It is not uncommon for our technicians to find hornet and wasp nests under the eaves of homes and businesses in close proximity to any of Auburn’s parks. Unlike bees, which are normally not aggressive (and are, in fact, beneficial to local ecology), hornets and wasps can be quite dangerous.
Another of the most common pests we see—especially in Auburn’s downtown area—are rats. Rats tend to live close to people and food sources; with its many restaurants, cafes, and eateries, there are a lot of prime locations for rats to burrow and thrive. The regular influx of people into Auburn from its transit center and train station results in poor sanitation and an increase in waste, which aids in creating conducive conditions for rodents. Bed bugs and sugar ants can also thrive in these environments.