Wildlife is beautiful in its natural habitat, but those same creatures become dangerous when they invade your home. Eastside Exterminators offers expert wildlife control in Washington that will protect your home and family’s health.
Our wildlife exterminators are licensed by the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission and are also fully licensed pest control operators in the state of Washington, making us the most qualified to solve your wildlife problems! Similar to our other services, our wildlife control provides close attention to detail and thorough elimination processes. Let our team be your go-to wildlife removal company!
It’s not pleasant to think about, but many wildlife species like to nest in the attics and crawl spaces of our homes. Here at Eastside Exterminators, we utilize a thorough four-step wildlife control process in Puget Sound that provides effective elimination and protection for your property. We carefully assess your current infestation situation to create a customized treatment plan that best suits your home and the type of animals you are dealing with.
Raccoons, squirrels, opossums, and bats often seek shelter from predators and harsh weather in our homes. These wild invaders can contaminate insulation, damage electrical wiring, and leave droppings that are hazardous to your health.
That’s why quick trapping and removal is our specialty. Each critter demands a different approach to wildlife removal. Therefore, the first step to removing wildlife safely is assessing the problem.
Raccoons and other animals may get into your home, but Eastside Exterminators will clear them out and repair any damage they have caused. Although we cannot guarantee that wildlife won't try to re-enter your home, our technicians work to personalize every wildlife solution to each home they treat. We use high-quality materials and methods to prevent wildlife from re-entry. Keeping wildlife out is called "wildlife exclusion."
Protect your roof, siding, attic, and crawlspace from wildlife damage! Whether it’s opossums, squirrels, raccoons, beavers, or more, we can clear the infestation and repair the damage.
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Wildlife living and nesting in a home can damage insulation, wiring, and even the structure itself. In addition, wildlife poses a health risk for your family. Dried urine, saliva and fecal matter may be carrying dangerous germs. So it is essential to replace contaminated insulation.
Our expert sanitation team will safely and quickly remove debris and filth, decontaminate, and deodorize your attic and crawlspaces. After that, we will install fresh insulation to restore energy efficiency to your home.
Being surrounded by the unique environment that we are in, the Pacific Northwest, we must co-exist with the wildlife native to the area. Occasionally, these critters find their way into our homes. Our wildlife control system helps to prevent future wildlife infestations in your house.
After removing and cleaning out any wild animals, our technicians will work with you to create a prevention plan for your home. This includes education and understanding of animals’ behaviors, as well as awareness of the exclusion projects and materials deployed on your structure.
Our wildlife technicians are well prepared to educate you on best practices for wildlife control to reduce the likelihood of re-infestation.
Raccoons typically prefer heavily wooded areas with plenty of access to trees, vegetation, food, and water, where they will make dens in the hollows of trees and abandoned burrows. Therefore, our beautiful wooded neighborhoods are full of raccoons that would love to nest in warm, dry crawl spaces, or attics. When raccoons gain entry into a home, they become a dangerous problem.
What’s important to remember is that whatever you think of their appearance, the damage raccoons can cause to a home is tremendous. For example, crawl spaces are incredibly common denning spots for raccoons, where they’ll sleep at night and have litters in spring. Attics are just as vulnerable to infestation by raccoons in Seattle because they present an ideal space for evading predator interaction when it comes time to have their litter.
Furthermore, once raccoons start mating, their gestation period is only 64 days, and a single female can give birth to two litters per year, with two to five offspring in each. The offspring are blind and deaf when first born. It takes about four weeks for their eyes and ears to fully open, and another two weeks to be able to move well enough on their own. But after that, it’s only six months before they leave and learn to fend for themselves, starting the process again.
Raccoons in Seattle can carry many different diseases that can affect pets and humans. These include:
Rabies transferred via bites and saliva
Canine distemper — a potentially fatal disease for dogs
There are many things you can do to discourage raccoons and help keep your home wildlife-free! Our top tips include:
Ensure all trees are maintained several feet from the roof — raccoons can’t jump well!
Secure garbage containers with a bungee cord.
Lock pet doors when not in use or upgrade to doors that open through a sensor on your pet’s collar.
Clear fallen fruit around fruit-bearing trees.
Remove food sources such as pet food or bird feed from accessible places.
Place steel mesh over foundation vents.
Seal openings on your roof with steel flashing.
Do you think you have bats living in the structure of your home? Bats in the attic? This is a common problem in the Greater Seattle area because we live in forested lands with plenty of fresh water. Bats thrive in this environment, and they are attracted to the warm, dark, dry recesses of your home for shelter.
Bats are iconic animals that have a long cultural association with a terror of the night, and there are serious problems bats can cause to your home or your health that require professional bat removal and clean-up.
Yet the image we have of bats is far from the truth of what these small-winged mammals really are. To start with, you should know that bats are highly beneficial to us as a night-flying insect control. In fact, one of the main insects in a bat’s diet is mosquitoes -- who wants free mosquito control?
There are a few urban myths to dispel when it comes to talking about bat control. First of all, bats do not become entangled in peoples’ hair. If you hear a bat zip by your head, it most likely saved you from dealing with a mosquito bite. Second, less than one bat in 20,000 has Rabies Lyssavirus, more commonly known simply as rabies. Third, no species of bat that live in the state of Washington feed on blood. And, contrary to popular belief, bats aren’t actually blind.
Many Washington bats are currently being studied and may be recommended for protection under the Endangered Species Act. For current legal status, contact your local wildlife office. As it stands, all species of bats are classified as protected wildlife and cannot be hunted, trapped or killed.
However, the Department of Fish and Wildlife makes exceptions for bats found in or immediately adjacent to a dwelling or other occupied building. In such cases, it is legal to remove these animals without a permit. So if you have bats in the attic, have them safely and professionally removed to protect your home and family.
Here at Eastside Exterminators, we are proud to represent a guaranteed high quality of work, performance, and reliability. In the Greater Seattle area, it is mandatory for a contractor to be licensed in order to render services in commercial and residential buildings. If a problem happens while service is being rendered, our workers are fully covered and insured against accidents of all kinds.
This will protect you from having to personally pay for replacement or repair of damaged structures that were caused. Our company has been bonded, meaning it has been found trustworthy by a bonding company. Being a fully licensed, insured, and bonded company gives you peace of mind knowing that you are getting the best quality of services and remain protected from unexpected situations!
Eastside Exterminators has been protecting thousands of homes and businesses all over the greater Seattle area since 1969. From West Seattle to Snoqualmie Pass, and from Marysville down to Federal Way, Eastside Exterminators is the top defense against pests, rodents, and wildlife. As a full-service company, we also offer clean-out and insulation services, as well as drainage and rot repair solutions. Contact us today to bring order back into your home with our wildlife control in Washington!