If you're busy and do not have time to deal with rodents, it's not wise to ignore the problem. Rodents don't go away on their own. You need professional support from a team who can step in, save, and preserve one of your most valuable investments—your home.
Peace of Mind
We are here to offer peace of mind and help you take back your home so you, your family, and your pets can relax in a safe and comfortable environment. One call is all it takes to schedule a free estimate at a time that works well for you. We'll remove any dead rodents, repair the damage they caused, and prevent rodent re-entry.
We'll also clean and sanitize contaminated areas so you can resume living life to the fullest. Don't put it off. Those rodents are not going anywhere. And while they are on your property, they can cause massive damage to your home.
Rodents Cause Structural Damage
Rat infestations are very common in Washington state and should not be ignored. Rats cause damage to a variety of places in your home. They chew through whatever is in their way in order to get to a warm, dry place. By chewing through insulation and ducting, rats cause your heating bills to rise drastically. They chew through electrical wiring which can cause electrical fires. They chew through furniture, cars, and plumbing fixtures, which can cause flooding. Their droppings and urine create stains on wood and insulation. A rat's teeth never stop growing, so they are constantly chewing through everything in their way. If a rodent infestation isn't dealt with, the possible damage is endless. The cost of the damage that rats cause is very high, so it's important to take care of the problem right away.
Mice are similar to rats in that they chew through everything to find a warm, dry place to call home. The difference is they are much smaller and can squeeze through tighter spaces. This makes them hard to notice, so it's important to know the signs of mice in your home.
Rodents Carry Dangerous Diseases
In addition to causing structural damage, rodents cause health issues to the people.
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: a virus that can be picked up from the droppings and urine of deer mice. It causes severe illness in humans and nearly one-third of the cases reported in Washington state resulted in fatality.
Plague: a serious bacterial infection humans can contract from flea bites. Fleas contract this bacteria from infected wild animals, such as rodents. Dogs and cats can also contract the disease and spread it to humans. In 2015, there were fifteen reported cases of the Plague.
Salmonellosis: a bacterial infection of the intestines caused by Salmonella. The bacteria is spread through the droppings of infected animals and humans. It can cause serious disease in children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems.
Monkeypox: a virus that spreads through contact with rodents or their blood and can cause respiratory problems in humans. There is no specific treatment for monkeypox but you can receive a vaccine that lowers your risk of contracting it.
Signs To Look For
Scratching noises at night, inside your walls or ceiling
Droppings or urine stains in your attic or crawl space insulation
Dark colored, oily smudges on top of small openings through which rodents can crawl
Nests embedded in your insulation, near and around ducting
Pets, dogs, or cats scratching or staring at floor vents
Best Time for a Rodent Exterminator
The best time to get rid of your rodent problem is right now. The damage rodents cause can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars, if left untreated. There are also health concerns when rodents are living in close proximity to humans.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Rodent Exterminator
Removing rodents on your own can be dangerous and unsuccessful. Rodents can cause so many diseases and bacterial infections that it becomes unsafe to be around them or their droppings without protective gear.
By hiring a professional rodent exterminator, you can rest assured that your rodent problem is dealt with and eliminated.
Rodent removal can be difficult, since it is likely they are still alive and constantly moving.
Our technicians can identify where the rodents are getting into your home and seal any access points.
Our technicians use protective gear for safety during treatment.
Let Classic Insulation be your Rodent Exterminator professionals.
Rodents aren't the only thing that Classic Insulation and Pest Control removes. We also get rid of wasps, ants, spiders, bed bugs, beetles, and more.
Why Wasps Are So Dangerous
Do you know why wasps can be worse than honey bees? Honey bees can only sting once, but wasps don't have that same attribute and can sting you again and again. They are also easily provoked, even by accident. If you hit or smash a wasp, pheromones are released that will alert other wasps to attack you. Wasps are very aggressive when defending their colony and are more likely to attack when you are within 7-8 yards of their nest.
Wasps Can Cause Structural Damage
Wasp nests or hives can cause structural damage when they are built inside of your home. When lying on drywall, the nests or hives can cause the drywall to disintegrate. As the drywall disintegrates, more and more wasps will come into the structure leading to a dangerous situation.
