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.


Just over 100 years ago, Renton was just an open space along the trail to Seattle. This small clearing was engulfed by thick forest with the Black, and Cedar rivers flowing through it. Renton was primarily settled by the Duwamish tribe, and they built permanent villages along the two rivers. In 1853 a small home was built by two of the first European settlers. Henry Tobin and his wife, Diana, built their new home on a donation claim on the banks of the Cedar and Black rivers. After Tobin's death in 1857, Diana was remarried to Eramus Smithers. Smithers was a man with vision, and not long after their marriage he planted the city of Renton on the Property he, and his wife owned. In 1873 Smithers began organizing the Renton Coal Company, with financial aid from Captain William Renton. Capt. Renton was a wealthy man, and was also the founder of the first saw mill in Renton. On September 6th in 1901, this ever growing city became incorporated. Between 1920 and 1930, Renton changed from a small town and grew into a thriving urban center. With people flooding to this city the need for small businesses grew as well. For example, in 1927 the U.S. Junk Company opened it's doors to the public. A few name changes, and a substancial amount of growth later, they are still operating today as McLendon Hardware. Renton is rich in history, and some expected wildlife. 

Common Wildlife

From rats and mice, to opossums, raccoons, and moles; Renton still has quite a diverse population of wildlife. We've even had residents of Renton call us about bats in their eaves and chimneys. Here at Critter Control of Seattle, not only can we help you remove these critters but we can also help repair the damages they have caused.



Wildlife Damage

Small critters such as mice and rats, can get into your home through the smallest of openings. But if they have a hole that is too small, they will chew and gnaw until they are able to fit through it. Not only do these little rodents carry diseases and pose a health risk, but their droppings will be left everywhere. Entire crawlspaces, attics, garages, and even homes have been completely destroyed due to these little critters. When in this kind of situation, it is stressful, and extremely unpleasent. We can help, we offer crawlspace and attic clean out services. We can also replace damaged or soiled insulation. You could call us the one-stop shop for all your pest control needs. 

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