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For these pest controllers, education is a priority

Customer education is one of the best ways Joshua Cantrall and Marty Huff, owners of Kitsap Pest Control, believe they can help their clients ward off pests.

That includes telling them the best way to help keep pests at bay and what they can do to prevent infestations in the future. One way to keep pests out is cleanliness, according to Huff. Kitsap Pest Control terminates everything from rodents to wasps and hornets.

Cantrall and Huff specialize in commercial and residential pest control. They use child- and pet-friendly products and specialize in preventive pest control and use only regulated pesticides

“It’s a trust issue when you’re working with chemicals,” Huff said. “We’re trying to get involved with the community.”

They both worked together at a previous pest control business and decided to venture out on their own. Together they have eight years of experience and work Monday through Saturday and make evening calls. Cantrall says the most common pests they have come across are carpenter ants and odorous house ants.

“The biggest misconception people have are that carpenter ants go away in the winter, they actually stay year-round. Bees are the only ones that go away in the winter,” Cantrall said.

Kitsap Pest Control stays in business all year. The owners hope to build up its commercial accounts so they can stay busy in the winter months. Spring and summer are their busiest seasons. For more information or for service call (360) 471-0976 or (360) 286-6899.

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