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GETTING RID OF A RAT OR MICE INFESTATION
Rodents, mice and rats are problematic inside of any structure. While rodent issues will generally be more pervasive in areas where construction may be older and sanitation may not be ideal, rodents can infest any building. Recognition of a mouse or rat problem is not necessarily a reflection on one’s tidiness or cleanliness; it is, unfortunately, a byproduct of living in the Seattle and Puget Sound areas, and requires expertise and care to manage.
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RAT & MICE INFESTATION RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Nobody likes to hear they have a problem with rats or mice invading their home or business, it’s often just one of those taboo issues people don’t like to talk about. But the damage and disease these rodents can bring into a home or business necessitate that action be taken. The helpful links below are provided by us here at United Pest Solutions as informational resources to help educate you in the event you think you may have a rat infestation. Dues to the dangers of disease and infections that rats and mice can pose, we here at United Pest Solutions recommend seeking professional help if you think your home or business has a rat problem.
THE REASONS FOR
HOME RODENT INSPECTIONS
United Pest Solutions is family owned and has operated in the Puget Sound area for ALMOST 60 YEARS. Protecting our health and home in an environmentally responsible way must go hand in hand and has been the cornerstone of our company since its inception.
COMMERCIAL RODENT INSPECTIONS
Even though insects and rodents are usually small in size, they can scare away customers and pose health risks to employees. Since it is important to keep a business pest free , it is wise to hire a commercial pest control company to prevent and remove infestations.
“We hired United Pest Solutions after struggling for years to rid of our Odorous House ants. The tech came out exactly as scheduled and was very knowledgeable and personable. He gave me an education on our specific ant problem and the treatment path of solution. We saw an immediate improvement. We are very happy with our service and would highly recommend United Pest Solution if the need arises in your home. “
RAT AND MICE EXTERMINATION & CONTROL SERVICES WE OFFER
In addition to being a knowledgeable resource on rats and mice, we offer a long list of services to ensure your home or office is safe and pest free. Including:
- Unparalleled pest control services and customer satisfaction for almost 60 years
- Knowledgeable trained and industry certified staff to help deal with your pest control issues
- Certified environmentally friendly by pest industry authorities, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency
- Proven strategies to deal with rat and mice infestations, control, and exclusions, with a guarantee to back this up
- Expert advice on how best to deal with your specific rat or mice problem
With our professionally trained and certified technicians, state-of-the-art tools, and wealth of experience and expertise, you can sleep well each night knowing that your family, your home, and your business are protected.
Rodents such as rats and mice commonly live in roof areas such as attics, and cellars, basements and crawl spaces of homes. They’re also known to live and breed in walls, behind cabinets, and in storage areas such as garages and sheds.
According to the CDC, rodents such as Rats and Mice can be responsible for direct and indirect transmission of many diseases. Some diseases mentioned on the CDC website here include Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus, and many more.
Getting rid of a rodent infestation in your home can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Depending on the route you decide to go, Trapping is a popular option, using snap traps, live traps, or glue boards may be good options, but require on-going monitoring and resetting traps as well as knowledge on strategies for trapping locations method for ultimate success. Rodents can easily become trap shy if a trap is in the wrong place and if the trap has been set off accidentally by the rodent. Baiting is another method, but requires strict supervision, especially if you have pets or small children. Many homeowners decide to consult with a rodent exterminator to get rid of a rat or mice infestation.
The most common methods used are trapping, or baiting. Trapping is more labor-intensive because it requires the consistent checking and resetting of traps and disposal of trapped rodents. Baiting is another option, but this option is not always advisable, especially in homes with pets and small children. Baiting can be effective when properly administered in a safe manner using rodent bait stations.
The Seattle Puget Sound area is home to Norway Rats, Roof Rats, and several mouse species such as field mice, house mice and deer mice. By some estimates, Seattle ranks in the top 7 cities in the US for rodent populations stated from Komo News.
Rats and mice are attracted to homes as they’re looking for shelter and food. These rodents can squeeze through openings into a home as small as ¼ inch for mice and ½ an inch for rats.
Yes, rodent droppings are dangerous to humans and pets. According to the CDC, breathing in dust contaminated with rodent droppings and urine can transmit a whole host of dangerous diseases, including Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Lassa Fever and many more. To learn about the dangers of rodent droppings and urine, please visit the Rodents Dangers page on the CDC website.
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