One of the most common home invaders, these guys get into both attics and crawlspaces. A mother raccoon's ideal location to raise her kits is your home. They may look cute and cuddly, but don't be fooled! Their teeth are sharp and their claws are fast. Between the damage, and the likely diseases and bacteria they'll bring with them, they are not a guest you want in your home.
These guys tend to stay up in attics, and are particularly fond of chewing on wires and fascia boards. We have three main types around the Puget Sound area; those being the native Douglas Squirrel, the invasive Eastern Gray Squirrel, and the less common Flying Squirrels. While it may be entertaining to feed them, you definitely don't want them taking up residence in your home.
Rodents; A homeowner's worst nightmare come true. Rodents are one of those pests that your most likely to deal with, but for the majority, it can seem overwhelming. They are capable of getting into most places, including your vehicles. Incredibly destructive if left unchecked, it's best to deal with rodents as quickly as possible.
We've been seeing more and more of these guys lately, and they seem to be everywhere. Often tricky to get rid of, bats are the one of the few animals confirmed to carry rabies in Washington State. We've dedicated hours upon hours of on site learning during inspections, and can confidently say, that we have the best Bat Guy in Washington State. That being said, bats can never be underestimated!
Beavers are both adorable and menacing. They seem like chunky, cuddly balls of fur when in actuality they could take off a finger if they decided to. They make dams in running waterways and dams cause flooding; which could be your basement. That could lead to thousands upon thousands of dollars in damage.
You've probably never seen one, but you've seen their work. Mountain Beavers spend most of their time underground, only venturing above to gather food. Their food sources include hostas, laurels, and rhodies. They cut branches off, then drag then down into their tunnels. Their tunnels systems can be far-reaching and cause hill erosion.
Although rather uncommon home invaders, otters will sometimes find their way into crawlspaces and under decks. They can be incredibly destructive, and mother otters are one of the most difficult to approach, as they do not back down. Deceptively strong and viscous, do not try to remove these ones yourself.
Rabbits are one of those animals that you love or just cannot stand. Normally they're just kind of there, munching on grass or clovers. No biggie. But you just planted that beautiful garden, and now they've been chewed up. That new groundcover? That's $25 a piece? And you bought 5! And they're ALL GONE?!? We can trap for rabbits, yes.
A common pest, ants enter houses for a number of reasons. Food, water, shelter; all are viable reasons as to why you have a trail of these little guys running across your kitchen or bathroom floor. Normally fairly easy to eliminate, it can take time. Not an overnight or one trip service.