Washington State is home to a variety of different ant species. Odorous House Ants are one of the most common species that we see in DuPont, typically found in kitchens or bathrooms. Pavement Ants are also a common sight along sidewalks and driveways. While neither are dangerous, they can be a major nuisance, often making their way into homes and businesses while foraging for food.
Rodents are another concern for DuPont. Rodents are adept scavengers, making their way into homes through damaged or poorly sealed entry points. Though not aggressive, rodents are known carriers of disease, including the hantavirus. They are also notorious burrowers, eating away at wires, drywall, and wood while making their nests. As such, infestations should not be taken lightly.
Stinging insects are a regular occurrence in DuPont, especially during the summer. These insects typically like to build their hives in elevated locations, such as in trees or the eaves of roofs, though some species will build their nests underground. While honeybees and bumblebees are normally not aggressive, other stinging insects such as yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets are extremely territorial and should be avoided.