Just north of Gig Harbor off of Highway 16 is the city of Port Orchard. Situated along the southern coast of the Sinclair Inlet, the city boasts stunning waterfront scenery and an unbeatable view of the Olympic Mountains. The county seat of Kitsap County, Port Orchard is rife with small-town charm, featuring numerous dining options and shops. From Bay Street to the McCormick Woods Golf Club, Port Orchard has something for everyone to enjoy!
As with other cities in Kitsap County, Port Orchard is home to variety of different pests. The city’s proximity to a large body of water combined with its vast greenbelts and undeveloped land provide abundant food, water, and shelter for local pest populations.
Rodents are one of the most common pests we find in Kitsap County, and Port Orchard is no exception. Shy and elusive, Rodents can be extremely tenacious and difficult pests to exclude. Rats and Mice are experts at getting into homes and can cause extensive structural damage to walls, wires, cables, and pipes when burrowing. They are also known vectors for disease and can quickly contaminate food sources and surfaces.
The most common insect pest in Western Washington, Ants are a concern for many Port Orchard homes and businesses. While many species such as the Odorous House Ant are more of a nuisance, Carpenter Ants and Moisture Ants infestations can pose major threats to the structural integrity of a building.
Port Orchard serves as home to many different stinging insects. Typically more active the warmer months, Stinging Insects such as Honey Bees, and Bumblebees are not aggressive unless provoked. However, Stinging Insects such as Hornets and Wasps can be extremely aggressive and pose a threat to people, especially if they nest near or within your home or business.