What’s a Pack Rat? Is It a Real Rat?


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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 […]

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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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What is Rat or Rodent Exclusion?

Rodents like mice and rats are among the most common pests in the Seattle area, in urban, suburban, rural, and shoreline settings. The number of rodents in the area makes it very likely that most local homes and businesses will eventually be forced to deal with an infestation. While our Cascade Pest technicians can certainly […]

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5 Reasons for Professional Rodent & Rat Control

Why are there so many rats, mice, and rodents in the Seattle region, and what should you do if some of them choose to invade your home? Rats are especially common in places where large groups of humans live, because rats depend on humans to survive. The population growth, climate, and landscape of Seattle and […]

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Cascade’s 3-Step Rodent Control Process

Our Rat, Mice, Rodent Control Process Cascade’s rodent control process has three steps: Step 1 – Initial Rodent Service This step includes, first, an inspection of your property. Whether residential or commercial, Cascade has you covered. Inspecting the property first allows us to get a better idea of your structure’s vulnerabilities or if there are any existing infestations […]

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Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Work to Control Rats or Other Pests?

We humans are so enamored by technology that we can sometimes think an electronic device or app will solve any and every problem we have.  And as an attempt to DIY (Do It Yourself), ultrasound, defined by sound frequencies beyond the upper limit of human hearing, has been used as by DIYer’s for pest and […]

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Do Rats & Mice Hibernate?

Those hailing from the Seattle & Greater Puget Sound region are all too familiar with the present threat of rats & mice to their homes or businesses. While most rodents do hibernate in the winter, these pests don’t drop off the radar when the cold sets in. In fact, rats and mice can become more […]

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