Signs To Look For
Here are some signs your home may have been invaded by a wasp colony and are in need of wasp nest removal:
Nests or hives in and around structures
High numbers of wasps, yellow jackets, or hornets
Constant activity of wasps coming from or going into any particular opening
Hobo Spider Identification
Hobo spiders have a V-shape pattern on their abdomens, solid brown legs, hairy legs and back, 5/8 – 1¾ inches long including the legs, and noticeable spinnerets. They are fast runners, make funnel-shaped webs, and are nocturnal.
Hobo Spider Bite Symptoms
Hobo spider bites are painful and in some cases have lead to death. If you are bitten by a hobo spider, seek medical attention to get proper treatment. The symptoms of a hobo spider bite include:
Ways to Get Rid of Hobo Spiders
Clear the Clutter
If you have a lot of clutter around your house, clear it. The more clutter you have, the more places there are for hobo spiders to hide.
Clean your House
Spiders come around when there are other insects that can be eaten. And other insects come around when there is stuff in your house that they can eat. So clean up your kitchen, vacuum, dust, do laundry regularly, and keep your house clean.
Improve your Storage
If you are currently storing things in cardboard boxes, be prepared to find lots of hobo spiders. Make the switch to plastic bins that can be securely closed. If spiders can't get in, they won't stick around.
Fill in Hide-Away Holes
Hobo spiders usually made their webs in cracks, holds, or crevices. By filling in these holes with silicone caulk you can keep them away from your home.
Hobo spiders are drawn to moisture so by getting a few dehumidifiers, you can create an environment that they dislike.
Make your Yard Unattractive
Your yard doesn't have to unattractive to humans, but it should be to spiders. Remove plans and vegetation within a foot of your house, get rid of debris piles, and remove all mulch. Insects are drawn to mulch and the hobo spiders follow.
Classic Insulation can take care of all your Seattle Exterminator needs.
My name is Corey Smith. I am the owner and operator of Classic Insulation & Pest Control. I began working in the pest control industry in 1994 after an honorable discharge from the United States Army. In 1997, I became the owner and have been working in the industry ever since. I have been in this business for over 25 years now and have owned the business for over 22 years.
We have won the prestigious Angie's List Super Service award for 10 consecutive years for providing exemplary customer service! We also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau!
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Classic Insulation & Pest Control is family owned and operated. Ever since we started the company in 1997, we have worked hard to build the reputation, integrity and value of our brand by offering the best customer service we possibly can offer!
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The pesticides we use are organic and safe, and the insulation products we offer are good for both your energy costs and the environment!
“I have used Classic Insulation and Pest Control for a number of projects over the last eight years, including removing and replacing insulation in large apartment structures. They have consistently done an excellent job, staying on time and on budget. Other contractors, working on my properties, have commented on the quality of their work.”
Gary Burchard, YUKSEL INC.
“Classic Insulation removed all of the old insulation in both my attic and crawl space and re-insulated both with more modern materials. In addition they put down a new vapor barrier in the crawl space.
I have had two other professional insulation people review the work and they both have said that it was one of the best professional jobs they had seen in a crawl space and attic. I have been very pleased with their work and the timeliness of the job. My house is over 35 years old. “
Deane Cruze, Mercer Island, WA
“These guys were quick. They gave a good service with no problems afterward. When we need more work in the future we know who to call.”
Tim Epps, Seattle City Light
“I would strongly recommend using Classic Insulation And Pest Control. I received three different bids for putting insulation in my 1930’s home. The Classic Insulation team shined above their competition, from their front desk to the estimator, to the installation crew, their professionalism was impressive. Plus, we have saved approximately 30% on our heating cost. “
Gregg Murphy, Mount Vernon, WA
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Meet the Owner
My name is Corey Smith. I am the owner and operator of Classic Insulation & Pest Control. I began working in the pest control industry in 1994 after an honorable discharge from the United States Army. In 1997, I became the owner and have been working in the industry ever since. I have been in this business for over 25 years now and have owned the business for over 25 years. Since 1994, we are happy to have grown to a staff of 25 employees with a commercial office located in Mount Vernon, Washington. With multiple service awards from the Better Business Bureau and Angie's List, we have proven to be a company you can trust and rely on to get your job done!