Professionals exterminators discuss about rats & mice nesting in crawl spaces and attics

Look in places both high and low. Rats and mice are excellent climbers. Roof rats are better climbers than the larger Norway rats and feed readily in trees. They will walk along branches that overhang roofs and drop down onto the roof. From here they rarely have difficulty getting into the roof void via gaps around the eaves. Cut overhanging trees away from the roof and also trim climbing plants such as rambling roses, vines, ivy, honeysuckle etc. to at least a foot below the overhanging eaves.
Using cheap wooden traps can be discarded with the dead rat. Bait the traps with peanut butter and cat food. As you catch more rats you will have to devise ways of camouflaging them because they start to catch on. Check the traps daily and replace or re-bait traps. Its highly recommend not using poison in the house because if the rodents have access to walls there is a possibility they might die in the wall and that brings a whole set of problems.

Buildings need to be maintained by Professional Exterminators to keep Rodents: rats, mice, Squirrels from gaining entry.

Contact Ampm Exterminators, a reputable Pest Control Service, for some information on how to eliminate Rodents in attics and crawlspaces. They can also identify whether these are Roof rats or Norway rats which have some differences.

That said, pests need the same things humans need: food, water, and a place to live. If we can deprive them of these things, your home won’t be particularly attractive to them.

Professional Mouse Removal and Control of Mice experts in the Seattle Puguet Sound Area:

1. The first thing you need to do is eliminate all the ways they gained access to your home. Rats can squeeze through openings as small as the size of a quarter or less. Walk around your home and make sure that it is sealed by checking for cracks, holes, screen vents with openings, around utility panels, attic vents, etc. If you find holes, you can either caulk them (if they are small) or stuff copper mesh into the hole. Then fill the space with expanding foam. This works because the rats won’t chew through the copper mesh because it hurts their mouth. Cut back all vegetation within 2-3 feet from the home (Rats are a “prey” species and don’t like to be out in the open). So you’re making a “no-pest strip” around your home you will need to cut back tree branches close to your home so that none are within 3-5 feet of your roof (if you have roof rats). Spend as much time that is necessary to eliminate all entry points into your home.

2. Clean up around the yard. If you have a lot of stuff around the yard this could serve as a place for rats to live. Get rid of it or store it. away from your home (wood piles are a favorite for most rodents). Keep home clean and reduce clutter and places where rodents can hide.

3. Eliminate sources of food and water for the rats: leaking faucets, water features, tires full of standing water, etc. You need to do this inside your home as well: don’t leave dirty dishes full of food and water in the sink. If you do the rats will find this “buffet”. Store food in plastic containers (not bags – rats will chew right through them) to make food less accessible.

4. Finally: getting rid of the rats in the home. Is quick and effective if these steps are followed. Ultra-high frequency devices do not necessarily drive rodents away. Live catch and release traps only put the problem in someone else’s yard. Baits can be dangerous
particularly to children and pets. If the rodent is poisoned and dies in the wall, you’ll have an odor problem for about 6-8 weeks. If a rat is poisoned and eaten by a pet, you may lose a pet.

Have an expert Rodent exterminator look over your house,building or business is very important in so many ways especially when different trades have stopped by for different reasons. (i.e: plumbers).

A plumber and electricians are known to drill holes to run pipes and electrical lines.You get two benefits when you build or remodel with wood studs. The studs provide the strength and framework for the structure, and the empty spaces between the studs serve an important function, too: They provide the perfect place — a veritable vertical freeway — to run pipes, vents, drains, wires and ductwork. The drawback? When you have to run pipes, ducts or wires horizontally through the studs, you often have to notch or drill holes — sometimes big ones — to get them to their destination. If not closed properly will lead to critters using those same holes to move in a create nests that are going to destroy your property.

Ampm Pest Control provides mouse control, rat control, carpenter ant service, and complete pest control exterminators serving Seattle, Redmond, Mercer island, Issaquah, Kirkland, Samammish, Kent, Renton, Maple valley,and all over king county cities.

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