Crawl-Space Restorations

Venables Pest Management now provides restoration services! Serviceable vapor-barriers, insulation, and ducts are important for keeping your home’s substructure free of moisture, retaining heat in the interior of the house, and maintaining good air quality. When rats and mice infest a substructure, the vapor-barrier and insulation will become damaged and soiled, harboring bacteria and odor…

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Carpenter Ants

During spring, carpenter ants will begin to wake up from diapause (hibernation) and make their way into homes where they will develop “satellite colonies”. These colonies are commonly found in wall-voids, crawl spaces, and attics, where the ants will excavate wooden materials to create space for their nests. When this happens, homeowners will commonly see…

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Odorous House Ants

Odorous House Ants, often referred to as “sugar-ants,” are a common nuisance pest here in the Olympia area. Their desire for sweet foods and warmth often leads them inside homes, where they can be very irritating to residents. If you have never experienced an infestation from these ants before, your home is not immune, it…

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Regular Services are Imperative in the Winter-Time

  It’s definitely winter: the weather is wet, and the days are short. You may not see active ants or wasps on your property this time of year, but there are still many benefits to having inspections and services performed on your home during the cooler months. Unforeseen issues like water leaks, pest access points,…

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Water Can Lead to Hidden Structural Damage

Our homes are the biggest investments we have and they are under constant assault from the weather, especially here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The rainfall that we receive in Washington is immense, and this precipitation can lead to decay fungus and unseen structural damage. The key to protecting your home from water damage can…

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Oh Rats!

Greetings!   Roof Rat populations continue to increase significantly throughout Thurston County and the onset of cooler weather has caused the number of infestations we’re experiencing to increase even more! Please read on for a few useful reminders to help keep rats from establishing (or re-establishing) themselves inside your home. Regular inspections are crucial in…

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Spiders: Nuisance, or Environmental Adjuvant?

Spiders are becoming very active in Thurston County now that fall has arrived, and many homeowners are beginning to notice an increase in their activity. Whether you are vehemently afraid of spiders, or you are impartial towards them, it is good to know a little about the arachnids that will inevitably dwell around your home.…

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Preparing for Fall: Has Your Home Been Inspected?

As we approach this year’s autumn season, homeowners should be aware of the pests that commonly invade structures in Thurston County, and how to protect against them. Preventative maintenance programs can help to identify these pests, and prevent infestations before they become harmful to people or damage structures. This short guide will give you a…

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Are you letting the bedbugs bite?

  [lightbox thumbnail=”https://venablespestmanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bedbug.jpg” width=”300″ height=”168″ float=”right”]https://venablespestmanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/bedbug.jpg[/lightbox] Bed bugs can be highly irritating and unwanted inhabitants in your home, even if you are under the impression that your house is the most unlikely place for them. Though they are not as scary or gross looking as most other insects like cockroaches or spiders, they can be…

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Are rats sharing your home?

  [lightbox thumbnail=”https://venablespestmanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rat.jpg” width=”300″ height=”168″ float=”right”]https://venablespestmanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rat.jpg[/lightbox] Have you seen Rats in Olympia, Tumwater or even Rats in Lacey Recently?   If so, the memories of one scurrying across your floor, finding excrement in a drawer, or hearing chewing noises during the night probably causes you to cringe. When the weather gets cooler and food sources…

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