Rats and mice thrive in areas with an abundance of food and water, making Lacey a prime spot for rodent infestations. However, rodents are not the only pest Lacey residents should be worried about.
The city’s vast wilderness and wetlands are also home to a wide variety of nuisance pests, including ticks, termites, cockroaches, spiders, and several species of ant; mosquitoes are also quite common during the warmer months. While vital to preserving the natural ecosystem, most would prefer their home or business remain free of pests.
Lacey also tends to see a spike in stinging insects during the summer months. Most bees, such as honeybees and mason bees, are relatively harmless and non-aggressive. However, stinging insects—such as hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets—can become extremely aggressive if provoked, and pose a major hazard for your family and pets. This can become even more dangerous if they decide to nest on or near your home.