While downtown Bellevue is very much a highly developed urban environment, it is surrounded on all sides by lush, untouched greenbelts and large bodies of water such as the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Together with its numerous shops and restaurants, this makes Bellevue a prime location for pests to thrive.
While the majority of spiders found in Western Washington are harmless, they are normally not welcome guests in our homes, and are often a concern for many of the residents in Bellevue. Overgrown vegetation is one of the most conducive conditions for spider infestations, especially when in direct contact with your home or business. As many of Bellevue’s homes are located in or near major greenbelt areas, spiders are able to feed off the plentiful number of smaller insects in the area.
Birds are another common pest we see, particularly in downtown Bellevue. Though seemingly harmless, birds can cause major structural damage, spread disease, and attract other pests such as mites, fleas, and carpet beetles. The city’s abundance of parking garages and vaulted structures provide ample coverage and security for a variety of birds to nest, particularly starlings and pigeons. Residential homes are in danger from birds as well, as they like take refuge in roof eaves and attic vents.