Roughly half of the Sentinel Pest Control team is fortunate to call Tacoma home. Founded in 1875, Tacoma is Washington’s third largest city, with a population hovering around the 220,000 mark. The “City of Destiny” boasts Washington State’s largest deep-water port in Commencement Bay, and was named one of the most livable cities in the United States.
Tacoma’s close proximity to Puget Sound and Commencement Bay is fabulous for recreation and commerce, but means heavy rodent populations and frequent infestations. Tacoma is comprised of a mixture of newer residential neighborhoods, old historical neighborhoods, industrial/commercial parks, and a newly revitalized down town area. Each of these locations presents unique challenges for the pest control professional.
The city of Tacoma features over 85 parks, along with a number of nature preserves, green belts, and other private forested areas. While these places make for a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, they are home to carpenter ants, sugar ants, and many other unwanted pests.
New residential and commercial construction displaces insects and rodents, causing an influx in pest problems for nearby homes and businesses, and established historical homes and structures are often easy targets for pest intrusions. We frequently see termite and rodent infestations in these stately older buildings.