Spiders are especially common in the more forested parts of Pierce County. Normally found near overgrown vegetation or woodpiles, these unsightly pests will often try to make their ways into our homes in search of food or shelter. While most in Western Washington are not dangerous, their bites can still be extremely painful.
Rodents are some of the more widespread and difficult pests to control in Western Washington. Elusive and often fearful of people, these persistent pests are experts at hiding and quick to breed. There are a wide variety of rodents in Bonney Lake, with the Norway rat and its smaller cousin the roof rat being two of the more common species. Aside from causing damage to your property, rodents are known carriers of disease.
Stinging Insects are normally more active in Spring and Summer. Typically found in meadows or yards, these pests are also prone to building their nests in higher locations such as trees, under the eaves of roofs, and have even been found inside attics and walls. While most species of bee found in Bonney Lake are harmless, pests such as hornets, wasps, and especially yellowjackets can be extremely aggressive.