Washington State at Risk – Mice & the Hantavirus


mice and the hantavirus

Washington State at Risk – Mice & the Hantavirus

Have you read reports of Washington State residents becoming infected with the hantavirus from contact with rodents? Every year there seem to be at least a few cases reported, and while cases typically number in the single digits annually hantavirus is a real risk in our area. Hantavirus is contracted through contact with the droppings, […]

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Hungry Rats & Mice Looking for New Food Sources

With many restaurants shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, rats, mice, and other aggressive rodents are finding their way into homes and businesses to find new food sources. We, at Cascade Pest Control, are getting an increasing number of calls for ongoing rodent control because these pesky pests are now aggressively finding their way and […]

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Seattle Area’s Rising Rat Population Costs

Rats are unfortunately a plague in every major city. The easy access to food and shelter that these areas provide create natural breeding grounds and homes for these rodents. The excess of rats that Seattle experiences, however, is not decreasing or stagnant—it’s increasing. While no one reason can be tied to the root cause of […]

mice and the hantavirus

Rodents & Human Diseases

The Necessity of Rodent Control While mice and rats can cause serious damage to the structure of your home or business, they are also very dangerous to the health of you and others sharing the infested space. It doesn’t help that rodents nest and feed off of human waste, so the threat is unfortunately never […]

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Rodents & Wire Cables

How to Prevent Rodents from Chewing Wires & Cables When rodents, such as rats or mice, find their way into a building structure, they have access to voids between walls and floors, as well as in drop ceilings.  This structure is most common in office spaces, as it allows any wiring, piping, or insulation to […]

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Why You Need a Rodent Control Program If You Live in Seattle

Every city has its drawback, and unfortunately Seattle’s is rats. While the industrial, yet scenic Puget Sound inlet and copious green forests make living in the Seattle area gorgeous, the influx of people these views generate causes rats and indigenous rodents to this environment to increase as well. It doesn’t help that rats and mice […]

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What are the Signs I Have a Rodent or Rat Infestation?

Rats, mice, and other common household rodents are unfortunately drawn to the areas of our homes that we frequent the least. Because of this, it can be hard to realize that there is a problem until it is too late. Understanding where to look and what signs to look for is key to identifying a […]

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Rat Problems in Redmond-Woodinville, WA

Rodent Control for Redmond-Woodinville Area of Greater Seattle Learn more about what rodent damage looks like, and the extent to which rodents can harm the security and integrity of your home. Follow our trained technician on-site as he details some common entry points and signs of rodent presence throughout this video. This specific site shows […]

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Difficulty Keeping Mice, Rats & Squirrels Out

What Rodent Control Includes The rodent control process includes many things. We at Cascade Pest Control believe in starting with preemptive and proactive steps to stop pests or rodents from getting inside your home or business in the first place. Our goal is to prevent the type of invasive procedures shown in this video. Mice, rats, […]

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Fun Facts About Rats & Mice

RATS From Tacoma, through Seattle, Snohomish & Skagit Counties and up through Bellingham we have both Norway rats and roof rats.   Excellent jumpers: Rats can jump vertically 36 inches and horizontally 48 inches. Dropping from a height of 50 feet doesn’t kill or seriously injure rats. Squeezing through small openings: Rats have flexible skulls […]

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