Why Do Rodents Come Inside Your Home?


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Why Do Rodents Come Inside Your Home?

The where and why of a rodent infestation are closely linked. Where you find a twitchy nose also reveals why they are there. Found a mouse behind the water heater? Likely, he was looking for warmth and shelter. Saw evidence of a rat near the garbage? She was probably looking for food. Rats and mice […]

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Where Rodents Hide In Your Home

Scratching noises in your walls at night? Dropping in cupboards? Chewed holes in boxes? You just might have a rodent problem. Part of rodent control involves finding out if there is a nest in your house. So where might those buggers be hiding? Let’s look at some of the common places that rodents take shelter […]

House mouse (Mus musculus)

What Attracts Mice?

We’ve all seen the old cartoons or common traps that advertise mice being lured in with the promise of cheese. Have you ever wondered what else attracts these rodents and how you can prevent them from nesting in your space? Cascade Pest Control has the answers. Effective Mouse Control The key to effective mouse control […]


What are Rats Afraid Of?

If you’ve ever unexpectedly come across a rat, they can be quite startling. Especially if they’re traveling with friends, rats are not what you want to be surprised by. Whether it’s in your home or business, a rat infestation is something that Seattle residents must actively work to prevent given their prevalence in this area. […]

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Seattle’s History of Rats

As many residents and business owners may know, the rat population in the Seattle area continues to grow with its population. Rat control in the greater Seattle area is an ongoing problem for both urban and suburban residents, as rats have a long history in this region. Origins of Seattle Rat Populations The most common […]

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What’s a Pack Rat? Is It a Real Rat?

Are Pack Rats Really Rats? As a kid my dad would look in my bedroom and jokingly call me a “pack rat.”  It’s a phrase we often attribute to an accumulation of stuff, especially when it tends toward outright ‘hoarding.’  But where does that phrase and its associating come from? Pack rats really exist, and […]

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Deer Mouse vs House Mouse

What’s the Difference Between Deer Mice and House Mice? There are many similarities between the house mouse and the deer mouse… and there is often confusion associated with identifying the deer mouse and the house mouse. So, what are differences? To start, they do not come from the same family of mice, so rodent control […]

deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

Different Mouse Infestation Confusion in Seattle/Puget Sound

There is definitely some confusion surrounding mouse infestations within the general public in and around the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region. While our region’s urban and most suburban areas have serious problems with Rats, the rest of us live where mice rule the roost.  The entire Puget Sound region is home to a super abundant number […]

Coronavirus Can Infect Mice

As reported in the Seattle Times scientists have now found that mice can become infected with Covid-19.  Up to now we’ve known that a few other animals can become infected with the virus, but this is the first news that a species that are prevalent in Washington state, and that easily infest homes, can have […]

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Rats vs Mice: Why it Matters

Be it a rat or a mouse, most see a rodent and PANIC. This is a natural reaction, as both are bad news for the safety and health of your home or business. While their tell-tale signs and physicality appear similar, rat and mouse habits actually aren’t the same. This is important when it comes […]

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