Rodent Exclusion Services

Welcome to our rodent exclusion service, your solution to safeguarding your crawl space and attic against invasive and destructive rodents. Our region is filled with various species like rats, mice, opossums, raccoons, and squirrels, all capable of causing extensive damage in your attic or crawlspace. From damaging insulation and ducting to compromising wires and plumbing, these critters pose a serious threat to your home’s integrity and your family’s health. With years of experience tackling rodent infestations, we understand the urgency of the issue. Rodents are relentless in seeking refuge, making crawl spaces and attics their ideal nesting grounds. That’s why we’ve honed our rodent exclusion techniques, ensuring comprehensive protection for your home.

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What is Rodent Exclusion?

Rodent exclusion is a proactive and effective method of preventing rodents from gaining access to your crawl space and. Rather than simply dealing with rodent infestations after they occur, rodent exclusion focuses on identifying and sealing off potential entry points to deny rodents access in the first place.

Common Invaders: Rodents and Wildlife in Puget Sound Crawl Spaces and Attics

Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

With its stout body and scaly tail, the Norway rat is a familiar sight in urban and suburban areas, often found near human habitation.

Roof Rat (Rattus rattus)

Agile climbers, roof rats are skilled at accessing high places such as attics and rooftops, where they may seek shelter and food.

House Mouse (Mus musculus)

Small and adaptable, house mice are notorious for their ability to squeeze through tiny openings, making them a common household pest.

Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus)

Native to the region, deer mice are often found in wooded areas and grasslands, where they play a vital role in the ecosystem.

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Known for their distinctive facial markings and dexterous front paws, raccoons are skilled climbers and opportunistic feeders.

Opossum (Didelphis virginiana)

The only marsupial native to North America, opossums are adaptable creatures known for their unique behaviors, including playing dead when threatened.

While these rodents and pests are a natural part of the Puget Sound ecosystem, they can become problematic when they invade our homes and properties. Proper prevention and management strategies, such as rodent exclusion and habitat modification, can help mitigate the risks associated with these creatures and promote harmonious coexistence with nature.

The Process

Start on a journey to protect your home from sneaky rodents with the careful process of rodent exclusion. It starts with looking all over your crawl space and attic for places where rodents could get in.

Our skilled technicians pay close attention to detail as they investigate and search for any spots where rodents might try to sneak in. From tiny gaps in the walls to cracks in the foundation, we don’t miss a thing. We look even deeper, checking for broken screens, burrows, and any holes around pipes and utility lines that could be secret passages for these unwanted guests.

Building upon the insights gathered during our thorough investigation of potential entry points, we progress to the next phase: diligently sealing off these access points. Employing an array of specialized materials such as robust metal mesh, durable wire wool, sturdy concrete, reliable adhesives, and versatile expanding foam, we craft a formidable barrier against rodent intrusion. Additionally, we take the extra step of installing secure crawl space access doors, ensuring comprehensive protection to keep rodents out.

Additional measures homeowners can take to fend off rodent invasions

Maintain Cleanliness

Keep your home and property clean and free of clutter to reduce hiding spots and potential food sources for rodents. Regularly clean up spills, crumbs, and food debris, and store food items in airtight containers made of glass or metal to deter rodents.

Trim back vegetation, shrubs, and trees near your home to eliminate potential pathways for rodents to access your roof or attic. Overhanging branches can provide rodents with easy access to your home and should be pruned regularly to minimize this risk.

Use secure, rodent-proof containers to store trash and compost outdoors, and avoid leaving food waste exposed for extended periods. Keep lids tightly closed and clean containers regularly to prevent odors that may attract rodents.

Bird feeders can attract rodents looking for an easy meal. Consider removing them or placing them away from your home to deter rodent activity.

Store pet food, birdseed, and other potential rodent attractants in tightly sealed containers to prevent easy access.

