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Pest control for House Mice and Rats extermination services

House mice are so small, they can gain entry into homes and commercial buildings much more easily than rats. As a result, house mouse infestations are probably 10 to 20 times more common than rat infestations. Effective mice control services involves sanitation, exclusion, and population reduction. Sanitation and exclusion are preventive measures. When a mouse infestation already exists, some form of population reduction such as trapping or baiting is almost always necessary.

what do mice eat?
mice are more common and cause significantly more damage. Mice are prolific breeders, producing 6-10 litters continuously throughout the year. The greatest economic loss from mice is not due to how much they eat, but what must be thrown out because of damage or contamination. Food, clothing, furniture, books and many other household items are contaminated by their droppings and urine, or damaged by their gnawing. House mice gnaw on electrical wiring, causing fires and failure of freezers, clothes dryers and other appliances. Mice also can transmit diseases, most notably salmonellosis (bacterial food poisoning) when food is contaminated with infected rodent feces.

Trapping mice and rats

Mouse control extermination is limiting shelter and food sources wherever possible. Trapping works well, especially when a sufficient number of traps are placed in strategic locations. Trapping also can be used as a follow-up measure after a baiting program. When considering a baiting program, decide if the presence of dead mice will cause an odor or sanitation problem. If so, Rodent trapping may be the best approach. After removing mice, take steps to exclude them so that the problem doesn’t recur.

I know I have mice, but my traps aren’t catching them

Sanitation, which includes good house keeping practices and proper storage and handling of food materials, feed, and garbage, is often stressed as a method of rodent control. Unfortunately, even the best sanitation will not eliminate house mice. It will, however, aid in control by permitting easier detection of mouse sign, increasing effectiveness of traps and baits by reducing competing food items, and by preventing mice from flourishing and reaching high populations.
Why are one or two mice a problem?
House mice are less dependent upon humans for their existence than are Norway rats, they are much more adaptable to living with people. They require very little space and only small amounts of food. Mice have been known to inhabit buildings even before construction has been complete, living off the crumbs and scraps of worker’s lunches. In offices, mice may live behind cabinets or furniture and feed on scraps or crumbs from lunches and snacks and on cookies or candy bars kept in desks. In homes, they may find ample food in kitchens, and in the garage they will eat sacked or spilled pet food, grass seed, or insects such as cockroaches. Thus, no matter how good the sanitation, most buildings in which food is stored, prepared, or consumed will support at least a few mice. For this reason, a constant watch must be kept for mice that may invade the premises.Hiring a pest exterminator may be a better investment

Attic Crawlspace Rodent Control Service

Most people flinch at the thought of sharing their living or working spaces with uninvited, unwelcome and potentially harmful strangers but unbeknown to them, chances are they might be sharing their homes or working space with such pests.  Mice or rats infestations are one of the most common pest problems people face.  Proper knowledge of the enemy is important to determine the best approach of how to kill Mice or rats for good, thus it is best that professional Rodent control technicians are summoned to ensure effective attic crawlspace rodent control or bed bug and fleas treatment.

Eastside Pest control is a highly experienced pest extermination company that provides pest control services in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Everett, & Mercer Island. Their highly trained technicians are able to provide effective mouse mice rat rodent control and bed bug treatments that solve the pest problem for good.  To know how to get rid of mice and rats it is necessary to understand that when rats or mice infest crawlspaces below a home or the attic above they nest in the insulation they typically also contaminate the area which requires cleaning up. Thus rodent control is best left at the hands of experts such as the Eastside Pest Control.

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Ants Ruin More Than a Picnic in Seattle, Washington Eastside Pest Exterminators Offer Protection Against Ants

Ants just don’t ruin a picnic. They can infest your home and contaminate your food. Like termites, ants can compromise the wood in your home leading to structural damage.  They can also bite humans. Seattle pest exterminators  tips to help Seattle and king county eastside homeowners with getting rid of ants.

