Rats and mice can cause structural damage in homes, apartments, offices, and virtually any type of building through gnawing, nest building and defecation.Mice will chew on just about anything that, see as useful in building their nests. This could be wood, paper, cloth, books,anything in a home or business building.A mouse will gnaw and burrow into upholstered furniture or seats of cars to create a hidden, snug nest.Insulation is not safe from mice either. Tunneling into insulation inside walls.
Rodents are well-suited to the Puget Sound region and have a high reproductive rate. The pests compete well for resources with other scavengers (the mice and rats have been known to attack other animals such as fish, birds, and other mammals). Mice and Rats can burrow long distances to obtain food and shelter from predators. Most can survive a fall of up to fifty feet, making the duo fearless climbers and able to travel across power lines and tree branches. AMPM Exterminators are expert mice and rat exterminators, and the experienced technicians take great measures to prevent the mice and rats from returning.
Mice and Rats can be vectors for various diseases and bacteria. Rats were historically the carriers for the Bubonic plague, and have been responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. Rats are especially problematic as carriers of disease because the rats often attempt to live as close to humans as possible (food and garbage/waste provide a major source of food and harborage for rodent populations). Ignoring a rat or mice infestation can put families in danger of contracting various diseases through contact with the rats fecal matter, nesting areas, or contact with the family’s food.
Rodents can also cause more basic damage in a variety of ways. The rats can contaminate attics and crawl spaces with droppings and urine; can chew through expandable foam, electrical wires, and even the wood inside of the homes; can destroy gardens and eat contaminate food; and perhaps most damaging rats can destroy the peace of mind and sense of security of
Typically it’s best to contact an experienced pest control company like AMPM Exterminators that specializes in rodent extermination. An experienced rodent exterminator will not only help with the extermination of the rodent problem, but will also help determine entry points into the property so these points can be sealed, keeping the mice and rats outside.
Examining the data on the resilient rodents shows the rat infestations could be due to the construction boom that’s got the rodents on the move.As if traffic congestion and skyrocketing housing costs weren’t enough for Seattleites to complain about, here’s another problem to blame on Seattle’s recent growth spurt: Rats Could be an unintended consequence of the Seattle building construction boom.
Construction is definitely playing a role in it. Many clients in older homes near a property that is being redeveloped suddenly see the pests.When the home or building is knocked down it eliminates the habitat, but not the rats. Now the rats are on the move. So by living next door owners could wind up with some new, unwelcome housemates.
Mice also will chew on the insulation around wires. This has been known to cause a real threat of fire.Mice will even build their nests in large electrical appliances, again chewing on or through insulation and wiring, which can cause the appliance to short circuit, malfunction, or lead to risk of fire.The mice have no respect for any item gnawing on and into just about any chewable item that is stored in the attic, basement, garage or closet including irreplaceable family heirlooms, valuables.
While new construction may be increasing the number of sightings, rats have long thrived in Seattle. Conditions here are perfect for rats as it doesn’t get that cold. So the rats go unchecked through winter. Also due to the abundance of lakes and streams and plenty of fresh water.
The need for pest control services can come from folks in older homes in North Seattle, Magnolia and Queen Anne, new construction in the suburbs isn’t any better. Sammamish Plateau is rotten with rats. The water-retention ponds that come with some newer houses are a habitat for rats.
Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait.Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats a typically larger. Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8″ wide. All openings greater that 1/4″ should be sealed to exclude mice. For rats, all openings greater that 1/2″ should be sealed. Booming construction sites in Greater Seattle Area may be contributing to rat infestation issues. Homes and commercial businesses will be greatly affected. To get control of the situation call AMPM pest control services for an experienced professional to exterminate the rats on the move.
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