Nobody likes the idea of mice or rats infesting their home, doing damage under the floors and behind the walls. And unlike other pests of the northwest, rats are a year-round problem in our area. When rodents enter a home, it’s more than an annoyance. Rats carry more than 35 diseases that can affect humans. These rat diseases include Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), and more. Keep your family safe with our rat control services in Seattle.
Fortunately, when it comes to rodent control in Seattle, Eastside Exterminators has all the expertise you need to get rid of rats in your home. Our unique four-step rat control process is proven to get rats out of your home and protect your family and property from future rat infestations. Our specialized rat exterminators are trained to track down infestations in the most inaccessible and hazardous areas of structures. They understand how rodents behave, what they’re capable of, and how they move through homes and businesses.
You might need a professional rat exterminator if you:
Particularly where insulation is concerned, rodent damage can be expensive and have serious consequences for your family if it doesn't get repaired. If you see, smell, or hear any of these signs, then you should call Eastside Exterminators for rat control immediately. Our rodent inspections are always performed by a licensed rat exterminator, so you get the best service possible.
One common phenomenon here in the Pacific Northwest is rats burrowing underground to enter houses. Over time, this can cause foundations and concrete pier pads to sink, which are both serious issues. It can also lead to other problems like uneven floors, cracked tiles, and doors that don’t shut correctly. This type of rodent behavior occurs so often in our part of the country that most crawl spaces require what is known as a rat slab. A rat slab is a strip of concrete that is poured into the base of crawl spaces. Rats can eat through a lot of materials, but concrete isn’t one of them. Hence, the slab stops rats and other rodents from entering houses via underground burrows, causing rodent damage inside.
Rodents also find ways into structures through your siding, roof, and any areas with a small breach they can exploit. It doesn’t take big vulnerabilities in structural integrity for rodents to sense a safe haven to build their nests in. Because it’s easy for you to miss these signs in your day-to-day life, getting a regular rodent inspection is a good idea.
No other company in the industry offers this type of comprehensive approach to rodent control. If you are a new customer to Eastside Exterminators, get a complete-home rodent inspection from one of our exterminators for just $199! That's $100 off the regular price. Our very thorough rat control process includes four very important steps to complete elimination. These include:
Our trained rodent exterminators will carefully and thoroughly inspect your entire home to identify all current and potential entry points. For homes under 5,000 square feet, this inspection can typically take up to three hours. Our team will inspect your crawl space, attic, roof, perimeter, garage, basement, underneath decks, and the interior of your home.
A rodent inspection with Eastside includes:
Rodent exclusion is the second step in our proven four-step process. The appointment where an exclusion technician to seal all entry points around your home or business follows the initial inspection. Your exclusion technician will follow the detailed map in the rodent exclusion report your inspector created to seal all identified entry points.
While doing so, the technician will also check the trapping systems set up in the initial inspection. If necessary, they will remove any rodents caught in the traps and reset them. And once this work is complete, Eastside can proceed to help you with long-term rodent control.
Effective rodent exclusion for homes and businesses demands extensive knowledge of how rats and mice behave, and what they’re capable of. Moreover, it requires an understanding of typical construction practices in order to make the best use of rodent-proof materials. This is why our technicians must complete a 12-week course learning the ins and outs of the process.
The Eastside Exterminators' rodent exclusion course includes a mix of classroom education and on-the-job training. We cover everything about rodents themselves, best practices for repairing entry points, and proper installation of exclusion systems. This ensures our team knows how to handle challenges that are different from one structure—and species—to the next. All this is to say that rodent exclusion doesn’t simply mean going around a structure slapping on a few screens—there’s science behind what we do, and we apply it to our entire system.
After the repairs have been made, Eastside will send out one of our follow-up inspectors to re-inspect all repairs made to the home and carefully scour your property for any new entry or exit points. Any remaining trapped rodents will be removed from your home and our exterior rodent protection system will be set up according to your home’s specific layout.
Once rodents have been evicted from your home, we’ll bring in our team of trained sanitation experts to remove all rodent-contaminated materials by following a detailed sanitation report provided by our rodent exterminator. To begin, we will remove all damaged insulation. After the contaminated insulation has been removed, we will clean your attic or crawl space, keeping an eye out for:
After we have removed, sanitized, and deodorized the affected areas, we will then reinstall new, up-to-code insulation materials. Our goal is to leave your home in better condition than we found it!
Did you know Eastside also offers insulation installation services? Learn more about insulation repair and installation!
Eastside offers a warranty on qualifying treatments. Any problems that occur while on the management service will be re-treated until the problem is resolved. We as a company take pride in being committed to doing the right thing for your family and ours. Our motto is “Our Family Protecting Families!”
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