Do You Have Bed Bugs? Find Out Now!

Sadly, bed bugs are becoming more common these days and, because they are active at night, they can sometimes be hard to track down.

Wonder if you have bed bugs? Check out this informational article from King County, Washington’s Hazardous Waste Management Program.

If you determine you have bed bugs, what should you do about them? Read on to decide if you need a pest control expert or can tackle the problem on your own.

The site also has a good resource in its “Good Bug” guide. Click here for more info.

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‘Tis the Season…for Yellow Jackets

No, it isn’t Christmas yet…but it IS yellow jacket season, now through the end of October. Yellow jackets are out in full force, and they can be destructive. For example, if they get into the eaves of your home, they can pull apart sheet rock, eating into the walls and ceilings of your home. When agitated, yellow jackets can also sting you and your pets, so watch out!

How can you get rid of these petulant pests? First, look for their nest. If you can’t find it, you need to hire a professional to locate and destroy the nest. If you can see the yellow jacket nest hanging in a tree, however, you may be able to get rid of the nest yourself. Call or stop by our retail store in downtown Kent, Washington for advice on how to destroy the nest. We also sell the needed products to kill the yellow jackets.

If you prefer to go the professional route, AAA Pest Control usually only needs to treat for the yellow jackets one time and that treatment is guaranteed, so if the bees come back, so do we! Visit our Specials Page for a special discount on the treatment of yellow jackets good now through Sept. 15, 2010.

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Is it a carpenter ant or a termite?

At first glance, carpenter ants and termites look similar, but they have some distinct differences that help us determine which Northwest pest you have.

A carpenter ant, for example, has three distinct body parts and a pinched waist. It has two sets of wings of different sizes.

A termite, on the other hand, has only two body parts – a head and a body. It also has two sets of wings but its wings are all the same size.

For more information like this, please visit AAA Pest Control’s online pest library.

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Welcome to AAA Pest Control’s Blog!

Thank you for visiting AAA Pest Control’s new blog. We hope you’ll find our blog useful as well as educational. Here we’ll keep you up to date on special promotions, discount offers as well as seasonal information about Northwest pests like carpenter ants, hobo spiders, bed bugs, termites, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets, rats, mice and more!

If you came to our blog first, you might want to visit our website too where you can find FAQs, a Pest Library and more.

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