King County, Seattle Rat Control Situation:
I have been living in my apartment for a year now, and while it is a consistent day to day problem, rats running around the attic and climbing through the walls has been a problem throughout this year. I have asked my landlord for help, and unfortunately received nothing. So my question to you is, how can I, an average college student, find affordble resources to keep the raccoons out of my home? Thanks, Chris
IMaybe call the department of health citing the risks of rat disease or inform your landlord that the rats are likely to severely damage his property and maybe he'll get off his cheap ass and do something about it.
Thank you for the tips, I've already talked to my landlord about the possible (at and this point likely) damage, but I will definitely look into the department of health. Huge Thanks Chris
have been dealing with a rodent in my attic, wall, floor, ceiling for two years. I've paid over $600.00 to eliminate em pest control and they can't find out how the rodent is getting in. I'm at the point of giving up my house because I don't know what it is. It move periodically in the day time and a couple of other times thought out the day. Help I'm desperate. have one rat in attic that enters through vent,and sits on shelf area behind vent.have heard it in this area,and have sprayed what i had on hand some wasp killing spray which reaches the are from the ground. set a trap at base of house where this varmit climbs up to get to the vent. for the last few days i have not heard the rat or seen it? could it be that it left,or is it quiet because of babies.this is not the time of the year for babies which is around july or aug and in the winter right?
Hi David: I think you have a great site and have found it very helpful. I have rats coming into my house and had someone come out to look at it today and they pointed out several areas where rats are coming into the house. There is access through the AC vent, a few weepholes and possibly the mushroom vent on top of the house. They quoted $1,200 -1,400 to do that work to seal off the house and do the trapping. Does that sound reasonable? Do you have any companies in Seattle that you recommend. I have no doubt that the exclusion work sealing off the house is the way to go for a permanent solution, but that price sounds a bit high to me.
Seattle Rat Control Tip of The Week
How Can I Receive Free Rat Removal?
Rat proliferation has become a real headache. Over time, they multiply and can affect our lives in very negative ways. They are a vehicle for germs and bacteria, as well as various diseases that could be fatal.
An Unwanted Visitor Who Has Come To Stay
Even if you have the most rigorous cleaning and hygiene methods at home, in warehouses or food sales sites (supermarkets or restaurants), the slightest hole exposes us completely to this unwanted visitor. Rats are flexible, agile, and by nature prowling, so if they get the chance, they will come in and soon invite their whole family to stay in your home.
Ways To Get Rid Of Them
Rats are very fertile animals; in a matter of 21 to 24 days, a rat can have 5 to 15 pups, which will reach sexual maturity after 4 or 5 weeks. Can you imagine the speed of their reproduction?
You can follow these tips:
But... What Happens If The Situation Exceeds My Abilities To Exterminate This Pest?
- Keep all areas clean and totally free of crumbs.
- Keep garbage tightly closed at night.
- Make sure there are no cracks, holes, or any other entrances that will allow them to enter.
- Keep any water outlets closed with their grids.
- Do not leave dry food within reach of these animals.
It is always best to go to the experts in rat extermination, but each town has a public health and sanitation system, which is responsible for keeping pests under control.
You can ask for an inspection, and they will determine if it is a public health problem. Prevention and hygiene will always be the best methods to avoid contact with these animals that cause so many diseases.