Olympia Rodent Exterminator

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Welcome! Olympia Rodent Exterminator is a full-service rodent control company specializing in the permanent removal of mice and rats in Olympia, WA. Whether you have a problem with mice in your attic, rats in your walls, or rodents scratching in your house, we can solve it! The key to PERMANENT rodent control lies in our inspection and preventative work - we seal the rats and mice out of your house forever, and we trap and remove them. We do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • 100% Permanent Rodent Eradication
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Rodent Exclusion Repairs
  • Rodent Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Outdoor Rodent Population Abatement
  • Poison-free Rat and Mouse Extermination
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Rodent Removal - Walls or Attic

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rodent trapping Olympia's Best Rodent Removal: Our small team of wildlife control experts has serviced hundreds of homes, and has great reviews all over the Internet! We pride ourselves on our humane approach to rat removal, and we're there to support all animal lovers with their rodent problem. We make sure to never use poison when removing rats, as it's an agonizing approach and can cause you problems down the road. Instead, we opt to use only the most humane of traps — ones that either allow us to remove the rodent alive or at the very least give it a quick and painless death. Since trapping isn't always enough, we also offer exclusion services to help remove the rodents and keep them out for good. That's in addition to all the sanitization and restoration services we offer. We have a super helpful team of experts on the line, and they're there to discuss matters with you if you ever need to call. Not only will they listen and give you free advice on steps you can take, but they'll even walk you through our approach and will provide you with a free quote so you can decide if we're right for you! Our team is also always available to help as we offer our services on the weekends as well. If you're ever in a hurry to remove the animals, then fear not, as our company offers same day services! Call us now to schedule our rat removal services.

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We Washington's top experts in rodent control. We are not a typical Olympia rat removal or pest control company. We don't treat rats or mice like insects, because they are not - they are mammals! You can't just use poison to get rid of them, like you can with insects. Unlike most Olympia pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions. We don't just use poison every month. We solve your rodent problem forever, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas, no matter how small, with steel
  • Set a dozen or more rat or mouse traps in the house and attic
  • Remove all rodents as they are caught and monitor for activity
  • Once there is no more activity and no more caught, we're done
  • When necessary, we clean rodent droppings, replace insulation, and repair chewed electric wires

Olympia Rodent Removal Tip:

Do rats enjoy cold locations?
Rats are serious pests. The critters infest homes and offices. They are found on virtually every continent except Antarctica and are closely associated with human spaces. They will try to infest as many human spaces that are available to them. When they are not being unwanted guests, rats can be cute pets. 

Knowing the biology and behavioral pattern of critters of interest is important, whether they are pests or pets. When they are pests, the knowledge of their biology can help with their control and management. When they are pets, it helps to cater for them appropriately. In this article, we focus on how the critters respond to cold locations. 

Since they are warm-blooded animals, the body temperature of rats changes with the environmental temperature. When it gets cold, their body temperature reduces and the activity of rats is impacted. 

Shelter is a major issue for warm-blooded animals during colder periods. Since their body temperature reduces, they desire warmth, and this could require a change in shelter options. Because rats are warm-blooded, and their body temperature reduces, which reduces their activity, they do not enjoy cold locations. They rather survive cold locations and periods. 

We have now established that rats survive rather than enjoy cold locations. If it was completely up to the critters, they would skip spending time in cold locations. They do not hibernate but will strive to find a warmer location. Here are some of the shelter options they could opt for during cold periods to survive.

Human dwellings
rodent trapping Different forms of human dwellings provide shelter for rats during cold periods. Rats could infest indoor and outdoor human spaces when they seek warmth to survive cold periods. Because they specifically seek warmth, rats infest crawlspaces. They also seek hidden spaces so that their hosts do not disturb them. Although they may not specifically seek indoor spaces, they will infest if there are available entry points. 

Rats can infest all kinds of properties when they seek shelter to survive the cold period. They can infest barns, offices, homes, and farms, amongst others.

Idle vehicles
Idle vehicles could make excellent homes for rats during the colder periods. They will make their home in hidden and concealed areas such as the ventilation systems and engine compartments. They will cozy up in these areas and make nests using materials like paper, leaf, and other materials. They could also seek other areas from the initial infestation point and live in such spaces. 

Burrowing dens
If rats do not find indoor spaces to infest to survive cold periods, they could burrow and live in burrowing dens. This is especially true for ground rats that do not have excellent climbing skills. They could burrow in open ground. They could also dig beside boulders and rocks. They could create multiple entrances into the burrowing dens. Rats typically dig as deep as is required for their warmth. 

Rats can survive the cold in caves. They could infest existing structures in groups and large numbers for increased warmth. When they occupy such caves, they typically keep large sources of food for surviving the period of reduced activity. As territorial critters, they could mark their territories with urine to keep other rats and groups of rats away. 

We should mention that food stockpiling is a major issue for rats surviving cold periods. The critters specifically work hard to gather food that keeps them through the cold periods. This is especially true when they find shelter beforehand. This is why the critters could be more commonly found around sources of food before the cold periods. 

It is also noteworthy that the critters will choose their shelter based on the available food sources. They prefer to nest in areas close to food sources than otherwise. 

We service nearby towns such as Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Nisqually Indian Community, Rochester, Tenino, Rainier, Grand Mound, Bucoda, Tanglewilde, North Yelm.