Pests

 

Pests are a natural part of our environment but they can also be hazardous to people and pets.  Wood decay fungi is the most common wood destroying organism in Washington. Some other common pests found in Washington are carpenter ants and subterranean termites. Conducive conditions for pest growth is earth to wood contact, vegetation directly in contact with the exterior siding, firewood stacked near the home and debris in the crawl space. If you think you may have a pest problem call a WSDA (Washington State Dept of Agriculture) certified pest inspector right away to evaluate the extent of the problem and come up with a pest remediation plan.


Why hire a Pest Inspector????

A structural pest inspector will have specific knowledge of inspecting buildings for evidence of wood destroying organisms, their damage and conditions conducive to pest infestation.  

 


Pictures & Examples of Pest Infestations

 

Pests2.jpg Termites can be located around the base of water heaters

 

            Termite Attack                        pests4.jpg

 

pests3.jpg Termite wood damage

 

           Subterranean Termites     Termites.jpg

 

Carpenter_ant.jpg Carpenter Ant

 

                          Carpenter Ant          CArp_ant.jpg

 3 Up Close Pictures above provided by USDA Forest Service Archive, Bugwood.org