Rodent Control In Seattle & Surrounding Areas
No Matter What You Call Them, They’re Still Rats. And these gnawing, nibbling creatures want to get a crack at your home.
Rodents can enter your home or business through hole and opening as small as a quarter, not hard to find in most structures. If they’re in your neighborhood, they’ll most likely pay you a visit searching for food, water, and shelter. In fact, rodents destroy an estimated one-fifth of the world’s foodstuffs 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 and 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 this 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 a 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.
Rat Play “King of the Mountain.” All rodent populations have dominating rodents who will take control of a territory and the whole group. Rat leaders play “king of the mountain,” fighting off other rats for territory. This game will generate thumping, squealing, and other distracting pest noises, the kind that wake you up in the middle of the night. Eliminating the dominant rat won’t alleviate the problem, because he’s usually replaced by another.
Mice Advice. Your house may be rat proof, but watch out for mice. They can crawl through an opening as small at one-fourth inch.
The house mouse is a sneaky rodent. Because of its minimum food requirements and limited movements, you 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 Rickettsial pox, Favus, food poisoning and murine typhus.
They’ll Eat You Out of House and Home. Rodent can cause serious economic damage to your home or business. To obtain nesting material, rats will gnaw upholstery, papers, books, and similar substances. And they’ll chew on electrical and telephone wires, causing fires, power failures and telephone interruptions.
Rats can also start fires by hoarding matches and smoldering cigarette butts. They’ll carry these fire hazards to their nests, commonly composed of oily rags and other highly flammable objects.
And if you think groceries are expensive now-both rats and mice eat and contaminate stored food. You have the choice of either detecting the spoiled food and buying more, or eating it and getting sick.
The Redi Solution.
Redi National eliminates all the rats-dominant or not. With the implementation of our unique pest elimination program, our goal is to exterminate the rodents in your home, plus keep the rodents on the outside from moving in.