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.


Once known as Jenkins Prairie, Covington, Washington is now a thriving city. In the 1880's this was the Northern Pacific Railway's stop between Auburn, WA, and Kanasket, WA. They built the stop to improve the primary East - West route across Stampeed Pass. A railroad surveyor by the name of Richard Covington was the primary surveyor working on the Auburn to Kanasket stretch. The stop  was eventually established and named after him. In 1890 the Covington Lumber Company was formed at the Soos Creek and Northern Pacific Railway junction. A dam was built on the creek to create a log pond, and even back in the day the Game Department required them to put in a fish ladder for the salmon. The lumber mill was widely known until the Great Depression, and eventually was removed in 1940. Officially founded in 1997 on August 31st, the city has continued to grow and is now booming with diversity. Being a new city, and neighboring more rural areas, Covington also has a very diverse population of wildlife. 


Common Wildlife

Covington experiences all sorts of wildlife in all shapes and sizes. From mountain beavers and mice, to raccoons, opossums, and coyotes. If you are experiencing any sort of wildlife, whether its in your home or on your property and getting too close for comfort, give us a call to see how we can help! You could call us the one-stop shop for all your pest control needs, as we offer repair and clean up services to keep your home pest free. 


Wildlife Damage

All animals we deal with can cause problems if not taken care of quickly and properly. Coyotes for instance, prowl the outlying properties, and will occasionally snag small livestock or get into your garbage. Not only will they be causing damage but they can also be a safety hazard for pets and your family. Here at Critter Control of Seattle we offer a wide variety of services including trapping and removal of coyotes and many other animals that may decide to move in with you. 

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