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
Are Dogs Good at Keeping Rats Away?
Having rat problems automatically comes with the need to get rid of them. If you have a similar challenge in your home, chances are that you are already thinking about getting the natural enemy of rats to help keep them away. While cats seem to be the most commonly used animal when it comes to keeping rats away, dogs can also play a similar role and even do it better.
There is no denying the fact that cats are great at keeping rats away, but these animals are opportunistic hunters, which simply means that they only kill rats when they see one. Also, as they become older, they begin to develop a lackadaisical attitude towards the hunting and catching of rats.
But in the case of dogs, their hunting spirit becomes fiercer each passing day, and they can be quite aggressive hunters. Also, when dogs become familiar with you, they become territorial and will do everything possible to satisfy you. The moment the dog figures out that you want it to help keep rats away, it will work tirelessly to get this done and will always be on the lookout to catch a passing rat.
To take advantage of the supreme hunting skills of dogs, all you need to do is to get a breed of dog that is very active and train it to follow your commands. Once you can do that, the dog will help keep rats away from your home.