Seattle Rodent Exterminator
Types of Rodent Extermination near Seattle, WA
It can be very disturbing to discover that you have a rodent infestation in your home. Often you may not even realize it until a mouse streaks past your feet as you open the pantry door or you begin to notice their telltale droppings around the kitchen. Wild rats and mice pose serious health threats to both your family and your home. It’s known that they carry diseases like hantavirus, salmonella, leptospirosis and trichinosis. They have even been known to carry plague. Rodents can create havoc in your home and have been known to cause house fires by chewing on wiring or even storing smoldering cigarette butts in their nests! Add to these dangers the noise of their nesting activities within walls and attics and the awful odor of urine and decomposing carcasses in the crawl spaces of your home. It’s not pretty and you need to do something about it immediately!
The Rodent Removal ProcessAt Whitworth Pest Solutions, our rodent extermination methods are multi-faceted. First we perform an initial inspection to determine species, entry points, feeding locations, nest areas, frequented areas and paths of travel. Next we seal any entry points to isolate the internal and external populations. This forces the rodents into traps we place inside the home. We also set exterior bait traps to kill the external population. Five to ten days later, we return to remove caught rodents, check the seals and check for any additional activity.
Species We May EncounterRats and mice are a huge problem in Washington State. They have become established everywhere. We often encounter:
- Norway Rats
- Roof Rats
- House Mice
- Deer Mice