Gig Harbor Pest Control | WA’s Premier Pest Pros


Gig Harbor, also known as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula,” was given its name in 1840 by Captain Charles Wilkes. Wilkes navigated his captains “gig” (small boat) into the harbor during stormy weather for protection. When his map of the Oregon Territory came out in 1841, he named the area Gig Harbor.

With its densely forested landscapes, continued growth and expansion, and close proximity to the water, Gig Harbor homes and businesses have a high potential of being infested with various pests. Some of the most common pests we see in the area include rats, spiders, ants and dampwood termites.


The last decade has seen the need for pest control in Gig Harbor grow considerably. Many new stores, restaurants, businesses, and housing developments have cropped up, displacing rodents and other insects that once lived in those areas. While growth has a positive impact on various aspects of a community, pest control becomes more and more important as neighborhoods expand. Established buildings will see an increase in pest activity, and newly-built structures will need to begin their pest protection regimen. We are your local experts, and we would love the opportunity to help keep our friends and neighbors safe, happy, and healthy!

Gig Harbor boasts many densely forested areas, making for lots of privacy and beautiful scenery. Ants, spiders and rodents rely heavily on these same wooded areas for food and harborage. Homes and businesses in Gig Harbor are often surrounded by natural landscapes, and should be protected from harmful pests. Sentinel Pest Control has worked closely with the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Gig Harbor City Officials, local business leaders, and homeowners to be proactive in keeping the community safe and healthy.


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Downtown Gig Harbor is a wonderful place to visit with its many shops, restaurants, and marinas. As it’s located right on the water, our technicians treat rodent issues regularly. Keeping buildings sealed tight and rodent populations in check with baiting is the only way to prevent your home or business from becoming infested. Call us today for a free inspection to ensure that your home is secure, and all potential rodent entry points are sealed.


Establishing effective prevention methods for rodent infestations can be time-consuming; it requires a thorough inspection, repair of any rodent entry points, mechanical trap installation, and bait station placement. Exclusion is part of the solution!


Treating an ant infestation is a fairly complicated process. Our ant treatment involves a significant amount of detective work, specialized interior baiting, and liquid chemical treatments, as well as an exterior chemical application to the home or building and various areas on the property.


Bed bugs are often found in or around beds and bedrooms. They are notoriously difficult to locate due to their skill at hiding, and made even more challenging by their fast maturity rate and longer life span. Identifying the origin and scope of an infestation requires more detailed inquiry.


The most common species of termites in Washington are the Pacific Dampwood and Western Subterranean termite. Termites can do significant structural damage to a home or business, and require extensive preventative treatment to be fully eliminated and excluded.


There are several different species of stinging insects native to the Pacific Northwest. Many are non-aggressive and serve a vital ecological function; however, some species—particularly yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets—can be extremely aggressive and require removal.


There are various species of spiders found throughout Washington and the Puget Sound region. While spiders in general can be beneficial in the elimination of other pests, they are not usually welcome visitors in our homes and their bites should be avoided.




At Sentinel Pest Control, we know that every home in Gig Harbor is unique, and has its own unique pest issues. We listen to your concerns, and understand that every home will have different needs for their pest treatment plan. Our commitment to solving your pest issues begins with a detailed inspection of your home, including both the attic and crawl space. This allows us to uncover the location and severity of a pest infestation, ensuring that we have a full understanding of your home’s pest control needs.

But our job doesn’t end with just identifying the pests. We use this in-depth inspection to not only pinpoint the invading pests but also in crafting the most efficient strategy for their removal and future prevention. By thoroughly understanding your specific pest issue and your home’s unique characteristics, we apply a targeted, powerful approach to safeguard your home. You can rely on Sentinel for unmatched pest management solutions that provide you comfort and peace of mind.


Even the most well-kept commercial facilities in Gig Harbor are not exempt from the threat of pest problems. Not only are pests unsettling for employees and customers, they can also inflict damage on your property or leave you liable for costly fines. Every business has its own challenges, and encountering pest issues should not derail your operations.

A comprehensive commercial pest inspection is the most effective strategy for elimination and future deterrence. We focus on understanding the particularities of your pest issue and your facility’s specific traits, enabling us to apply a precise, potent approach to safeguard your business. We prioritize your scheduling needs, ensuring service can occur after hours or on weekends for minimal disruption. Our trained technicians exercise utmost discretion to maintain your business’s reputation, backed by industry-specific knowledge to keep your facility protected and compliant with all regulations.


We provide comprehensive clean-out services to help with pest-related issues unique to crawl spaces, such as damage from heavy rodent infestations. Upon a detailed inspection of your crawl space, our skilled technicians decide on the best course of action, which may range from minimal interventions like vapor barrier replacement to extensive services including full sanitization, deodorization, and replacement of insulation and flex ducting. This approach not only helps in repairing the damages but also plays a crucial role in improving ventilation, reducing your energy bills, and safeguarding your Gig Harbor home against damaging moisture and future infestations.

  • Is your crawl space marred by excessive moisture? We will install a robust, new 6mm vapor barrier to shield your home’s underside.
  • Facing escalating heating and cooling costs? Count on us to enhance your crawl space’s insulation, ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.
  • Battling relentless rodent infestations? Our comprehensive clean-out process includes meticulous removal of contaminated materials, targeted odor and bacteria elimination, and consistent monitoring and servicing post-clean-out to ensure your crawl space remains in impeccable condition, free from pests and related damages.

No matter the challenge, we combine expertise, technology, and commitment to deliver unparalleled crawl space clean-out services in Gig Harbor.