Reviews

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.

 

History

The heartbeat of Seattle, Washington is the mecca of technology, sports, music, and inventiveness. The area that Seattle is located has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years. The city is home to a lot of firsts or bests, including the world's first gas station in 1907 to being the most literate city in the country. Full of history and pioneering the future, Seattle is a fascinating place to be. Even though Seattle was not officially founded until 1851, it has been ever growing. With many parks for the residents and woodsy neighborhoods, there has been a constant struggle with urban wildlife. 

 

Common Wildlife

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

Wildlife Damage

The most frequent animals we deal with in Seattle are squirrels, raccoons and rats. Unfortunately, with Seattle being an older city, the structures are too old. Due to normal wear and tear of the Pacific Northwest, construction gaps make it easier for critters to gain access. Squirrels can use power and cable lines, overlapping tree limbs and sometimes brick to obtain acess into a structure. We have dealt with squirrels that persistently chewed into the soffit vent holes or roof vents to get into attic spaces to make their nests. Sometimes, we set a trap up and within minutes, we have a squirrel in the trap. Raccoons are a bit more ferocious. They can rip the shingles off of a roof, bust open the foundation vents of a crawlspace, or even pull back boards leading into the chimney encasements. Rats, Roof or Norway, can easily access or enlarge construction gaps, requiring less than a 1/2 inch to enter a home. With rats, we have to worry about structural damage as well as fecal damage from their droppings. Often attic or crawlspace restorations are completed in this area after rats are trapped and the entry points have been sealed. 

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

Seattle Chamber of Commerce