Rodents have found downtown Tukwila’s numerous shopping centers, restaurants, and warehouses to be particularly enticing, as they offer both an abundance of food and shelter.
Another pest that does well in centralized hubs like Tukwila are bed bugs; while not dangerous, bites from these tiny bloodsucking pests can cause extreme itching and some allergic reactions. These little nuisances like to take shelter in beds and linens and are adept hitchhikers, latching on to clothing, purses, suitcases, and even shoes to easily be transported from city to city. From public transportation to 5-star hotels, there are very few places that are safe from these from potential infestation.
Cockroaches are also not an uncommon occurrence in Tukwila. These insects thrive in warm dark locations with excess moisture such as basements and sewer pipes. However, cockroaches are also regularly found in kitchens, bathrooms, commercial warehouses, and food courts. While they do not bite, cockroaches are known vectors for disease and can quickly contaminate food supplies and surfaces with which they come into contact.