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 and mice are a year-round problem in our area. When rodents enter a home, it’s more than an annoyance. Rats and mice carry more than 35 diseases that can affect humans. These diseases include: Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), and more.
Their dried feces, urine, and even saliva can spread germs in the dust that can infect anyone who comes into contact with it. In addition to health or sanitation concerns, rodents can gnaw on electrical wires, possibly resulting in fires.
Fortunately, when it comes to rodent control, Eastside Exterminators has all the expertise you need. Our unique four-step rodent control process is proven to get rodents out of your home and protect your family and property from future re-infestations. Our specialized rodent inspection experts 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 if you:
See rodent droppings in places like closets or cabinets.
Hear scratching or squeaking noises coming from walls, ceilings, and floors.
Find gnaw marks on items like cardboard boxes, packaged food, stored items, and bins.
See paw prints on dusty surfaces.
Smell foul odors in hard-to-access parts of your home.
Spot a rodent scurrying through your home.
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 schedule a rodent inspection with us immediately. Our rodent inspections are always performed by a licensed pest control operator, 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, and causing rodent damage inside.
Contact us today at 425-482-2100 and our professional exterminators can help determine if a rat slab is right for you.
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 approach to rodent control, and our team is always happy to provide services that go the extra mile for our neighbors! If you are a new customer to Eastside Exterminators, enjoy $50 off our Signature Rodent Protection Program when you mention "50 years!" Our very thorough rodent 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 3,000 square feet, this inspection can typically take up to three hours. Our rodent exterminators will inspect your crawl space, attic, roof, perimeter, garage, basement, underneath decks, and the interior of your home.
Photos and videos may be taken of any rodent damage and entry points, then traps will be set up in all infested areas by our rodent exterminators. A detailed report and a map of your property will be provided to you by the technician, who will walk you through all the findings and recommendations for how we plan to solve your rodent issue.
Rodent exclusion is the second step in our proven four-step rodent control process. The appointment for 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 exclusion technician will also check the trapping systems set up in the initial inspection. If necessary, the exclusion technician will remove any rodents caught in the traps, and reset them. And once this work is complete, Eastside Exterminators can proceed to helping you with long-term rodent protection.
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 Eastside Exterminators rodent exclusion 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 rodent entry points, and proper installation of rodent exclusion systems. This ensures our technicians know 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 wildlife control system.
After the exclusion repairs have been made, Eastside will send out one of our follow-up inspectors to re-inspect all exclusions repairs made to the home and carefully scour your property for any new entry or exit points made by rodents. 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 up:
Damaged plastic vapor barriers
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 here!
Eastside Exterminators offers a warranty on qualifying rodent control treatments. Any problems while on the pest management service will be retreated 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!”
Don't live in the city limits of Seattle? No worries, we provide our rodent control services to the greater Metro area. Don't see your neighborhood? Give us a call or send us a text today at 425-482-2100 to see if we service your area. We offer rodent control in: