With over 30 years of experience, Critter Control is the nation's leading wildlife control company. At Critter Control of Seattle, were skilled at dealing with many of Puget Sound's most bothersome pest animals. Whether you need to remove raccoons, rats or bats from your attic, or get rid of beavers, moles or mountain beavers that are damaging your property, you can trust crittercontrol to get the job done safely, effectively and humanely.
Q&A with Local Franchisee Karen Awrylo
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?
Raccoons, bats, opossums, rats, and mice inside homes. Dead animals inside or outside of houses. Beavers, mountain beavers, and moles in yards.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in your area?
Spring and summer are the busiest, with the most activity from many animals. Fall and winter are slower and we mostly deal with more rodent activity.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Digging, chewing, noises, urine, and feces. Noticing compromised areas of the home under attack.
Any prevention tips for residents in your area?
Contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for more information about wildlife. Phone 425-775-1311.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Call when you notice any wildlife or insect issue.
Wildlife Problems in Seattle, WA
Surrounded by mountains, water, and forests, Seattle, WA, is ideal for wildlife. While the area's terrain and resources are attractive to people, they also lure many animals close to properties. Bats, raccoons, squirrels, woodpeckers, and moles in neighborhoods can all lead to pest issues.
In Washington, bats are a nuisance for homeowners year-round. The pests look for places to hibernate during cold weather as well as seek roosts to rest during warmer months. Though some colonies choose trees or caves, others enter homes. Bat droppings in crawl spaces and attics can stain ceilings, produce foul smells, and encourage mold to grow.
Raccoons in Yards
These pests like to den near a water source, so frequent rainfall in Seattle opens up many choices for a place to live. Unsealed trash cans and outdoor pet food often draw a foraging raccoon into a yard. Raccoons in the chimney or under the deck come with the risk of disease and property damage.
Those living in both urban and suburban parts of Seattle encounter tree squirrels. The rodents' climbing abilities give them access to roofs from overhanging branches. Small holes provide entry into attics, where a squirrel will chew wires and destroy insulation.
Woodpeckers and Noise
The Northern flicker is the most common woodpecker in Washington. Homeowners often deal with these pests in wooded areas. Woodpecker issues are especially frequent after storms or landscaping efforts displace trees. Birds that lose their habitats seek alternate shelter. Residents may hear them drumming on siding or gutters.
Manicured lawns in Seattle offer the perfect conditions for mole survival. The variety of insects in well-watered soil provides plenty of food for these burrowing pests. Large populations of moles create unsightly tunnels and mounds in yards.