With shaking hands, I searched the internet for anyone local to help me with my problem. I looked for “Renton pest control,” “Issaquah pest control,” “Kent pest control,” “Sammamish pest control.” I just needed someone who worked locally and worked fast.
The truth of the matter was that my house had been utterly and totally infested. I found these little wings by ant holes and a few days later there was probably a whole colony eating my house. Turns out, that Queen ants have wings that they shed when they start a new nest. So I missed my first warning sign.
But like an idiot I continued to procrastinate finding a Renton pest control company. I thought the ants were in my bed, but then it turns out that those were actually bed bugs. I thought that it was just a saying but there are actually a different kind of insect called bed bugs that live in mattresses and box springs, hence the name. I could not believe it.
See, bugs leave pheromone scent trails, and I did not know it, but there were a ton of different species blazing a path for their buddies right to my house. The Renton pest control company I eventually found explained this to me. Apparently, termites have these special glands on their chests that leave a distinct scent, identified by a chemical on their cuticles. Ants have these, too. Apparently there are even spiders (over 100 kinds) that can mimic the pheremones of an ant and have evolved similar appearances to trick, trap, kill and eat the little things.
I just wanted the issue taken care of not because I thought bugs were disgusting (which I do think) but the Renton pest control told me that insects spread disease and bacteria. Apparently, American roaches, which I did not have thank God, have been reported to spread at the very least 33 different kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. How disgusting is that?
I regret not finding my Renton pest control company sooner. Has anyone had any other similar experiences? Any other infestation stories solved by guys like my Renton pest control friends?