PUBLISHED ON September 30th, 2014
If you’ve spent a significant amount of time in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, particularly in the city’s historic cellars, you may have noticed one of the its more unflattering problems—rats. While rat infestations are common in big cities, Seattle home, business and restaurant owners are seeing more than their fair share as they exhaust their traditional rodent control methods. Seattle pest control experts explain that the likely cause is the tunnel digging that’s part of the Viaduct replacement project.
In addition to setting out traps as part of their rodent pest control efforts, the affected Seattle homes and businesses regularly patch cracks on the exterior walls of the property so the rats prevent the rodents from squeezing their way inside.
While the city knows that its downtown residents have spent thousands of dollars on rodent pest control, it doesn’t fully understand the scope of the cellar rat infestation because it hasn’t tracked it. In an effort to help get a handle on the situation, particularly because it will drill a secondary hole to fix broken machinery, Seattle Tunnel Partners is working with a Seattle rodent control company.
The simplest way to control a rodent infestation is to prevent one. Whether you live in the city or have a business there, rodent prevention is a year-round effort that you should regularly practice.
In addition to carrying diseases, rats can ruin a business’ reputation and a customer’s comfort. If you know or suspect that you have a rat problem, contact a Seattle pest control company like Eden. Eden uses green techniques to control pests that are more effective and safer than baits and harsh chemicals.
Call Eden today to schedule a free inspection.