Cascade provides pest control in Bellevue for carpenter ants, mouse/mice problems, rats, beetles, moths, flies, termites, wasps, spiders, yellow jackets, hornets and most any pest. To get rid of rats, bugs, insects, spiders or other pests and keep them gone, you need an expert exterminator who can do the job quickly, safely, effectively. We’ve been taking care of people’s residences and commercial properties for over 35 years in Bellevue and surrounding communities.
We know how to handle the unique challenges of pest control in the Northwest – aggressive rodent infestations, destructive carpenter ants and other insect populations that rise each season. In fact, we’ve become specialists in rodent control, using methods that are family and pet friendly.
RODENT CONTROL – Most rodents encountered within the Bellevue area are rats, mice and squirrels. Squirrels are a “nuisance wildlife” problem and are dealt with carefully. Rats and mice, however, cause considerable damage and spread filth and disease. Rats commonly nest in home and commercial building insulation causing it to decompress and lose much of its insulation value. The insulation is also contaminated with rat filth, feces and urine. The cost to replace insulation and decontaminate an attic or crawlspace can be high. Rats (and mice too) also gnaw into electrical insulation on wires causing short circuits and even fires. Rats also contaminate stored food and damage stored items and parts of home (roofing, etc) by gnawing holes.
Cascade Pest Control specializes in rat, rodent and mouse control in the city of Bellevue. Cascade’s technicians are uniquely trained to detect rodent issues, assess rat infestations and plan control measures to eradicate the rats or mice. More information about Rodent Control.
ANT CONTROL – Ants problems can come in two forms: nuisance ants that plague your kitchen and other areas inside the home, and wood destroying ants, such as carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are very prevalent throughout greater Bellevue. They lived here for thousands of years in the original forests. But carpenter ants can easily adapt to the wall cavities of homes and move in, then continue to tunnel into the wood eventually causing significant damage requiring a contractor. Other pest ants found in Bellevue are filthy nuisances that roam throughout our homes. These species include the “Odorous House Ant” and others. Learn more about how Cascade protects your home from ants here.
The City of Bellevue – Information and History
Bellevue (/ˈbɛlvjuː/ US dict: bĕl′·vyōō) is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle. As Seattle’s largest suburb, Bellevue has variously been characterized as an edge city, a “boomburb”, or satellite city. The city had a population of 122,363 at the 2010 census. ~ Wikipedia (more on Bellevue below)
Bellevue is a city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle. It is Seattle’s largest suburb. Prior to 2008, downtown Bellevue underwent rapid change, with many high rise projects under construction, and was relatively unaffected by the economic downturn. It is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with over 35,000 employees and 5,000 residents.
Based on per capita income, Bellevue is the 6th wealthiest of 522 communities in the state of Washington. In 2008, Bellevue was named number 1 in CNNMoney’s list of the best places to live and launch a business, and in 2010 was again ranked as the 4th best place to live in America. The name “Bellevue” is French for “beautiful view”. ~ Wikipedia.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 130,000. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a skyline of gleaming high-rises. Sales at local shopping complexes are always an attraction, but a strawberry festival and an arts and crafts fair each draw thousands each year. During the holiday season, the Garden d’Lights display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden attracts visitors from far and wide. Artists from around the country enter striking new works in the biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.
Every July 4, thousands from around the region converge on Bellevue Downtown Park for the Family 4th event. Bellevue’s agrarian traditions are celebrated in the spring and fall at popular fairs at the Kelsey Creek Farm Park. More than 300,000 people visit the downtown area the last weekend in July each year for arts and crafts fairs. The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. People can kayak within sight of downtown in the Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320-acre wetland preserve.
The population is growing and becoming more diverse. According to the census, minorities constituted 41 percent of Bellevue’s population in 2010, and more than 50 languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue public schools. ~City of Bellevue
History of City of Bellevue, WA
A densely wooded swath of land between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, the area where Bellevue now stands was sparsely settled before the 1900s. If the thick forest weren’t imposing enough, large boggy areas could intimidate would-be settlers. Native American tribes in the region favored the coast to the west and the plains east of the mountains. In 1867 coal was discovered in the Coal Creek area, and white settlers began to arrive as extensive mining got underway at the Newcastle Coal Mine. William Meydenbauer and Aaron Mercer, wealthy adventurers from Seattle, staked large claims here in 1869. Over the next 40 years, other white settlers, including Civil War veterans awarded homesteads for their service, trickled into the vicinity.
Logging, almost by necessity, joined mining as an early occupation on the Eastside, as the settlers needed to clear land for their farms. During that period, the area got a post office and a schoolhouse. In the 1880s, the village got a name. Conflicting accounts attribute the name Bellevue (“Beautiful View” in French) to the view from the new post office’s window or to the city in Indiana of the same name from which prominent settlers came.
With the turn of the century, Bellevue prospered as a farming community. The rich soil yielded bountiful harvests, and the residents sold their fruit and vegetables, ferried across Lake Washington to Seattle, then transported even farther after a Northern Pacific rail line came through in 1904. Japanese immigrants, brought to Washington to clear and improve property claims, made the most of small plots they leased. They established a collective warehouse and soon produced the bulk of the strawberries and vegetables harvested in Bellevue. The town’s agrarian success was celebrated with the first Strawberry Festival in 1925.
With a Bridge, a Suburb Emerges
The completion of the first bridge across Lake Washington in 1940 was a major event for Bellevue, bringing an influx of new residents. Unfortunately, after the United States entered World War II, the federal government sent the Japanese-Americans who had put the city on the agricultural map away to internment camps. It was a great loss to the community, but new multitudes came to Bellevue. Bellevue Square, one of the first suburban shopping centers in the country, was built then. The opening of a Frederick & Nelson store at Bellevue Square in 1946 was celebrated with an orchestra and a radio broadcast.
Cityhood, then Skyscrapers
The City of Bellevue incorporated in 1953, with a former schoolhouse offered rent-free by the Veterans of Foreign Wars serving as city hall until 1960. The young city proceeded to annex neighboring areas, growing from an area of 4.7 square miles by Meydenbauer Bay to more than 31 square miles today.
In the past two decades, the city has grown to skyscraper heights and shed its “suburban” status to become a thriving metropolis and a high-
tech hub. Bellevue’s gleaming downtown, which continues to grow dramatically, provides office space for thousands of professionals as well as condominiums and apartments for people who want to live in an urban setting. ~ City of Bellevue
Notice: The city of Bellevue recognizes the severity of rodent problems presented by living in a congested urban/suburban environment, especially with protected waters and wetlands. Bellevue Ordinance 5689 specifically outlines conditions to reduce rodent infestation.
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Bellevue Ordinance 5689
Cascade provides pest control in Bellevue for rats and mice, ants, spiders, yellow jackets, bees and many other pests. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment!
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