Incorporated as a city in 1882, Olympia has been the capital of Washington State since 1853 and currently serves as the county seat for Thurston County. It sits at the southern tip of Puget Sound on Budd Inlet, serving as a major port city for the area. Olympia’s port city status, five miles of Puget Sound waterfront, aged infrastructure, numerous parks and nature conservatories, and homelessness epidemic create an environment heavy with conducive conditions for pest problems.
Our state’s capital is packed with public parks and nature conservation areas like Woodard Bay for us to enjoy. Many pests call these natural areas home, including carpenter ants, termites, and spiders. We certainly don’t want these insects gone altogether, but we do want to do our part in protecting the health and safety of our neighbors.