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 are also moderately dependent on human activity and waste to survive in the first place.
The abundance of these pesky critters can cause dangers to the health of you and your family as well as the structural integrity of your home or business if you are cohabitating with them. In this respect, it is essential to implement a rodent control and prevention program preemptively to prevent an infestation.
Rodent Infestation Risks & Dangers
As previously discussed, Seattle has an ideal climate and population size for rodents to thrive. Especially in spaces where construction is occurring (which is nearly everywhere it seems, these days), displaced rodents are in a more desperate search for a place to reside.
Your home or business provides everything a rat is looking for in a nest: warmth, dryness, darkness, and seclusion. Wall interiors, basement sub- and crawlspaces, attics, air ducts, ceiling spaces, and more all contain privacy and usually insulation or wood for rats to tear at in order to make themselves a home.
Beyond just the physical comforts, your trash and pantry provides a great buffet for any rodent hiding out in your space. They are easily able to pick up on your movement and activity patterns to sneak out after you’ve gone to bed to pillage your kitchen. Their strong teeth allow them to chew through nearly anything if given enough time, and they only need a gap the size of a quarter or dime to squeeze through, so it is essential that your food is properly stored, especially if it’s open, and any holes or gaps in floorboard are sealed.
Damage, disease, and filth all come with an infestation and are intensely disruptive to your lifestyle. From rat droppings and filth that can ruin insulation, chewed wiring that could potentially start fires, to the deadly hantavirus known to be transmittable to humans via rats and mice, it is in your best interest to avoid an infestation at all costs. Proactive rodent prevention and regular maintenance are essential steps to preserving the health and integrity of your home or business.
From Removal to Prevention, Cascade Has You Covered for All Your Rodent Control Needs
While there are one-off ways to remove a rodent once you have found one in your home, such as trap setting or repellents / poisons, that only removes the threat you can see. If you have found evidence of rodent presence in your home, it is best to call an expert pest and rodent control company to consult with. This will provide a more thorough prevention and abatement plan moving forward that isn’t relying solely on trapping one of possibly several culprits.
Cascade Pest Control has been working in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area for forty years, and our customers receive the highest quality of care. Our trained technicians are professionally certified in the safest and most effective rodent control methods. We take pride in our efficient, effective service that comprehensively protects your home against future infestations.
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