As with any city in Western Washington, Rodents are not uncommon in Centralia. Rats and Mice tend to live close to humans, feeding off any available food and water we leave out. Rodents are known vectors of disease and contaminate food, water, surface, and even air if they manage to get into your ventilation systems.
Odorous House Ants and Carpenter Ants are also common pests we see in areas like Centralia. While both of these pests normally live in forests or other woodland areas, they often can be attracted to our homes and businesses due to excess moisture. Carpenter Ants are particularly worrying, as these wood-destroying insect and will eat away their way into wood siding, beams, or any other wood component, resulting in extremely dangerous and costly structural damage
Bed Bugs are another pest to be concerned about in Centralia. With the city being the half-way point between Portland and Seattle, many people often stop in Centralia when traveling via bus, train, or otherwise. Bed Bugs are avid travelers, capable of discreetly hitching a ride on nearby belongings and clothing.