May 22
A few weeks ago, we discovered an otter had decided to set up her den under our house. The stench grew worse and worse (they are adorable, but they stink!), and we called to see if Critter Control could help. Tino, one of their otter specialists, came out a week and a half ago to assess our situation and set some traps. The otter was able to avoid the traps for that first week, and found another way out of the den. Tino came back this past Monday, blocked off more potential exit routes, reset the traps, and we caught her that night. We called first thing in the morning, and Tino showed up by 9:30. Turned out access to the den was limited from the outside. He ended up having to crawl up into a storage space from within the house, and cut through the plywood floor to access the hidden area of the den. He discovered a pup, and carefully caught it. He brought the cages out to the driveway, and took extra time to show us the ADORABLE pup and explain more about otters and their typical behavior. It was an amazing experience for us. We discovered another pup, who had been hidden yesterday, late last night. Tino stopped by again first thing this morning, and got the other baby to take back to reunite with his mama and sibling. Hopefully they can now find a nice place to relocate this family. Tino's respect and care for these animals was obvious. He was immediately responsive when we called, took time to explain what he was doing and teach us a bit about these animals, and was an absolute joy to work with. I can't recommend him enough, and he will be the first person we call should we have more critter problems in the future.

HistoryBellevue Washington

The fifth largest city in Washington, Bellevue, has a skyline of gleaming high rises of booming businesses, and a small town feel in the woodsy neighborhoods. The city’s name is derived from a French term for “beautiful view” and with a vast network of green spaces, miles and miles of nature trails, public parks and swim beaches, it would be hard to deny it.

Common WildlifeOtter Damage in Bellevue Washington

Bellevue still has many critters that interact in the urban environment and come into contact with its residents. Some of the animals we have dealt with in Bellevue have been from the smaller critters such as bats, moles, rats and squirrels to the larger animals such as raccoons, coyotes and beavers. Please refer to the professionals at Critter Control of Seattle for advice or help. We handle the trapping, assessments, reinforcements and clean ups if need be for many wildlife issues. You could say we are the one-stop shop in pest control.

Wildlife Damage

Bellevue has an eclectic wildlife scene. With Lake Washington on the West Beaver Damage in Bellevue Washingtonand Lake Sammamish on the East, Bellevue has many avenues for wildlife to interact with its residents. We have dealt with some animals that cause damage to houses as well as houseboats. Otters would jump onto docks or peoples’ boats, defecating everywhere, or attack their pets.Beavers would start building dams along waterways, sometimes near residential and commercial locations, causing water to overflow into areas. Rabbits have become a growing nuisance in parks by eating ornamental plants or manicured landscaping that people paid good money to take care of. Occasionally, we have been called out for coyotes terrorizing a neighborhood.





The fact of the matter is, everyone deals with wildlife. You are not alone. 206.317.5048Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

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