Types of House Ants,Tiny House Ants,Common House Ant,Kill House Ants,Getting Rid of House Ants,House Ants Identification,House Ants Control,House Ants Removal,little black ants,sugar ants,exterminators,exterminator,pest exterminators,pest exterminator,pest control,seattle pest control,eastside exterminators,eastside pest controlcontrol,bellevue exterminatorAnts have trails between their nests and food storage areas. If a homeowner spots little black ants marching along near cabinets or along floorboards, it’s likely a nest is near.  Ants come from outside nests, and can make their homes indoors, particularly if the wood is moist or rotting due to a water a leak in the home.  When spotting ant trails, be vigilant on cleaning your floors and counters thoroughly. Wipe all traces of food residue down with a strong cleaning solution, sweep and vacuum floors regularly. However, if the infestation is severe, property ant removal involves calling a pest exterminator for proper ant control. Ants can nest inside walls, in window casements, under flooring, and in basements. A Seattle ants control specialist can help readily identify these spots of entry and help remove the ants in a safe and non-toxic way.

Some homeowners would like to rid a home of ants using store-bought solutions.  Most sprays and baits for ant removal do not work. These sprays can also contain harmful chemicals, plus the treatments will only keep ants away temporarily. Once the spraying is halted, the ants may return and only a pest exterminator can rid the house of ants.  Baits are also a temporary solution. Real ant removal is best done by a professional.

To prevent ants from infiltrating a home, do a check of the home once each year during the warm months, at three points of day: morning, afternoon, evening. If ants are spotted moving in a trail in or out of the home, take precautions.  Clean kitchens and cabinets thoroughly. Ants are often spotted around dishwashers, sinks and shower areas, so scrub around those areas well.  Be careful of stacking firewood against the house, as it leads a direct The most thorough check of a home is performed by a professional pest exterminator who can search out the spots where ants may nest. Eastside pest Exterminators are ant control professionals and get rid of ants in a healthy and efficient way. Visit http://eastsidepestcontrol.com/seattle-ants-control/  to learn more how to avoid attracting ants during these warmer months.

Pesticides and Fumigation

Preparing for Pesticide Fumigation

If your home has been scheduled for fumigation by Eastside pest control, there are a few steps you will need to take in order to provide you with the best possible service and the least inconvenience. These steps must be taken or fumigation may need to be rescheduled for another time.

All items suitable for consumption by humans (i.e. foods, beverages, drugs and medicines) that are not in factory sealed metal cans or plastic bottles must be removed from the structure or double bagged.

The items must be bagged in special bags designed for the fumigation process and must be twisted, folded over and sealed with tape, rubber bands or tie wraps. Food inside of refrigerators and freezers must also be double bagged.

All people, pets and plants must leave or be removed from the building prior to fumigation.     Do not reenter the structure prior to the licensed fumigator declaring that it is cleared for reentry.

Notify the Eastside pest control company of any items that connect your structure to another, such as: tunnels, pathways, conduits, etc.

All heating elements must be unplugged (i.e. heaters, electric skillets, etc.).     All pilot lights must be extinguished (i.e. ovens, hot water heaters, furnaces, dryers, etc.).     Gas must be shut off at the main gas value. Shrubbery should be trimmed around the gas meter to allow access for shutoff.

Turn off all automatic switch controls on all lighting systems and/or appliances.     All interior doors, closets, drawers and cabinets must be opened. Open drapes, raise blinds and open attic vents.

All items obstructing the natural flow of the structure must be removed or retracted. These items include: antenna, guide wires, weather vanes or retractable awnings.     Cut back trees (including those touching the roof) and shrubbery around the structure to prevent damage.

Remove all pillows and mattresses with waterproof covers.

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Professional Rodent Control Service

Many homeowners think they can do it themselves and save the money from the cost of the cleanup. What chances with your health are you willing to take? More importantly, what is your life worth? It really doesn’t seem worth it, especially when a lot of times your homeowners insurance may cover the cost of the cleanup. When I have an electrical problem in my house, I call an electrician. Rodents will usually find a favorite spot to sharpen their teeth, called a chew station, and use this to keep their teeth nice and trim. One of the hazards of rodents doing this is when they are living in a house and they chew on the electrical wires or cable wires. According to the national fire association, rodents chewing on electrical wires start 7% of all house fires in North America.

Most rodents defecate and urinate as they travel, they only exception is the flying squirrel which uses a communal toilet like the raccoon or the otter. The fecal matter can also be a problem in itself, which can hold the hantivirus among many other viruses and bacteria. When the piles build up it holds moisture, which can hold the viruses. Rats Mice Professionals with the proper equipment should always perform fecal matter cleanup.