Our Reviews

Frank Hofford
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We recently hired Northwest Crawl Space Services to perform a complete remediation of our crawl space which had a rodent infestation. Lior initially came out and did a thorough assessment and explanation of what work needed to be done. He was very detailed in explaining all work that they would do and the subsequent follow up visits and warranty that was included in the price. The following week Robert and his crew came out to perform the work. They were punctual, courteous and extremely professional in every way. They took caution and care to make sure that the inside of our house was properly masked off and protected as they removed the entirety of the contaminated crawl space insulation etc. Robert provided me with detailed pictures of the finished work and as well as pictures of a couple water pipes that had very small leaks, which I greatly appreciated. As promised, Lior came back out two weeks later to inspect all work and make sure that there were no problems. I highly recommend Northwest Crawl Space Services!
Chris Holt
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I can not say enough good things about Northwest Crawl Space Services. Matan and his team were incredible to work with regarding our rodent infestation in our crawl space. From the bidding process, to the labor, to the follow up and communication, every aspect was professional and done correctly. I highly recommend this company for your crawl space needs.
Michael Hoiland
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Lior and his team were fantastic. They were cheaper than the big name companies and didn't try to upsell me to repairs that didn't need to be done. They took care of the problem quickly and were great with communication and photos of the project as it was being completed. They owner even did a follow up the next day to make sure the job was done correctly. I had a list of questions when the job was done and he already had them all addressed with pictures and videos of everything. They are locally owned and operated which is very important to me. Would highly recommend
Michael Hoiland
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NW Crawlspace is an exceptional company. Matan and his team are experts at repairing Crawlspaces and protecting you from rodent and water Intrusion.. Rob and Leonardo and the team take the quality of their work personally. They are going to do it right and come back to check it for you. We needed a total clean out and sump pump system installed.They worked super hard to have it done by Thanksgiving. We feel like we got a bargain after seeing all that was done. I recommend them if you want your crawlspace worked on or inspected. You will be glad you called them.
Michael Silva
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We had a sump pump fail and ended up with a crawlspace that had at least two feet of standing water. Matan of Northwest Crawlspace Services came out to inspect. After examination, he carefully explained our problem and his proposed solution using easy-to-understand, non-technical language, and then gave us a firm price quote. His professionalism made us feel very much at ease and gave us assurance that we were in good hands. The very next day, a worker was sent to pump the water out of the crawlspace so that work could begin. After the water was gone, a crew of three workers was dispatched to begin the work. Before doing anything, they took great care to install plastic sheeting to protect all of the walls and floors leading up to the crawl space access door. The crew worked diligently throughout the day and completed most of the work. Afterwards, they thoroughly cleaned up, leaving little sign that they had even been there. The following day, they came back to finish the work and replace some duct work that had been damaged by the flooding. A little later, a separate person (presumably a supervisor) came by to inspect the job. We are thoroughly satisfied by the work of Northwest Crawlspace Services and would highly recommend them to other homeowners.

Frequently asked questions

Is the exclusion done from inside or outside the crawl space/attic?

The exclusion process can be conducted from both inside and outside the crawl space/attic. However, it’s often found to be more effective when done from inside. This approach allows technicians to have a better view and access to potential entry points, such as gaps, cracks, and openings, which may not be visible or accessible from outside. By performing exclusion from inside, technicians can thoroughly inspect and seal off these entry points, ensuring a more comprehensive and lasting solution to prevent rodent intrusion.

Signs of a rodent problem may include droppings, gnaw marks on surfaces, chewed wires or insulation, strange noises in walls or ceilings, and sightings of rodents or their nests.

While some rodent exclusion tasks can be performed by homeowners, such as sealing small gaps or cracks, professional help is often recommended for more extensive or challenging projects to ensure thoroughness and effectiveness.

Materials commonly used for rodent exclusion include metal mesh, wire wool, expanding foam, caulk, adhesives, and concrete.

Rodent exclusion should be performed as needed, depending on factors such as the age and condition of the property, changes in the environment, and any signs of rodent activity. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify and address potential issues before they escalate into larger problems.

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