child & pet friendly treatments

4. Aftercare

We'll make as many visits as you require to ensure your problem is resolved

  • Guaranteed solutions
  • Prevention advice
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