You're busy at work, at home, and you definitely do not have time to deal with a professional rodent infestation removal. You might even be tempted to ignore the problem with the hopes that it will all just magically go away on its own. But continue reading below to learn all the reasons why that's probably not such a good idea.
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 be your rodent infestation removal experts, fix the damage they caused, prevent rodent re-entry, and then clean and sanitize the area 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 Can Cause Structural Damage
Rodent infestation removal is very important to deal with because rodents tend to cause damage to a variety of places in your home. Since they are constantly trying to find a warm place to stay, they are always chewing through whatever is in their way. They chew through insulation and ducting causing your heating bills to rise drastically, electrical wiring which can cause electrical fires, furniture, cars, and plumbing fixtures which can cause flooding. Another way they can cause damage is from their droppings and urine stains on wood and insulation. If a rodent infestation isn't dealt with, the possible damage is endless because a rodent's teeth never stop growing. The cost of the damage that rodents cause is very high, so it's important to take care of the problem right away.
Rodents Carry Dangerous Diseases
In addition to the structural damage, rodents can cause health issues to the people around them. Diseases that people can get from rodents include:
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome - This virus 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 - The Plague is a serious bacterial infection that 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 - Salmonellosis is a bacterial infection of the intestines caused by the bacteria 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 - Monkeypox is 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, only a vaccine that lowers your risk of contracting it.
Signs To Look For
Below are a few of the signs indicating that your home may have been invaded by rodents:
Scratching noises at night inside the walls or ceiling
Droppings or urine stains in attic or crawlspace insulation
Dark colored oily smudges on top of small openings that rodents could get through
Nests in insulation near and around ducting
Pets, dogs or cats, scratching or staring at floor vents because they can hear rodent activity
Best Time to Deal with Rodent Infestation Removal
The best time to have rodent infestation removal experts come to your home to get rid of your rodent problem is right now. The damage that rodents cause can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands if left untreated. There are also health concerns when rodents are living in close proximity to humans.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional
Rodent infestation removal can be dangerous on your own and likely 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 Classic Insulation and Pest Control, you can be assured that your rodent problem is dealt with and have your damaged insulation replaced, all at once. It's important to hire a professional because:
Rodent removal can be difficult since it is likely that they are still alive and constantly moving.
Our technicians can identify where the rodents are getting into your home and seal up any access points they have.
Our technicians use protective gear to keep safe during treatment.
Let Classic Insulation be your Rodent Infestation Removal Experts!
Rodents aren't the only thing that Classic Insulation and Pest Control gets rid of - they get rid of ants, wasps, insects, 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 Bellevue 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 Pest Control 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!
Family Owned for over 22 Years
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!