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Pest control: Bed bugs and other pests

Pest control: Bed bugs and other pests

Bed bugs: What they are and how to prevent them

Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on our blood, typically at night, while we are sleeping. Adult bed bugs are about 1/4 of an inch long, have flat, rusty-red-colored oval bodies, and look like an apple seed. They feed for about 3-10 minutes and their bodies swell and become bright red. During the bed bug life cycle, a female can lay 200-400 eggs depending on food supply and temperature. Bed bugs don't fly, but can quickly walk across floors, walls and other surfaces.

Read more on the Washington Department of Health website

Other pests: Cockroaches, mice, rats

The most common household pests in our area are German Cockroaches, house mice and rats. Find out how to identify them and what you can do to stop them.

Download the Pest management brochure in English and additional languages.

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