Get Rid Of Mice And Rats And Prevent Them From Coming Back
Rodents can enter your home or business through a hole or opening as small as a quarter. These rodent holes are not hard to find in most structures. If they’re in your neighborhood, they will most likely pay you a visit searching for food, water, and shelter. Rodents destroy an estimated one-fifth of the world’s food supply planted every year.
The majority of the rat population lives outdoors. But if you smell a rat, chances are there are several more hiding in your attic, crawl space, or yard. According to the Health Department, under laboratory conditions, a pair of rats and their offspring can potentially produce up to 500,000 rats per year. At that rate, they’re not just furry little creatures anymore. These disease-ridden pests can be dangerous to your health, spreading typhus fever, fleas, rat-bite fever, and food poisoning.
Plus, rats claim territory by urinating on it, and most likely, they’ll make their mark on your insulation. The urine stench can last for months, like a cat’s, and continually attracts other rats.
How Do I Get Rid Of Rodents?
The only reliable solution to a rodent problem is to launch an all-out attack. Your call to Redi National means you’ve brought in the best-trained, best-equipped Rodent Control Team.
Our rodent control programs are designed to prevent re-infestations. Our 100% pest-free guarantee means your problem is solved for good.
Common Rodents In The Seattle Region
Roof rats are known by many names, including black rats, ship rats, house rats, and fruit rats. In the Seattle area, they are commonly referred to as roof rats. They vary in size, but as adults, they range from 5 to 7 inches long. The two most common colors are dark brown to light brown. The roof rat is a great climber are you see them usually scaling trees to find shelter and food. In the colder months, you will find them seeking refuge in homes as they seek warmth and food.
Norway rats are another common rodent you find in Seattle. You may know them as sewer rat, street rat, and brown rat. This rat is much larger than the roof rat, and they can reach to be up to 11 inches as an adult. The two most common colors are dark grey and brown. The Norway rat loves urban areas, and you find them commonly in downtown Seattle in alleys or roaming through the trash.
A much smaller version of the rat is your standard house mouse which average size is between 3 to 4 inches. Their color varies but usually a slight shade of gray. Your house may be rat-proof, but watch out for mice. They can crawl through an opening as small as a fourth of an inch.
The house mouse is a sneaky rodent. Because of its minimum food requirements and limited movements, you’ll hardly know this pest is around. But it is, along with many relatives — and closer than you think. Unlike rats, house mice tend to stay close to home, within 15 feet of their stored food and you. And like rats, they carry their share of diseases, including Rickettsialpox, Favus, food poisoning, and murine typhus.
The Deer mouse is slightly smaller than a house mouse and is easy to spot as they are usually dark brown, but all deer mice have a white underside and white feet. You typically do not find these mice in your home as they love the outdoors. On occasion, they enter your home but by mistake as they love wooden areas. You will usually find these rodents in barns, garden sheds, or similar areas, especially if you live outside the central Seattle area.