Rats are social animals and having the companionship of a littermate is good for them, we think. It doesn’t take much handling to get them used to being touched. Rats are the furtive invaders who hide in the dark, dank spaces of our buildings and towns, emerging en masse after dark to feed on garbage and food scraps. They can carry disease, either directly or via the insects that feed on them (such as the fleas whose bite spread the bubonic plague). Rats are considerably smaller than dogs but are at least as capable of thinking about things and figuring them out! And, while rats are much smaller than elephants, they have excellent memories.

Rats are normally lifted by grasping the whole body with the palm over the back, with forefinger behind the head and the thumb and second finger under opposite axilla. This extends the rat’s forelimbs so that they may be controlled (future picture). Rats are indigenous to almost all areas affected by land mines, and are thus less prone to tropical diseases than non-native mine detection dogs. In addition, the cost of training and upkeep is less for rats than dogs. Rats are absolutely fascinating (and fantastic!). I’ve adopted many throughout the years as companions.

Rats are carriers of many different diseases, they contaminate food, and sometimes bite. Rats are primarily nocturnal. Rats are clean, intelligent, affectionate animals which bond to their human companions in much the same way that dogs do, and with the right care should provide a comparable level of companionship. They are the same species as the wild brown rat, Rattus norvegicus , but have been selectively bred for looks and temperament for at least the last century and are now quite different in temperament from their ancestors. Rats are social animals that are happiest when kept as same sex pairs who are familiar with each other. You may also house together a pair that has been spayed and neutered.

Rats are found worldwide in almost every type of environment. They are related to mice , but are usually larger. Rats are and always have been a problem underground, and with trash collection posing problems for the MTA, rats live the good life. Corrigan claimed that trash storage areas where garbage may site for a few days are breeding grounds for the rodents. Rats are also quite clean, and can even be litter trained if you start when they’re little.

Rats are very intelligent and can be taught simple tricks, such as stay and sit and will often learn their name. They can also be litter box trained. Rats are wary animals and can be frightened easily by unfamiliar sounds or sounds coming from new locations. Most rodents, however, can quickly become accustomed to new sounds heard repeatedly. Rats are expert climbers, so they could be getting in under the eaves of your roof.

Rats are omnivores (and not very picky ones). They have terrible vision, and they’re colorblind, so they rely on their fine sense of smell and whiskers for touch. Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size; rats are generally large muroid rodents, while mice are generally small muroid rodents. The muroid family is very large and complex, and the common terms rat and mouse are not taxonomically specific. Rats are known to grind their teeth so as to sharpen their incisors against one another. All rodents need to gnaw and chew frequently to keep their incisors from overgrowing.

Rats are the most beloved animal of most toxicologists, you see. More compounds have gone through rat tox than any other species, so there’s a large body of experience out there.

TELL TAIL SIGNS OF RATS infestation

Rats constantly leave droppings in areas that they frequent. Fresh droppings are dark in color and soft in texture. After 3 days, they harden and lose their dark color.

Rats urinate in areas that they frequent. Since urine gives off a fluorescent glow under ultraviolet light, a black light can be a useful tool for locating areas of rat contamination.

Rats always travel the same runways and leave smudge marks- a buildup of dirt and oil from their fur-along walls, pipes, gnawed openings and particularly and rafters for roof rats.

Rats keep indoor runways, or well-used paths, free of cobwebs, debris, and dust. Norway rats’ runways are usually well-defined paths at floor level next to walls and other vertical surfaces. Roof rats’ runways are above on rafters, pipes, etc.

Outside, roof and Norway rats’ runways appear as narrow paths through vegetation.

Rats are noisy and you can hear them when climbing, gnawing, clawing, moving and chattering to each other.

Footprints and tail drags can be seen in dusty locations.

Gnaw marks are a sure sign of rats. Their teeth grow continuously and they must gnaw on everything in order to survive.

Rats produce a distinctive musky odor.

Norway rats usually burrow, but nests under concrete slabs, in rag piles or in lumber piles are not unusual.

Roof rats’ nests are usually up high and are often difficult to find. Sometimes nests are similar to tree squirrels’ nests, consisting of leaves, twigs and vines.