According to the US Census Seattle is one of the rattiest cities in the nation. Rodent control takes a trained eye because they can squeeze through gaps as small as a 1/4 of an inch.
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How we control rats and mice naturally
Natural rodent control is a combination of exclusion methods (keeping them out) and setting poison-free traps.
- We always start with an inspection and review our findings with you in person. If all you need is expert advice, the cost is $99. That inspection fee is waived if you buy the 3 Visit Plan. We typically set traps but do not seal holes at the first visit to avoid closing the animal inside.
- We return in about a week to check traps and seal off entry holes with rodent-proof mesh. While the vast majority of our customers purchase the 3 Visit Plan, some jobs like crawl space cleaning or gutter flashing require a quote.
- The third visit could be as simple as confirming that there is no new activity, or it could involve more sealing if we find new entry holes.
Why choose poison-free trapping?
Most pest control companies rely on poisonous baits to control rodents. These can be dangerous to children and pets if not placed and monitored properly. Poisons also take a long time to kill the animals which means they can die in your walls. Lastly, the poison enters the food chain and can impact local cats, birds and other animals who eat the rodents. All of our traps are baited with non-toxic, natural peanut butter.
What you can do to control rats and mice
- Consider an owl box. A single owl can consume up to 12 rodents per night making them an ideal partner for natural pest control.
- Keep clutter and garbage to a minimum. Rodents can nest in clothing, paper, and linens (just to name a few).
- Keeping a foot wide perimeter around your home clear of shrubs, garbage, lawn debris, woodpiles, etc.
- Removing any standing water around the property to reduce the number of watering sites.
- Keeping pet food and other food sources in secured containers.